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MORE THAN JUST A NUMBER: Senior Joe Philleo plays chess at Chess Club. Philleo said he hopes the college he ends up going to will have many opportunities to play chess both competitively and for fun. VISHNU VAID // PHOTO

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January 21, 2016

Senior Joe Philleo has applied to several of the most well-known and prestigious universities in the country: Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are all possibilities for him. Furthermore, he said he thinks he has a good chance of being accepted into these “dream...

Chess Club to meet on Nov. 30

Freshmen Davis Botta and Luke Thatcher compete in a game of chess. Many new Chess Club members joined this meeting. PHOTO / TERESA CHEN

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November 26, 2015

According to Chess Club sponsor Margaret Winans, Chess Club will meet on Nov. 30 after school in Room F103.  As always, late bus passes will be provided. According Joe Philleo, club sponsor and senior, the club is currently working on getting T-shirts and locker signs. He said this will hope...

Chess Club to meet on Sept. 28

Former club president Kevin Mi returns to chess club to bring members some cake. Mi was Chess Club president for over a year until he graduated last year. TERESA CHEN / PHOTO

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September 23, 2015

According to Chess Club sponsor Margaret Winans, Chess Club members will meet after school on Sept.28 in Room F103. Club meetings will continue to be every Monday after school with late bus passes provided. According to Joe Philleo, club co-president and senior, Chess Club has had a great turnou...

Chess Club to meet on Sept. 7

Joe Philleo, club co-president and senior, and club member Natalie Rumreich compete in a game of chess. This was Chess Club's third meeting. TERESA CHEN / PHOTO

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September 4, 2015

According to Chess Club sponsor Margaret Winans, Chess Club will have a meeting after school on Sept. 7 in Room F103. This will be the club’s third meeting. The club has a few goals for the new upcoming school year. “Chess club had a fantastic year last year by winning the fourth consecut...

Chess Club prepares for next year

Chess Club memebers, junior Mikel Frausto and sophomore Caleb Smith, play two-on-two chess together. “I’m really going to miss the club and how we can all come in to just play chess,” Frausto said.

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April 24, 2015

According to Joe Philleo, Chess Club co-president and junior, the meeting on April 27 will be the last meeting of the year. At their last meeting, Chess Club will try to get additional funds for chess clocks and better chessboards. The club already has plans for next year, sponsor Margaret Winans said. “The club wants just more member en...

Economics Club members to participate in Fed Challenge April 22

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April 20, 2015

Although the Economics Club is no longer able to meet due to club sponsor Michelle Foutz's​ maternity leave, members will continue to participate in economics and related competitions. According to Joe Philleo, Economics Club member and junior, several club members will participate in the upcoming...

NHS induction to take place on March 22

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March 20, 2015

The National Honor Society (NHS) induction will take place on March 22, according to NHS sponsor Michele Satchwell. “NHS induction is the formal ceremony where (NHS applicants) receive their official certificates,” Satchwell said. She also said that there were 344 juniors who applied for NHS. ...

Economics Club members to participate in Fed Challenge

(Left to right) Junior Jessica Tao, sophomore Michael Wang, business teacher Paul Clayton, sophomore Brendan Yap, senior Kevin Mi and junior Joe Philleo (not pictured) will participate in the 2015 Fed Challenge. Participating teams of three to five students will offer 15-minute presentations. DARA LEVY / PHOTO

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March 20, 2015

On April 22, five students will compete in the High School Fed Challenge at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, according to Paul Clayton, Fed team sponsor and business teacher. Clayton said the competition requires students to analyze monetary policy. “I certainly enjoy helping them prepare fo...

Chess Club to meet Dec. 8

Allen Zheng, Chess Club member and freshman, plays recreationally against his friends. According to Zheng, the club meets every Monday after school to have fun with other members and learn better strategies for chess.

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December 3, 2014

According to Chess Club sponsor Margaret Winans, Chess Club will be meeting Dec. 8 in Room F103 after school. The club meets every Monday after school until 4 p.m., and late bus passes are provided. Regardless of experience in chess, everyone is encouraged to attend. Club members will play for both...

Key Club to hold class officer elections

Darren Chang, Key Club member and sophomore, reads the Key Club agenda. Chang said he is excited to vote for the Key Club class officers on Oct. 2. MELISSA YAP / PHOTO

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September 23, 2014

At the next meeting on Oct. 2, Key Club members will vote for class board members. These class officers will log hours and file  information. Students interested in applying for a position should turn in their applications by Sept. 25 to the Key Club office. Joe Philleo, Key Club president and junior, ...

Chess Club to meet on Sept. 15

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September 13, 2014

According to AP Computer Science teacher and sponsor Margaret Winans, Chess Club will be meeting Sept. 15 in Room F104 after school. The club meets every Monday after school. This will be their third meeting; previous meetings include Aug. 25 and Sept. 8. Regardless of experience in chess, eve...