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  • A Lasting Tradition: Senior Handprints

    A Lasting Tradition: Senior Handprints

    Rachel Froehlich, News Editor

    November 29, 2016

    Have you ever noticed the bright handprints dotting the top tier of each locker bay? Seen as a yearly tradition to remember and celebrate each graduating senior class, the handprints go up each year as a project supported by Student Council. “I think that the tradition represents each student leaving th... READ MORE »»

    Class of 2017 handprints cover the Senior locker bay.

  • Three Year Improvement Plan Introduced To Lakes

    Three Year Improvement Plan Introduced To Lakes

    Sam Boyle, Business Manager

    November 4, 2016

    On Oct. 20, Lakes Community High School held a meeting to introduce the new school improvement plan for the next three years. Many students and staff members were involved in this meeting. Julio Najarro and Lucie Gundlach from the Student Achievement Committee (SAC) spoke at this meeting, along wi... READ MORE »»

    New motto for school improvement plan

  • Lakes Takes on Halloween

    Lakes Takes on Halloween

    Emmy Lucas, Managing Editor

    October 31, 2016

    The little steps of the Little Eagles Preschoolers filled the halls of Lakes Community High School on Thursday, Oct. 27 as they trick or treated to various classrooms throughout the school. Since Lakes teacher Jennifer Harrington has been director of the Little Eagles Preschool, it has been traditio... READ MORE »»

    Lakes science teacher Jeff Newton hands out candy to the Little Eagles Preschoolers.

    Photo by Mary McGinnis

  • Lakes Prepares For Red Ribbon Week

    Lakes Prepares For Red Ribbon Week

    Mary McGinnis, Design Editor

    October 21, 2016

    This year’s Red Ribbon Week is rapidly approaching. The spirit week dedicated to informing students about the effects of drug use will begin on Monday, Oct. 24. The schedule for the different spirit days are listed here:   Monday, Oct 24: RED-y, Set, Go! (wear red) Tuesday, Oct 25: Lei Off Drugs (tourist/Ha... READ MORE »»

    Courtesy of Creative Commons.

    Photo by Andrew McCarthy

  • Medical Marijuana Bill Extended After Visit To Lakes

    Medical Marijuana Bill Extended After Visit To Lakes

    Sam Boyle, Business Manager

    October 4, 2016

    Last school year, Governor Bruce Rauner visited Lakes Community High School. While here, he was asked a question by senior and activist Emily Muller on why he would not sign any bills to expand the medical marijuana program. “Afterwards there was a push to save the program like I’ve never seen... READ MORE »»

    Muller questions Rauner when he visited Lakes last school year.

    Photo Courtesy of emilysfight.com

  • New Allergy Policy Enforced At Lakes

    New Allergy Policy Enforced At Lakes

    Sam Boyle, Business Manager

    October 4, 2016

    Many new rules have been placed in Lakes Community High School this year. One of those major rules or policies is the no food policy. That does not allow students to eat anywhere except for the cafeteria or certain classrooms because of severe allergies that some students have at Lakes. In past years,... READ MORE »»

    Tables in the cafeteria have signs where no nuts are allowed.

    Photo by Emmy Lucas

  • The Real Reason Behind Beck Road Construction

    The Real Reason Behind Beck Road Construction

    Emmy Lucas, Managing Editor

    October 4, 2016

    Ripped up sidewalks and driveways, potholes and ‘closed road’ signs line Beck Road in Lindenhurst, Ill. Many Lakes students, when asked if they knew why the construction was taking place, did not have an answer or initially thought that the neighborhood was just getting new sidewalks. Although... READ MORE »»

    One of the many signs posted on Beck Road warning drivers that they should expect construction on the upcoming street. The neighborhood's mailboxes are all located at the end of the street due to construction taking over front yards.

    Photo by Emmy Lucas

  • ILC Kicks Off Pageapalooza

    ILC Kicks Off Pageapalooza

    Megan Olson, Photo&Art Editor

    September 2, 2016

    To start off the school year, the ILC is bringing back Pageapalooza, a reading challenge for the staff and students. The event begins September 2 and runs through October 14. Pageapalooza is a competition between teams of four individuals to see who can read the most amount of pages in six weeks.... READ MORE »»

    Pageapalooza starts Sept. 2.

    Photo by Megan Olson

  • Lakes Holds Annual Activities Fair

    Lakes Holds Annual Activities Fair

    Mary McGinnis, Design Editor

    September 2, 2016

    On August 30, many different clubs and activities set up posters and sign up sheets in the alternate gym for the annual Activities Fair. From Chess Club to the Theatre, many different groups got to share their experiences with their extracurriculars. Senior Shelbi Slade represented the Key Club this... READ MORE »»

    Key Club shares information about their club at the Activity Fair.

    Photo by Mary McGinnis

Hallway Interrogation: Chicago Bears Stephanie Gutierrez

Hallway Interrogation: Chicago Bears Stephanie Gutierrez

Molly Bartlett, Editor-in-Chief

Questions asked by Mrs. Lesinski's Sports Media class: What is your favorite salad topping? A: Olives Green or black? A: Black What is your favorite month of the y...  Read More »

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Healthy Picks From Your Halloween Bag

Healthy Picks From Your Halloween Bag

Mary McGinnis, Design Editor

Now that Halloween is over and we are all left with massive piles of leftover candy, it may be enlightening to some to know that some candy has actual health benefits. ...  Read More »

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“The Night of the Living Dead” Review

“The Night of the Living Dead” Review

Sam Boyle, Business Manager

Zombies attacked Lakes Community High School on Thursday Nov 3. When Studio Theater Advanced performed the play, “The Night of the Living Dead.” The students only had ...  Read More »

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Review: “Before the Flood”

Review: “Before the Flood”

November 18, 2016

Reincarnation of the Choker Necklace

Reincarnation of the Choker Necklace

November 16, 2016

Book Review: “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov

Book Review: “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov

November 1, 2016

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Girls Basketball Looks to Get Back on Track

Girls Basketball Looks to Get Back on Track

Stephen Gerrits, Sports Editor

There are no easy wins in the game of basketball. Every win is earned through execution and hustle. For the Girls Basketball team of Lakes Community High School, the hustle is there but the execution is l...  Read More »

Dec 1 • No Comments

Boys Basketball: Off to a Solid Start

Boys Basketball: Off to a Solid Start

November 29, 2016

Lakes Wrestling Team Working Hard During Pre-Season

Lakes Wrestling Team Working Hard During Pre-Season

November 22, 2016

Boys Basketball: Rising

Boys Basketball: Rising

November 21, 2016

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the voice of Lakes Community High School
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