The Prowler

At Issue: Schedules should not contain additional classes

Katelyn Leano, News Editor

April 4, 2019


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


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...

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