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GBS COVID-19 Spit Test Pros and Cons

January 24, 2021

After a first attempt of returning to hybrid earlier this school year, beginning January 19th, 2021, District 87 will begin its second transition into hybrid learning. Along with numerous other safety...

Interviewing Doctors Who Received the Coronavirus Vaccine

January 24, 2021

The COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines have recently been distributed across America. Over 15 million doses have been distributed throughout the U.S. and more than 5.05 million doses have already...

How COVID-19 Changed Christmas

December 17, 2020

This holiday season is unlike any other. Almost every aspect of this festive time has been altered due to the coronavirus. Traveling, shopping and people’s Christmas spirits have been significantly affected.  Traveling...

The Inauguration Process: What Happens Next?

December 2, 2020

On November 7, 2020, Donald Trump was defeated in the 2020 Presidential Election after Democratic candidate Joe Biden beat him by 306 electoral votes to his 232. But what happens next? The meeting of...

Devastating 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season

December 2, 2020

The Atlantic Hurricane Season began June 1 and ran until Nov 30, and this year's season has been one to remember. As of November, there has been a record number of thirty storms. This has surpassed the...

The Second Rise of COVID-19

November 4, 2020

Illinois health officials have announced that as of November 4, a record-breaking number of 7,538 new coronavirus cases have been reported. The total number of known cases in Illinois is currently 443,815...

2020 Presidential Town Halls

November 2, 2020

Presidential candidates, former Vice President Joe Biden and current President Donald Trump were scheduled to debate for the second time on October 15. After a messy first debate, President Trump’s COVID-19...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Tribute

October 5, 2020

 Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying wish stated nearly days before her passing was this- "My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed." Although many wish to respect...

Superintendent’s Message on Shift to Hybrid Learning

October 5, 2020

On September 16, Superintendent David Larson sent out a message regarding the different criteria needed to start the shift into hybrid learning for students. Each day, District 87 assesses the state of...

TikTok and WeChat Bans

October 5, 2020

On August 6th, President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order calling for the ban of Chinese apps ‘TikTok’ and ‘WeChat’. This was due to worries that the applications collect data from American...

Digitization of the power grid

September 30, 2020

The digitization of infrastructure, which has enabled significant positive strides, most specifically the power grid, has posed some new and unforeseen problems. Power plants historically controlled by...

The 2020 Democratic and Republican National Conventions

September 11, 2020

The Democratic and Republican National Conventions kicked off on August 17th and 24th featuring a wide selection of virtual and in-person speakers. The purpose of the conventions was to unite people with...

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