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Debate captain excels at state

Debate captain excels at state

March 23, 2017
Filed under News

By Amanda Stickels, executive features editor Senior Paul Evers gave his argument as to why he should get the Best Presiding Officer (PO) award in his preliminary chamber at the IHSA Debate State Tournament on March 16-18. As a PO, Evers, the captain of the congressional debate team, was the leader in...

'Manchester by the Sea' proves honest in depiction of death, hardship

'Manchester by the Sea' proves honest in depiction of death, hardship

February 16, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Movies

By Amanda Stickels, executive features editor The last thing you would expect to be doing at a movie circling around death is laugh, but somehow, Kenneth Lonergan crafted a sad, yet at times comical film with “Manchester by the Sea.” With six Oscar nominations under its belt, “Manchester by t...

Cheer succeeds at sectionals

Cheer succeeds at sectionals

February 3, 2017
Filed under Sports

By Amanda Stickels, executive features editor As senior Jillian Hennig and the rest of the cheer team were performing at sectionals, she could see a stunt fall, which cheer coach Jackie Gronski said is “unheard of” at sectionals. Every team there has worked to perfection and made sure that mistake...

Sophomore makes Prospect history, leads ILMEA district band

Sophomore makes Prospect history, leads ILMEA district band

January 11, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Featured Video DONT PUT STUFF HERE, Uncategorized, Video

By Amanda Stickels, executive online editor Sophomore Evan DeRicco walked over to the chair where he would be playing in the Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA) All-District Festival. There, he played alongside the top musicians in the district, which is comprised of schools from all around n...

Food drive hopes to grow, sparks competition

Food drive hopes to grow, sparks competition

November 28, 2016
Filed under News

By Amanda Stickels, executive online editor Service Learning Coordinator and Service Club Sponsor Erik Hammerstrom took over the annual food drive this year with the goal of making it bigger. Slowly, Hammerstrom has been trying to grow the food drive to the same size as some other District 214 schoo...

Dogs' optimism conveys 'paw'erful messsage

Dogs' optimism conveys 'paw'erful messsage

November 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion

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...

FitnessGram chosen as new fitness test

FitnessGram chosen as new fitness test

October 17, 2016
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By Amanda Stickels, online editor The state of Illinois decided to convert all public high schools’ fitness tests to the  FitnessGram test this year, which according to fitnessgram.net, is the most widely used children’s fitness assessment in the world. The state made this change to make fitness t...

Highlights from my trip to China

Highlights from my trip to China

October 2, 2016
Filed under Blogs, Features

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 ...

Former staff member acquires rare disease, reaches out for support

Former staff member acquires rare disease, reaches out for support

September 11, 2016
Filed under News

By Amanda Stickels, executive online editor Former attendance office secretary Carol Martin recently discovered that she had a rare disease called Necrotizing Fasciitis, which according to the CDC, is a serious bacterial skin infection that spreads quickly and kills the body's soft tissue. Martin found out that ...

Pete’s Dragon effects soar to success, plot plummets

Pete’s Dragon effects soar to success, plot plummets

August 20, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Movies

By Amanda Stickels, executive online editor You must be lying if you say you don’t want a dragon after seeing the movie Pete’s Dragon. I don’t care how old you are; you will want a dragon after watching the remake of the 1977 film. Who wouldn’t want a best friend that is always by your side, prote...

Czarny's passion for pets

Czarny's passion for pets

June 3, 2016
Filed under Features

By Amanda Stickels, executive online editor *source prefers they/them pronouns Sophomore Lae Czarny walked into *their bedroom and saw their tarantula, Sylvester, hiding in his cage with one of his legs broken off earlier this year. Fear and shock soon took over Czarny as they hoped that Sylvester w...

Knightly Banter: What in the world will happen to football?

Knightly Banter: What in the world will happen to football?

May 31, 2016
Filed under Commentary, Knightly Banter, Sports

By Paul Evers and Amanda Stickels, sports editor and executive online editor In a recent radio interview with Buffalo radio station WGR 550, Buffalo Bills’ GM Doug Whaley stated that football is, “a violent game that I personally don’t think humans are supposed to play.” Whaley has since issue...

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