Summer roadtrips

Summer roadtrips

By: Madeline Hockey, Reporter

June 30, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

Starved Rock Where is it? Located at 2668 East 873 Road, Oglesby, IL 61348 What can I do there? Over 13 miles of hiking trails You can see waterfalls in 14 of the 18 canyons You can see ice falls in the winter When can I go? Open every day from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. How much doe...

How to stay neat while traveling

How to stay neat while traveling

By: Vanessa Pitts, Editor

June 7, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

Everyone packs to go somewhere over summer vacation whether they’re packing for an exotic vacation or just to stay at a friend’s house. Many people may struggle with fitting their clothes in their suitcase, so here are some ways to make more room in your suitcase.

Recipes for sweetening your Valentine’s Day

Recipes for sweetening your Valentine’s Day

By: Shelby Harper, Reporter

February 13, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle

Since it’s establishment in 496 A.C., the fourteenth of February has been widely regarded as Valentine’s Day has been celebrated for a multitude of reasons circling around the celebration of loved ones. It originated from the Saint Valentine who was known for performing wedding ceremonies illegally al...

Gobble up the goodness: Thanksgiving treats

Gobble up the goodness: Thanksgiving treats

By: Hannah Garbacz, Reporter

November 16, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get elbow deep in some delicious Thanksgiving treats. Reese’s Turkeys- Materials needed: 8 Reese’s Peanut butter cups (full size) 8 miniature Reese’s peanut butter cups 48 Reese’s pieces 16 can...

Gobble up the goodness: Thanksgiving treats

Gobble up the goodness: Thanksgiving treats

By: Hannah Garbacz, Reporter

November 15, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get elbow deep in some delicious Thanksgiving treats. Turkey leg rice krispie treats~ Materials needed: 12 large pretzel rods 1 bag of mini marshmallows 1 bag of marshmallows 1 bag white candy melts 3 tbsp butt...

Lactose free sesame chicken bites

Lactose free sesame chicken bites

By: Ally Smith, Editor

October 4, 2016


Filed under Features, Lifestyle

Ingredients 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1.5 pounds) (recommended 1 ¼ inch cubes) 3 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger Pinch of red pepper flakes (I didn’t use) ½ cup white sesame seeds   C...

A fall treat for people with dietary restrictions

A fall treat for people with dietary restrictions

By: Ally Smith, Editor

September 23, 2016


Filed under Features, Food, Lifestyle

  Ingredients 2 apples (peeled or unpeeled), cored and roughly chopped (I used gala apples) ½ cup chopped walnut pieces 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon   Put all the ingredients into a blender, I used a nutribullet, and blend until smooth.   I enjoyed t...

Hang out spots for the summer

Hang out spots for the summer

By: Bella Vargas, Editor

June 17, 2016


Filed under Featured Stories, Features, Lifestyle, Showcase

Living in an outer suburb of Chicago means that during our time off we have lots of places to go. Sometimes, though, we don’t want to travel downtown or don’t have the money for a day in the city so, local places to hang out for the day are the best option. If you want... ...to spend a day...

What to do on a rainy day with Youtube

What to do on a rainy day with Youtube

By: Emma Conrad, Editor

June 16, 2016


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Showcase

During the summer time, many teenagers enjoy doing activities such as going to a waterpark, shopping or even just walking around outside. These activities are done when it is nice and sunny out, but what do you do on a yucky, rainy day? Tie Dying A good way to have fun, yet be creative, is t...

Cost-free Chicago fun

Cost-free Chicago fun

By: Annika Berger, Editor

June 13, 2016


Filed under Featured Stories, Features, Lifestyle

Spending a day downtown doesn’t have to mean spending a lot of money. Chicago is full of destinations and activities for all kinds of interests that are completely free. Whether you’re an art fanatic, a history buff, or a nature lover, here are some places that only cost the train ticket down. Cultural...

Eggcellent spring sweet course

Eggcellent spring sweet course

By: Lauren Lindow, Reporter

March 25, 2016


Filed under Food, Lifestyle

Ingredients: 2 rolls Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookies 1 bottle sugar sprinkles of the color(s) of your choice 1 container green frosting assorted jelly beans or M&Ms Twizzlers Pull n’ Peel Steps: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray miniature muffin cup tray ...

Essentials for a perfect picnic

Essentials for a perfect picnic

By: Emma Conrad, Reporter

March 17, 2016


Filed under Food, Lifestyle

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