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Rock N’ Roll has been around for many decades, starting in the 1950s. You’d see it everywhere around you, the radio, television, on posters, tours, summer time, anywhere. Many people credit Elvis Presley for starting rock music, others think Bill Haley & the Comets, Buddy Holly, and Litt…

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In retrospect, I regret to have allowed societal expectations to stain my lifetime. I can vividly recall criticizing my body from a very young age. Growing up in the age of the Internet where those with social platforms seem to set the beauty standards for women is hard. Societal beauty tren…

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At this stage of the pandemic, there’s no point in babbling about how the coronavirus has affected our lives. We all know that our daily activities were put on an indefinite hiatus, leaving many pondering about how to keep busy. With that being said, as vaccinations continue to roll out acro…

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In support of May Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we discuss abou racism towards Asians and the effects of it. Also some ways you could help out.

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In 1985, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California purchased a kouros, a type of ancient Greek statue made of marble. The museum bought the piece for ten million dollars, putting it on display for the public the following year. They were thrilled to have such an important, ancient …

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The winter has a habit of putting a lot of us in a funk. Everyday pressures are emphasized by the icy weather, only adding to the appeal of sweatpants and sleep. It often takes extra motivation to gather the energy to make exciting plans or simply avoid staying cooped up. Repeating the same …

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Chicago has been known for its variety of bubble teas. Bubble tea originated in Asia, specifically Taiwan, and these colorful drinks with tapioca come in a variety of flavors and styles that are perfect for any season and can suit anybody’s taste. We decided to review four popular bubble tea…

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Fast food is known to be unhealthy and addicting, but as more and more people are trying different diets in order to obtain a better lifestyle, the menus of several fast food restaurants are expanding in order to accommodate these diets. Even though there are many different diets people are …

Check out the pros and cons to 4 pieces of Hersey Spirit-Wear and learn about how each piece could incorporate current fashion trends!

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We are truly living through historical times. During times of havoc and catastrophe, a certain level of respect and maturity is required from each citizen experiencing the event in order to collectively move forward as a society. It is important that high school students understand this conc…

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Overall, 2020 was a rollercoaster for every one of us, but let’s not forget how the political stances between the two presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Joe Biden, have changed thousands of people and their relationships with each other. 

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Valentine's Day is weird. You either walk into a store in February and get sad that no one's buying you anything, or you get confused because you don't know what to get for someone. We’ve all been there, and that’s okay. But here’s a gift guide on what to get yourself, a friend, or a signifi…

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During the 2020-2021 school year, there have been many challenges that arose for students, one being maintaining the Harper Promise. Students of District 214 are granted the ability to apply for the Harper Promise before their freshman year starts. The Harper Promise is a scholarship that re…

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It is inevitable that, throughout the years, trends from past decades surface again. The definition of beautiful, ugly, basic, and different has morphed hundreds of times. Every few years seem to have a distinct aesthetic, but inspiration is commonly drawn from the past. One of the trendiest…

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When the first outbreaks of COVID-19 were announced, many shows stopped production and took a break. After several months of being on a hiatus, shows have begun to resume production and have been uploading weekly episodes. But with the new episodes for many of these shows, there has been a v…

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With all classes being held online as of right now, it can be difficult to comprehend the lessons. If there is laggy internet or if the teacher is going at too fast of a pace, it can be more challenging and nerve wracking for a student to speak up and ask a question online than when class wa…

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With all the ups and downs that 2020 has brought, the one thing that most individuals are looking forward to are the holidays. Whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah or other plans, everyone is excited to get a well deserved break from the chaos this year has entailed. 

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     Popular online fashion market, Depop, has gain more popularity during quarantine to help earn money. However Depop does show to have its issues with users.

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     Take a second and think to yourself: have you ever heard someone say something racist in the halls or seen a racist act done in the classrooms? I can imagine that everybody can think about a time this has happened. Maybe it was a joke. But to some, it doesn't come across as a joke but a…

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On Nov. 3, the counting began for the 2020 presidential election. There was a record breaking number of early votes and mail-in ballots this year according to Forbes News. After a long four days, the Associated Press announced Joe Biden as the new president-elect. 

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Since the middle of second semester last year, students in District 214 were no longer allowed to attend classes in person. Going from being physically in classes everyday to suddenly having to attend classes online was a drastic change. Students adjusted to this change in different ways, on…

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As any regular high school student can confirm, life as a teenager can often be difficult. The four years of high school are about learning from mistakes and growing in many aspects. The journey from teenager to adult is challenging enough in private, but having personal problems displayed t…

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools have to execute their lesson plans differently. As of right now, Hersey follows a block schedule that alternates between “orange” and “brown” days. Orange and brown days consist of four classes a day, each being seventy minutes long.

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With the 2020 presidential election coming up this November and everything related to COVID-19 that is happening, while in person voting will still happen, voting for a candidate will mostly be through mail ballots.  Trump is trying to defund the USPS so he can manipulate other companies int…

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Currently in northwest China, there is a genocide happening that the news is “avoiding to report.” News companies aren’t writing too many stories about what's happening in China. They're pretending like it's not happening, which is giving China more freedom to do what they would like. Xinjia…

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This month we headed to the Chicago International Film Festival to give students a sneak peek at the most anticipated films of the year.