Background noise boosts creativity

Danny Ogranovich, Page Editor

May 25, 2017

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Fatigued and running out of time, junior Maddy Chemers was almost at her breaking point. After working for six hours straight, typing out each grueling word, she could not figure out what to write for the last part of her Eng... Read more »

Sleeping the way to improved focus

Lucia Bosacoma, Opinions Editor

May 25, 2017

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After a long day of school and extracurriculars, junior Charles Kang begins to feel exhaustion sink in, but he still has work to do. He has a cup of coffee, does some push-ups, or holds his breath to accelerate his blood press... Read more »

Students, parents sell unique college clothing

Olga Archakov, Lifestyle Editor

April 21, 2017

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Prior to founding Denimszn, senior Sophie Gertz’s custom college apparel business, Gertz had never ironed clothing before. Her mom had to teach her how to iron, so she could create her first jacket. According to Gertz, sh... Read more »

Quality of speaking crumbles with filler words

Ellie Prober, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017

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As the day of the speech tournament began to approach, senior Julia Shelley practiced and rehearsed her speech as much as possible. Finally, the day arrived. She stood and faced her audience, but she encountered a problem. Sea... Read more »

Stressors test students’ mental strength

Suzanna Creasey and Isabel Vayser, Staff Writers

April 21, 2017

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When senior Will Congbalay feels overwhelmed with the workload of his classes, including four AP courses, he takes out his ukulele and plays for five to 15 minutes to regain his focus. He taught himself ukulele in October as a... Read more »

Photographers develop personal styles

Danny Ogranovich, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

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After returning home from school, senior and photographer Fiona McLaughlan did not expect to see the mangled bodies of her dead ducks covered in blood, lying in piles of ripped feathers across her backyard. After esca... Read more »

Seniors showcase art skills

Samantha Lasky, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

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The Senior Art Show, displaying senior work from art classes of all levels, is scheduled to be held in the library from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 16. Head Sponsor Leanne Block said anyone is welcome to attend the art show.... Read more »

Students resell shoes for high profit

Lindsey Masterman, Executive Lifestyle Editor

March 3, 2017

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For most teenagers, holding a place in line outside of a shoe store for 12 hours to pay hundreds of dollars for a pair of gym shoes might not be a go-to weekend activity. However, sophomore Lucas Pan waits to snag a few pair... Read more »

ZeeMee provides ‘Instagram’ for admissions

Gillian Redstone, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

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ZeeMee, a social media app for college admissions officers to learn more about applicants, was brought into creation by a high school teacher at the time for at-risk students. He believed that there was much more to his stude... Read more »

Sawada Coffee a latte better on social media

Liza McMahon, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017

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With its heavy presence on social media feeds, Sawada Coffee, located in the West Loop of Chicago, has become a magnet for suburban teenagers looking to make their Instagrams “artsy.” The photogenic lattes and doughnuts f... Read more »

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