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October 20, 2020

I have made a severe and continuous lapse in my judgment. Over the summer, I wrote a piece on the burgeoni...

Column: Let’s talk about athlete branding

As social media has become an integral part of everyday life,  it has also turned into an important platform for athlete branding.

Katie Dalton, Video Editor & Sports Editor

October 15, 2020

There are currently eight million high school athletes in the United States of America, according to...

Teachers are being encouraged to teach from their classrooms to help foster a sense of normalcy, but the absence of students from classrooms is hardly normal. District 203 does not give teachers the option to teach completely from home.

Column: The Quest for Normalcy and why e-learning isn’t working

September 11, 2020

This year has gotten off to a… rocky start. With this new, more synchronous form of e-learning came hopes f...

High School Musical, self-quarantine and Kim Kardashian’s diamond earring

Vivian Zhao, Editor in Cheif, Editorial Editor & Columnist

April 13, 2020

In the face of a global pandemic, I spend twenty hours in my room each day. After all Illinois schools shut down, my screen time increased by 139 percent. I set app limits for Instagram and TikTok. I dutifully logged into Canvas each weekday morning and filled out seven Google forms for my classes’ attendance. My “school...

March Sadness

Maggie Dalton, Head Photo & art & columnist

April 13, 2020

Sporting events all over the world have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone wants to keep as close to a normal life as possible but watching sports is a huge part of people’s normal lives. So, how did we even get to this point? It started out with players no longer shaking hands after games and matches....

A Solemn Update

Braden Hajer, Copy Editor & Columnist

April 13, 2020

My fellow Americanss, In this race, we’ve done something incredible. We’ve outlasted much of the competition and established ourselves as a force to be reckoned with. But recent polling numbers have been discouraging, and our fundraising growth has been suboptimal.  It is with a heavy heart and light pockets that...

A new “Space Jam,” I don’t think so.

Maggie Dalton, Head Photo and art, Community Editor & columnist

March 15, 2020

These past few years have been the golden age of resurgence in classic movies. From live action Disney movies to the sequel trilogy of Star Wars, Hollywood has thrown itself into recreating nostalgia for older generations.  “What does this have to do with sports?” You may wonder. Well, hold onto your Air Jordans,...

I could beat Bernie Sanders in a fight

Braden Hajer, Copy Editor & Columnist

March 15, 2020

If I had to, I could easily beat Bernie Sanders in a fight. I hold no animosity for Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernard “Bernie” Sanders, but were my hand to be forced, I would demolish him. If Bernie really thinks he could overpower me in a man-to-man tussle, he’s got a whole other thing coming. Sizing...

The politics of humanity

Vivian Zhao, Editor in Chief, Editorial Editor & Columnist

March 15, 2020

When, on Feb. 11, Yang dropped out of the presidential race, I felt a bit of regret. I didn’t entirely agree with his policies, but he brought diversity, intellect and most importantly, humanity to the political stage.  Sure, politics isn’t always about the person you are: there are far more intricacies than that....