December 14: Top 10 gifts to give under $25

December 14: Top 10 gifts to give under $25

By: Allie Doherty, Reporter

December 14, 2017


Filed under 25 Days Of Christmas, Showcase

Christmas season is here and it’s beginning to be the time to find some presents to share. Here are some of the best gifts to get someone for Christmas. Hot chocolate: In this cold Illinois weather we all need something to warm us up. Hot chocolate solves this problem, so why not give it to o...

10 college admission mistakes to avoid

10 college admission mistakes to avoid

By: Emily Janecek, Editor

December 13, 2017


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 Juniors and Seniors alike all have one thing on their mind when going to high school. College. When it's nearing the end of those last two years of high school, students are trying to prepare and focus on being accepted to a college. Sometimes, due to the stress and frantic search of scholarships, stude...

December 13: Popular gifts for athletes

December 13: Popular gifts for athletes

By: Ben Durbala, Reporter

December 13, 2017


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This upcoming holiday season features a high demand for several of the greatest gifts on the market. Christmas this year will be an overall success with these gifts. Each year, the Jordan brand releases shoes just before the holiday season. There is always a high demand for the shoes, and that trend co...

December 12: Here is a Christmas sweater (tree)t

December 12: Here is a Christmas sweater (tree)t

By: Bailey Prichard, Reporter

December 12, 2017


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Christmas season is the time to crack out that ugly sweater of yours. Not having one is very common, luckily, it’s quick, easy, and a good way to make someone crack a smile using simple Christmas materials that you own in your house. First, gather all your materials for the sweater. You’ll...

December 11: Unpopular Christmas movies to check out on Netflix

December 11: Unpopular Christmas movies to check out on Netflix

By: Sarah Prunty, Reporter

December 11, 2017


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“Get Santa”: When Santa is arrested, with his sleigh locked up, he is hopeless. A father and son take it upon themselves to not only save Santa but save Christmas. “Get Santa” is a comedy that the whole family would enjoy. With a rating of 77% on Rotten Tomatoes and a five-star rating on Netflix, it is ...

December 10: What English teachers do for Christmas

December 10: What English teachers do for Christmas

By: Jacob Booten, Reporter

December 10, 2017


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Christmas traditions, either making minion cookies or setting up mischievous elves, it may sound unique, but to some it’s what makes Christmas, Christmas. Christmas, a time where cold crunchy snow breaks under your boots as you walk to your family's houses. A time when temperatures are below 20 de...

December 9: Peppermint Oreo Truffles and Eggnog Pie

December 9: Peppermint Oreo Truffles and Eggnog Pie

By: Gianna Provenzano, Reporter

December 9, 2017


Filed under 25 Days Of Christmas, Features, Food, Lifestyle, Showcase

The complete Christmas party includes laughter of family and friends, a couple candid Christmas pictures, a lit up tree and a table of delicious desserts. A classic oreo truffle with a holiday peppermint twist, or a simple eggnog pie? You choose, but both will be the perfect Christmas party treat...

December 8: Battle of the Christmas tree farms

December 8: Battle of the Christmas tree farms

By: KT Mattern and Gabrielle Faletto

December 8, 2017


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With Christmas being right around the corner, families are in desperate need of Christmas trees to decorate from head to toe. Whether it be fraser fir, norway spruce, scotch pine, balsam fir, canaan fir or white pine, it’s important to narrow down your options when it comes to the best place to find...

December 7: What science teachers do for Christmas

December 7: What science teachers do for Christmas

By: Elizabeth Elliot, Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under 25 Days Of Christmas, Features, Profiles, Showcase

Everyone says that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year but they have different reasons to why. It might be the Christmas walk in downtown Geneva, ice skating in Millennium Park, walking around in Lincoln-Park Zoo to see the lights, going to the Christkindlmarket or even going to the Morton Arb...

December 6: Popular gift ideas to give to your younger siblings

December 6: Popular gift ideas to give to your younger siblings

By: Sam Gomes, Reporter

December 6, 2017


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Christmas is known as a time of giving and a time of joy. There are many gifts to buy friends and family, and here’s a brief list of ideas to get you going. Fingerlings interactive monkey baby is more than a toy, it can be a friend. This item is going for $34.49 on Amazon, but you can get them ...

December 5: Don’t be a Scrooge; read this review

December 5: Don’t be a Scrooge; read this review

By: Sarah Baernklau, Reporter

December 5, 2017


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The famous Christmas movie “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens has been remade countless times. There are good and bad versions of the movie., “Mickey a Christmas Carol”; “Bah, Humduck a looney toons Christmas”; “Mr Magoo a Christmas Carol”. “Mickey a Christmas Carol” is more ...

December 4: DIY ugly sweaters with a wreath

December 4: DIY ugly sweaters with a wreath

By: Annika Berger, Production Manager

December 4, 2017


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With the holiday season upon us, it is inevitable that you will find yourself at an ugly sweater themed party. You can always go out and buy an unsightly sweater at a store, but then you run the risk of showing up in the same outfit as someone else, and you miss out on a fun chance for originality. H...

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