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BB King

Blues Legend passes, legacy remains

by Kristin Washagan Head Editor   Riley B. King—better known as B.B. King—passed on May 14, 2015 in Las Vegas. The 89-year-old musician’s cause of death was a result of a series of strokes, after spending two weeks in hospice suffering from dehydration. Despite the mourning of his death, fans remember the musician that he […]

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Ryan Rooney and Diana Vera

Artist walks among high school

by Kristin Washagan Head Editor   Since his sophomore year of high school, senior Ryan Rooney has been focused on his art. From painting to sketching, this budding artist has very creative views for the future of his art. As president of the school’s art club, Rooney helps guide and mentor other students in bettering […]

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Darren Shan

Author Spotlight: Darren Shan

by Josh Traynere Design and Photography Editor   Darren Shan is the author of the Cirque Du Freak series, the Demonata series and currently the Zom-B series. He was born and resides in the United Kingdom.  Shan deals with a variety of topics from racism to the loss of friendship. The Tom-Tom had a chance to […]

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Connor Koehler at his nomination

Senior Spotlight: Naval Academy Acceptance

by Olivia Matthews Features Writer   Senior Connor Koehler is attending the prestigious U.S. Naval Academy this upcoming fall.  Founded in 1845, the Naval Academy “prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.” Located in Annapolis Maryland, the Academy is highly selective […]

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Furious 7 tops the Charts

  by Darius Presniakovas Features Writer Furious 7 hit the big screen on April 3 and climbed to the top of the box office within a few days. This movie seamlessly wrapped up the entire series, which first started fifteen years ago in June 2001 with the release of The Fast and the Furious, according […]

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Pura Vida Bracelets

Philanthropic Fashion

By: Alondra Ibarra Features Writer   Do you love fashion? Do you love charity? If you answered yes then keep reading because enclosed below are the three cool philanthropic fashion brands. As defined by Merriam-Webster, philanthropy means “the practice of giving money and time to help make life better for other people.” Combine philanthropy with […]

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Into the Woods Movie Poster

“Be Careful What You Wish For”; Into the Woods Movie Review

by Lauren McKevitt Features Writer   Tony Award winner Into the Woods by legendary composer Stephen Sondheim was brought back to the big screen by Walt Disney Pictures on Dec. 25, 2014. The 2014 film was commercially successful, grossing $204 million worldwide due to its stacked cast and the musical’s fame on Broadway and the […]

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Lemont hosts Mr. LHS

by Chloe Mars Features Writer   Lemont High School hosted Mr. LHS, a male pageant, on Fri. March 13 to fundraise for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS). The Athletic Council and Junior Board, a club with students in the junior class, teamed up to make this event possible. Mr. LHS raised $7,000 for LLS through […]

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