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New Teacher Spotlight: Levine & Madden
Taft Debate Team Keeps Winning

Winter Spirit Week Falls Flat

December 18, 2020

      Taft students are dressing up and showing their school spirit for Winter Spirit Week before classes end for winter break.  Spirit week has been done at Taft each year, but due to current constraints because of the pandemic, getting the word out that it was spirit week in a remote setting has called for spirit week to be conducted differently.

Staff & Teachers Of The Month: December

Staff & Teachers Of The Month: December

December 17, 2020

Aleksandra Goman, Maria Avos, Kathleen Aghakhan, Hilda Canderlaria-Diaz, and Summer Lazar were chosen as Taft’s teachers and staff members of the month for December. 

Esports Club Grows With Students At Home

Esports Club Grows With Students At Home

December 10, 2020

While remote learning has led some Taft clubs to have difficulties, the esports club appears to be doing better than ever.

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Athletes Sidelined By District Decision Prohibiting IHSA Contact Period

Isabel Comacchio
October 20, 2020

With their seasons postponed, Chicago Public School athletes in high-risk sports were hoping to take advantage of the IHSA's rescheduled fall contact period, but CPS officials aren't having it.  

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Valentine’s Day for a greater cause

Melissa Parra, Editor
February 6, 2020

Valentine's Day Sale hosted by the Helping Hands Club. Available on Feb. 14 in the box office. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

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Making history

Melissa Parra, Editor
February 5, 2020

Shooting Guard/Small Forward Krystyna Ellew (Div. 135) scored 58 points against Lane Tech on Jan. 14, giving the Eagles a 95-74 victory. Ellew becomes the all-time leading scorer in the history of Taft Girls Basketball.

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New Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Maya
Taft’s Illinois State Scholars
Northwestern bound
Girls who code

Girls who code

February 5, 2020

Glow on 2020

Glow on 2020

February 5, 2020

Meet the new lunchroom manager

Meet the new lunchroom manager

February 5, 2020

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Get Out And Vote
Should the rich help in times of natural disasters?
The toxic effect of social media on dating
‘Cruel and unusual’ or justice?

‘Cruel and unusual’ or justice?

February 5, 2020

The power of flour

The power of flour

February 5, 2020

New year; new me

February 5, 2020

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Ariana Grande Releases Sixth Studio Album
“You” season 2 in review
Harry Styles: Fine Line
Justin Bieber has what?

Justin Bieber has what?

February 5, 2020

A Plus for Disney Plus?

A Plus for Disney Plus?

December 20, 2019

What to see in Chicago this winter

What to see in Chicago this winter

December 20, 2019

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The Student News Site of William Howard Taft
The Student News Site of William Howard Taft