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Starved Rock: a hidden gem

Starved Rock: a hidden gem

Dan Klein , Zeljko Kospic , and Crosby Becker
June 3, 2015 • 263 views
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Pack your camping gear, find that perfect spot right next to the gleaming waterfalls, and take a break from your typical hangout spots. Nothing says “Welcome to Illinois” as well as its nature scene. Yet, teens seem to forget about the options that Illinois provides, when distracted by the... Read more »

Keeping up with reality: how does realty television affect teens?

Keeping up with reality: how does realty television affect teens?

Isha Kukadia and Angela Li
June 3, 2015 • 243 views
Filed under Features, Top Stories

More than 13.3 million viewers tuned in to ABC to watch the Dancing with the Stars finale on May 19, 2015. Eleven million fans watched the Voice, and 7 million people... Read more »

Blast from the past

Blast from the past

Shannon Ging , Brooke Secola , and Taylor Reinhardt
June 3, 2015 • 360 views
Filed under Columns, Fashion, Top Stories

Every day, high school hallways are flooded with students ready to learn, just as it did years ago when students' parents attended such institutions. Besides just studying, school is a place for teens to socialize and connect with their peers. A part of finding one’s identity is choices in fashion.... Read more »

Dance release: one student taps into her heritage

Dance release: one student taps into her heritage

Zeljko Kospic and Michael Claussen, Editor
June 1, 2015 • 296 views
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High jumps, synchronized steps, complex shapes and patterns, the beating of the feet of Cirovic and 15 of her closest friends are almost identical. Hands locked together, their passionate faces gleam towards a supportive crowd, looking up at the traditional dances of Serbian Folk. Their upper bodies... Read more »

Chicago sandwich shop emerges as favorite

Chicago sandwich shop emerges as favorite

Charles Zayed , David Wilkemeyer , and Gavin Wagner
June 1, 2015 • 278 views
Filed under Columns, Dining with the Devil, Top Stories

Living in the big city of Chicago can be stressful. The city is crowded, loud and full of life on every corner. And for students lucky enough to venture to the city, finding a place to eat may also be overwhelming. Fortunately, Lucky’s Sandwich... Read more »

Tech Dilemma

Tech Dilemma

Emma Kroeger, Maria Harrast , and Sayali Amin
May 28, 2015 • 134 views
Filed under Features, Top Stories

The world is ever-changing, and the epitome of this change is the growth of the number of books. Whether it’s a mystery, romance, or science fiction, there’s always something ready to embrace. But times are changing, and a growing concern is that technology is replacing the literary world. People... Read more »

Dominating science olympiad

Dominating science olympiad

Sayali Amin and Michael Claussen, Editor
May 28, 2015 • 195 views
Filed under Features, Top Stories

On Friday afternoons, students are relieved from a busy week at school and look forward to enjoying the evening. However, in the science hallway, a group of students have gathered in the honors biology classroom: the Science... Read more »

Happy club holds fundraiser for injured athlete

Happy club holds fundraiser for injured athlete

Jack Breslin, Staff Writer
May 28, 2015 • 190 views
Filed under News, Top Stories

Hinsdale Central’s Happy Club, sponsored by Mrs. Patel of the social studies department, took an active approach to a tragedy that occurred last year when a senior at Benet Academy... Read more »

Burlet takes a detour on the road to college

Burlet takes a detour on the road to college

Brianna Ary and Matt Stockmal
May 27, 2015 • 210 views
Filed under Features, Top Stories

It’s one of the most talked about days of the year; decision day. When May 1 finally rolled around, seniors showed up to school in their newest, flashiest college t-shirts, except for one proud student. Next year Julianna Burlet, senior, decided to pursue a gap year program, called Vanguard, through... Read more »

Matt Rafferty – the ultimate jock

Matt Rafferty – the ultimate jock

Andrew Bitautas, lead writer and Michael Claussen, Editor
May 27, 2015 • 225 views
Filed under Features, Top Stories

After a very successful football season and record-breaking basketball season, Matt Rafferty has decided to join yet another varsity sport: volleyball. “I chose to play volleyball because I would go to the games and it seemed like the guys were having a great time together,” Rafferty said. “I... Read more »