May, 2016


Misconception of Feminism

The term feminist, which has been around almost a century now, receives backlash and disapproval.  This is met with a lot of misunderstanding and miscommunication.  Few are willing to speak up, or actually talk about it at all. There appears to be a common misconception that due to the root of the word being feminine, the word indicates the power of women. This however is not the case, and this will ideally be someoneś awakening. Feminism is, and has always been the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.Read More

Theatre Company completes the season

As this school year comes to a close, one final performance for the juniors and seniors in Theater Company happened on May 7.

Grades weigh down success

One of the reasons students take AP classes is for the opportunity to receive a weighted grade. Although these grades are attractive on a high school report card, the reality of “grade inflation” is much less appealing. A weighted grade is essentially the means to achieve a higher GPA. That’s it; stripped down to the bare bones, a weighted grade doesn’t amount to much more than class rank.

Most used apps of 2016

1) Snapchat: Snapchat has become one of the most popular apps today because of the fact that it keeps people in communication quickly and easily. It allows users to send pictures with a text attached to it. Users are also able to chat quickly without sending pictures. Snapchat offers filters that show the time, temperature, and speed. You can also filter the color/tint of the photo taken. Recently filters were added that allowed a face swap, puppy face and other funny alterations to the picture.

Heritage athletes compete in the Junior Olympics

This December 13, two fencers from Heritage went to the Junior Olympics.

Hofschire runs marathon

Mr. Hofschire used to live in Chicago and had a friend named Jack Penny that ran in the Chicago marathon.  Mr. Hofschire went to go watch his friend and he saw over a million people watching the runners. It was so inspiring for Mr. Hofschire just to watch his friend run in the Chicago marathon that he decided to run marathons. Hofschire first marathon was in 2000 and now runs several marathons each year.

Sports medicine students gaining hands-on experience

Koorsen’s plan for a gap year before college

Boys’ lax wrapping up the season

Science curricula improves

As the era of technology advances in student’s daily lives, finding answers online has increased with this advancement; therefore, science classes are changing their curricula to promote thinking instead of cheating in the classroom setting.