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Reviewing 13 years of school: perspective of a graduating senior

Emily Grobe, Editor-in-chief

April 20, 2017

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As a graduating senior, I feel I have been in the public school system long enough to review my overall experience of it. Originally, my plan for this review was to establish a point system out of ten total possible points in...

Prom season dress codes ruffle the nation

Emily Grobe, Editor-in-chief

March 17, 2017

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In the past week or so, Rockford’s Boylan Catholic high school has achieved nation-wide status as a body-shaming, uptight, sexist organization for the Prom dress code they released for this year’s big dance. After the Rockford...

Strike starts with lunchtime downfall

Nikolas Bowers and Kaitlin Swick

March 16, 2017

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As of yesterday, March 15, the paraprofessionals, food service workers and bus drivers began their strike in protest of the Rockford Public School Board's imposed contract. Striking workers say their goal is to receive a higher...

Animals’ Rights versus make-up

Michaela Davis, Reporter

March 14, 2017

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Animal testing is when companies use animals such as mice, guinea pigs and rabbits to test cosmetic products before the products are put out on the market for human consumption. In the past, animal testing was seen as necessary...

The madness of March

Liam Osborne, Digital Editor

March 10, 2017

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Many people hate the month of March; it’s still cold, rainy and not much is going on, unless you’re a college basketball fan. The start of March marks the annual college basketball tournament: March Madness. Before the...

Bus drivers, Paraprofessionals and food service workers plan strike

Kyle Mattoon, Graphics Manager

March 8, 2017

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Nutritional service workers, bus drivers and Paraprofessionals are planning to go on strike starting next Wednesday, March 15. I feel that there are positive reasons and negative reasons for the strike. The positive reasons...

My personal experience with basketball

Scott Gowan, Sports editor

March 8, 2017

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My experience with playing on the boys' varsity basketball team this year was one of the best. We are just a big family; we played in summer league together and bonded the whole summer. During the process, we were learning our...

Alternative Schooling

Nathen Ciaccio, Reporter

February 28, 2017

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High school goes by in a breeze, even when you least expect it. One second, you`re a freshman; the next, you`re walking across the stage next to people you may have never thought you would become friends with. From my own experience,...

Boycott for awareness

Karen Arias, Opinions editor

February 24, 2017

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A Day Without Immigrants, Thursday, Feb.15, was planned to get all undocumented residents, citizens and immigrants from all over the world to boycott by not attending work, opening their business, shopping online or in stores, ...

Valentine’s Day: not just a Hallmark Holiday?

Karlie Hanson, Editor-in-chief

February 23, 2017

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Each year on Feb. 14, fancy restaurants are booked with reservations, drugstores bleed pink and red and the sweet aroma of flowers fill the crisp, winter air. It is Valentine’s Day. This annual holiday is seen as joyful to so...

Making history and making an exit

Emily Grobe, Editor in chief

February 22, 2017

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It is the eve of one of the most historic events I have witnessed in my four years as an E-Rab: the girl's basketball Sectionals final game. Watching this team, a team of my friends, break decades of school records and put in...

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