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Speech tournament 'blood bath'

January 21, 2011

By Khrystyna Halatyma Staff Writer The Prospect speech team will be competing with over 75 different schools from all over the state of Illinois in 14 events. The speech team leaves today, Friday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. for Downers Grove South High School and the "biggest tournament of the year next to t...

'Theatrefest' hosts workshops, chance to audition

January 20, 2011

By Tallyn Owens Entertainment Editor The University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana played host to this year's Illinois High School Theatre Festival or "Theatrefest" for short, which was attended by numerous members of Prospect's theater program over January 6-8. This year,"Theatrefest"  boast...

Poms clinic bringing in middle school girls

January 20, 2011

By Allie Fleming Staff Writer Fourth-grader Katelyn Branch's voice starts to squeal when she heard the words Prospect poms clinic. "I love being able to play in front of everyone in the stands," Branch said without a breath between words. Along with 100 other girls, Branch is counting down the da...

Spanish club shops for gifts for underprivileged kids and families

January 20, 2011

By Emmy Lindfors Executive In-Depth Editor Junior Ann Marie Schoenbeck and a few of her friends walked into Wal-Mart. It was 7 a.m. on Dec. 4, and her shoes were covered in fresh, white snow. As one of the many Spanish Club activities, Schoenbeck, other Prospect students and schools like Elk Grove High School, came to help underprivileged kids shop for...

Communities raise awareness for less fortunate children

January 20, 2011

By Nabi Dressler Staff Writer Local Mount Prospect and Arlington Heights residents are raising money for less fortunate children who are a world away. By fundraising throughout the community, partnering with Starbucks, speaking at mass at Mount Prospect's St. Emily Church and simply spreading the ...

V-show preparation, nerves run high

January 20, 2011

By Heather Dove Staff Writer Variety show auditions were held Friday, Jan. 7, in the choir room after school. The hallway was lined with nervous students waiting to perform their act. Among them, sophomore Angel Kuikstra was waiting for her time slot to come up. Last year she wanted to audition, but ...

iPad pilot continues with freshman algebra

January 12, 2011

By Maddie Conway Executive News Editor Math teacher Dominique Davis has always been interested in technology and its use in the classroom. She already uses anEno Board in her math classes and also owns a tablet computer. So when social science teacher Erik Hodges' AP Human Geography classes began a pil...

Wake, memorial service planned for Taylor

January 10, 2011

By Neel Thakkar Editor-in-Chief In a shock to the school and surrounding community, sophomore Steven Taylor committed suicide last Thursday, Jan. 6.  Teachers and administrators were informed that evening, and students were told by Principal Kurt Laakso in a special announcement during first period on...

Hope for the holidays

December 16, 2010

By Jenny Johnson Staff Writer Service Club played Santa Claus to families this holiday season, bringing not only presents and clothes but also hope. Service Club director Dave Jacobson has held Adopt-A-Child for many years now and this year got 65 children from 25 needy families.  Third-period classes ...

V-show seeks more variety

December 7, 2010

By Gina O'Neill Copy Editor This year's variety show aims to be completely unplugged – unlike past shows, this one intends to be fully live –and full of fresh faces; it's appropriately named "PHS Live V-show." Auditions for the show take place on Friday, Jan. 7, and dates for the show are at 7 p.m. on t...

Inaugural craft show hopes to set new tradition

November 29, 2010

By Miranda Holloway Sports Editor The fieldhouse smelled more like a candle shop than a gym on Sunday, Nov. 21, when the post-prom committee held its first ever Snow Bird Craft Show on Sunday. The vendors sold a variety of jewelry, clothing, soaps, candles, toys, stationary and holiday decorations to try a...

Post-Prom to hold Snowbird Craft Show

November 19, 2010

By Carly Evans Features Editor The Post Prom is sponsoring the 1st Annual Snowbird Craft Show Sunday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the field house.  All proceeds go toward defraying the cost of the Post Prom activity: a midnight cruise on the Mystic Blue and bus transportation to and from the event...

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