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Academic tracking benefits certain groups, hurts everyone else

Amisha Sethi, Profiles Editor

October 7, 2019

    In District 203, students are placed in either honors or regular classes when they’re as young as 8 years old, a practice known as “tracking.” According to the New York Times, controversy over the issue has increased as the method has become increasingly common in schools across the United State...

Apple’s latest iPhones are not worth the wait

Apple’s latest iPhones are not worth the wait

October 3, 2019

On Sept 9, Apple unveiled the long-awaited iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. It’s no doubt that student...

Perseverance, the strongest quality

Maggie Dalton, Head Photo & Art, Community Editor, Columnist

October 1, 2019

It is easy to give up or quit, but it takes great strength to persevere. Perseverance is both physical and mental. To persevere, it takes courage, bravery and strength. Perseverance is staying in the fight despite difficulties. Those who persevere have always inspired me. I like to think that I persevere in cross country by...

No, Chicago Tribune, its not the academic pressure

Braden Hajer, Copy Editor, Columnist

October 1, 2019

I saw a Chicago Tribune article the other day about how teenage depression is on the rise, “and we don’t know why.” The article goes on to identify two culprits as the harbingers of mass anxiety: academic pressure and a lack of social interaction brought on by social media. This diagnosis infuriates me on a fundamenta...

Let’s talk about college

Vivian Zhao, Editor in Chief, Editorial Editor, Columnist

October 1, 2019

Growing up, my trajectory before 22 was certain. Anything past that fell victim to my imagination.  At eight, I yearned to become the next J.K. Rowling, though I’d never read Harry Potter. Shortly after that, I dreamt of living in the 1800s, like Jo from “Little Women,” despite nonexistent womens’ rights. I va...

With football seating, you can’t always get what you want

With football seating, you can’t always get what you want

September 27, 2019

A vital part of the high school experience is attending football games on Friday nights. Year in and...

Commentary: Ribfest relocation hurts Naperville community and summer spirit

Commentary: Ribfest relocation hurts Naperville community and summer spirit

May 17, 2019

My parents have lived in Naperville for over 20 years, but I never went to Ribfest as a child. Each yea...

Commentary: Removal of Christkindlmarket hurts cultural diversity in Naperville

Commentary: Removal of Christkindlmarket hurts cultural diversity in Naperville

May 16, 2019

Winter comes rapidly without warning in Illinois. The sharp wind hits you all at once, leaving ice in...

Don’t Lose Heart

Alana Cervera, Online Managing Editor

May 15, 2019

I was a gymnast for nine years. That’s over half my life. From age six until 15 years old, I ate, breathed and slept gymnastics. I traveled across the country and competed every month. To give you an idea of how involved in gymnastics I was, I never did PE in junior high. Lexi Swanson, my former teammate, and I sat in ...