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Chorus Concert – Behind the Scenes

Easton Ours

December 10, 2018

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The Kennedy Junior High Chorus, a group with members from 6th to 8th grade, had their first concert of the year at Kennedy on the night of Wednesday, November 14th. Fourteen songs were sung in total, with 6th and 8th grade both sin...

Trimester One Chorus Concert

Easton Ours, Opinion Writer

December 10, 2018

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The Kennedy Junior High Chorus, a group with members from 6th to 8th grade, had their first concert of the year at Kennedy on the night of Wednesday, November 14th. Fourteen songs were sung in total, with 6th and 8th grade both sin...

The Troubling Environmental Impacts of a Christmas Tree

Kathryn Hu, Opinion Writer

December 10, 2018

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Christmas trees, the embodiment of a holly jolly Christmas. Each family has one, whether it be fake or real, decorated with lights and ornaments. But it’s about time we wondered, are these trees really necessary? Christmas ...

Crimes of Grindelwald review by Mohammad Khan

December 3, 2018

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Rating: ★★☆☆☆ The long-awaited second installment of the Fantastic Beast series hit theaters a little more than two weeks ago. In all honesty, the movie just goes to show that there is no magic left in the world of H...

November – Movie Review: Venom

November 5, 2018

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by Mohammad Khan Venom Rating ★★☆☆☆ The story of Venom is one of an investigative journalist, Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), trying to take down the nefarious CEO of the Life Foundation, Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed). When...

November – Behind the Scenes: Student Council

November 5, 2018

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by Easton Ours The Kennedy Student Council is a group of outstanding sixth through eighth graders who volunteer their time to the school to plan events such as school dances. The Student Council is critical to the state of the...

November – Rohints of Advice

November 5, 2018

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by Rohin Gopalka Q: I procrastinate too much. Do you have any ways to help me? -Practiced Procrastinator SA: Who cares? Middle school grades don’t matter. LA: Well, just don’t put it for the last day. Set a “...

Introduction to Horoscopes

Divya Lidder, Opinion writer, writes Horoscopes

October 6, 2018

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Horoscopes are super complicated and odd, but here’s the basic breakdown: There are 12 signs- one for each month. They’re ruled by different houses, have a connection to different planets (or more accurately, “celesti...

October Book Review: I Hunt Killers

Mohammad Khan, Opinion writer and editor, writes Book+Movie Reviews

October 5, 2018

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I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga ★★★☆☆ Five years ago, Billy Dent was caught, convicted, and sentenced to the rest of his life in prison, deemed as the most notorious serial killer of all time, with over 120 known m...

The Kennedy Fitness Center

Kathryn Hu, Opinion writer, writes Whine and Cheese

October 3, 2018

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Old exercise machines that could be mistaken as medieval torture equipment, the sweat of thousands of children coursing through the air, and the feeling of imminent death hitting you as soon as you walk in - it’s all part o...

Mr. Bones — Room 201 Mascot

Easton Ours, Opinion writer, writes Behind-The-Scenes

October 3, 2018

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As Halloween rapidly approaches, some teachers at Kennedy Junior High School in Lisle, Illinois are fully embracing the spirit of Halloween. Mrs. Kulik, Kennedy’s 8th grade advanced English and Social Studies teacher, is one ...

Rohints of Advice (October)

Rohin Gopalka, Opinion writer, writes the advice column

October 3, 2018

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Q: Dear Request Rohin, I’m doing XC this year, but I’ve discovered that I’m slower than my friends relative to where I was last year. I was faster them last year, but now I’m slower than them. What should I do? -Tyler...

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