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New Illinois discipline law affects suspension guidelines for schools

New Illinois discipline law affects suspension guidelines for schools

Galen Alaks and Kassie Ramirez
October 3, 2016
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This past September, a new discipline law went into effect in the state of Illinois. Every school, from elementary schools to charter schools, have to adapt to this new law and comply with the rules and regulations set by the state of Illinois. It outlines changes in the policy of suspensions.    ...

Learning with or without Chromebooks?

Learning with or without Chromebooks?

Chynna Simon, Staff Reporter
September 30, 2016
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Since last year, when RBHS committed to the 1:1 technology program, Chromebooks have been required for all incoming freshmen. This means that now, a little more than a year into the initiative, about half of the student population carries around a personal computer with them for every class. Freshm...

Diet friendly food in the cafeteria?

Diet friendly food in the cafeteria?

Emily Gately, Staff Reporter
September 30, 2016
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Everyday, whether students bring their lunch from home or buy it at school, they have a lunch of what they can and want to eat. What if they ran out of time at home to pack a lunch and had to buy their lunch at school and found that they couldn’t eat any of the food options? Luckily at Riverside B...

RB Social Studies teachers largely correct on Trump-Clinton debate predictions

RB Social Studies teachers largely correct on Trump-Clinton debate predictions

Kenna Howorth, Staff Reporter
September 29, 2016
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Before the first presidential debate this past Monday, Clarion approached teachers from the Social Studies department and asked to discuss their predictions and opinions about the coming debate. After the debate, many of their educated guesses were proven correct. Dan Monahan, a U.S. Government and History t...

Riverside Brookfield library cuts hours due to staffing issue

Riverside Brookfield library cuts hours due to staffing issue

Madison Heninger, Staff Reporter
September 28, 2016
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The Riverside Brookfield High School library is a great place for students to do homework, work on projects and of course read. Just this year, the library’s hours have been cut and it is now only open until 3:45 p.m. instead of 4:00 p.m. after school. Students have also requested longer library ...

New year, new Hero

New year, new Hero

Ariana Porras, Staff Reporter
September 28, 2016
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Riverside Brookfield High School starts another year with the Hero System. But for the new school year, the Hero System has some new additions. Last school year, the Hero System was introduced and enforced at RBHS. The Hero System is a package the district purchased last year from a company of the same name,...

RB cares for foster care

RB cares for foster care

Destiny Herrera, Staff Reporter
September 27, 2016
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  Foster Care Club is a student run club, new to RBHS, and is sponsored by two RBHS teachers, Jill Musil  and Ian Robbins. Their main focus is getting the children from Hephzibah Children’s Association more involved in our community. This year is the Foster Care Club’s first official year aside ...

PARCC removed from all high schools in Illinois

PARCC removed from all high schools in Illinois

Sadiel Sanchez, Staff Reporter
September 27, 2016
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It’s the start of a new school year and that means new changes to the system. This year, PARCC testing is being removed from all high schools in Illinois. After a few years of PARCC testing, the test has finally been scrapped. This past July, the Illinois State Board of Education notified RBHS a...

RBHS renovations update

RBHS renovations update

Lauren Lambros, Story Editor
September 27, 2016
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Over the course of the summer, Riverside Brookfield High School not only went through some changes to the staff, but to the building itself. Starting on June 5, 2016, RBHS began its building renovations. Due to safety hazards and accessibility issues, certain areas of the building had to be upda...

Pep Rally celebrates athletes, Homecoming Court

Pep Rally celebrates athletes, Homecoming Court

Thomas Kraus, Staff Reporter
September 26, 2016
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The Fall Sports pep rally took place on Friday, September 23, and students were released from 7th period. It was outside at the stadium and it was much shorter than last year. The Homecoming pep rally revolved around fall sports which include football, cross country, golf, soccer, girls swimming, a...

Spirit Week a success thanks to Student Association

Spirit Week a success thanks to Student Association

Alexandria Welsh, Staff Reporter
September 26, 2016
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  Riverside Brookfield High School just hosted their Homecoming dance the Fieldhouse on September 24, 2016. The theme for this years Homecoming was “A Night In The Clouds,” which was decided by the Student Association (SA). SA is responsible for planning everything for this year’s Home...

The fairest Activity Fair of them all

The fairest Activity Fair of them all

Cathy Yuen, Staff Reporter
September 23, 2016
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On Thursday, September 22, the 2016 Activity Fair at Riverside Brookfield High School was in full swing. The Activity Fair has been a tradition at RBHS. Tables are laid out with students sponsoring their club before school and during lunch periods in the cafeteria and commons area for students to lo...

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