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The ultimate summer bucket list

The ultimate summer bucket list

Michalea Halikias, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

With only 15 days left until summer, many students are beginning to plan ideas for what they want to accomplish before the next school year starts. To maximize your days of summer vacation, I have listed several different activities to do so that your summer does not fly by. Hang out with friend...

Tips to stay motivated

Tips to stay motivated

Hajera Naveed, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

With the abrupt change in weather, a new attitude often takes over the minds of students who become ready for the summer months. The long and sunny days give the false illusion that school isn’t in session and motivation for studying looms. It's quite unfortunate that right when this change in minds...

Best ways to study for your AP exams

Best ways to study for your AP exams

Thea Sankari, Writer

May 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

AP exams take place in the second and third weeks of May. This year they begin on Monday, May 7, and end on Friday, May 18. With AP exams taking place in one of the busiest months of the year, it can be overwhelming to figure out how to even start studying for them. However, here are the best ways to stud...

Aachoo!

Aachoo!

Audrey La Valle, Contributor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion

The warmer weather, while welcomed, brings with it seasonal allergies Technically spring began on March 20, but for most residents living outside of Chicago, it arrived last week. Spring means the blooming of plants, warmer weather and the start of the MLB season, but for many, it also brings the burdens...

Breaking the bubble

Breaking the bubble

Hannah Ahdab, Contributor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories, Travel, World

The benefits of traveling abroad  With summer coming up, especially with the break in weather, many are eager to pack their bags to leave Hinsdale in their rearview mirror, but the bag should also include a passport.  While Mexico is a favorite destination, exploring other countries to learn of their culture is just...

The AP exam or the final: which one comes first?

The AP exam or the final: which one comes first?

Thea Sankari, Everett Eck, Section Editor, Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

There is always the age old question of the chicken or the egg, which came first? Well, if you ask a high school AP student, they probably don’t care. For them, the real question is the AP exam or the final? Which one should come first? Due to a new regulation change, many AP classes are going to be taki...

Run, everyone, run

Ashley Fodor, Contributor

April 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

While the joke 'Run, Forrest, Run' is sometimes used to poke fun at someone running wildly as seen in the film Forrest Gump, the physical activity of running actually brings about many health benefits even for those who are not cross country or track athletes. Running can arguably solve a lot of mental a...

Standardized testing: Where do we draw the line?

Standardized testing: Where do we draw the line?

Michalea Halikias and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Top Stories

If you ask anyone to describe their junior year of high school, you will most likely hear the words college applications, APUSH, college visits, and most likely of all: standardized tests. The ACT and SAT are two standardized tests that are very familiar to all high school students. Whether you’ve taken th...

Ready Player One book sets up for an exciting film

Ready Player One book sets up for an exciting film

Fiachra Logan, Contributor

April 1, 2018


Filed under A&E, Opinion

If you’re a student here, there’s a good chance you’ve already heard about Ernest Cline’s novel Ready Player One, maybe you’ve even someone who read it for your summer project. There’s also an even greater chance you’ve already heard about Steven Spielberg's film adaptation that came out o...

Third quarter blues

Third quarter blues

Samantha Moriarty and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

March 23, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Top Stories

Third quarter ended last Friday, March 16, which came as a relief to many students, including myself. Personally, I couldn’t be happier to be moving into fourth quarter. In my opinion, third quarter consistently stands alone as the worst few months of the school year. To begin, third quarter is the longest quart...

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