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Dukes save 270 lives at blood drive despite lack of staff

Dukes save 270 lives at blood drive despite lack of staff

Jack Castanoli, Reporter

January 21, 2020

York hosted their second blood drive of the year on Jan. 16. Despite under-staffing, the drive was successful, and it saved 270 lives upon completion. Senior Grace Maietta, chair of the Student Council blood drive committee worked directly with Zeke Trevino, Senior Donor Recruitment Representative for ...

Students weigh in on marijuana legalization in Illinois

Students weigh in on marijuana legalization in Illinois

Mary Kett, Features Editor

January 21, 2020

Illinois became the 11th state to legalize the recreational sale of marijuana on Jan. 1 after Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the bill into law in June. Adults over the age of 21 can now purchase marijuana for recreational use from licensed sellers with or without a medical marijuana card.  The Elmhur...

Student Council spurs spirit through winter dance

Student Council spurs spirit through winter dance

Jack Castanoli, Reporter

January 16, 2020

The beginning of the school year is defined by King of the Couch groups dancing through the hallways, Friday night football games and warm weather. After homecoming, however, the school spirit fades, the stands remain empty, and the weather cools. Student Council has sought to curb this problem by introdu...

Dukes Shed Their Green for Purple to Support Relay for Life

Dukes Shed Their Green for Purple to Support Relay for Life

Jack Castanoli, Reporter

January 14, 2020

 All levels of York’s basketball teams took on the Immaculate Conception Catholic Prep (ICCP) Knights in the Crosstown Classic on Jan. 8 to support the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. “Paint the Gym Purple” is an annual basketball game held at York in which fans and players sport th...

Writing on the wall: racial hate notes found at York, Elmhurst College in late October

Writing on the wall: racial hate notes found at York, Elmhurst College in late October

Mary Kett, Features Editor

December 19, 2019

On Oct. 24, a hate note with racial overtones was found in a boys restroom at York. While the note indicated it was meant to be a joke, York administration and the Elmhurst Police Department investigated the matter and determined no credible threat. As a precaution, police presence at school increased fo...

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