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World Hijab Day: A Memoir

World Hijab Day: A Memoir

Myrah Beverly, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Home

February 1st is World Hijab Day which celebrates Muslim women who chose to wear the Islamic veil across the world. I could discuss anything about hijab from the rise of Islamophobia, hijab-wearing women in fashion or the empowerment of the veil, but I won't. Instead, I'd like to share a memoir I first...

Views and Great (College) Expectations

Views and Great (College) Expectations

Jack Berens, Co-editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Home, News, Perspectives, Student Life

The following is my humble (disclaimer - possibly misleading) opinions about the college application process.  Good luck to everyone with your applications! First, I'd like to stress that applying to colleges is one important step in the entire college selection journey.  Ideally, prospective students...

Observations of Chicago

Observations of Chicago

Sophia Diaz, Staff Writer

January 21, 2018


Filed under Home, Perspectives, Student Life

Thrill after thrill passed over me from simply being in the presence of such a myriad of people. My family and I waited for the train amidst families, ambitious adults, a few shady characters, and a miscellaneous assortment of others. I felt bold to be brushing shoulders with those behaving in ways my...

FBLA’s Games 4 Gurnee

FBLA’s Games 4 Gurnee

Snehitha Talugula, Contributor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Home, News, Student Life

Warren Township High School’s Future Business Leaders of America sponsored a board game and toy drive called “Games 4 Gurnee” this year. Along with the help of over 60 FBLA members in the community service committee, co-chairs Snehitha Talugula and Pritika Sharma, organized two collection drives...

Five Foot Two: A Look Into the Eccentric Life of Gaga

Five Foot Two: A Look Into the Eccentric Life of Gaga

Sophia Diaz, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Home

Celebrities throughout the ages have assumed a stage persona, an alter ego of their true selves to present to the public. This walking stereotype doesn't do them justice, doesn't show the complexity of their personality. Recently, my eyes have been opened to this dilemma as it applies to Lady Gaga, through...

Unite and Inform

Unite and Inform

Farha Khan, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Home, Student Life

A few weeks ago, I had an opportunity of going to a club called “Unite and Inform” after school. Now I never knew about this club until we had faced a disheartening incident where someone decided to write a hate speech on a bathroom stall. So I knew I needed to go to this club and hear what othe...

Charming Chicago

Charming Chicago

Anushka Agashe, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Home, News, Student Life

If you live in Illinois, it’s inevitable you’re going to end up in Chicago at some point. However, living so close to the third largest city in the U.S. sometimes means you don’t get to see the city from a tourist’s point of view. Chicago is so large and diverse that there’s always going to ...

Fresh French Ratatouille

Fresh French Ratatouille

Anushka Agashe, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under Home, Perspectives, Student Life

When you think of ratatouille, you probably don’t think of a French dish made with beautifully layered vegetables - I’m guessing you think of the movie with the rat. Contrary to popular belief, ratatouille is a real dish, and for how intricate it looks, it’s actually simple to make. The recipe I ...

Greatest College Application Essay of All-Time

Greatest College Application Essay of All-Time

Jack Berens, Co-editor

November 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Home, Student Life

A legendary man named Hugh Gallagher wrote the greatest college application essay of all time in 1990.  He got into NYU and graduated from the highly prestigious school.  Republished in Kettering University, here is the essay with minimal additions from yours truly. Enjoy. I am a dynamic figure,...

Two-Minute Reader Survey

Two-Minute Reader Survey

Jack Berens, Co-editor

November 26, 2017


Filed under Home, Perspectives, Student Life

If you have the time (approx. 1-2 mins), please take this reader survey.  We'd really appreciate it! Link: The Golden Blue Reader Survey

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