Lakes Student Media

  • 2018 So Far…
  • Last Minute Legislation to Save School Funding
  • After Harvey & Irma, Is Climate Change to Blame?
  • Contract Upgrades
  • District 117: 2015-2020 Strategic Plan
  • District 34 Referendum Looks to Improve Area Schools
  • 2018 So Far…

    2018 So Far…

    Adam Hartzer, A&E Editor

    January 16, 2018

      We may only be two weeks into 2018, but there’s already been a substantial amount of information that foreshadows what the remainder of the year may hold. A mix of natural disasters, politics, apologies, avoidable accidents and public backlashes: the new year is in quite a whirlwind. Here...

  • Last Minute Legislation to Save School Funding

    Last Minute Legislation to Save School Funding

    Colin McElduff, News Editor

    October 20, 2017

    In what the Chicago Tribune is calling “historic legislation,” Governor Bruce Rauner has signed into effect a funding formula that will finally end the inequities in Illinois schools’ funding. For the past two decades, schools in Illinois have been subjected to the most unreasonable funding...

    Photo by Charles Edward Miller

  • After Harvey & Irma, Is Climate Change to Blame?

    After Harvey & Irma, Is Climate Change to Blame?

    Colin McElduff, News Editor

    October 20, 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

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How is a Dance Theme Decided?

December 12, 2017

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

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Jumping into Girls Basketball

Dance Team Twirls Into Competition Season

December 21, 2017

Cheer 2017-2018: The Road To State

Cheer 2017-2018: The Road To State

December 6, 2017

Girls Volleyball: Undefeated

Girls Volleyball: Undefeated

September 28, 2017

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