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  • After Harvey & Irma
  • 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
  • After Harvey & Irma

    After Harvey & Irma

    Colin McElduff, News Editor

    December 13, 2017

    This hurricane season has been one for the records. Hurricane Irma, a massive Category 5 storm that wrecked the Caribbean, has become the longest-lasting powerful storm, ever. Damages from Harvey and the subsequent catastrophic flooding in Southeast Texas are expected alone to cost up to $190 billion...

    Devastating flooding after Hurricane Harvey.

    Photo by Boaz Guttman

  • 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

Faith Conway, Sports Editor and Business Manager

December 14, 2017No Comments

Mrs. Eichman Favorite Color: Blue Favorite Animal: Dog Favorite Food: Cheesecake Movies or Music: Music Regular or Fuzzy Socks: Fuzzy Peanut Butter or Jelly:...

Hallway Interrogation

Faith Conway, Sports Editor and Business Manager

December 14, 2017No Comments

  Hallway Interrogation: Emmy Voight Favorite Color: Blue Favorite Animal: Dog Favorite Food: Apple Movies or Music: Movies Regular or Fuzzy Socks:...

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Zachary Timmerman, Photo & Video Editor

December 12, 2017No Comments

Throughout a student’s high school experience, there are many dances to attend with various themes. We often take for granted the effort that the student body and staff...

Top 5 Places to Travel This Spring Break

Top 5 Places to Travel This Spring Break

December 11, 2017

Artist You Should Know: Vic Mensa

Artist You Should Know: Vic Mensa

October 24, 2017

Love’s Labour’s Lost: From the Laughs, to the Lines, to the Lights

Love’s Labour’s Lost: From the Laughs, to the Lines, to the Lights

September 22, 2017

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Cheer 2017-2018: The Road To State

Mya Pfeifer, Social Media Coordinator

December 6, 2017No Comments

With stunting, tumbling, dancing, cheering, cheer is kicking their season off running by working towards their team goal: winning state. “Our team goal always is and always will be state” senior an...

Girls Volleyball: Undefeated

Girls Volleyball: Undefeated

September 28, 2017

Surge in Runners to Lead Girls to Victory

Surge in Runners to Lead Girls to Victory

September 14, 2017

Senior Start-Up

Senior Start-Up

September 6, 2017

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the voice of Lakes Community High School
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