The Prowler

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...

At Issue: Valentine’s Day is Overrated

Katelyn Leano, News Editor

February 8, 2019

Every year, many people celebrate Valentine’s Day to proclaim their love for each other. However, those people are in relationships. People who are single, don’t honor it by having a romantic dinner. In fact, they don’t celebrate it at all because Valentine’s Day is overrated. Starting in...

At Issue: Valentine’s Day is not overrated

Caroline Baumker, Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2019

It is that time of year again where red, white and pink streamers hang from the ceiling or cling to the walls and couples are especially nice to each other. Yes, the holiday is a bit saccharine, but it is still sweet. Many people feel that over time, the holiday has faded from showing loved ones that...

District 202 buildings need alternative fuels

The Prowler Staff

February 8, 2019

In this day and age, people hear about climate change a lot as well as the dangers of global warming. Some schools have switched over to alternative fuels in order to help out the environment, but not all districts have made the switch. Plainfield Unit School District 202 currently operates at a monthly...

At Issue: We aren’t too old for Halloween

Caroline Baumker, Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2018

As people mature, they start wondering if they are too old for holiday traditons they loved in childhood.  One of these things is whether it is still cool to get dressed up on Halloween and go trick-or-treating. Despite what some people think, it is okay to be older and still dress up for the...