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Path to Prom

Path to Prom

Madison Heninger, Shannon Wrzesinski, and Gabby Gilhooley
April 20, 2017
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Prom night is quickly approaching with every passing hour and RB is buzzing with excitement. This year’s theme, 'A Night in Italy', was chosen based on the venue and is attracting a lot of people to the dance. “I love it! Its different, and I like how the tickets look like boarding passes,...

Talent show returns to RB

Talent show returns to RB

Isabel Hughes, Olivia Rogoz, Haley Skiera, and Mia Donnamario
April 17, 2017
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On Wednesday, April 19 at 7:00 in the little theater, talent acts will be performing during this year's RB’s Got Talent, run by James Baum, Aubrey Prince, and the honors music society, Tri-M.  The acts include singers, dancers, musicians, an improv group, and a slam poem. Students and faculty ...

Upstander projects: Making a Change

Upstander projects: Making a Change

Nicolette O'Keefe, Madelyn Jones, and Chynna Simon
April 13, 2017
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RB sophomore Upstanders of 2017 rise to make a change, raising awareness to current local and global social and environmental issues. The Upstander Projects are projects assigned by a few sophomore english teachers, encouraging their students to research social issues and then apply their research...

Board of Education candidates discuss goals

Board of Education candidates discuss goals

Galen Alaks, Co-Editor-in-Chief
March 24, 2017
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To help inform the RB community about the upcoming school board elections, the Clarion reached out to all five board candidates. Each candidate was given a questionnaire with the same five questions, which are written below. The candidates are listed in alphabetical order. Minor proofreading changes...

Freshman wins Day of Service design contest

Freshman wins Day of Service design contest

Christina Antonyuk, Staff Reporters
March 17, 2017
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Riverside Brookfield High School offers many chances to get involved in the school as well as the community. Among the different clubs and programs is the Day of Service. “Day of Service is an annual event sponsored by the RBHS PTO.  It brings together hundreds of RB students, parents, and teache...

Students protesting teacher termination meet with administration

Students protesting teacher termination meet with administration

Vivian Marina Piña, Public Relations Editor
March 16, 2017
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On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, RBHS students staged a sit-in that lasted for roughly three hours. The protest was led by students who believed their voices were not heard in response to the unanimous District #208 Board of Education ruling to non-renew history teacher Jill Musil. In response ...

Key Club is new to RB

Key Club is new to RB

Alexis Gurschke, Staff Reporter
March 8, 2017
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 Kiwanis Educated Youth, better known as Key Club, has been around since 1929 but is new to RB this year. Key club is focused on helping the community and it is run by parent Mark Farina and faculty sponsor Jim Franko. “It’s the largest high school age service organization in the world. It’s ...

Community members show support for RBHS teacher at board meeting

Community members show support for RBHS teacher at board meeting

Elizabeth Johnston, Staff Reporter
March 6, 2017
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On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, students, parents and alumni gathered at the District 208 board meeting to support RB history teacher, Jill Musil. Musil, currently in her fourth year at RB, is allegedly facing termination of her employment contract amidst allegations of supporting and helping organize...

New speakers for the RB weight room

New speakers for the RB weight room

Jacob Spinello, Staff Reporter
March 6, 2017
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The athletic department is planning to install a new surround sound system to replace the old system that broke in November of last year. Not all hope is lost for sports and students that lift before or after school. Adding a surround sound system to the weight room will not be cheap. Luckily, funding...

New bathroom procedure provides new facilities for transgender students

New bathroom procedure provides new facilities for transgender students

Shannon Wrzesinski, Staff Reporter
March 3, 2017
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Despite President Donald Trump’s recent repeal of protections for transgender students that allowed them to use the bathrooms that corresponded with their gender identity, RBHS continues to move forward in the progression of LGBTQIA+ rights. RB is trying to become more accepting of gender identity by impl...

Freshman take on lead roles in Annie

Freshman take on lead roles in Annie

Keeley Scalise, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2017
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Freshman Emily Bittorf landed a double-cast role as Annie. "I’ve always been doing theater my entire life and when I came to RB, surprisingly, I wasn’t really naturally inclined to do it," said Bittorf. Playing a lead role, Bittorf has less time to do things like homework and spending time with ...

RB Blood Drive: donate a pint, save three lives

RB Blood Drive: donate a pint, save three lives

Nicolette O'Keefe, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2017
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During school on Wednesday, March 1, Student Association hosted a school wide blood drive that took place here at RB. Student and faculty volunteered to donate one pint of blood to LifeSource, a local Chicago organization that collects blood donations and outsources them among local hospitals and place...

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