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A seating situation

A seating situation

Tanpreet Bhathal

January 13, 2020

As the cafeteria crowds up during lunch periods and students have blended hours, they are forced to work in the loud, overcrowded lunch room. With the hub filling up quickly and other areas of the school being blocked off, they have no choice but to sit by their loud peers and hope to be productive. A...

Teachers change the world

Teachers change the world

Riyana Walker

January 8, 2020

Teachers truly change the world, I think so many people are so so busy trying to change huge problems and solving world peace that they miss out on the opportunity to spark change for the next generation and the generations to come  Personally I think elementary teachers are the real heros and l...

Should Vanguard students have the opportunity to go blended?

Should Vanguard students have the opportunity to go blended?

Ally Jorgensen

December 26, 2019

As the chatter slowly fades away in the Vanguard classrooms each morning, the students start to work independently on their practice assignments, checkpoints, and performance assessments. Some students prefer the classroom environment, having immediate access to help from teachers. However, others wish ...

Huntley High School’s dress code policies need to change

Huntley High School’s dress code policies need to change

Natalie VonderHeide

December 17, 2019

‘What is the point of Huntley High School’s dress code?’ and “why can’t we wear hats?’ are all questions that come across the mind of every teenager in Huntley.  Dress codes are something that have been around for a while and implemented across the United States for quite some time. ...

Students wearing hats and hoods inside of school has both benefits and drawbacks

Students wearing hats and hoods inside of school has both benefits and drawbacks

Rayne Zilch

December 10, 2019

December, in Illinois, is just the start of the freakishly cold weather. Snow starts to fall and the sun hardly shines. The average temperature ranges around 34 degrees.  Cold weather means hoodies and large coats to help keep warm. Even just a couple seconds outside can lead to the shivers and r...

Should students have homework over holiday break

Should students have homework over holiday break

Kenzie Weinburg

November 25, 2019

Thanksgiving day is all about tradition. It’s a day dedicated to cooking the turkey, stuffing, and the family recipes you revisit every year. Above all, it’s a day to surround yourself with people you love, and reflect on what you’re thankful for. Maybe you find yourself waking up at 4 a.m to ...

Creepy crawlers in the locker room

Creepy crawlers in the locker room

Ethan Babicz

November 18, 2019

As sophomore Matt Racila entered the central locker room to get changed for gym class, he encountered a nasty scene. A lone granola bar sat in the middle of the floor covered with a swarm of hungry ants, gathering the remains of some careless student’s snack. He quickly goes to his locker, hoping to f...

Christmas coming too early

Christmas coming too early

Caitlyn Gooden

November 12, 2019

Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Lattes are being sold by the second. Everyone is welcoming fall in their fuzzy sweaters and Ugg boots. Then, boom; somehow everyone finds themselves listening to “Jingle Bell Rock” by the middle of October.  The transition from summer to fall is beautiful, but most of the...

Taking more caution while driving

Taking more caution while driving

Trevor Book

November 6, 2019

Texting and driving kills, but no one thinks about other distractions. From eating to jamming to the latest hits to the passengers around you, any distraction can lead to a tragedy no driver wants to perceive.  Driving responsibly is not just an option, it’s an obligation of you as a driver to prot...

Should teenagers trick or treat?

Should teenagers trick or treat?

Erin Richardson

October 30, 2019

When you’re a kid, Halloween is one of the greatest days of the year. You go to school and put your backpack in your cubby, fix your princess or Spider Man costume, and then get ready for a great day filled with festivities that include excessive amounts of candy. After school, you get to go home and ...

Rapper DaBaby’s humble rise to success

Rapper DaBaby’s humble rise to success

Riyana Walker

October 29, 2019

DaBaby is currently the best new rapper producing music. When talking about success, DaBaby has climbed the charts on all platforms. With winning a Black Entertainment Television award this year, being number one on the charts, and having a couple of his songs go platinum, he has achieved many amazing ac...

Huntley High School’s teachers show support for students

Huntley High School’s teachers show support for students

Riley Murphy

October 25, 2019

Work. Sports. Mental health. All of these things should be considered by teachers as they welcome their students into the classroom. While a teacher may only interact with their students on a day-to-day basis, only talking when a student needs help or while explaining a lesson, teachers need to real...

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