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December 12: Christmas Sweater (tree)t

December 12: Christmas Sweater (tree)t

By: Bailey Prichard, Reporter

December 12, 2017

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 Watch on Netflix

December 11: Unpopular Christmas Movies to Watch on Netflix

By: Sarah Prunty, Reporter

December 11, 2017

“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

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

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

Lee's Trees offer colored trees as well as regular Christmas trees.

By: KT Mattern and Gabrielle Faletto

December 8, 2017

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

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 Gifts for Your Younger Siblings

December 6: Popular Gifts for Your Younger Siblings

By: Sam Gomes, Reporter

December 6, 2017

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

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

December 4: DIY Ugly Sweaters

By: Annika Berger, Production Manager

December 4, 2017

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...

December 3: Easy DIY Gifts for Everyone

December 3: Easy DIY Gifts for Everyone

By: Corinne Condos, Reporter

December 3, 2017

Lip Scrub During Christmas time it’s very busy and sometimes we forget to get a present for a family member or a friend or just run out of time. This sugar lip scrub will wash all of your anxiety and worries from gift giving away. Sugar lip scrubs are not only easy to create, they’re actually good for...

December 2: What Math Teachers do for Christmas

December 2: What Math Teachers do for Christmas

By: Casey Schanks, Reporter

December 2, 2017

As soon as trick-or-treating ends people start to prepare for Christmas time. Lights are hung, gifts are wrapped and carols are sung. Everyone has their Christmas traditions, even Math teachers. For Math teacher Daniel Ponczek, Christmas break is a good time to sit down with all of his math books ...

December 1: Easy and Festive Christmas Recipes

December 1: Easy and Festive Christmas Recipes

By: Ashley Manzo, Reporter

December 1, 2017

Santa popcorn Once you pop, you cannot stop! This Santa popcorn is sweet, savory and delicious. Just a couple quick steps and the perfect festive snack is ready! Ingredients: 10 cups of popcorn Salt 3 tablespoons of butter M&M candies (pretzel, peanut butter or normal) 3 cups of...

Teachers we Love: Mark Meyer

Teachers we Love: Mark Meyer

By: Vanessa Pitts, Webmaster

November 17, 2017

How long have you taught? This is my thirteenth year. What do you teach? I teach AP human geography and psychology. What do you coach? I coach golf and I just started advising the global cultures club this year. How long have you coached? I’ve coached golf for thirteen years. W...

Teachers we Love: Jennifer Hoemann

Teachers we Love: Jennifer Hoemann

By: Vanessa Pitts, Webmaster

November 17, 2017

How long have you taught? This is my nineteenth year. What do you teach? I teach regular biology and enhanced biology. What do you coach? I used to advise global cultures and I coached the color guard team. What is your favorite class to teach: Don’t tell my regular biology st...

Battle of the Breakfast Places

Battle of the Breakfast Places

By: Gabrielle Faletto and KT Mattern

November 15, 2017

One thing all high schoolers have in common is their love for food. Whether it be a quick morning breakfast fix or a study date at a nearby cafe, going out to breakfast is a great way to start the morning. A couple of well known breakfast places in Kane County are Egg Harbor Cafe and Buttermilk. Bot...