Jess Tamburo brings you the highlights of Mr. NNHS.
By Staff Writer KC McQuaid
A new strain of a common virus could be leading many teens and children to serious respiratory problems, said Melaney Arnold, Illinois Department of Public Health media representative.
This new strain of enterovirus, called EV-D68, has the appearance of a common cold. It can cause symptoms that include sneezing, coughing, running nose and fever. Unlike the common cold, EV-D68 has a much greater impact on one’s respiratory system, Arnold said.
“Enteroviruses are fairly common. However, there are more than 100 strains of them,” Arnold said. “This current strain that we’re seeing, EV-D68, is one of the less common strains so we don’t know exactly how long the duration of illness could be and, in some cases, the severity of it.” … Continue Reading
By Sports Editor John Conway
On Tuesday, Sept. 16, Naperville North High School’s boys varsity soccer team (5-4-1, 1-0-1 DuPage Valley Conference) defeated Naperville Central (7-1-2, 1-1-0 DuPage Valley Conference) by a final score of 2-1.
In order to beat their undefeated rivals in this Homecoming game, each athlete had to be exceptionally focused and would have to give their best effort on the pitch. According to head coach Jim Konrad, the boys did just that.
“I’m super proud of the boys tonight, especially with how hard the boys played,” Konrad said. “Every kid, from the back four, to the midfield three and the forwards, had their heads on straight. I saw a lot of good things.“
By Staff Writer Jennifer Fortman
If you’ve ever played a sport, you may have dealt with coaching changes. After years with a particular coach, your team must learn to adjust to a new one. This was the exact predicament Naperville North varsity goalkeeper, Christian Robert, found himself in. Robert originally played on the varsity soccer team when the current head coach, Jim Konrad, had two titles– head coach and NNHS athletic director.
Once Robert entered his junior season, District 203 decided serving as both an athletic director and a head coach posed a conflict of interests. Konrad was forced to pick between the two. At first, he picked athletic director and asked the girls varsity soccer head coach, Steve Goletz, to step in his place. Although Robert appreciates both coaches, he found Konrad’s return an exciting prospect.
“I’ve been with Coach Konrad for three years, and he’s really good with the guys,” Robert said. “He knows how to push us at the right times, and he knows when we need positive motivation and when we need criticism. I definitely think Konrad knows what he is doing in the coaching role.”