How to love your life

Erin Lewis, Reporter

January 30, 2014

Last year I wrote down at least one positive thing that happened to me (almost) each day.  When I was able to go to the city with my cousins, I wrote it down.  When I had a really nice conversation with my dad, I wrote it down.  When I did all my homework for once, I wrote it down.  Nothing was too s...

Is the sale really worth it?

Erin Lewis, Reporter

December 18, 2013

During the holidays, everyone embarks on the treasure hunt for the best prices.  When you find that super low price, it’s satisfying, it’s gold; you have won the game that is gift shopping.  Your friend will love the gift you’ve bought and your wallet hasn’t been slimmed down in the process. For...

Good Grades

Erin Lewis, Reporter

November 24, 2013

Posted to YouTube October 21 was a video depicting the reaction of father Farnoosh Shahrokhshahi when his son Aria showed him his report card and how he was able to raise a grade from an F to a C.  The father is brought to tears from happiness.  He keeps shouting, “Is this real?” and hugs his son...

What Happened to the Fourth Amendment?

Erin Lewis, Reporter

October 23, 2013

A woman says that she was forcibly strip-searched in LaSalle Count after an arrest for a DUI.  The victim, Dana Holmes, was searched by three men and one woman, and the incident was videotaped.  Her attorney, Terry Ekl, says that her client is not alone.  Several other women have c0me forward to Ekl...

Undressing the dress code: stop the shaming

Erin Lewis, Reporter

September 24, 2013

We live in a world where everything is sexualized.  Our natural bodies are considered risqué, and everybody judges everybody. Refreshingly, in school we are taught to accept people.  It should be a safe, judgment-free place. However, judgments are provoked when a student dares to wear a pair...

District 205 supports students no matter their circumstances

Staff Editorial

September 23, 2013

Sometimes a number doesn’t tell the whole story. One statistic can’t paint a portrait -- or even produce a snapshot -- of a group of people. Though Conrad Fischer Elementary School did not meet state achievement standards two years in a row, a test score does not quantify the hard work of dedicated...