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Sports Editor John Conway discusses the NFL’s latest controversy
By Sports Editor John Conway
It seems like the National Football League (NFL) combats a major controversy every season. This year, the NFL’s internal adversary is the domestic violence charges against four of its big-name athletes.
Even worse for the NFL, commissioner Roger Goodell’s …

Fine Arts updates old policy for implementation

The updated co-curricular policy aims to close gaps in music literacy levels.
By Contributor Jane Boettcher
The Fine Arts department will begin enforcing its co-curricular performance ensemble policy in the 2015-16 school year, Fine Arts department chair Nicholas Janssen said.
The policy existed in previous school years, but it has been revised for …

Annual murder mystery dinner delivers killer performance

Theater club puts on a killer performance to raise money for the theater department.
By Sports Editor John Conway and Staff Writer Lauren Bell
Production by Multimedia Managing Editor Jakob Wastek

Garage show brings down the house

The “Spy Show” garage show brought heavy metal, rap and punk music together under one roof
By Social Media Editor James Wendt
Production by Production Coordinator Kevin MacGregor
 
 

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Press box perspective

Sports Editor John Conway discusses the NFL’s latest controversy

By Sports Editor John Conway

It seems like the National Football League (NFL) combats a major controversy every season. This year, the NFL’s internal adversary is the domestic violence charges against four of its big-name athletes.

Even worse for the NFL, commissioner Roger Goodell’s claim of plausible deniability for the Ravens’ running back Ray Rice was fully discredited, and the outcry for his resignation echoed from a number of US senators and activists. But despite the horrific accounts gleaned from investigations, Reuters reports that nearly all major networks have seen an increase in NFL viewership. It is as though Goodell is not the only person to respond indifferently to domestic violence; we all have.

Consider this. According to National Child Abuse Statistics, in America, a woman is beaten or abused every 9 seconds. More shocking still, 60 percent of sexual abuse cases are never reported to the police, and 97 percent of rapists will never spend a day in jail for their crimes, according to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network. Maybe Americans have become so numb to accounts of abuse in daily life that we have also come to accept it in pro sports.

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One-to-one initiative equips students for success

♦ Staff Editorial ♦

Keyboards replace pencils, iPads replace binders and USB drives replace file folders.

In a new era of technology, education is no longer what it once was.

New programs, such as District 203’s Digital Learning Initiative, are transforming the way we learn. The one-to-one initiative will allow Naperville North to stay competitive among national and international high schools.

According to Education Week Online, countries that have consistently topped the world’s best educational systems, such as South Korea, China, and Britain, have also made efforts to ensure that all students have the resources and knowledge to efficiently use technology in school. … Continue Reading

Fine Arts updates old policy for implementation

September 30, 2014 Featured Stories, News No Comments

The updated co-curricular policy aims to close gaps in music literacy levels.

By Contributor Jane Boettcher

The Fine Arts department will begin enforcing its co-curricular performance ensemble policy in the 2015-16 school year, Fine Arts department chair Nicholas Janssen said.

The policy existed in previous school years, but it has been revised for next year’s implementation. It requires students to be enrolled in a curricular music class in order to participate in any competitive co-curricular (extracurricular) music ensemble, according to Janssen.

“Co-curricular music ensembles that are competitive are teaching a genre,” Janssen said. “They’re not teaching some basic elemental skills.” … Continue Reading

Annual murder mystery dinner delivers killer performance

Theater club puts on a killer performance to raise money for the theater department.

By Sports Editor John Conway and Staff Writer Lauren Bell
Production by Multimedia Managing Editor Jakob Wastek

Garage show brings down the house

The “Spy Show” garage show brought heavy metal, rap and punk music together under one roof

By Social Media Editor James Wendt
Production by Production Coordinator Kevin MacGregor

 

 

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