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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...

Justice Gets Served on the Big Screen

Justice Gets Served on the Big Screen

By: Alex Malawski, Editor

November 21, 2017

It’s a big improvement from last years “Batman Vs. Superman,” which by the way, as a sloppy chaotic mess. That film was too dark for a superhero film which made it depressing. Anyway, I digress.  This film shows Ben Affleck's portrayal of the Dark Knight in a way that wasn’t too over the to...

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...

Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” Doesn’t Disappoint

Photo Courtesy: Cosmopolitan

By: Amanda Malawski, Special Projects Editor

November 15, 2017

Taylor Swift is one of the biggest artists of the generation and one of the most talked about regarding celebrity feuds. Whether or not you like her, she has talent and her products sell crazy numbers. Since her transition from the innocent, country girl in 2010 with her “Speak Now” album to the ta...

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...

Thor is Mighty Powerful in Thor: Ragnarok

Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios

By: Alex Malawski, Editor

November 3, 2017

Since the Thor franchise kicked off in 2011, its films have been a huge let down for fans of the “God of Thunder” and Marvel films in general. Audiences now have a third film to see Chris Hemsworth in action as the eponymous character the film is based on. I was never a huge fan of this film franchise, bu...