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Unfair funding

Unfair funding

Katherine Enciso

November 20, 2011

Everybody knows that District 158 is run by biased little fiends who only have hearts and checkbooks for sports teams while the rest of the poor, defenseless extracurricular activities lie dying in the gutter—forsaken. A lot of people seem to believe that unless you’re in California where liberals...

AP Kids Are Not All Snobs

AP Kids Are Not All Snobs

Katherine Enciso

October 21, 2011

Senior Zach Polentini leans forward in his seat and rests his chin on his clasped hands, eyebrows furrowed in concentration. He tries focusing as his AP Literature and Composition teacher discusses last night's lesson. A boy and girl sitting directly behind him gossip loudly so that he can barely...

Teachers Coddle Students

Teachers Coddle Students

Kayla Garcia

October 18, 2011

Everyone has heard from their friends that this or that teacher “won’t let them fail.” With curved tests and grades, easy assignments with easy grades, and making the classroom an easygoing environment, school is becoming increasing hard to fail. Though not all teachers are easygoing, many teachers,...

In and Out of School Suspensions are Unreasonable Punishments

In and Out of School Suspensions are Unreasonable Punishments

Yazmin Dominguez

October 18, 2011

Every day, students wake up an early hour. Some, such as junior Darby Kelleher, wake up excited to start the new day—others like junior Haliegh Greer, do not.  Kelleher wakes up at 4:30 a.m., jumps in the shower, brushes her teeth and gets ready. Greer slaps the snooze button and rolls over, still...

Segregation in Classrooms

Segregation in Classrooms

Franca Onyibor

October 18, 2011

As the teacher dutifully attempts to fill in as much notes as he can in the forty-seven minute class period, junior Kyle Nejman intensely clings onto to every word. However, his neighbor is not quite as fortunate to immediately pickup on every statement presented. “The person I was working with...

New parking policy a change for the better

New parking policy a change for the better

Kayla Garcia

October 5, 2011

  She had the very first spot near door sixteen. It was the golden spot, a true luck of the draw for alumnus Ashley Pietrusiak when she drove to school as a senior. Though she never considered how other people would take advantage of that wondrous open space, and park in it even though it wasn’t theirs for parking in. It was a month into P...

Waking up early is worth the spot

Waking up early is worth the spot

Yazmin Dominguez

October 5, 2011

  It is 6:35 a.m. on a regular Tuesday morning and junior Safia Gaziuddin is already walking out the front door of her house, heading towards her car. She notices the dew in the grass and the pink to baby blue color of the sunrise. She unlocks the driver door, revs up the engine and turns the igni...

A little more cabbage for some nutritional lettuce

A little more cabbage for some nutritional lettuce

Katherine Enciso

October 5, 2011

  It has been a long, grueling task to battle through the first day of school, made bearable by the kind of hope that only lunch can inspire. Having syllabus after syllabus whipped at my head and clawing my way through congested hallways leaves my stomach roaring for a good meal. I am just...

Free for All Parking is Not a Good Idea

Free for All Parking is Not a Good Idea

Franca Onyibor

October 5, 2011

  At 7:30 on a late start Wednesday, Huntley High School junior Sandy Le breathes a sigh of relief. She still has thirty minutes before school officially starts and the buses have appropriately dropped her off on time. However, outside those bulky HHS doors, junior Meagan Powell has just been reintroduced to the school’s ill-fitting idea of t...

Casual student-teacher relations could threaten classroom learning

Casual student-teacher relations could threaten classroom learning

February 10, 2011

Pre-1950: Students sit silently, hands folded neatly together. The teacher stands completely erect at the front of the classroom, directing what the students should do on the board. It is expected that not only will the students be nearly silent the entire class, but learning will be cold and impers...

Why so curious?

Why so curious?

February 9, 2011

“It’s none of your business.” We’ve all said that some time or another, but for some people, it just doesn’t resonate. I’m not sure if it increases with age, or if the times have just changed, but it seems that nosiness has become more and more acceptable. Personal lives ar...

Should students take online classes available next year?

Should students take online classes available next year?

February 9, 2011

Pro vs. Con Yes, students should take online classes Kayla Summerville Staff Writer “I may be in my pajamas right now but I’m not going to bed, I’m going to college online to get a degree,” said Kelly Huddleston in an Education Connection commercial. Kelly, along with many other...

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