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Student podcasting starting in three, two …

Eugene Ko, Lifestyle Editor

September 28, 2018

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And on a silent “one,” junior Jared Rosenthal begins his sports podcast, “Real Talk Today.” Along with fellow junior Ben Sztainberg, Rosenthal rattles off topics to cover, ranging from college football to the beginning...

Teens promote brands, gain benefits

Leah Matlin, Zoe Bendoff, Executive Lifestyle Editor, Staff Writer

September 28, 2018

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At the end of August, junior Dani Bosse received several oooooo Instagram direct messages from company representatives complimenting her feed and her appearance with hopes of recruiting her as a brand ambassador. Until being contacted, she had never heard of or co...

I committed to a vegan diet for five days

Carly Uhlig, Lifestyle Editor

September 28, 2018

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Being a member of my family means barbeques on the weekend, cheese curds at the state fair and Grandma’s chicken casserole for dinner. So you can imagine how difficult it was for me to go vegan for a week.  I started out with high hopes for this adventure. Even ...

Experts acknowledge health product misconceptions

Zoe Bendoff, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

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I survived a week without social media

Ellie Prober, Lifestyle Editor

April 20, 2018

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My heart breaks as I click the “x” in the corner of each app. Despite all the others cluttering my screen, my phone seems bare without the brightly colored social media icons. For five days, this emptiness would be my life.  From Monday, March 12 at midnight until the same ti...

BonChon dishes up savory delights

Carly Uhlig, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

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People were laughing and drinking at the small bar settled in the corner, friends talked while collectively eating from a plate of chicken wings and hosts juggled between taking calls and seating customers. I was expecting a simple meal to end a long day, but as soon as I...

Students express beliefs through clothing

Leah Matlin, Features Editor

April 20, 2018

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About a week after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, senior Casey Frey, a Deerfield High School student, was asked by her friend if she wanted to help make shirts for fundraising. Frey immediately agreed, and they designed the shirts. All profits from sales continue to be donated to Everytown fo...

Students take a stab at tattooing trend

Sam Morgan, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018

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ver since he could remember, junior Andy Friedman has wanted a tattoo. But, it was not until a few months ago that he got his first one. Soon after that, he decided to add two more tattoos to his collection. “[Tattoos are] just a cool way of showing your interests and your ideas …...

The love I give

Jenna Lasky, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018

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In 2014, Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old black boy, was shot to death by a Chicago police officer. In Angie Thomas’s latest novel “The Hate You Give,” sixteen-year-old Starr Carter has to witness the same horrible crime, with he...

New Tune-Yards album channels chaos

Natan Shayevich, Opinions Editor

March 2, 2018

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Take the energy of a four-year-old having a temper tantrum and combine it with powerful, poignant, political prose. Then back it up with intoxicating drumbeats, a grooving bassline and add a synthesizer. This is how I would d...

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