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  • Contract Upgrades
  • District 117: 2015-2020 Strategic Plan
  • District 34 Referendum Looks to Improve Area Schools
  • Pop Tab Challenge Begins at Lakes
  • Bees Delayed Addition to the Endangered Species List
  • Lakes Students Attend Speech by Ndaba Mandela
  • Cures Act Passed, 2016
  • Contract Upgrades

    Contract Upgrades

    Molly Bartlett, Editor-in-Chief

    April 21, 2017

    With recent events of the district superintendent Jim McKay releasing news to retire within the next four years, district salaries were on the minds of many. By the fourth and final year of his contract before retirement, McKay will be making $238,000 as the result of a 6 percent raise he received...

  • District 117: 2015-2020 Strategic Plan

    District 117: 2015-2020 Strategic Plan

    Emmy Lucas, Managing Editor

    April 21, 2017

    From improving curriculum and instruction to collaboration and student support, the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan aims to ignite a communal effort to grow and maintain excellence among Community High School District 117. A strategic plan is a principle that is always set in place as it acts as a guidin...

    Visit the d117.org website to further explore the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan and interact with its in depth goals and reports.

    Photo courtesy of CHSD 117

  • District 34 Referendum Looks to Improve Area Schools

    District 34 Referendum Looks to Improve Area Schools

    Matthew Haufe, Opinions Editor

    March 13, 2017

    Election season is in full swing in Lake County as members of the community will go to the polls on April 4 to vote for various township positions. However, local government positions are not the only things the community will be voting for. Citizens will be voting to pass a referendum for Antioch S...

    Photo courtesy of Community in Support of D34

  • Pop Tab Challenge Begins at Lakes

    Pop Tab Challenge Begins at Lakes

    Emmy Lucas, Managing Editor

    March 2, 2017

    Key Club’s annual Pop It and Drop It pop tab collection competition began Monday, Feb. 27 at Lakes Community High School. Key Club is a volunteer based club where members partake in a multitude of volunteer opportunities, fundraisers and campaigns. The Pop It and Drop It campaign began last year when br...

    Milk jugs are dispersed to second hour classes to collect pop tabs.

    Photo by Emmy Lucas

  • Bees Delayed Addition to the Endangered Species List

    Bees Delayed Addition to the Endangered Species List

    Katie Peters, Staff Reporter

    February 24, 2017

    In late 2016, bees were a new addition to the endangered species list. This in itself was scary due to the fact that bees are a main pollinator when it comes to agriculture. However, within the past week it was announced that the addition of bees to the endangered species list was going to be delayed un...

    Katy Peters

  • Lakes Students Attend Speech by Ndaba Mandela

    Lakes Students Attend Speech by Ndaba Mandela

    Rachel Froehlich, News Editor

    February 21, 2017

    Last Wednesday, Feb. 15, a group of students from Lakes Community High School Social Studies teacher, Eric Vichnick’s International Relations Honors class took a trip down to Crystal Lake South High School to hear a speech given by Ndaba Mandela. As the grandson of Nelson Mandela and the Founder and...

    Ndaba Mandela gives a speech to high school students.

  • Cures Act Passed, 2016

    Cures Act Passed, 2016

    Sam Boyle, Business Manager

    February 14, 2017

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been around for just over 110 years. The fact that the FDA is so old could indicate there may be some out of date processes, as the times are always changing. The Cures Act will work to speed up the process of providing patients with the life-saving drugs they...

    "My first time in DC, I attended an art reception in the Rayburn House Office Building Foyer. It is a great opportunity to not only connect with other advocates, but also to network with Congressional staffers and tell them why the 21st Century Cures Act is so important," Emily Muller said.

    Photo by EverLife Foundation

Starbucks’ New Mission

Starbucks’ New Mission

Abby Vanderwall

In January, Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz announced the company plans to employ 10,000 refugees in the 75 countries in which it has businesses. This statement is an extension ...

May 10, 2017No Comments

Cambodia’s Call for Harrington

Cambodia’s Call for Harrington

Erica Frisby, Sports Editor

As individuals, we all fall into our own routines. Lakes Community High School teacher, Jennifer Harrington, has been teaching in District 117 for the past ten years. Rec...

April 21, 2017No Comments

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Who is Alexia LaSaint?

Who is Alexia LaSaint?

Kelly Scheuring, A&E Editor

As a young girl, Alexia LaSaint knew her passion was singing. Starting from posting song covers on social media to now recording her very own songs in the studio, she uses h...

April 21, 2017No Comments

DanceMakers Convention Widens Perspectives

DanceMakers Convention Widens Perspectives

April 10, 2017

Review: 13 Reasons Why

Review: 13 Reasons Why

April 7, 2017

Concert Review Panic! at the Disco

March 15, 2017

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The Start of The Eder Era

The Start of The Eder Era

Stephen Gerrits, Sports Editor

After the resignation of long time head football coach Luke Mertens, a vacancy opened up to be the new coach for Lakes Community High School’s competitive and established program. The search for a new c...

May 11, 2017No Comments

Girls Varsity Soccer Takes on Antioch Tomorrow (Video)

April 30, 2017

District 117 Welcomes Boys Lacrosse

District 117 Welcomes Boys Lacrosse

April 21, 2017

Mark Grandos- Whats In Your Bag?

April 21, 2017

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