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Students jet off over winter break

Students jet off over winter break

Michalea Halikias and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2018


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Stepping off the plane, you are greeted with the warmth of the sun beating down and the gentle breeze as the wind drifts through the palm trees. As you look around, you are grateful for the opportunity to be traveling because sensations like these cannot be found in Chicago during the wintertime. This...

Students prepare for next year’s courses

Students prepare for next year’s courses

Samantha Moriarty and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

January 18, 2018


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Despite second semester having just begun, upcoming course selection meetings are already encouraging current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to consider their schedules for next year. Posted last week, counselor appointments with students regarding course selection for the 2018-2019 school year will run through Friday, Feb. 2. With so many ...

Tea the ballerina

Tea the ballerina

Sophie Papiernik, Contributor

December 19, 2017


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After moving from San Diego to Hinsdale and dancing with Salt Creek Ballet for just over a year, sophomore Tea Pantelic is figuring out what she wants to do in the future. Costumes, pointe shoes, tights, makeup, and lots and lots of bobby pins is what show day consists of for ballerinas. Bobby pins go missing, t...

The next Williams

The next Williams

Rachel Foracappa, Contributor

December 19, 2017


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As soon as you walk into the sport complex, the sound of sneakers screeching against a hard floor is exasperating to many people. In the locker room, where the smell of sweat invades your nostrils, girls are getting geared up for their practice, one even begins to do jumping jacks in the locker room. She b...

It’s a family thing

It’s a family thing

Emma Bauschard, Contributor

December 19, 2017


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With five minutes left in the two hour long swim practice, Molly Bruns, sophomore, steps up to the starting block in lane five, her goggles and her game face on.  She shakes out her arms and adjusts her cap over her ears to prepare for the last 100 yard sprint of the day.  From the side of...

Animals in need of homes

Animals in need of homes

Ben Cresto, Contributor

December 19, 2017


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The Hinsdale Humane Society has been a driving force in the Hinsdale Community since September 17, 1959. Being the first Humane Society in the entire county, the organization continued to set an example for the following decades regarding their quality of care for the animals. Throughout the years, ...

Crashing into the Market

Crashing into the Market

Catherine Dolan, Contributor

December 19, 2017


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When I stroll over to the table at Panera I am greeted by a grin from Esha Modi, sophomore. Modi is sitting comfortably in a booth, the screen of a silver laptop lit up as she types and scrolls through pages in search of her next big move. Modi has a hobby that could be considered strange by many stan...

Learning to be mindful before finals

Learning to be mindful before finals

Samantha Moriarty and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

December 16, 2017


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With finals quickly approaching, student stress levels are higher than ever. The countless last minute tests, projects, and presentations that pile up at the end of the quarter never fail to cause chaos before final exams. Each semester, study and stress tips are offered to students to make the end of the quarter more manageable. This year, a new strategy is being used to combat stress:...

‘Tis the season to volunteer

‘Tis the season to volunteer

Samantha Moriarty and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2017


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Winter Break is most often known as a time to relax and enjoy the company of friends and family without the everyday stress of high school. After a strenuous week of finals, students eagerly await the holiday break and the free time it brings. While lots of time is spent relaxing during the long antici...

Managing stress as first semester finals approach

Managing stress as first semester finals approach

Michalea Halikias and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2017


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Rushing through the cold fall air into the doors of the Hinsdale Starbucks, you choose a table to sprawl your numerous textbooks and folders across. After ordering a coffee and placing it next to your laptop, you notice the many other students writing in notebooks and frantically scanning their pack...

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