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Speaking up

Speaking up

Sydney Thayer, Contributor

December 19, 2017


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Like many of her fellow teammates Addie Li has already been up for nearly three hours when her first round of the day begins.  She will alternate between classrooms throughout the day, each of which holds a new round of competitors and a new judge to critique her speech.  In each room she ...

Art in Action: Art Cares Club uses creativity to make a change

Art in Action: Art Cares Club uses creativity to make a change

Audrey Carter, Contributor

December 19, 2017


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The members of Art Cares sit in a misshapen circle, propped up on elbows or leaning against the miraculously clean tables of Studio 220. During school hours, the room is a gathering place of all types. Some look to create, many to learn, others simply to tick off a mandatory fine arts credit. The wal...

Highly anticipated movies to see this month

Highly anticipated movies to see this month

Abby Stockmal, Ali Ardehali, Section Editor, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

December 15, 2017


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There is no doubt that movies are one of the greatest ways to relax and unwind during any time of the year. However, December is an especially good month for this common pastime, because whether you are trying to relax from holiday shopping or distract yourself from the impending doom of finals, movie...

Music students perform through holiday haze

Music students perform through holiday haze

Abby Stockmal, Ali Ardehali, Section Editor, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2017


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December is often characterized by the holiday season, frigid weather, and perhaps students’ least favorite: finals. However, in addition to dealing with the craziness that the month brings, music students have had to face an extra challenge this season due to the countless performances they have had to p...

Jingle Bell Java to bring holiday joy

Jingle Bell Java to bring holiday joy

Abby Stockmal, Ali Ardehali, Section Editor, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

November 29, 2017


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As the aroma of steaming coffee and peppermint flavored pastries fills the air, people gather to take a step back from the bustle of the encroaching holiday season to enjoy a cup of jo’ amongst live performances of jazz and holiday music. While you can certainly find this scene in any urban coffee ...

Students experience ‘good nights’ at Whethan concert

Students experience ‘good nights’ at Whethan concert

Abby Stockmal, Ali Ardehali, Section Editor, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

November 15, 2017


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On Saturday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m., internationally recognized DJ and music producer Whethan performed at Concord Music Hall with many students amongst the crowd. Ethan Snorek, more commonly known as Whethan, is an 18 year-old who hails from Orland Park, a suburb less than 20 miles away from Hinsdale. H...

Drama Club makes a splash with Fall Show

Drama Club makes a splash with Fall Show

Abby Stockmal, Ali Ardehali, Section Editor, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2017


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From Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. to Saturday, Nov. 18, the Drama Club will be staging “Metamorphoses” as its annual Fall Show. While the majority of past shows performed by drama club have had a linear plot and an easy-to-follow storyline, “Metamorphoses,” written by Mary Zimmerman, is a seri...

Stranger Things exceeds expectations

Stranger Things exceeds expectations

Peter Hughes, Samia Douedari, Section Editor, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2017


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One of the most popular television shows from 2016, Stranger Things, returned with a gripping second season on Friday, Oct. 27. In just three days of its release, an estimated 15.8 million Americans had tuned in to the second season's first episode, including many students and faculty members. For those who have not begun the sci-fi fantasy...

Band performs at local Halloween festival

Band performs at local Halloween festival

Abby Stockmal, Ali Ardehali, Section Editor, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2017


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On Sunday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m., members of the marching band marched in the parade at Brookfield Zoo for the annual Boo! At the Zoo  celebration, an event that allows families and children to celebrate Halloween alongside the zoo's animals. Approximately 125 band students arrived at s...

Choir sets the stage with fall concert

Choir sets the stage with fall concert

Abby Stockmal, Ali Ardehali, Section Editor, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2017


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On Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium, the Music Department held the Fall Choir Concert, where all four choirs performed for friends, families, and fellow students. The Treble Choir, Men’s Choir, Hinsdale Central Singers, Women’s Chorale, and Chamber Choir all performed three songs each on Tuesday...

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