What really happened when two women were lost at sea

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

November 14, 2017


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On October 25th, two women from Hawaii, Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava, were rescued from the Navy after being lost at sea for five months. Their plan was to travel from Hawaii to Tahiti. Both women and their two dogs dealt with tropical storms and 6 hours of their boat attacked by sharks. The wom...

Increased amounts of leptospirosis cases in Puerto Rico

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

November 1, 2017


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Ever since Hurricane Maria there has been an increasing amount of leptospirosis cases in Puerto Rico. According to the World Health organization, leptospirosis is a disease that can be contracted from drinking contaminated water or from the infection of an open wound. Some of the symptoms include fe...

Four American soldiers killed in Niger

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

October 31, 2017


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On October 4th four American soldiers were killed in Tongo Tongo, Niger. They were Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright (age: 29), Sgt. Bryan Black (age: 35), Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson (age: 39), and Sgt. La David Johnson (age: 25). Sergeant La David Johnson’s body was found two days after the ambush. Not onl...

School bus hits Elk Grove Village home

Written by Sarah Albertino, Staff Writer

October 29, 2017


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On October 18th a school bus crashed into a house in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The crash was caused by a collision between the bus and a Chevrolet Cruze. The bus was leaving the Elk Grove Village Township Elementary School District before the crash occurred. No students were on the bus at the...

Season ends in heartbreak for the Chicago Cubs

Written by Zach Stangel, Sports Editor and Student Journalist

October 24, 2017


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The Chicago Cubs lost the National League Championship Series (NLCS)  4-1 to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers won Game 5 with an 11-1 score with Enrique Hernandez having three home runs, including a grand slam. The Cubs finished the season with a 92-70 record, winning the National League (NL) Centra...

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...

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