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Staff And Teachers Of The Month: February

2021 Senior Committee Making Plans For Seniors

January 19, 2021

The 2021 Taft senior committee is making plans despite the challenges of remote learning. 

New Teacher Spotlight: Levine & Madden

New Teacher Spotlight: Levine & Madden

January 12, 2021

There are several new teachers working in Taft’s Language and Literature department this year and the Taft Today caught up with Emma Levine and Maggie Madden to find out more about them and how the transition to Taft is going. 

Taft Debate Team Keeps Winning

Taft Debate Team Keeps Winning

December 20, 2020

Taft’s debate team won first place in a recent competition against opponents Brooks, Chicago Ag, Kenwood, Lindblom, Lincoln Park, Phoenix, Pritzker, and Von Steuben. 

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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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