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April’s Recipe: Pound Cake

April's Recipe: Pound Cake

Sumbul Shakeel

May 4, 2016

magine a soft golden cake, with crisp white icing and sweet strawberries cascading down the sides of the perfectly proportioned slice. This month’s featured recipe is the pound cake! It is such a simple, versatile, and delicious dessert.  I love how it tastes on its own, but also with icing, fr...

April BOE meeting acknowledges students

April BOE meeting acknowledges students

Sumbul Shakeel

April 25, 2016

s the clock struck seven, people from the Huntley Community all gathered, squeezing into the room where the April board of education meeting was taking place. Students from all grades were here today to be recognized for their hard work, from elementary to high school. To start the night, three HH...

HHS silver cord members volunteer at the Flashlight Egg Hunt

HHS silver cord members volunteer at the Flashlight Egg Hunt

Sumbul Shakeel

March 21, 2016

he quiet community room began to fill with voices, young and old, as parents and children arrived for the Flashlight Egg Hunt at Deicke Park on Friday, March 18. Every kid came in ready to hunt with their bags, baskets, and flashlights. Just half an hour earlier, around 6:30 p.m., HHS students Vi...

March’s Recipe: Mini Pies

March's Recipe: Mini Pies

Sumbul Shakeel

March 17, 2016

his week it was...Pi Day! That’s right, the celebration of the famous mathematical constant, and of course, pie. So I decided, to try my hand at pie-making, but the thought of a fail at a huge pie no one would want to eat scared me. Instead, I opted to try making miniature pies, that way I can tr...

February’s Recipe: Toll House Cookies

February's Recipe: Toll House Cookies

Sumbul Shakeel

February 22, 2016

he most popular chocolate chip cookie recipe I know of are, of course, the Nestle Toll House cookies. They always taste great, have the perfect texture, all with those melt in your mouth morsels. But where did they come from? Why are they called ‘Toll House’? I never really wondered that until la...

COW Meeting discusses summer school courses

COW Meeting discusses summer school courses

Sumbul Shakeel

February 4, 2016

aking their seats after leading the Pledge of Allegiance, middle schoolers from both Heineman and Marlowe answered some questions from the board. Thursday, February 4, for the first time, the students could be seen above the computer monitors, which was quite different from all the younger students be...

ACT to SAT, Board of Education discusses using the SAT

ACT to SAT, Board of Education discusses using the SAT

Sumbul Shakeel

January 24, 2016

fter over an hour in closed session, the board of education members stepped out, ready to tackled the tasks of the evening. First order of business, is always the beloved pledge of allegiance led by students from different grades and schools in the district. This Thursday, little preschool students ha...

January’s Recipe: Fresh Bread

January's Recipe: Fresh Bread

Sumbul Shakeel

January 21, 2016

t’s been extremely cold the past couple of weeks, and I know all I want to do is stay indoors and sit under my blanket all day. In my effort to be comfortable, I often find myself too lazy to drive out to the grocery store and shop for food. Those are the days when I try my best to survive on what I ...

BOE Meeting: 2015 Tax Levy

BOE Meeting: 2015 Tax Levy

Sumbul Shakeel

December 28, 2015

ushing in from outside, families escape the gusty cold winds. They are all from Chesak Elementary school, here to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in front of the board of education on Dec 17. Excited as they were, the children had to wait patiently for 10 minutes before stepping up to the microphone. Th...

December’s Recipe: Old-Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies

Courtesy of S. Shakeel

Sumbul Shakeel

December 7, 2015

omething that I tend to miss around the holiday season are definitely hot chocolate and iced oatmeal cookies. There’s just the right amount of cinnamon, sweet icing, crunchy yet chewy texture, and warm feeling of these cookies that has me hooked. I remember the first time I ever tasted oatmeal co...

Ready to raid the hills

Parents and students gathered in the cafeteria for information about SnowRaiders.

Sumbul Shakeel

November 19, 2015

olding the mic closer, junior Claudia Kosiak projected her voice to the boys, girls, and parents sitting before her, all eager to learn the details about what it takes to become a SnowRaider. On Wednesday, November 18, Huntley High School’s snowboarding and ski club held an informational meeting in...

November’s Recipe: Amish Cinnamon Bread

November's Recipe: Amish Cinnamon Bread

Sumbul Shakeel

November 5, 2015

ith Thanksgiving around the corner, people are starting to plan out their extensive dinner menus, after all, it’s the one time of the year when families get together to have a feast. It is supposed to be a time of sharing, caring, football, and enjoying time with each other. So I thought what be...

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