News

Board of Education recognizes excellence within district

[ 0 ] April 22, 2014 |
Board of Education recognizes excellence within district

On Thursday, April 17 the Board of Education had a social night as they congratulated the students of District 158 for their state recognitions.

McHenry County College exhibits Career Exploration Expo

[ 0 ] March 19, 2014 |
McHenry County College exhibits Career Exploration Expo

McHenry County College is holding its second annual Career Exploration Expo this Wed., March 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibition is located in the MCC Gym/Multi-purpose Room and Commons and is open to middle school students through sophomores, along with their families.

Sports

Huntley falls to Jacobs in pitchers duel

[ 0 ] April 23, 2014 |
Huntley falls to Jacobs in pitchers duel

Huntley High School’s baseball game against Jacobs looked like a personal battle between Huntley’s Eric Luecht and Jacobs’ Reilly Peltier.  The two starting pitchers both pitched six stellar innings in Jacobs’ 2-1 victory over Huntley Tuesday night. “Both guys showed why their each other’s number one,” said Huntley coach Andy Jakubowski. Both teams were nearly […]

Huntley shuts out Hampshire in 7-0 victory

[ 0 ] April 5, 2014 |
Huntley shuts out Hampshire in 7-0 victory

The Huntley High School baseball team began its season with a little uncertainty.  Losses to Brother Rice and Carmel raised questions about Huntley’s ability to win.  However, the Red Raiders put those questions to rest in a 7-0 win over Hampshire on Saturday. One of the best pieces of news for Huntley is that its […]

Opinion

The dangers of paying college athletes

[ 0 ] April 22, 2014 |
The dangers of paying college athletes

The Northwestern football team has shaken up the world of college sports.  On March 26, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that the team’s players have the right to unionize.  The unionization movement, led by former quarterback Kain Colter, has been ongoing for some time now and will likely remain a controversial topic for a […]

Going to the movies, a waste of money and time

[ 0 ] April 20, 2014 |
Going to the movies, a waste of money and time

Anything actually worth seeing during opening weekend is normally sold-out before you even arrive at the theater. So, Fandango is the only way to go if you even remotely want to try seeing a movie. After taxes and Fandango’s courtesy fee, you spend $14 on a ticket before even stepping foot into the theater

Features

A day of silence

[ 0 ] April 23, 2014 |
A day of silence

The Day of Silence is a day for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people to show pride in who they are by symbolizing the silence that many of this community have to hold against the slurs and abuse they deal with from others who simply do not understand.

Beyond acing the ACT

[ 0 ] April 20, 2014 |
Beyond acing the ACT

A single man stands alone on stage facing more than a hundred students. His tired features are shadowed by the dappled lights above him as he begins to speak in a calm yet gruff voice. John Baylor doesn’t hesitate; with the charisma of a young child, he tackles the task at hand: to prepare these students for the ACT.

Arts & Entertainment

“Transcendence” fails to rise above a clunky plot

[ 0 ] April 19, 2014 |
“Transcendence” fails to rise above a clunky plot

To me, the most successful sci-fi focuses on concepts just out of our reach and plays them off as plausible. “Transcendence” starts out with this promise, but as the minutes tick by, the plot only grows more ridiculous, and the concepts become almost magical as opposed to scientific and technological.

From the swamp to the stage

[ 0 ] April 9, 2014 |
From the swamp to the stage

For the next few days in the Performing Arts Center, a replica of Shrek’s swampy home-sweet-home will lurk at the left of Huntley High School’s stage, and Princess Fiona’s childhood tower will perch on the right. The stage is set for the Thursday premiere of “Shrek the Musical,” this year’s all-school musical directed by Nancy Cross, Tom George, and Michelle Sopchyk.

Videos

Aubrie Purtell: gymnast extraordinaire

[ 0 ] November 20, 2013 |
Aubrie Purtell: gymnast extraordinaire

Huntley gymnast Aubrie Purtell demonstrates her skills.

Crider’s Story

[ 0 ] October 19, 2013 |
Crider’s Story

Crider’s courageous effort after injury and tragedy

Other Recent Posts

Huntley wins a thriller against Jacobs

Huntley wins a thriller against Jacobs

[ 0 ] January 25, 2014 |

Huntley’s varsity boys basketball team entered Friday night’s game against arch rival Jacobs undefeated and first in the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division. With a win the visiting Jacobs team would take hold of first place in the conference. Huntley would not let that happen.

Huntley defeated Jacobs 48-45 in a thriller at Huntley High School. The Raiders improved to 12-4 overall, and 5-0 in FVC Valley division.

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The track to recovery

The track to recovery

[ 1 ] April 16, 2014 |

Most people can’t fathom why anyone would want to run for fun. Other people, like Rebecca Cords, can’t imagine having a different hobby.

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“Shrek the Musical” gallery

“Shrek the Musical” gallery

[ 0 ] April 9, 2014 |

“Shrek the Musical” premieres this Thursday, April 9.

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Captain America strikes another success for mankind

Captain America strikes another success for mankind

[ 0 ] April 5, 2014 |

“Captain America” takes theaters by storm with this new rendition of the Marvel comic in movie form. Starring Chris Evans as Steve Rogers and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Furry, the twists and turns of this movie keeps you at the edge of your seat with intense action scenes while still being able to relax with some interesting placed comic relief.

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