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Should Snow Days Still Exist

Should Snow Days Still Exist
January 21, 2021

As the winter months come rolling in, so does all the snow and ice. If this was any typical year, a snow day could possibly occur, but what should school districts do now that the technology is available...

Students are feeling the stresses of online learning

A students desk during online learning
January 19, 2021

Ten months ago, the education metrics changed for American students.  School districts are now tasked with the challenge of providing their students with an education and keeping them safe.    This...

Fun things to do in the winter

Snowman at local park
January 19, 2021

From sledding to snowboarding and snow forts to snowball fights, many people enjoy the snow. Everyone is outside having a fun time in the snow. Numerous winter activities available for people who like...

Casey bonds with students over similar passion

December 30, 2020

Lindsay Casey, a chemistry teacher who loves the complicated intricacies of chemistry, also indulges in conversations about the occasional recent video game that has been released.  Video games peaked...

Demystifying the DMV

December 30, 2020

North junior Mason McNierney was very nervous to take his driver’s test. He had trouble getting all his documents together and had to endure the DMV procedures. However, once he got in the car, he felt...

2020: Year in review

20 things we won't miss from this year and 20 things we are looking forward to in 2021
December 30, 2020

20 Things We Will Not Miss from the Past Year Movie releases being delayed Toilet  paper being out of stock  Not be able to dine indoors Lines outside of stores Having Covid...

Pastoring in Plainfield

Jason Ishmael mentors parishioner Carson Powell at Community Christian Church
December 15, 2020

Jason Ishmael is a cheerful family-man who believes that being a husband and a dad are the most important and joyous ministries in his life, but those aren't his only ministries. Ishmael is the Associate...

End of Year Review

End of Year Review
December 15, 2020

20 THINGS WE WILL NOT MISS FROM THE PAST YEAR:    20. Movie releases being delayed 19. Toilet  paper being out of stock 18. Not be able to dine indoors 17.Lines outside of stores 16....

Shopping safely

December 15, 2020

Christmas festooned merchandise, eggnog scented candles and massive blockbuster deals. There’s no holiday without hectic lines in packed stores while trying to buy gifts for family and friends. Yet,...

Spotlight: Julie Fornelli

December 15, 2020

Being an educator is much more than teaching students from a textbook. It is about making a connection and impact on their students that will stick with them for years to come. North English teacher Julie...

Speech team prepares for virtual season

Opening lines of senior Tanner Maydak's original comedy script.
November 24, 2020

North Speech Team is currently in flux.   Even so, head coach Mike Schneider is planning for success in a season like no other.  Schneider announced that practices will be virtual for the start of...

COVID decimates restaurant industry

COVID decimates restaurant industry
November 24, 2020

Since the year has started Restaurants have been shutting down all across Illinois for health and safety reasons due to Covid-19. Many businesses have been affected negatively. Lots of profit has been...

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