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Senate to change Homecoming week, focus on more school-wide inclusion

Senate to change Homecoming week, focus on more school-wide inclusion

Uday Lomada

September 25, 2019

With Homecoming week happening right now, Senate is working on preparations for Friday, focusing on more making the events more inclusive and exciting throughout the week. “There have been a lot of changes that we have been working on for a while now that we finally are implementing,” Nina Metaxa...

New homecoming activities designed to fuel student interest, participation

New homecoming activities designed to fuel student interest, participation

Da-Hyun Hong

September 24, 2019

This year, student government has many new plans for homecoming week, according to Principal Tom Harmas. Changes such as having the senior football players dance at the pep rally, Kiss Queen changing to Hair Queen, and music playing during the walk to the stadium at the end of school on Friday were all...

Senate to change Homecoming week, focus on more school-wide inclusion

Senate to change Homecoming week, focus on more school-wide inclusion

Uday Lomada

September 7, 2019

With Homecoming week and the parade a month away, Senate is starting their preparations for the events, focusing on more making the events more inclusive and exciting throughout the week. “Right now we are preparing for Homecoming week,” Madeline (Maddie) Heath, student body president and senio...

Q&A with student body president (SBP) Maddie Heath, speaker of the House (SOH) Deion Ziwawo

Q&A with student body president (SBP) Maddie Heath, speaker of the House (SOH) Deion Ziwawo

Victoria Nopporn

August 13, 2019

Speaker of the House Deion Ziwawo What are your responsibilities? One of the main things that I will be doing is running the House of Representatives, so the 700 member student government group. I will also be leading the Cabinet. How has your role changed over the years? I have been in Cabinet si...

Senate to end year with Senate elections

Senate to end year with Senate elections

Heidi Peng

May 5, 2019

According to Michelle Foutz, Senate sponsor and social studies teacher, Senate has moved back Senate elections for a week due to DECA absences. “The petitions are due on Friday (May 3), and the call-out meeting is Friday in Room E231. Their signs are due Monday (May 6) morning at 8 a.m. They can pi...

Senate to continue planning Brain Game, future events

Senate to continue planning Brain Game, future events

Heidi Peng

February 26, 2019

According to Michelle Foutz, Senate sponsor and social studies teacher, the primary obstacle with Brain Game continues to be the addition of TCP students. Foutz said, via email, that a few new rules needed to be created in order to incorporate the TCP teams. Even so, she said Brain Game preparations ...

Senate to plan Brain Game, new changes

Senate to plan Brain Game, new changes

Heidi Peng

January 31, 2019

According to Michelle Foutz, Senate sponsor and social studies teacher, Senate is currently planning for the annual Brain Game competition. Hari Patel, senate member, Brain Game coordinator and junior, said Brain Game is similar to Quizbowl, as teams of four students compete in a trivia competition. Fur...

Proposed bill to create paid-internship programs, impact new graduation pathways requirement

Proposed bill to create paid-internship programs, impact new graduation pathways requirement

Natalie Khamis

January 24, 2019

The Indiana General Assembly convened for its first session on Jan. 3 to discuss the enactment of new Senate and House of Representatives legislature for this year. During one of these sessions, Jeff Raatz, Senator and Senate education and career development committee chairperson, said he has propo...

Senate to organize Winter Dance, plan Brain Game

Senate to organize Winter Dance, plan Brain Game

Heidi Peng

January 17, 2019

According to Michelle Foutz, Senate sponsor and social studies teacher, Senate is currently working through all the logistics for the upcoming Winter Dance that will occur during the last weekend of January. Foutz said, “They’re working on making tickets right now and getting the DJ… Most of the...

Following appointment of new committee leader Jeff Raatz, officials consider effect of government on schools, anticipate future changes

Lillian He

December 13, 2018

On Nov. 9, Sen. Dennis Kruse stepped down from his role as the leader of the education committee in the Indiana Senate, a position he held for 10 years. His successor Sen. Jeff Raatz plans to continue the majority of the policies that Kruse pushed for but also has goals of his own. Raatz said via e...

New Voices Legislation Bill: How can you help?

New Voices Legislation Bill: How can you help?

Adhi Ramkumar

November 18, 2018

Read our 11.16 Staff Editorial about New Voices Indiana here.

Senate to match SRTs with families for Care to Share

Senate to match SRTs with families for Care to Share

Heidi Peng

November 11, 2018

Student body president Tim Metken said Senate is currently organizing Care to Share, an annual gift drive where SRTs sponsor families. “We have all the responses from teachers, so we’re putting them together. Soon we’ll know what families we’re sponsoring, so we’ll be able to match SRTs to fami...