The Echo

Chilean people fight for a new constitution

Allison Blaszak, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

On Oct.19, Chile went into a state of crisis following student protests over a recent, and now redacted, government policy. The Chilean people protested against the price hike in transportation fares with both peaceful and vi...

The ongoing Hong Kong protests leads into their 24th week

Rianna Panergalin, Editor-in-Chief

November 15, 2019

From thousands of citizens marching peacefully to violent attacks of hundreds every day, the Hong Kong protests have carried on for weeks. Since June of 2019, the citizens of Hong Kong have been fighting for decreased Chinese ...

Neuqua honors veterans at annual ceremony

Abigail McArthur-Self and Sameer Datta

November 11, 2019

On Nov. 8, the Friday before Veterans’ Day, Neuqua held their annual Veteran’s Day ceremony in the auditorium during an extended sixth period.  The ceremony aims to honor those who have served in the military. Ella Lav...

Summary: House bill 2078

Sameer Datta, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

The House Bill 2078 is a major bill for teachers and future teachers. The purpose of this bill is to increase new teachers’ starting pay to $40,000 a year by 2023-2024. This is going to be done by gradually increasing the sta...

City of Chicago reaches deal with teachers, strike ends

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2019

On Oct. 17, Chicago Public School teachers went on strike due to issues with reaching agreements for contract negotiations.  The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) was pushing for smaller class sizes and increased staffing. They...

Congress calls for impeachment inquiry for President Trump

Abigail McArthur-Self, Hazel Booth, and Bhoomi Sharma

October 28, 2019

What happened?  On July 18, President Donald Trump chose to withhold $400 million in military aid to Ukraine. This decision began a series of interactions with Ukraine that have since been called into question. A week l...

Popp steps in as acting IPEA president

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

October 14, 2019

In the wake of the union president Paul Gamboa’s death, the Indian Prairie Education Association has had to choose someone to fill his shoes -- at least until the next election for the executive board. Katherine Popp, a Neuqua...

Lincoln Properties development raises questions for district

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2019

The Naperville Sun recently reported on a new development planned in Naperville -- the city council gave the development preliminary approval without District 204’s agreement.  What does this mean for students?  A...

National Suicide Prevention Month: Students raising awareness

Anika Haridas, Editor

September 30, 2019

National Suicide Prevention Month is an annual campaign in the United States that informs people about the warning signs of suicide. Every September, the goal of the campaign is to promote suicide prevention awareness with the h...

District 204 teacher’s union president, Paul Gamboa, passes away

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2019

Paul Gamboa, president of the Indian Prairie Education Association -- the district 204 teacher’s union -- died on Friday, Sept. 13 due to complications from an infection. According to the IPEA’s post following his death, Gam...

New year, new Neuqua: a look into new safety protocols

Anika Haridas and Allison Blaszak

September 16, 2019

Neuqua Valley High School welcomes the new school year by implementing a few changes to safety protocols. With the previous principal Dr. Robert McBride resigning, Dr. Lance Fuhrer has become the new principal for Neuqua. He sa...

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