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Teen heart screening returns to Neuqua

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2019

Young Hearts for Life, a program run by Edward-Elmhurst Health, is returning at Neuqua Valley. Every few years, they offer free heart screens to students. They search for issues that, if undetected, could lead to “sudden cardiac...

English curriculum should be updated

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2019

Literacy is an important skill. Reading, unless we enter a dystopia, will never cease to impact the way we live our lives. Knowing what something says, why it was written and the relationship between them is a valuable ski...

Tennessee Representative introduces bill to end electoral college

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2019

On Jan. 3, 2019, Tennessee Democratic Representative Steve Cohen proposed a constitutional amendment that, if passed, would eliminate the Electoral College. Under current United States law, citizens in each state cast vot...

I want to sleep; please help me

Orion Elrod, News & Copy Editor

January 20, 2019

It is time for schools to listen to medical professionals and adopt later start times. The American Academy of Pediatrics has suggested that middle and high schools adopt start times of 8:30 a.m. or later in order to allow stud...

IPCC releases new climate change report

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

December 22, 2018

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), an international collection of scientists dedicated to researching and reporting the state of the planet’s climate and the possible causes and solutions of issues present...

Harvest Bible Chapel sues critics

Arti Rathore, Orion Elrod, and Abigail McArthur-Self

December 22, 2018

The Harvest Bible Chapel was founded in 1988 in Rolling Meadows and has since expanded. There are now several locations including Aurora, Elgin and Chicago. The church was founded by James MacDonald, who is now suing Julie Roys, Ry...

November storm causes power outage

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

December 22, 2018

During a storm on Sunday, Nov. 25, a number of houses in the Chicagoland area  have lost power. Initially, 350,000 residents lost power, at least 40,000 of which were without utilities for multiple days. According to Paul Van...

Tear gas at the border

Joey Glos, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018

In November, the United States Border Patrol had one of its first encounters with the migrant caravan from Honduras, when United State border officials launched multiple canisters of Tear Gas into the Mexican border regions. The...

Once again, we are being cheated

Orion Elrod, News & Copy Editor

December 20, 2018

Many states are scrambling to try to rectify their dwindling population of teachers. According to the United States Census Bureau, there has been a decrease of over 12 percent in college students majoring in education. An addit...

Modified Babies: A look into the changing world of Genetics

Summer Moore, Assistant Editor in Chief/Business Manager

December 7, 2018

In November of 2018, two twin babies named Lulu and Nana were born in China with genetically modified genes. Scientist He Jiankui, who was in charge of this project, was the first to successfully modify the genes of a zygote to...

Giving in the holidays

Joey Glos, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

Alliance for the Children is a nonprofit organization that has partnered with Neuqua Valley for 18 years to fund a holiday drive. It centers around assisting children in the Appalachian Mountain region, one of the poorest sect...

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