• Wi-Fi access now adheres to ISU policy

    Wi-Fi access now adheres to ISU policy

    Lauren Van Plew, Reporter

    November 3, 2017

    Students returned from summer break and discovered the isunet Wi-Fi could no longer be used on any devices other than school issued laptops.   Contrary to popular rumors, this policy was not in response to a specific violation of the tech policy.  Tehcnology coordinator Jim Kurz convirmed that ...

    Lounge time doubles as study time for sophomores Connie Chen and Abby Naden.

    Jade Fung

  • U Thought Wrong

    U Thought Wrong

    Elyse Schoenig, Reporter

    October 30, 2017

    As the Pioneers attack their first season in the Central State Eight conference (CS8), they have confronted doubters, learning where the tough competition awaits and where it doesn’t.    “Everyone (each school) thinks they are our biggest rival,” Athletic Director Wendy Smith said. “To us...

  • Rising star

    Rising star

    Drew Johnson, Reporter

    May 11, 2017

    From the age of three, senior Savannah Remkus has put her heart into gymnastics. This sport has brought her to a dream to reality: she will be an All-Arounder for the Illinois State University gymnastics team. Remkus will be attending as a Division I athlete and continuing to live out her dream. ...

    Savannah Remkus will continue her gymnastics career at Illinois State University.

    Reiman, Amy

  • Farm day

    Farm day

    Elijah King, Reporter

    May 9, 2017

    On April 24, 2017 many lives were changed, including my own. Best friends Maria Pessman and Brad Dearing teamed up to take us on an eye-opening field trip to Dearing Country Farms located in The Middle of Nowhere, Illinois. A lucky many from Pessman’s personal fitness class joined forces with Proctor’s...

    Photo by Sarah Park

Eleven new teachers? I’ve heard ‘stranger things’

Celeste Berardi, Reporter

November 29, 2017No Comments

Eleven new teachers joined the staff this year. The science department has seen the most dramatic changes, with three new teachers: Donieka Solberg, Jacob Davis, and Emily Telford. Telford, who obtained a bachelor's ...

Reporter, Cassie Trosino

November 20, 2017No Comments

Structural and physical changes seen throughout the building this year include the TV in the main hallway, the library, the gym floor, and an influx of new teachers. The changes have made this 50-year-old building more attractive ...

Christiana Thompson, Reporter

November 8, 2017No Comments

This year, a whopping 46 students partake in National Honor Society (NHS), an organization where school service events are a focal point. “They become more and more selfless as the year goes on.” National Honor S...

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Hadley Hagerty, Reporter

November 20, 2017No Comments

This year the golf programs’ season ended on a high note. The boys finished their season third in state and the girls finished tenth, this was accomplished despite the Conference and class changes. “The conference c...

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Christiana Thompson, Reporter

November 8, 2017No Comments

This year, a whopping 46 students partake in National Honor Society (NHS), an organization where school service events are a focal point. “They become more and more selfless as the year goes on.” Na...

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Rising star

Rising star

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More than just teachers

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  • Unforgettable

    In the movie "Unforgettable" the main character, Julia Banks (Rosario Dawson), was in an abusive relationship with Michael Vargas (Simon Kassianides)....

  • Farm day

    Farm day

  • The worst album of 2017

    “AZD” (pronounced acid) is Darran Cunningham’s sixth studio album under the pseudonym Actress. The announcement of “AZD” from Ninja Tune Rec...

  • Lamar is born storyteller

    Listening to Kendrick Lamar’s new album “DAMN” painfully reminded me about how much  mainstream music needs better rappers. Released just one m...

  • Fate of the Furious: Continuing the series

    “Fate of the Furious” is just another addition to the ever growing saga of Fast and Furious movies and makes absolutely no attempt to be anything ...

  • Get Out: A Sharp Blend of Horror and Satire

    Awkward situations are always difficult, but they are nothing compared to the sheer insanity that unfolds during a single visit to the main character'...

  • A new version of a tale as old as time

    “Beauty and the Beast” is Disney’s most iconic classic. After being the first animated film nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, and the fi...

  • No tomorrow

    “Maybe you can afford to wait. Maybe for you there's a tomorrow. Maybe for you there's one thousand tomorrows, or three thousand, or ten, so much t...

  • The Lego Batman Movie: A crazy ride for kids and adults alike

    Legos combined with Batman. What else could people ask for? The Lego Batman Movie, directed by Chris McKay, utilizes good humor, a good plot, and the ...

  • Satirical News: more important than ever in today’s political culture

    Nearly everyone has heard of them. From Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver, to the (underrated) Daily Show newbie Trevor Noah, or the ever-angry Bill M...

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