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Mandating COVID-19 vaccine for public schools

Connor Davenport, Copy Editor May 24, 2021

Americans have been split on their views towards vaccinations for centuries as anti-vaccination leagues can be traced to the mid-1800s.  These leagues have progressed from public art depicting fears of...

District 214 discontinues RMHS seminar

May 24, 2021

       District 214 came out with an announcement that will affect the schedule for next school year. All schools in the district will be changing to a block schedule like here at Meadows and we...

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BookTok’s questionable book recommendations from “TikTok”

Sydney Zeglin, Editor-in-Chief April 26, 2021

Recently, the app “Tiktok” has gained a lot of popularity because of one of the most unexpected topics: books. BookTok is a category on “TikTok” that caters to readers, book recommendations, reviews...

Which year was best in the hip-hop world?

Michael Serritella, Staff Writer March 19, 2021

Hip-hop has been around for long enough where we can now get into the argument of what year has been best so far. Every year has some sort of defining album or moment from Lil Uzi Vert’s comeback album...

Snow days need to stay

and Zhanet Zografova March 19, 2021

For many people, waking up to the swooshing sound of wind carrying small flakes into the sky is a memory we all remember—a snow day. School is closed for the day. Children sleep in and enjoy the snow....

What should be done with Arlington Park?

Sarah Tanny, Editor-in-Chief March 19, 2021

When I think back to my favorite memories of the 4th of July, Arlington Park always pops into my head. I can think of numerous times growing up where my family and I spent the whole day betting, standing...

Should you make New Year’s resolutions?

and Zhanet Zografova January 22, 2021

With the apocalyptic start of a global pandemic, social protesting movements for equality, governmental conflict, environmental changes, etc.—it’s safe to say 2020 was not a year anyone was expecting....

Stick to Cyber Monday

Megan Kohut, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

  Black Friday, the kick-off to the holiday shopping season, is celebrated throughout the country as the best day of the year to shop til you drop. Shoppers of all ages have made a tradition out...

Different reasons for celebrating Christmas

Charlotte Peterson, Entertainment Editor December 16, 2020

Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas. All the decorations and spirit are so exciting, and presents are an awesome bonus as well. But if you really think about it, it’s kind of peculiar how big of an...

Best Christmas gifts to give and get

Megan Kohut, Staff Writer December 16, 2020

Christmas is right around the corner, and holiday shopping is already in full swing. However, if you’re behind schedule, and just don't know what to get your friends and family for Christmas, there's...

Small businesses vs. Amazon

Margaret Lennon, Staff Writer December 16, 2020

        As the holiday season approaches, we are looking for the best places to get good deals on our holiday shopping. Most people think to go to the main chain stores in the malls or go straight...


Is “Die Hard” a Christmas movie?

Vasi Urs-Juffa, Staff Writer December 16, 2020

Now is the time of the year when people are looking for Christmas spirit in everything they see and do. Of course, that includes watching Christmas movies. There are lots of opinions about Christmas movies:...

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