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From the tropics to the Arctic

By Jaclyn Polit
May 2, 2014
Senior Mackenzie Vossen moves to Huntley from the tropical island of Oahu
FBLA State winners are recognized by the school board (J. Polit).

Board of Education recognizes excellence within district

By Jaclyn Polit
April 22, 2014
On Thursday, April 17 the Board of Education had a social night as they congratulated the students of District 158 for their state recognitions.
Huntley girls track places 4th at Glenbard North Invite

Huntley girls track places 4th at Glenbard North Invite

By Jaclyn Polit
March 18, 2014
The runners crouch, feet twitching, heart thrumming. The air is buzzing, the anticipation is almost too much. Suddenly there is a loud crack. The gun to release the girls is fired and the runners push off their starting blocks with all their might. Teammates cheer and parents shout, the first track event has just begun. On Friday, March 14, Huntley’s girls track and field team attended the Bud Swanson Invite at Glenbard North High School.
MCT Campus

Apples to Humanity

By Jaclyn Polit
February 28, 2014
What is fascinating? Peanuts, music, beach balls, or mushrooms? According to my friend, mushrooms are. How was such a conclusion made? With the help of the classic card game, Apples to Apples, of course. How it is played is a green card with an adjective is placed face up in the middle of the table.
By Cullen Walsh

Reality TV is not just for laughs

By Jaclyn Polit
February 7, 2014

Reality television is trash. It is seen as America’s societal problems and “dumbed down” culture. These shows are bad for you and offer nothing but...

The one and only man

The one and only man

By Jaclyn Polit
January 30, 2014
“H-U-N-T-L-E-Y!” chant the shrill voices of the color guard. All voices are at high octaves and feminine, all bodies are dressed up in skirts, and faces are adorned with makeup, all except for one. One voice chants a smooth bass, distinctively male. One person dresses in a suit. That voice and uniform make up Huntley’s one and only male color guard member, sophomore Nick Stanek.
Girls bowling falls to Dundee-Crown

Girls bowling falls to Dundee-Crown

By Jaclyn Polit
January 26, 2014

Through the clacking and crashing of the pins, a cheer can be heard. It is loud and obnoxious, but encouraging. Over and over, friends and family members...

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When zombie books go wrong

By Jaclyn Polit
December 20, 2013
"The World Without a Future" is just a basic zombie tale.
Scholastic Bowl so close to victory

Scholastic Bowl so close to victory

By Jaclyn Polit
December 18, 2013
Tuesday Dec. 10, Huntley’s Scholastic Bowl had its second meet at Cary Grove High School. Varsity members thrummed with calm energy as they took the seats facing their first opponent, Woodstock.
Valued meals versus value meals

Valued meals versus “value meals”

By Jaclyn Polit
December 7, 2013

On a Tuesday night I came home from school feeling spent. I had forgotten my lunch and was forced to sacrifice a dollar to the vending machines because...

Never too late to start

Never too late to start

By Jaclyn Polit
December 6, 2013
“I want to hear your ki’ai! Louder! Turn into your punch!” bellows a dark-haired, 5-foot-5-inch man.
Huntley places eighth in swimming sectional

Huntley places eighth in swimming sectional

By Jaclyn Polit
December 5, 2013
The clock reads 50.56 seconds, only eight more feet to the end of the lane. If she can grab the wall in nine seconds or less, she can qualify for state. Her arms swing above and behind her head, slicing the frothy water, propelling her forward. Her feet kick rapidly to assist in the exhausting backstroke.
Escaping the Swastika

Escaping the Swastika

By Jaclyn Polit
November 26, 2013
An Austrian couple sought refuge in America only to be rejected.
Courtesy of MCT campus

Taking Serious Matters Lightly

By Jaclyn Polit
October 25, 2013

The School Grounds shift started out like any other. I scrambled like a busy bee preparing the sweet iced coffees and muffins for the customers. Although...

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Mayday Parade’s average album

By Jaclyn Polit
October 17, 2013
Mayday Parade releases their fourth album "Monsters in the Closet" that does not help their recent drift from fame.
Junior Homecoming representatives Jess Clavero and Spencer Bingham ride down the parade route in style. Photo courtesy of Jess Clavero.

Marching towards school spirit

By Jaclyn Polit
October 4, 2013
This week marked the busiest week for Huntley High School as the much anticipated spirit days took place.
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