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Gov. Pritzker Warns of Nightmare Scenario’ Budget Cuts in Absence of Federal Funds

Noah Range, A&E Editor

September 18, 2020

As a result of lost revenue from the COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker plans for massive budget cuts without federal relief funds. At the beginning of the budget year, Pritzker signed a $43 billion spending plan that i...

Community Connects Through Virtual Shoebox Parade

Abi Zajac, Opinion Editor

September 11, 2020

Colorful parade floats passed through Edwardsville’s Main Street, except the floats are the size of shoeboxes and Main Street is merely a printed backdrop. This miniature parade put on by Edwardsville Parks and Recreation occurred Sa...

Illinois Colleges Struggle to Control Coronavirus

Daniel Garrison, Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

Illinois State University and the University of Illinois have struggled to keep the virus under control, ranking 5th and 13th nationwide respectively in total cases. Both universities have recently put new guidelines into place t...

Jacob Blake Shooting Revives Protests

Tyler Chrenka, Staff Writer

September 4, 2020

As the turmoil resulting from the death of George Floyd was easing up, America has been sent back into a frenzy of division. Jacob Blake, a black man, was shot seven times by a white police officer on Aug. 23.  The situation ...

District 7’s K-5 Schedule Switches Garner Mixed Reviews From Older Siblings

Tyler Chrenka, Staff Writer

August 28, 2020

In light of Madison County going back into the orange “warning” phase, the District 7 moved all K-5 students to the hybrid schedule for the week of Aug. 24.  This change only affected grades K-5 because middle school and h...

Seniors Ponder Voting Methods

Marian Steinmann, Staff Writer

August 28, 2020

With the 2020 presidential election looming on the horizon and a global pandemic underway, U.S. citizens must make plans for how to make their votes count. The threat of COVID-19 may keep people in their homes this November,...

Stimulus Bill Passed. What Does it Provide for Americans?

Jack Pifer, Views Editor

April 2, 2020

Once again the shutdown has been extended, this time until the end of April. But Americans can take cautious solace in the fact that the two trillion dollar financial stimulus package has been passed.  With this stimulus, CNN says, individuals wh...

COVID-19 Complicates Senior College Decisions

Emily Kloostra, Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

For seniors in high school, the spring semester means lots of decisions. Do I take the AP Exam still? Which college do I go to? Now with the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting social distancing regulations, there are new problem...

Local Restaurants Respond to School Closures with Free Lunches, Breakfast

Emily Kloostra, Staff Writer

March 26, 2020

With concerns about the disease caused by the new coronavirus, many states, including Illinois, have shut down schools for weeks.  While some worry about becoming bored or missing a test, others are concerned about a much si...

COVID-19 Causes Further Cancellations

Cassi Reaka, Life Editor

March 20, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread further and further throughout the planet, so do efforts to contain it and stop the spread. Beginning Tuesday March 17, all public and private schools in Illinois were closed by an executive...

Math Team Learn from Regionals

Katelyn Harris, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

The EHS math team took on regionals, but their scores didn’t add up to what they had hoped. Math team placed second as a team at regionals located at SIUE, on Feb. 22, breaking an over 15–year streak of placing first. Senior...

EHS Student Places Fifth at Poetry Out Loud State Competetion

Taylor Meek, A&E Editor

March 6, 2020

As Poetry Out Loud’s national second place winner in 2019, senior Scottlyn Ballard prevailed to the state competition yet again. This year, Ballard did not place for nationals, but the experience was just as fruitful. “State...

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