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Saint Patrick’s Day traditions

Saint Patrick’s Day traditions

Amanda Herrmann, Bottomline Writer

March 17, 2016


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Saint Patrick’s Day originated to honor an old saint, Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Over time, Saint Patrick’s Day evolved to celebrate all those who are Irish, specifically Irish-Americans. Today, however, Saint Patrick’s is a holiday celebrated by many, regardless of their cultu...

Stress Relief

Stress Relief

Amanda Herrmann, Bottom Line Writer

February 12, 2016


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It is next to impossible for teenagers today to avoid stress. Between the pressure put on teens to excel in school, extracurriculars and sports, meeting (or exceeding) parent and teacher expectations at home and school, along with the social pressure teens feel to “fit in.” However, stress is not...

Holiday Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas

Kajal Patel, Editor of Bottomline

December 19, 2015


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“‘Tis the season to be jolly,” and to give gifts. The holidays are  a crazy time of year with the school year ending and work is  just piling up. Some may not have time to come up with unique, affordable gifts that are creative or some just have no idea what to get someone. No need to panic. ...

Traditional Thanksgiving recipes

Traditional Thanksgiving recipes

Amanda Herrmann, Bottom Line Writer

November 25, 2015


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Thanksgiving may be one of the most anticipated holidays of year, due to its delicious food traditions, like turkey, gravy, potatoes, cranberries, stuffing and pie. According to FoodTimeline, the origins of the traditional foods can be traced back to the very first Thanksgiving in the fall of 1621,...

Positive vs negative effects of iPads

Positive vs negative effects of iPads

Amanda Herrmann, Cutting Edge Editor

October 23, 2015


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It’s crunch time

It’s crunch time

Stasia Vasko, Bottom Line Editor

April 28, 2015


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It is that time of year again. Students nationwide have been cramming for the last several months. But, the question has remained: where does one start? Thankfully, the answer is within reach.   Best AP Review Books by Subject: AP English Language: The Princeton Review AP US History: Barron’s...

Popular AP Exams

Popular AP Exams

Amanda Herrmann, Bottom Line Writer

April 28, 2015


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May is quickly approaching, which means that the popular Advanced Placement (AP) exams are here.. Each year seems to have a new variety of AP exams. Of the ten most popular exams, South offers nine. The majority of the popular courses focus more on English and social studies, rather than math and science. ...

Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Amanda Herrmann, Bottom Line Writer

March 13, 2015


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Saint Patrick’s Day is a holiday meant for Irish-Americans to embrace their Irish culture and heritage. Through the years, this holiday has spread and is celebrated by many without any Irish blood and is seen as a time to have fun and enjoy being around loved ones. One of the most popular ways to cel...

Traditional St. Patrick’s Day foods

Traditional St. Patrick’s Day foods

Stasia Vasko, Bottom Line Editor

March 13, 2015


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Every great holiday celebration revolves around food, and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception to that rule. However, knowing what to make is always a hard choice. Never fear; one’s go-to Irish meal plan is within reach! For the main course, one of the most popular Irish dishes to serve is corned bee...

The Best Chocolates for Valentine’s Day

The Best Chocolates for Valentine’s Day

Masooma Haider, Writer for the Bottom Line

February 14, 2015


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Seeing as it is almost that time of year again, you may be wondering what gift to select for that someone special of yours. Supermarkets are overflowing with a plethora of attractive options, so it is not a surprise that most are confused about what to select. In this scenario, chocolate is the easi...

The History of Valentine’s Day

The History of Valentine’s Day

Amanda Herrmann, Writer for the Bottom Line

February 14, 2015


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With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, people rush out to buy chocolate candies,  heart-shaped candies and bouquets for their significant others. People often associate Valentine’s Day with hearts and cupids in diapers shooting “love arrows” at people. However people celebrate Valentine’s ...

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Melissa Lachcik, Bottom Line Writer

January 26, 2015


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“A picture is worth a thousand words.” Teens in the present era have been using an app called “Snapchat” to share their pictures with friends. Snapchat has been a mobile app that allows users to send photos and videos to other friends with the app. The sender can determine how long the receiver...

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