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Things I’ve Learned During Quarantine

During quarantine, many people have picked up new hobbies like indoor gardening, exercising and reading. Sophomore Sarah Janito's latest hobby is painting.

By: Sarah Janito, Reporter

April 22, 2020

Everyone has (hopefully) been in quarantine for around five weeks now, and may be running out of things to keep themselves busy. I have effectively drained my creative spirit and have learned and come to terms with plenty of things I would not have been able to honestly address head-on without this mu...

My Quarantined Life

My Quarantined Life

By: Sophia Mullins, Editor

March 21, 2020

March 21 officially marks my first week in self-quarantine. For my two younger brothers, their one week anniversary with isolation was on March 19. Most people are just getting used to the idea of social distancing and quarantining; my family was forced to become comfortable with it much sooner. I would...

Nepal en la Frente: Leap of Faith

Nepal en la Frente: Leap of Faith

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

May 22, 2019

     In 1980 my abuelita and abuelito moved their family across the US- Mexican border. Into a new culture. A new life. Twelve years later in 1992, my mom obtained her visa and moved to the US. Almost 40 years after the first of my family moved here, I will become a first generation graduate. ...

Nepal en la frente: Ancestors

Nepal en la frente: Ancestors

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

May 7, 2019

I sometimes feel like a double agent. Stuck between two worlds. I feel like I’m constantly changing my skin with the ease of someone changing their shoes. Shifting from American to Mexican in an instant. I change my voice, my tone and myself. The ease with which I am constantly changing to fit in w...

5 Ways to Create the Perfect Graduation Party

Photo Courtesy of Gabrielle Faletto

By: Ashley Manzo, Editor

April 24, 2019

Use the Buffet Method for Serving Food Simply just lay out all the food on the table or a counter for all the party members to choose from. Buffets are also an easy way to host a party without being tied to the kitchen. Everyone can grab their food when they want.   Make a Pic...

The 7 Wonders of France

Taking a river cruise not only allows tourists to see buildings from a new perspective, but they can learn more about the city’s history from a professional's point of view.

By: Kt Mattern, Executive

April 18, 2019

Arromanches-les-bains While many tourists may not visit the beautiful country of France to see old war zones, the town of Arromanches-les-Bains is a true testament to natural beauty even if bombs once raided the same beaches that people now sunbathe on. Mostly known for bordering one of the beaches ...

Nepal en la Frente: Letting go

Nepal en la Frente: Letting go

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

April 13, 2019

Today I sat outside and painted. In my backyard between two trees the sun blended the colors together. In the grass, matted down from footsteps and snow, I layed down and counted the clouds. Heard the birds mixed in with the breeze and took a breath. Made friends with the trees. Allowed myself this ...

Nepal en la frente: Change

Nepal en la frente: Change

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

March 23, 2019

The backyard of my abuelo’s house has always been my favorite place. I have memories of green covering my vision as I rolled down the hill that made up most of my grandparents' backyard. When the summer sun would beat down on us in an ungodly manner, the old willow tree abuelito had planted would serv...

Nopal en la Frente: Mami and Her Country

After obtaining her visa card and immigrating to the U.S. in 1992, Arcelia Salinas visits The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

March 1, 2019

Mamí talks about Mexico with pride. She holds her country close to her heart and welcomes it with open arms. She tells cuentos de tierras hermosas - tales of beautiful lands - and the secrets they hold. Her voice is a song as she tells tales of her childhood. The animation in her eyes and the passion in ...

Nepal en la Frente: Summer Camping Trips

Nepal en la Frente: Summer Camping Trips

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

February 15, 2019

I have memories of summer nights that now feel more like faraway dreams. When the sky would be full of stars, the sound of crickets chirping and mosquitoes buzzing filled the dead silence of the night. As a mixture of Spanish and English filled the air, the lingering smell of bug spray and campfire smoke...

Springing into Something New

Springing into Something New

By: Ashley Edwards, Executive

February 11, 2019

Sliding into a comfy bed, wrapped up in a warm blanket with a good book is what every winter evening should have. Lorna Code, the librarian, purchases books every couple of months to keep the shelves stocked and students happy. The last shipment she received was mainly focused on different series and...

Nopal en la Frente

Nopal en la Frente

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

February 1, 2019

To be born a first generation Mexican-American is to be born to always be too much and never enough. One culture will reject you for the language you know, another for the one you do not. The American part of yourself will battle with the music flowing out of your mouth. It will flatten your tongue, ma...

Battle of the Fall Treats

Battle of the Fall Treats

By: Madalyn Webb, Abby Lycan, and Regan O'Brien

November 2, 2018

Our taste buds drove us to downtown Geneva to try the fall delicacies in the midst of the beloved fall season. The large chain we chose is one that is well known and loved by all ages. It’s everywhere you go, even if you try to avoid it. Starbucks. The Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino is one of the...

Battle of the State Parks

Battle of the State Parks

By: Gabrielle Faletto and KT Mattern

April 16, 2018

Looking for fun activities to do with friends or family when the weather is nice? Living in the Chicagoland, finding an outdoor place to hike and explore that is not just flat and boring can be tough. With summer right around the corner, visiting some of Illinois best state parks that offer waterfal...

Test Your Knowledge on the Day of Jokes

Test Your Knowledge on the Day of Jokes

By: Jessica Tiv, Design and Visual Executive

April 1, 2018