The Echo

Ghost car infographic

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2018

Community safety night: a recap

Joseph Glos, Staff Writer

November 23, 2018

On Wednesday Nov. 14 district 204 had its first community safety night. Approximately 100 community members attending the event, which was an opportunity for the district to communicate directly with residents about their stra...

America’s history with Central American migrant caravans

Hannah Denaer, Staff Writer

November 22, 2018

On Oct. 12, a migrant caravan left from a bus station in San Pedro Sula, Honduras in an attempt to escape a life ridden with gang violence and poverty. The caravan consists mainly of people from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala...

Why grades fail

Orion Elrod, News & Copy Editor

November 20, 2018

The grading system that is used most prominently in the United States is failing students. In 1877, Harvard started the practice of classifying students based on their perceived merit. Students were divided into six divisions...

Lasting impacts of Hurricane Florence

Orion Elrod, News & Copy Editor

November 20, 2018

In September of 2018, Hurricane Florence struck, causing severe and long-lasting damage across North and South Carolina. Confirmed as a category four hurricane, Florence brought winds as fast as 137 miles per hour. Although hu...

Watching water waste

Ella Estopare, Online Editor & Columnist

November 20, 2018

The United States of America is one of the world’s more powerful countries. As such, we are obligated to aid other countries who are in need of support. Developing countries all over the world share a common need: water. Cle...

City council grants car wash permit despite concerns

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2018

Wash U, a carwash company from Plainfield, is looking to open shop in Naperville. On Oct. 16, three representatives, Kathy West, Craig Nelson and Steve Timmer of the company came before the city council to request a permit to ...

District 204 expands cafeteria staff

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2018

District 204 has added new positions to its managerial staff to improve operations. According to Ronald Johnson, the District Director of Support Services, the majority of the positions are for the elementary schools, prov...

Neuqua manages drop in potential hires

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2018

According to the Illinois State Board of Education, it is becoming increasingly difficult for schools to find proper staffing. Despite this, Neuqua and other district 204 schools have managed to fill positions -- even in v...

The resource disparity plaguing public schools

Orion Elrod, News & Copy Editor

October 31, 2018

This year, the Detroit Public School District plans to spend one to three million dollars on a curriculum overhaul.The district serves over 50,000 students grades K-12. Each year, most students take Michigan’s state-wide ex...

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