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Hope for the Homeless Holds Unique Fundraiser
Hope for the Homeless Holds Unique Fundraiser
Isabel Roizman-Arellano, News Editor • May 9, 2022

Hope for the Homeless is hosting a bracelet sale. The bracelets are handmade by club members and cost $2 each. Proceeds will go to club funds and the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. Leah Gonzalez, club member, shared, “We decided on the Handmade...

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Taft eSports Team Defeated by Barrington Broncos
Ava Koldan, Staff Reporter • April 26, 2022

On April 13, Taft’s eSports team defeated the Naperville North Huskies in a Valorant match. This pushed them ahead into in-person Semifinals on April 16th against the Barrington Broncos. The Broncos have had a great season, so this game held high...

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Don't Sleep On This: An Enchanting Prom
Reanna Sturgill, Reporter • April 22, 2022

    Prom is taking over the school and a team of students, led by Teacher Natasha Dragoi and Assistant Principal Patrick Levins, have been working on putting together a magical event. So far, the Prom Committee selected the venue and are working toward...

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Taft Introduces New Passes
Franco Pierri, Reporter • April 22, 2022

Taft has introduced new hallway passes, which went into effect on Monday, March 28. The new passes are to “limit the amount of time spent in the halls and to help students locate the nearest washrooms,” according to the Taft Student/Family Communications...

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Taft Eagles are Soaring Through the Court
Ava Koldan, Staff Reporter • May 9, 2022

On April 28, Taft’s boys' varsity volleyball celebrated senior night honoring players in the class of 2022. There are three seniors on the team, Zedrick Gammad, Patryk Bieniek,...

Saying Goodbye to Girls Lacrosse
Saying Goodbye to Girls Lacrosse
Alyssa Ortega, Columns/Editorial Editor • May 9, 2022

The varsity girls lacrosse team season is coming to an end. Their record is 1-6, losing 6 games so far. The girls are not upset though, they worked and trained so hard since...

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Taft Girl's Soccer Ready to Take on Challenging Opponent
Jasmine Salazar, Staff Reporter • May 9, 2022

Taft’s Girls Soccer Team competes May 4, 2022, against a challenging opponent: Back of the Yards at the Varsity campus. Taft’s assistant girl's soccer coach, Mr. Mikula,...

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A Golden Apple for a Golden Teacher
Reanna Sturgill, Staff Reporter • May 17, 2022

The Golden Apple Award, which is handed out to teachers that have lasting positive effects on their students' lives and their school communities, according to ABC7, was recently awarded to Taft Art Teacher Jennifer Trejo....

Science Department Grows a Unique Gift for Seniors
Science Department Grows a Unique Gift for Seniors
May 17, 2022

Throughout all of Taft’s previous senior classes, the science department takes extra care to leave their graduating seniors with a parting gift with heavy symbolism. This year, the science department has approached this...

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The Fashion of Coachella
Natalia Larios, Features Editor • April 27, 2022

The first Coachella Weekend happened April 15th-April 17th, and there was a lot to say about it. From influencers to celebrities, the annual music festival that occurs over the course of two weekends...

Senioritis Takes Hold on Seniors
Alyssa Ortega, Columns Editor • April 25, 2022

It's officially the last quarter of the year, and seniors are now feeling the seriousness of senioritis. The lack of motivation to do work and come to school is dangerously low. It's about 7 weeks till...

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The Batman Exceeds Box Office Expectations
Natalia Larios, Features Editor • March 30, 2022

Released in theaters on March 4 2022, The Batman took flight as it exceeded box office numbers like never before. Starring Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz, the dynamic duo made their superhero debuts. Movie...

Ariana Grande dropped her 6th studio album.
Ariana Grande Releases Sixth Studio Album
Vivian Aviles, Editor • December 1, 2020
Throughout Positions, Grande showed growth as a musician. Though she is typically known for being a kind of trap-pop princess, Grande was able to experiment with other genres of music, such as R&B, through collaborations with artists like The Weeknd and Ty Dolla $ign on tracks Off the Table and Safety Net. 
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