Big Northern Conference: Wait, What Is It?

Big Northern Conference: Wait, What Is It?

Here in Illinois, we have Big Northern Conference, an organization of high schools in adjacent counties that highlights extracurricular activities in events every year. There’s…

Budget Cuts: The Creativity Killer

Budget Cuts: The Creativity Killer

It’s widely known that Illinois is broke. If you search “Illinois is” in Google, it’s pretty obvious. The state’s severe lack of money has greatly…

Losing Touch after High School

Losing Touch after High School

In fifth grade, my class took a three-day field trip to a campground in the neighboring town. There, I met my two best friends.  We…

Op-Ed: I Am Not a “Worthless Teenager”

Op-Ed: I Am Not a “Worthless Teenager”

Last semester, I took a health class which is required by my school to graduate. The material I learned in the class was not a…

A Freezing Kid’s Guide to Coping with the Northern Winter

A Freezing Kid’s Guide to Coping with the Northern Winter

Some of you might be thinking… Hah. Actually, they bother us ordinary humans quite a bit.  A little more like this: Northern winters: Let me…

Challenge Day: Be the Change…And Cry Your Eyes Out Doing it

Challenge Day: Be the Change…And Cry Your Eyes Out Doing it

“The Challenge Day mission is to provide youth and their communities with experiential programs that demonstrate the possibility of love and connection through the celebration…

The Struggle Is Real: Feminism in High School

The Struggle Is Real: Feminism in High School

WARNING: This may trigger you if you have had a traumatic experience with sexual assault or abuse.  I’m a feminist. I believe in equality for…

Op-Ed: Worry Just Will Not Seem to Leave My Mind Alone

Op-Ed: Worry Just Will Not Seem to Leave My Mind Alone

I have social anxiety. I’ve never been specifically diagnosed, but I just know. It’s kind of hard to miss it if I can’t manage to…

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