Courtney Bennett: “I see everything as comedy”

Courtney Bennett on stage performing her comedy.

Brandi Zimmerman, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2015

The arts are often a route that many teenagers fail to pursue as a path that will lead to a viable career. Within the arts, further underrepresented by teen voices is comedy.  Courtney Bennett has been digging into comedy since junior high.  She described her fascination with the art blooming once she first saw in 7th grade the popular comedy show...

Leave out the litter

Leave out the litter

Brandi Zimmerman, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2014

The state of Illinois passed many new laws impacting all age groups which went into affect at the beginning of January.  Many of the laws are more popular and well known, such as the tanning law that prohibits teens under eighteen from tanning, or how you can’t talk on your phone anymore while driving without using a wireless device such as Blueto...

Area teens struggle to find jobs

Brandi Zimmerman, Staff Reporter

January 12, 2014

As teens start to reach the legal working age of 16, more and more of them are out scouting for potential jobs to earn some money, whether it be for extra cash or help pay the bills. However, it is getting progressively more difficult to find a part time job,  especially in a college town. It’s not easy to find a hiring manager that is willing to take a chance on a high school student, let alone ones that have no prior work experience. Even with working experience, managers are still hesitant to give high school students a job.  With college students in town so...

Course for collision?

Brandi Zimmerman, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2013

As the clock ticks closer to the late bell at 7:15 every day, it’s easy to see long lines of cars filled with impatient students  eager to get into the parking lot. With six hundred and eleven students occupying passes, the parking lot is a crowded and a potentially dangerous place.  The rush before and after school doesn’t just cause traffic to get backed up, but for many tempers to run high. There are multiple problems with how the flow of cars travel through the lot, but the most recent problem that has been identified is in the morning; students will pull in...

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