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Illinois Music Education Association Participants

Joseph Granat, Feature Editor

February 26, 2018


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Four North students participated in a state-selected music group as part of the Illinois Music Education Association [ILMEA] on Jan. 25-27. The chosen students will be rehearsing with their ensemble to perform at the Peoria Civic Center arena on Jan. 27.   "It is a big deal because 25,000...

Art Exhibit Winners  

Caroline Baumker, News Editor

February 26, 2018


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On Jan. 10, 38 District 202 students earned honors at the second annual Lewis University art show. Nine of these students were from Plainfield North. According to Natalie Swain, one of the employees at Lewis, “[t]his show was the 2nd Annual High School Invitational”. These students’ artwork...

North hosts Madrigal Dinner

Lauren Hansen, Editor-In-Chief

December 13, 2017


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North’s Madrigal Dinner completed its 13th annual performance on Dec. 2 and 3. The cast consisted of 70 students with Kalvin Solberg as King, Katherine Buchanan as Queen, Josh Whitefield as Jester and Head Wenches Gabi Trani and Lily Wan. “[Favorite part of the madrigal dinner] I think the ...

Submissions deadline looming

Lauren Hansen, Editor-In-Chief

December 13, 2017


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The deadline on submissions for the 2018 literary festival is in six weeks. “It is so important that students have the opportunity to not only showcase their writing, but also receive feedback from professionals in the industry who can offer advice and expertise that extends beyond the classroom,”...

Preparation begins, fall play set for November

Preparation begins, fall play set for November

Lauren Hansen, Editor-In-Chief

December 1, 2017


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North’s theater program will kick off its fall 2017 performance with a rendition of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” running Nov. 17-19. North has never performed a Shakespearian play, but “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is often performed at a high school level. “I...

Homecoming Mardi Gras; let the good times roll

Joseph Granat, Feature Editor

September 22, 2017


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North’s homecoming dance will take place on September 30 in the school gym. This year’s theme is Mardi Gras exhibits a fun, care-free atmosphere to the students and staff. The streamers in the air will be filled with purple and green colors. “I’m excited about [the theme]. It’s easy to decorate...

Public education deserves federal funds

Lauren Hansen, Editor-In-Chief

September 22, 2017


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Before the signing of the state budget, due to increased costs and decreased funding by the end of the school year, District 202 could have faced an operating budget deficit of roughly $9 million. Governor Bruce Rauner officially signed the House Amendment 5 to Senate Bill 1947. This brings Illinois...

Health risks of lead poisoning

Caroline Baumker, News Editor

September 22, 2017


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  Recently, District 202 officials confirmed that 31 classroom and office sinks in nine schools still fail the lead testing requirements  from earlier in the year, but all water fountains are now safe. The effects of lead are very different depending on the person. “When you ingest lead...

Students flood teachers parking lot

Joseph Granat, Feature Editor

September 15, 2017


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North expanded its number of parking spaces to meet the new demands of its students. In an increase from 676 spots last year, North has opened up 57 new spots in the faculty lot for seniors and juniors to park in order to allow more students to be able to drive to school. Winning the raffle in...

State mandate enacts new changes for upcoming seniors

State mandate enacts new changes for upcoming seniors

Adriana Kladis, News Editor

May 18, 2017


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Due to the state mandate of Illinois, all upcoming seniors will be required to choose between off-campus lunch and early or late arrival. The state mandate requires that students have 300 minutes of school time each day. This equals five hours a day. These 300 minutes can include study hall. The current...

Eight D. 202 juniors get Horizon Grants to explore their futures

Eight D. 202 juniors get Horizon Grants to explore their futures

Tom Hernandez, Director of Community Relations

May 18, 2017


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Justin Evans(left) and Sarah Trusk(right) standing beside Principal Ross Draper(middle) after receiving the Horizon Grant. Plainfield – Eight District 202 high school juniors will get a glimpse of their future with a little help from the Plainfield Foundation for Excellence. The Foundation awarded H...

Philosophy Club gets new leaders

Nathaniel Martinez, Online Editor

October 4, 2016


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Starting this year, seniors Chandler Clark and Justin Barry are the official leaders of Philosophy Club, taking the place of graduates James Lang and PJ Wilken who led the club for two years. Clark and Barry will preside over the club’s weekly meetings in which attendees discuss philosophical quandaries...

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