The Charger

Bison Service Club provides opportunity for volunteer work

Phoebe Rusch, Entertainment Editor

December 13, 2019

Bison Service Club, previously known as Interact, is a volunteer club that meets on Wednesday’s in room A237.  The name changed due to the sponsors Lisa Raucci and Tara Braceros wanting to be more clear with what the club w...

Contention between Ukraine and Russia poses risk to geopolitical climate

Yustyn Kokor, Sports Editor

December 13, 2019

During President Trump’s first meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at the United Nations last month, one remark by the U.S. president stood out to many Ukrainians. "I really hope that you and President Putin ...

New Med Lab and medical career pathway hope to expand opportunities in the field

Sriman Narayanan, Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2019

In just its first two years, the medical career pathway has grown to the largest pathway in the district, quickly gathering interest from students hoping to enter the medical and health care fields after high school. “We hav...

Changing consumer trends end of forever 21

Mikayla Kim, Features Editor

December 13, 2019

Clothing companies have always been forced to adapt to follow the newest fashion fads and styles. Along with the introduction of technology, and the new exposure to an even more vast market, the fashion industry has become mor...

New Illinois law requires LGBTQ+ history to be taught in public schools

Connor Wielgos, Opinion Editor

October 25, 2019

Illinois made state history recently when Governor J.B. Pritzker signed legislation into law that would require all public schools in the state to include LBGTQ+ contributions to American history in K-12 history curriculum. Thi...

International friendships fostered through 29th annual Vienna exchange program

Mikayla Kim, Features Editor

October 25, 2019

This year marked the 29th annual Vienna student exchange program as students involved in BG’s music program got the opportunity to host Viennese students from, sister school, Die Kundmanngasse.  The exchange students began their adventure ...

Test-optional policy strives to promote diversity amongst applicants

Emma Manukian, News Editor

October 25, 2019

With DePaul University igniting the growth of the test-optional movement ten years ago, colleges worldwide have adopted and seen the merits of test optional schools. According to an article from, when the University...


Lauren Clarke, Editer-in-chief

March 13, 2019

Music: Band, orchestra and choir, are all included in the broader music career pathway. Courses in this pathway include AP music theory, band and choir, however there are also several opportunities outside of class for students interest...

Chronic Wasting Disease creates uneasy environment for hunters

Mark Anbinder

March 13, 2019

Chronic Wasting Disease(CWD) or its more common moniker “Zombie Deer Disease”, is a neurodegenerative disease that is prevalent in deer populations in 24 U.S. states.  CWD is a disease spread by prions, a type of pathogenic...

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