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My trip to Cambridge, as told through my camera roll

My trip to Cambridge, as told through my camera roll

August 16, 2017

By Ayse Eldes, copy editor  Harvard, day 1                   After perilously waiting 10 hours for my roommate to arrive, we took our first journey to eat at Annenberg Hall. My group proctor, a grad student from Virginia tech, informed us that the dining hall, with stained glass and rows...

Senior shares why she will brave the shave

Senior shares why she will brave the shave

March 23, 2017

By Emma Simon, guest writer In first grade, my best friend and I created a game called “Superheroes.” Our superhuman job was to walk around the playground and pick up litter. We loved it because we got to be superheroes, and we were helping people. As you can probably guess, I have never been th...

Women's March unites society

Women's March unites society

January 25, 2017

By Flynn Geraghty, associate editor-in-chief  Click here to view The Prospector's photo gallery from the Chicago Women's March by Elisabeth Rohde, executive visuals editor. For as long as I can remember, I have always been a hardcore feminist. However, before last weekend, I had never attended an...

Thanks Obama; how his eight years impacted two Prospector editors

Thanks Obama; how his eight years impacted two Prospector editors

January 24, 2017

By Leo Garkisch, copy editor I have not thrown up since January 20, 2009. That was Barack Obama’s inauguration day. George Stephanopoulos was reporting live on screen as my third-grade self sipped orange Gatorade out of a water bottle before I doubled over and splattered my lunchtime matzo ball sou...

Finals reveal underlying issues with attitudes towards academics

Finals reveal underlying issues with attitudes towards academics

January 20, 2017

By Diana Leane, online managing editor Twice a year, a magical trance encapsulates about 2100 teenagers in the Mount Prospect-Arlington Heights area. Students rush to libraries, shove their faces in books for hours and frantically check Rogerhub to see how likely it is they keep their current grades. Th...

2016 wasn't horribly bad, and here's why

2016 wasn't horribly bad, and here's why

January 4, 2017

By Caley Griebenow, associate editor-in-chief “Fight with my sister less, and take Spike on more walks.” That was what nine-year-old me wrote on a slip of paper and sealed it in an envelope. It was the first day back from winter break, and my fourth grade teacher assigned the class to create rea...

White Sox fan joins bandwagon, celebrates Cubs' World Series victory

White Sox fan joins bandwagon, celebrates Cubs' World Series victory

November 9, 2016

By Leo Garkisch, copy editor Hey Chicago, what do I say? The Cubs just won the World Series and I, the schmuck whose Snapchat username is drwhitesox, took a victory lap around the block with the windows rolled down, honking like I was celebrating the end of a long war. And alas, a war had, in a way, ...

Behind the scenes: students' World Series watch party struck with roller coaster of emotions

Behind the scenes: students' World Series watch party struck with roller coaster of emotions

November 3, 2016

By Jack Ankony, executive sports editor School on Wednesday, Nov. 2, consisted of me overthinking every situation: every move Maddon would make, every pitch Hendricks would paint on the corner. Never did I think of getting any school work done, and definitely not of every pitch Rajai Davis would rip off o...

Dogs' optimism conveys 'paw'erful messsage

Dogs' optimism conveys 'paw'erful messsage

November 3, 2016

By Amanda Stickels, online executive editor I couldn’t even imagine living with a disability, let alone living with a disability and not being able to talk about it. This is how my dogs Bacchus and Avalanche (Avi) have had to live their whole lives. We first got Avi four years ago when he was eleven ye...

Highlights from my trip to China

Highlights from my trip to China

October 2, 2016

By Amanda Stickels, executive online editor This summer, my mom and I took a trip to China for two weeks. We found this particular tour called the Heritage Tour through my adoption agency and decided to it was an amazing opportunity for me to learn more about my culture and talk to other people who ...

Addition to Harry Potter universe warps charms of original

Addition to Harry Potter universe warps charms of original

August 30, 2016

By Cassidy Delahunty, executive entertainment editor The phrase, “new Harry Potter book” is one I had been waiting to hear since I was 13 years old. However, the excitement I felt upon hearing about The Cursed Child was far more than what I felt when actually reading it, as the so-called eighth installment in the...

Student travels abroad, discovers calamity of economic problems

Student travels abroad, discovers calamity of economic problems

August 21, 2016

By Debbie Kokoris, staff writer The past few summers I have been going to Greece to visit my grandparents and family. I spend the majority of my time there in an isolated village up in the mountains on Greece’s Crete Island. What I thought was just another day in Crete took an interesting turn. One nig...

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