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Sophia Diaz Senior Reflection

Sophia Diaz Senior Reflection

Sophia Diaz, Staff Writer, Co- Editor

May 20, 2019


Filed under Perspectives

A letter to high school students to come: Dear young ma'am or sir, Welcome to Warren. The school is your oyster, and you have 4 short years to make your mark. Lucky for you, you’ve entered a diverse environment, where you are sure to find people, classes, and clubs that'll help you find yourse...

Saving Our Dying Planet

Saving Our Dying Planet

Anna Wheeler, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019


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Climate change is real and it’s killing our Earth. This man-made crisis poses a fundamental threat to all species living on our polluted planet. Human activity plays a huge role in the rising temperatures and decreasing of biodiversity that is now impossible to ignore. The environment faces progressi...

Eli Ameyibor Senior Reflection

Eli Ameyibor Senior Reflection

Eli Ameyibor, Contributor

May 17, 2019


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Dear Freshman Me, Congratulations! You’ve officially made it through the awkward, forbidden years of middle school and are ready to tackle on the even greater awkwardness that will follow these next four years! Yay! Okay, in all seriousness, don’t worry, it isn’t going to be that bad. There a...

Zach Relova Senior Reflection

Zach Relova Senior Reflection

Zach Relova, Contributor

May 14, 2019


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It’s hard to take in the fact that I have made it this far. I’m certainly not the brightest of students at school nor the most popular, so to see that I’ve accomplished so much over the span of four years leads me to believe that I have it lucky. I dedicated so much time and work in high sc...

Retiring Special Education Teacher, Vicky Pogue

Retiring Special Education Teacher, Vicky Pogue

Rebecca Benjamin, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019


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About Vicky Pogue: "I attended college at Western Illinois University for undergrad, Northeastern Illinois for masters, and I’ve been at Warren for 16 years. I started out as an Early Intervention Special Education Preschool Teacher in Quincy, IL. Then, I took some time off to stay home with my ...

Retiring Social Studies Teacher, Mr. Greg Cohen

Retiring Social Studies Teacher, Mr. Greg Cohen

Jessica Lim, Editor-in-Chief

April 23, 2019


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Mr. Cohen has been teaching at Warren longer than us students have been alive, beginning his time here during the 1991-1992 school year. From world civilizations to economics, American issues, and U.S history, he has taught a variety of subjects to generations of Warren students. Originally, Mr. Cohen...

Retiring Network Administrator, Howard Yundt

Rebecca Benjamin, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


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Mr. Yundt, as network administrator, is a highly industrious individual who, despite his busy schedule in handling all of business relating to tech at Warren, was able to share about himself and his time here. He begins, "I graduated in 1986 from Troy State University with BAS in Electronics Man...

Retiring Dean, Pat Shea

Retiring Dean, Pat Shea

Anushka Agashe, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


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Like most years, this school year sees its fair share of retiring teachers. At the end of this semester, this will include saying goodbye to one of the O’Plaine deans: Dean Shea. I had the chance to sit down with him and discuss what his experience has been like at Warren. Before he worked at Warren,...

Retiring Spanish Teacher, Doctora Jamie Gustafson

Retiring Spanish Teacher, Doctora Jamie Gustafson

Sophia Diaz, Staff Writer, Co- Editor

April 22, 2019


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On March 15th, Doctora Gustafson met with me to discuss her thirty-three year teaching career— after school, on a Friday. Her willingness to work at this inopportune time reflects the generous aura I came to know, encapsulated in her final comment: when I noted how fulfilling it must be to have impa...

Retiring Science Teacher, Mike Mieszala

Retiring Science Teacher, Mike Mieszala

Anushka Agashe, Staff Writer

April 21, 2019


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As the year comes to a close, Warren says goodbye not only to graduating seniors, but also to various retiring teachers. One of these teachers is Mr. Mieszala, a science teacher at the Almond Campus. Other than a year-long stint as a permanent sub/coach at Cary Grove, he has spent his entire 33 year...

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