Coffee shops: usefulness to students, studying

Julia Wasik, News/Opinion Editor

January 11, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Many students can relate to feverishly turning pages, rifling through heavy binders, and battling drooping eyelids all while trying to concentrate the night before a big exam. To add to this, sitting at home trying to concentrate... Read more »

Teens discuss pros and cons of school system

Casper Badovinac, Feature/Entertainment Editor

November 6, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Kids every day complain about school, about the education system, about what they want and what they need. But what are students really getting out of school? What do kids think about class other than frustrated side comments? AP... Read more »

AP Classes: Are they worth it?

Julia Wasik

November 6, 2017

Filed under Opinion

As many Advanced Placement (AP) students can attest, AP classes can be a lot of work, even for the best of students. Some students of AP classes, or even those considering taking AP courses might even think to themselves ‘Are... Read more »

Banning TKAM: Killing a necessary conversation

Mary Hoffman

November 6, 2017

Filed under Opinion

An African American girl sits in a classroom an hour north of Dallas, Texas as the only non-white person in the room. The class is reading Huckleberry Finn out loud. However, the class begins to feel uncomfortable as the N-word... Read more »

AP Classes: effects on students

Anya Madlangbayan

November 6, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Regular, Honors, and Advanced Placement are three levels of classes taken by GCHS students. All three are different levels in terms of rigor and workload to fit a student’s pace. While there may be a difference in difficulty,... Read more »

Standing, sitting, kneeling: what it really means to be a patriot

Casper Badovinac and Becca Blumenberg

November 6, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Pro I need to start off this article by saying that I am white. My parents were both in the military, they met at West Point and I’m the first generation in the Badovinac line to not have gone into the military. I’ll be ... Read more »

Wi-Fi Restrictions: Student Opinions

Audriana Tapia

November 6, 2017

Filed under Opinion

As new technology comes into schools, so will new rules. One such an example in GCHS is the Wi-Fi restrictions in both the Chromebooks and the student body’s cell phones. The student body had a chance to express their opinions... Read more »

School…prison…is it the same concept?

Anya Madlangbayan

November 6, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Barren, brick walls, a sea of people shuffling to and fro, to sit in rooms for an hour, following the same schedule for an entire year. Aside from special days like pep rallies and assemblies, nothing changes. School may not be... Read more »

9/11: Finding the best way to remember

Mary Hoffman

November 6, 2017

Filed under Opinion

September 11, 2001 is a day that will live in infamy. Fear and patriotism united America against terrorism. The country took a vow: 9/11- We will never forget. To honor that promise, some believe 9/11 should be made an official... Read more »

School: students’ forum for political conversation

Nikki Mock, Anya Madlangbayan, Casper Badovinac, Elliot O’Rourke, and Julia Wasik

November 6, 2017

Filed under Editorial

The controversy within the 2016 presidential election brought America’s attention to politics and the government. With so much buzz and plenty to talk about, there is little the students of Grayslake Central are learning about... Read more »

Political trust: going to APUSH for answers

Julia Wasik

November 6, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In a recent study done by Pew Researcher, a historic low of 20 percent of Americans reported trusting the government [in Washington] always or most of the time. Shocking? Maybe for some. But others will find it easier to believe,... Read more »

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