The Prowler

Why Spring Sports Should Not Continue

Gianna Feminis, Staff Writer

May 6, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic leaves no option but to cancel the spring sports season. As much as we all look forward to sports such as baseball and softball, athletics cannot be a teenager’s focus right now. Actually finishing the school year is most important and has already been quite the challenge...

Why Spring Sports Should Continue

Kendall Streba, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

Over the last four months, COVID-19’s trail of terror has been left on countries, shutting down schools, businesses, stores, restaurants and all of the world’s major sport leagues. About 40 states, including Illinois, have mandated that schools will stay closed until the official...

Why Universal Is Better than Disney World

Zach Zappia, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

Summer is rapidly approaching, and that means summer vacations are being planned. Theme parks are very popular vacation destinations. Possibly the biggest debate when it comes to theme parks  is Disney World vs. Universal Studios. When the advantages are weighed, Universal is better than Disney. Universal...

Why Disney World Is Better than Universal Studios

Brianna Woltz, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

When planning a vacation, Florida is a popular destination any time of the year, but there is also the struggle of planning out activities to do when you arrive. Many tourists enjoy visiting the beach, the Everglades, the Keys, but there is always the debate of whether to visit Disney World or Universal...

Taking Sides: Public Schools

Zach Zappia, Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

The school year is rapidly coming to a close. For most seniors, this means figuring out a college. There are many choices when it comes to attending college, and one question that often comes up is whether to go to a public or private university. Going to a public university is definitely better for...

Taking Sides: Private Schools

Lilianna Kallas, Co-Editor-In-Chief

March 17, 2020

Deciding between going to a private college or a public college can be a tough choice at first when someone doesn’t know all of the facts about going to a private college. There are many benefits to choosing a private school rather than a public university. It is a common misconception that it costs...

Taking Sides

Cassidy Sutton, News Editor

February 20, 2020

Imagine instead of a long, relaxing, summer break, students only get a few weeks off every now and then. Year-round schooling basically means students attend school six to nine weeks in a row with a week-long break and then repeat the process. States like Arizona, California, Colorado and Texas already...

At Issue: Students should go to college after high school

Katelyn Leano, News Editor

May 14, 2019

College application: check. FAFSA application: check. College visit: check. College is important because if a student wants a job that pays a good salary, then going to college is imperative. College graduates earn more money than people who only have a high school diploma. According to a recent study...

At Issue: Students do no need to go to college after high school

Caroline Baumker, Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2019

Most children are told time and again about the importance of going to college in order to lead a successful life, but that isn’t always accurate. Parents practically shove the idea of college down their child’s throat since birth like it is a saving grace in a way, and because of that, children...

At Issue: Schedules should not contain additional classes

Katelyn Leano, News Editor

April 4, 2019

Though some area high schools have eight period days, schools in District 202, only have seven period days. These are enough classes for the average teen. There should not be an 8th period added to the school day because shortening the class periods to make room for another one would be detrimental. The...

At Issue: Schedules should contain additional classes

Caroline Baumker, Editor-in-Chief

April 4, 2019

Most students when they hear the words “eight periods” immediately run for the hills. What they don’t understand is that the extra period doesn’t tack on another hour to the day. Instead, it shortens periods in order to fit it in and makes it easier for students to complete all the credits...

Late start to school day greatly needed

The Prowler Staff

April 4, 2019

Lately, it seems in school the more sleep deprived teens are, the harder time they have learning and interacting with others during the day. A possible solution being debated in several school districts across the nation is the benefits of having a late start to the day. District 202 needs to take...