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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...

New online course offered by D214 aims to help students cope with stress

Connor Wielgos

March 13, 2019

As student stress becomes more of an issue in schools across the country, D214 has begun to offer an online course focused on mindfulness for AP students. The class will run until mid-April, when exam season intensifies. Th...

Food Extinction: Favorite foods could vanish off shelves for good

Phoebe Rusch

March 13, 2019

Scientists predict that in 2050 certain foods will be extinct, a few being avocadoes, chocolate and strawberries.  This all has to do with the earth growing warmer second by second and farming seasons are unpredictable. F...

February Issue Current Events

Allie Zyck

March 1, 2019

2020 Presidential election season begins With less than 700 days to go until the next federal election, candidates have officially begun to announce their intentions to run. In particular, the Democrat field is looking rather cr...


Itzel Segura, Sports Editor

February 28, 2019

Cyntoia Brown was 16 years old when she shot the man that got her into sex trafficking, Johnny Allen. After her trial in 2006, Brown was sentenced to 51 years to life in prison for first degree murder, felony murder and aggra...

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