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...

Hurricane Irma approaches Florida; residents evacuate

Written by Sarah Albertino, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017


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Not long after Hurricane Harvey, another devastating Hurricane is going to make its way to the United States. Her name is Irma, and she is going to hit southern Florida with winds getting as high as 175 miles per hour. Many people have left, or are planning to leave Florida before Irma strikes, leading to...

A day without immigrants

Written by Jessica Chavez, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017


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Last Thursday, February 16th, immigrants all around the country were boycotting school, work, and businesses. The movement is a response to Trump’s agenda in sealing the border from Mexico and ban travel of 7 major Muslim countries. Many businesses were closing for the day in order to respect the wo...

Recap of Super Bowl LI

Written by Bradley Zimmerman, Senior Staff Writer

February 8, 2017


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The New England Patriots have won the Super Bowl, again. Fifty years after the first championship game between the NFL and the AFL, Super Bowl LI will go down in history as one of the greatest Super Bowls in history; it was the first Super Bowl to go into overtime, and the way it happened was incredible. A...

French election

Written by Kevin Becker, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017


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French banks have refused to lend money to the National Front (FN) Party of France. The party is headed by president Marine Le Pen, current front-runner in the election. Despite Le Pen’s success in the polls, banks are refusing to finance or meet with her. This partiality likely comes from backlash due ...

Inauguration Day 2017

Written by Bradley Zimmerman, Senior Staff Writer

January 20, 2017


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Hundreds of thousands of people gathered at the US Capitol Building, the National Mall, and Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC on January 20 to witness the historic inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States and Mike Pence as the 48th Vice President of the United States....

Remembering Kyle Leeney

Written by Jessica Chavez, Staff Writer

December 7, 2016


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Kyle Leeney, an alumnus of Lockport Township High School and resident of Lockport, had a big heart. He was outgoing and all around great. Kyle passed away on November 7th, 2016. Kyle went to college at University of Iowa City, studying to be a mechanical engineer. He was loved by so many people and...

Two construction workers murdered in Lockport

Written by Bradley Zimmerman and Patricia Lee

December 6, 2016


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On the morning of November 29th, brothers Marco and David Ceja Sanchez, 37 and 36 respectively, from Aurora, were found dead in an unfinished townhouse located in the Sagebrook subdivision on Coneflower Drive. Located only a mile from East Campus, the house is the site of Lockport's first homicides in...

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