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Teachers’ absences can take toll on students

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September 7, 2007


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By: Erin Lowe <elowe@hilite.org> and Beverly Jenkins <bjenkins@hilite.org> Last school year, art teacher Jennifer Bubp gave birth to her son, Brett, causing her to miss six months of her teaching career. “I was fortunate to have an excellent maternity substitute teacher,” Bubp said. “I ...

New year brings new club opportunities

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August 13, 2007


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Senior Mike Bestvina started the “24” Club last year with fellow “24” admirer Adam Gunnell ’07. This year, he’s not so sure about it anymore. “I think I’m doing Euchre Club with my friend Gordon,” he said. The past school year, Bestvina and Gunnell had started the “24” Club...

Younger students take advantage of college visits

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August 13, 2007


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By: Shireen Korkzan Senior Alexandra Bellis so far has visited five college campuses, including Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Indiana University in Bloomington, Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill, the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois in Champagne/Urbana. She said ...

Students discuss “senior slack”

Jack Boeglin

August 13, 2007


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Traditional wisdom holds that a student’s effort follows a definite, predetermined cycle; naïve diligence freshman year, the sophomore slump, the super-strenuous junior year and the intensely desirable, longed-for senior slack. But this pattern does not hold true for many, like senior Alyssa Broughton,...