The Prowler

At Issue: Valentine’s Day is Overrated

Katelyn Leano, News Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under In Depth, Opinion

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...

At Issue: High School students are too old for Halloween

Hunter Bish, Editorial Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy. There always comes an age when children have to outgrow the fun and start embracing reality. One thing that does come under debate is whether or not high schoolers are too old for trick-or-treating. Many will say yes, including teens themselves. Halloween can...

Taking steps for student safety

Prowler Staff

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The rapid growth of violence in schools is causing many facilities to increase their security across the board. In response, District 202 has begun the new A.L.I.C.E. training for students in the buildings. The students are required to participate in the lockdown drills and follow A.L.I.C.E. procedures...

At issue: High School doesn’t prepare you for college

Caroline Baumker, Editor-In-Chief

October 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

While high school does teach students some important subjects, it does not adequately prepare students for all the rigors of college. It is true that both high school teachers and college professors help their students when they are confused about something or recommend tutors to them. Compared to...

At issue: High School DOES prepare you for college

Hunter Bish, Editorial Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Four years and a test determine where students land in the post-high school world, but a staggering and resilient question is whether those four years and the SAT/ACT truly do prepare students for college or not? Though many current in-school students will say no, most researchers will provide many...

Film industry cast diversity gives all children role models

Lauren Hansen, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Many people will argue about the lack of diversity in the film industry. Remember the 2016 Oscars? This event had unquestionable controversy because for the second year in a row all lead and supporting actor nominations were white. This problem was adjusted slightly in 2017 when seven non- white actors...

Student disinterest causes winter dance cancellation

Lauren Hansen, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

There won’t be a winter dance this year due to a lack of student interest and organization. “In my nine years at North, we have always had a hard time getting students to attend the winter dance.  We have also had to cancel in the past for the same reason,” Principal Ross Draper said. Whether...

Equal Employment Opportunities

February 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The image of the U.S. is that it prides itself on being the pinnacle of equality, but reality paints a different picture. The workplace undoubtedly has one of the biggest shows of inequality. There are countless anti- discrimination laws in place including those for age, gender, disability, origin...

Holiday grab bags bring unnecessary stress to participants

Lauren Hansen, Editor-In-Chief

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I’m not sure how common grab bags are for other people, but in my family, they are a Christmas tradition. This is my first year with the adults and I’ve been stressing about what to get for months. The event itself has its own causes for confusion. I can never keep up with the rules because they...

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