Deutsch enters the baking business

Lizzy Ring, Opinions Editor

March 4, 2016

Filed under Features, In The Middle

Freshman Lucky Deutsch started his baking company, Lucky Kakes, when he was 11 years old. According to Deutsch, his first cake sale was almost an accident because he was not looking to profit, and, at the time, he did not expect to be opening a busine... Read more »

Godnik finds position on primetime TV

Liza McMahon, Page Editor

March 4, 2016

Filed under Features, In The Middle

Junior Hannah Godnik appeared on an episode of “Chicago Med” on NBC on Jan. 26. “On Thanksgiving, I got the call that I got the role and it was really exciting,” said Godnik. “It felt amazing because I’ve been dreaming of finally getting a part for... Read more »

Sophomore acts in professional theater

Jessica Lee, Features Editor

March 4, 2016

Filed under Features, In The Middle

The audience hushed and the last bits of conversations shushed as a voice announced the start of the show, but the lights did not turn off. They did not turn off until sophomore Emily Chang darted down the aisle and scampered up the... Read more »

Math team divides and conquers

Kelly Johnson, Page Editor

February 5, 2016

Filed under Features

When freshman Siva Muthupalaniappan nervously walked into his first math team practice, he was greeted by the members of the math team chanting, “Freshman!” After that, his nerves as a freshman virtually disappeared. According to Muthupalaniappan, members chanted that to all... Read more »

Left and right hemispheres communicate for a whole brain

Jessica Lee and Ben Zhao, Features Editor

February 5, 2016

Filed under Features, In The Middle

Colored pencils scratching lightly against paper and music playing softly in the background are familiar sounds in Drawing and Design, an art class. But occasionally the music is interrupted by a student turning to one of her... Read more »

Freshman fights against sickness

Lucy Davis, Page Editor

February 5, 2016

Filed under Features

All members of freshman Sonia Arora’s immediate family came home from a vacation in New Orleans last spring break with a bad stomach virus. But while the rest of her family recovered, Arora did not get better. Despite being treated for three different c... Read more »

Left brainer finds niche in math and science

Anna Hirshman, Executive Copy Editor

February 5, 2016

Filed under Features, In The Middle

Working as a counselor at a Boy Scouts summer camp, senior Ricky Kirkpatrick felt disappointed in himself as he presented the scouts with information for ways to earn their badges. “[The other counselors were] coming up with re... Read more »

The right way of thinking

Liza McMahon

February 5, 2016

Filed under Features, In The Middle

Psychology teacher Robin Walker remembers feeling dumb as he sat in his first grade classroom learning how to count change. “Here is a dime,” said Walker. “It’s smaller than a nickle and it’s [worth more]. That blew me... Read more »

Preparing for the ACT: worth the money?

Jessica Lee, Liza McMahon, Features Editor, Page Editor

December 11, 2015

Filed under Features

Preparing for the ACT is common for many students, and some parents are spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars for ACT tutors and classes. Every week, junior C.C. Chatas said she sees an ACT tutor for an hour. When her father, John Chatas, was in high school, he took the SAT once with no preparation. But wh... Read more »

Excessive sitting poses health risks

Ben Zhao, Features Editor

December 11, 2015

Filed under Features

Junior Kamryn Abraskin sits at the back of the classroom, tapping her pencil on the desk with her back slumped, head forward and shoulders limp. The rest of her classmates unintentionally mirror her position. “It’s hard for me to pay attention when I am si... Read more »

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Policy powerhouse

December 11, 2015

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