Jackson’s Dice Roll: “Enlarge Carrot”

Jackson Lapp, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017

Filed under Columns

Welcome to Jackson’s Dice Roll, a new section about whatever textfixer.com’s Random Word Generator offers me. Every issue of this column starts with a roll for two or three words on the generator, followed by them being ca...

13th Amendment: New Slaves of the United States of America

Isabella Parades, Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2017

Filed under Opinions

The Thirteenth Amendment of the United States constitution declares “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude (...) shall exist within the United States.” However, a small, yet important, loophole was written in as, “except...

Illinois government must set example for acceptance of transgender people

Isabella Parades, Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Recently, Gov. of Texas, Greg Abbott, attempted to push lawmakers to consider a bill that would regulate bathroom use by transgender people. Since then, politicians from across the country have taken a stand against the bill....

Vouchers take money away from public schools

Caitlin Deerwester, Page Design Editor

September 27, 2017

Filed under Opinions

There are often big debates about what taxpayer money should go towards in the education system. Most would hope it funds public schools, yet private and catholic schools get some of that money, too. Taxpayer money should not...

Paws or Claws: remakes ruin classics

Dani Gonzalez, Editorial and Opinion Editor

September 27, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Mark Twain said “There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope.”  It is a thoughtful statement, meant to encourage writers not to...

Paws or Claws: movie remakes aren’t relevant

Caitlin Deerwester, Page Design Editor

September 27, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Movie remakes of old movies are necessary to keep classic stories of the past. Movies become classics because they represent the time period in which they were made in and tell interesting stories. For example, the original ...

Lawmakers social consequences harm transgender rights

Isabella Paredes, Editor-in-Chief

September 1, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Recently, Gov. of Texas, Greg Abbott, attempted to push lawmakers to consider a bill that would regulate bathroom use by transgender people. Since then, politicians from across the country have taken a stand against the bill....

New board members take on significant role in 202

Lane Abrell, District 202 Superintendent

May 18, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

As we approach the end the school year, another important part of public schooling has just started. The District 202 Board of Education on May 1, 2017 seated two new members, along with re-seating two incumbent Board members...

Year round schooling establishes success

Emily Gonzalez, Staff Writer

May 18, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

South is gearing up for summer vacation, anxiously counting down the last few days until three blissful months of freedom. Most students don’t think about what they lose in these three months, however. A study by Oxford Learning...

Cubby Corner: Who will be the leadoff man?

Ryan Murray, Sports Editor and Online Online EIC

March 22, 2017

Filed under Columns

Spring training 2017 is almost over the Cubs answered the big question of who is going to be the leadoff man. That man is left fielder and power hitter Kyle Schwaber. Now the question is how will Schwaber do in this leadoff spot? Schwaber...

Opinions