Students protest against the dress code in San Benito High School

Students protest against the dress code in San Benito High School

Written by Nancy Rivera, Student Writer

October 17, 2017


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Dress codes vary around the world, especially between schools in the same area. The first dress code law to arise in the United States came from Tinker vs. Des Moines in 1969. The law allowed schools to prohibit any clothing or accessories that may disrupt the learning environment. Some students in ...

Wicked, fun part-time jobs in October for Lockport teens

Wicked, fun part-time jobs in October for Lockport teens

Written by Emily London and Jennie Alexandros

October 17, 2017


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October is a month filled with fun, pranks, and of course, horror. In Will County, there are more than a dozen different haunted houses, hayrides, or pumpkin patches, many of which hire local teens who meet the requirements necessary in order to be considered fit for the job. Hannah Nicole Meyers, ...

Rock music icon Tom Petty dies at age 66

Written by Sarah Albertino, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


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Rock icon Tom Petty passed away at age 66 after going into full cardiac arrest. Petty was found unconscious in his home on October 2nd, but his death remained unconfirmed until October 3rd. It was reported that he was clinging to life in the hospital during his final hours. Tom Petty was known for his solo career and ...

Northern California in a state of emergency due to Napa forest fires

Written by Emily London, Features Editor

October 11, 2017


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As forest fires sweep through eight counties in Northern California, the governor, Jerry Brown, declared a state of emergency in Napa, Sonoma, and Yuba counties early this week. Fourteen fires spread over a 200-mile region north of San Francisco. About 1500 buildings have been destroyed. Ten people are reporte...

Oktoberfest: fall fest with friends and family

Oktoberfest: fall fest with friends and family

Written by Delaney Pavlik, Student Writer

October 10, 2017


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During the first weekend of October, St. Joseph School in Lockport on Madison Street hosts its own Oktoberfest. The event attracts people of all ages to come together and celebrate the season.  There is no fee for admission or parking. Oktoberfest runs 3 days, typically either the last weekend of...

Las Vegas tragedy as deadliest mass shooting in modern American history

Las Vegas tragedy as deadliest mass shooting in modern American history

Written by Jennie Alexandros, News Editor

October 5, 2017


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On October 2nd, a 64-year-old man named Stephen Paddock fired hundreds of bullets from his 32nd floor Mandalay Bay hotel room to a field of people attending a Jason Aldean concert in Las Vegas, taking the lives of over 59 people and injuring over 500 more. Authorities consider this the deadliest mas...

To kneel or not to kneel

To kneel or not to kneel

Written by Tannor Giertuga, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


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When you think of football, baseball, or even hockey games, everyone will remember the national anthem.  Even if you have never been to a game, you will still hear it play on TV.  The American flag is flown for everyone to see; however, for the past two weeks, we have seen an increased amount of NFL...

Big launch for the iPhone 8 and 10

Written by Jessica Chavez, Editorial Editor

October 1, 2017


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Apple launched two new iPhones on September 12th. The iPhone 8 has great new features such as a 4.7 inch screen. Additional features include a glass and aluminum back, 64GB or 256GB, and a dual 12 megapixel camera with two new sensors and stabilizers. Some old features that continued from the iPhone ...

A Florida resident talks about his Irma experience

A Florida resident talks about his Irma experience

Written by Tannor Giertuga and Zayne Giertuga

September 22, 2017


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After Hurricane Irma hit the southeast coast of America, we wanted to know how residents felt.  We had the opportunity to interview Kevin Keuper, a Florida resident, about his thoughts on the whole situation. Here is his perspective. Porter Press: When you first heard the storm coming, did you th...

Instagram removes innocent photo

Written by Jennie Alexandros, News Editor

September 18, 2017


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According to Healthline, Goldenhar Syndrome is a condition in which there are “abnormalities” in the formation of the face and head. The syndrome is extremely rare and is only present in about 1 in every 10,000 babies, and it is caused by an abnormal chromosome. But on September 10 a mother of a chi...

Tim Duncan raises money for the Virgin Islands

Written by Sarah Albertino, Staff Writer

September 18, 2017


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Former basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs, Tim Duncan, is known for his philanthropic ways. He created the Tim Duncan Foundation that raises health awareness and funds education and sports programs. He also supports the American Cancer Society. His recent charitable endeavor is one that hits clo...

East campus gets an upgrade

East campus gets an upgrade

Written by Sarayah Villasenor, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


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Building construction began in January of this year at both campuses. At Central campus, there’s been minor construction that includes the reconfiguration of some classes due to the changes made regarding the Digital Pathways courses. The rooms are now able to better accommodate the new technology a...

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