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DeWyze crowned 'Idol' victor

May 26, 2010

By Maddie Conway Executive News Editor After months of the Mount Prospect community supporting and voting for "American Idol" contestant and former Prospect student Lee DeWyze, the show's ninth season has finally come to an end — and with a happy ending. DeWyze was officially announced America's American Idol on Wednesday, May 26 at ...

Relay comes to Prospect

May 19, 2010

By Dan Hindmand Staff Writer In an effort to raise money to fight cancer, Relay for Life is coming to Prospect on Friday, May 2010. Founded in 1985 by Dr. Gordon Klatt in Washington, Relay for Life has found its way into 50,000 U.S. communities and has spread to 20 countries. Relay has been going on in Mt. Prospect and Arlington Heights for eight years. Read More...

Pepsi Refresh Project gives MPPL a chance

May 19, 2010

By Katie Best Opinion Editor When people walk into Mount Prospect Public Library, one may noticed signs and tiny hands that proudly exclaim "Vote for Mount Prospect Public Library!" Now, Mount Prospect residents can vote for more than just the local American Idol contestant, Lee DeWyze. They can vote...

Auto Show hosts variety of cars

May 18, 2010

By Andrew Revord News Editor The parking lot is generally an object of little interest. It is usually filled with uninteresting cars, and in the case of Prospect High School, a serious lack of actual parking space. But on Saturday, May 8, Prospect's parking lot hosted the third annual Prospect Auto S...

Lee comes home

May 17, 2010

By Maddie Conway Executive News Editor As the "American Idol" contestant strummed his acoustic guitar and started to sing the Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" into the microphone at Arlington Park just after 8 p.m., the crowd of 41,369 erupted in cheers. He was finally home. On Friday, May 14, officially d...

Post Prom to hold new fundraiser

May 14, 2010

By Maddie Conway Executive News Editor While many events or organizations that fundraise have a certain time frame during which they raise money for their cause, Post Prom fundraises all throughout the year for its annual midnight cruise with the Mystic Blue boat and transportation for it. This year, th...

Journalism state meet members bring home results

May 12, 2010

By Gina O'Neill Copy Editor With senior Keelan Murphy's fellow team members seniors Mike Hammersley and Katie Ritchie clenching one arm while senior Karolina Chwala and junior Riley Simpson held on to the other, Murphy anxiously anticipated the results of her IHSA State Meet competition. Murphy ...

Lee DeWyze's homecoming 'up in the air'

May 7, 2010

By Maddie Conway and Emmy Lindfors Executive News Editor and Executive In-Depth Editor With the announcement that former Prospect student Lee DeWyze has made the Top 4 contestants on "American Idol," rumors have circulated regarding his potential visit to Mt. Prospect that comes with making th...

Previewing the Staff Showdown

April 30, 2010

By Neel Thakkar Editor-in-Chief Outside of the NBA, few people would pay for the privilege of watching a group of grown men play basketball. Last year, though, about 1000 people did just that, as the Prospect and Rolling Meadows staff teams played a game of basketball in the Prospect field house, with M...

Breaking the silence

April 27, 2010

By Jenna Mastrolonardo Staff Writer As several Rolling Meadows students stand in the front of Jason Cohen's Prospect sociology class, the two groups of students discuss the racial tensions between the schools. "They talked about how they were perceived, and how they perceive," Cohen said. "It was j...

New divorce support group turns out successful

April 20, 2010

By Deanna Shilkus Executive In-Depth Editor To make students feel more comfortable with themselves and talking to each other, Student Services Counselor Dustin Seemann helps the students in his Divorce Support Group break the ice at the start of each meeting. Tricks like role play, Q&A, and constructive...

Sweet showdown

April 16, 2010

By Whitney Kiepura Staff Writer Six years ago, Foods teachers Amy Collins and Lisa Curtin took part of the foods curriculum and decided to tweak the lesson plans. They took the cake decorating unit from an in-class project to an event. "We wanted to get people into the [foods] class," Collins said. T...

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