The Prowler

Spring season is best option for football

Juniors Dylan Rasmason and Calvin Sharp, and senior Jack Kiefer took part in football drills this summer.

Gianna Feminis, Co-Editor in Chief and Sports Editor

September 27, 2020

As the sun goes down, the competition heats up as the varsity football team takes the field. The bleachers are bouncing and filled with energy, and the music blares throughout the stadium. Fans of all ages come to soak in the excitement of football as the brisk, cool air makes for a perfect fall evenin...

Do police have place in schools?

Do police have place in schools?

Mikey McGuire, Online Editor

September 27, 2020

On April 20, 1999, two boys walked into Columbine High School armed with guns and killed 13 people. This event changed the way schools view security drastically.  Police officers in the hallways in the hallways have become a normal sight in the American school, but with recent civil unrest across the ...

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...