July 24, 2017

NIU college visit should be optional, not required

Editors Note: The field trip has been postponed due to the predicted snow on Tuesday, March 5.  by Kelly McKewin, Assistant Web Editor This year as part of our seminar, all freshman are required to go on a field trip to Northern Illinois University next week. While I think it is a good thing that the school is promoting college visits and encouraging us to plan for the future, I believe that this field trip should be optional. I finished Algebra 2 in 8th grade, and so I am now one of the few freshmen in my geometry class. Missing…

Kern signs letter of intent for softball scholarship

by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor, and Kelly McKewin, Staff Reporter Sara Kern, senior, had received a full ride scholarship for the University of Missouri in St. Louis for playing softball.  On Nov. 15, she signed her letter of intent. “It’s really exciting. I’ve known for a while now, but it’s good to sign my papers and make it official,” Kern said. Kern hopes to play softball starting her freshman year. “It’s something she’s worked really hard for, and she deserves it,” Mike Caringella, softball coach, said. “I’m very proud and very excited.” Kern is currently undecided about her major, but…

Bender takes year off college to travel to Israel

by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor Adam Bender, senior, will take a year off college to travel to Israel, where he will  participate in a youth leadership program and take classes to learn Hebrew. He will spend eight and a half months in Israel and will not come visit family and friends in the U.S.  for holidays. Additionally, he will meet 12 of his friends in Israel so he will not be “completely isolated,” and he plans on visiting parts Europe during his winter break, including England, France and Italy. “I think it’s (not coming back for holidays) gonna be tough…