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GROCERY GIFT CARD DRIVE CONTINUES

GROCERY GIFT CARD DRIVE CONTINUES

March 29, 2020

By Olivia Kim, Associate Online Editor-In-Chief It was announced on Sunday that after Prospect community members donated $10,000 worth of grocery gift cards on March 16, the school hopes to continue its efforts in assisting families struggling with food insecurity because of the outbreak of coronavirus....

COLLEGE BOARD ANNOUNCES SHORTENED AP TESTS

COLLEGE BOARD ANNOUNCES SHORTENED AP TESTS

Rick Lytle, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and school closures around the United States, AP tests will be shortened to 45 minutes and taken online this year.    College Board has said that the exam will consist of material that most schools have completed by early March, so not all content will be cove...

Q AND A WITH NEW ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL IRIS DOMINGUEZ

Q AND A WITH NEW ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL IRIS DOMINGUEZ

Elizabeth Keane, Copy Editor

March 26, 2020

Q: How did you first know that education was a passion of yours? A: I would have to say that my passion for education stems from my parents. Even though both of them had a limited level of education, they encouraged and empowered me to develop a sense of love for learning.  Once it was time for m...

PROSPECT PROVIDING FOOD, CARE FOR FAMILIES

PROSPECT PROVIDING FOOD, CARE FOR FAMILIES

Genevieve Karutz, Executive Opinion Editor

March 16, 2020

Prospect High School is collecting gift cards from Jewel and Mariano's ($25 or $50) on March 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. These gift cards will be distributed to food-insecure families affected by the school’s closing during the Coronavirus outbreak. The gift cards can be dropped off at Door 6 at...

Q AND A WITH PRINCIPAL GREG MINTER REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION

Q AND A WITH PRINCIPAL GREG MINTER REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION

Grace Givan, Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

Prospect Principal Greg Minter sat down for a Q and A regarding the current coronavirus situation and its effect on Prospect High School. Co-curricular activities: What brought about the decision for after school activities being cancelled through spring break?   "We see school as being an es...

PHS-RELATED CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

PHS-RELATED CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

March 12, 2020

Coronavirus (officially known as COVID-19) is a flu-like pandemic that originated in Wuhan, China. Since it originated in December, the virus has spread around the globe and has now reached every continent execpt Antarctica. More official information from the CDC is available here. This thread will continue to be updated with more Coronavirus information rela...

FCCLA TAKES 13 STUDENTS TO STATE

FCCLA TAKES 13 STUDENTS TO STATE

Rachel Zurbuch, Executive Features Editor

March 12, 2020

On April 2 and 3, 13 students from Prospect’s Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) are going to state.  On February 21, the team went to sectionals at Harper College where students qualified for state. The events range from fashion, cooking, child care and more. In order to q...

Coronavirus leads to cancellation of out-of-country student trips

Coronavirus leads to cancellation of out-of-country student trips

Alyssa Schulz, Executive Sports Editor

March 6, 2020

97,840. That’s how many people have been infected with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) since just Jan. 22. With this in mind, and an estimated mortality rate of 3.4%, District 214 has decided to cancel all out-of-the-country student trips out of an “abundance of caution”, according to su...

PHS-related Coronavirus Updates

PHS-related Coronavirus Updates

March 3, 2020

A NEW UPDATES PAGE CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://prospectornow.com/22116/news/phs-related-coronavirus-updates-2/   Coronavirus (officially known as COVID-19) is a flu-like pandemic that originated in Wuhan, China. Since it originated in December, the virus has spread around the globe and has now rea...

Coronavirus outbreak threatens spring break exchange trips

Coronavirus outbreak threatens spring break exchange trips

Ryan Barich, Executive News Editor

March 1, 2020

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Pictured is a health checkpoint at an airport in Bologna, Italy. Since Jan. 22, the Coronavirus has been vastly present in Italy as the number of confirmed cases has exceeded 1,000, mostly in the northern area of the country. 29 of those cases have turned...

Blanket making at Knots of Love Event

Blanket making at Knots of Love Event

Adriana Briscoe, News Editor

February 25, 2020

When Lauren Graver, sister of sophomore Claire Graver, was first admitted to the hospital at age seven, she received a blanket. “It made me feel at home, and that’s what I want for everyone else,” Graver said in an interview at Advocate’s Children’s Hospital, the hospital she was treate...

Staff attend equity conference, bring up conversation on race

Staff attend equity conference, bring up conversation on race

Olivia Kim, Associate Online Editor in Chief

February 24, 2020

All faculty and staff attended a mandatory conference on Friday, Feb. 14, organized by teachers and teaching and learning facilitators Joyce Kim and Katie Page. The topic of the three hour conference was to discuss equity, which was defined at the conference as  “what all students need to succee...

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