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Music festivals consider security changes as threats increase

Phoebe Rusch, News Editor

February 28, 2019

Recently, Coachella  announced that they are finding ways to combat violence, assault and harassment at the festival.  With the large number of attacks during concerts in recent years, including the bombing at Manchester and t...

Push/ Pull – Are politicians exacerbating the impacts of illegal immigration?

Mark Anbinder and Connor Wielgos

February 28, 2019

Connor Wielgos Push In today’s political climate, many politicians are quick to vilify illegal undocumented immigrants, blaming them for job loss, crime and exploitation of federal services. There are 11 million undocumente...

Eating disorders go largely noticed as serious mental illnesses

Zoey Heinrich and Allie Zyck

February 28, 2019

Recently, many individuals have begun working to remove the stigma surrounding mental disorders such as anxiety and depression. This has given many other individuals the courage to open up about their experiences in a way they...

Timeless Teenage Turmoils: finding out that parents are people too

Ryder From, Opinion Editor

February 28, 2019

When we’re kids, we may think our parents can’t do any wrong or behave immorally  because we trust and adore them. As we age, however, finding out that parents are people too can create an internal struggle that is diffi...

Mirror of the Mind: The security of social trends

Zoey Heinrich, In-Depth Editor

February 28, 2019

In the eighties, high schoolers’ interests included perms and slapstick comedy-filled movies. When the nineties came around, the big hair and funny movies were replaced with butterfly clips and basic video games. Now, instead...

From gluten to garlic, diets and dislikes are being passed off as medical conditions

Emma Mannukain

February 28, 2019

Most people know at least one person with a food allergy, ranging from the type that are mildly uncomfortable to the more severe. Food allergies can be really serious, but now, it's getting hard to tell if they are as common a...

Generalization of YA books discredits benefits of teen reading

Ryder From, Opinion Editor

February 28, 2019

Young adult, or YA, books have engrossed a new generation of teen readers. While the older ones seem to involve stories relating to wizards, vampires or Greek gods, new novels offer complex stories that stray away from simple sto...

The Joe Rogan Experience: intrigue and entertainment for everyone

Sriman Narayanan, Editor-in-chief

February 28, 2019

On Dec. 24, 2009, the first episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” was recorded. Rogan was already well known in many different walks of life: he made a name for himself as one of stand-up comedy’s prominent comics, was a pioneer...

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights” innovated Broadway before “Hamilton”

Lauren Clarke, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2019

The Illinois High School Theater Festival, recently located at University of Illinois the second weekend of January, annually presents an All-State show with performers and a crew from all over the state. High school students...

Federal government shutdown impacts entire country

Allie Zyck, In Depth Editor

February 27, 2019

For 24 years, the record for the longest shutdown in American history stood at 21 days in 1995 during the Clinton administration as a result of conflict between the President and Congress over increasing Medicare funding. This record w...

Future after high school can begin after seven semesters

Lauren Clarke, Editor-in-chief

February 27, 2019

With our semester system, students in D214 can typically graduate after eight semesters, however there is the option to graduate a semester early. This means that after the first semester of their senior year, as long as a stude...

THE BACHELOR CONTINUE TO GAIN VIEWERS TWENTY THIRD SEASON

Itzel Segura, Sports Editor

February 27, 2019

Every early January, Bachelor Nation joins and watches the season premiere of The Bachelor. This 2019, former NFL player Colton Underwood was chosen as the twenty third season bachelor. The Bachelor has been airing now for 17 year...

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