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Kai’s fantastic 1st Christmas

Kai’s fantastic 1st Christmas

Pawaran Kai Mongkhonkham
December 22, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Editor’s Note: Pawaran “Kai” Mongkhonkham is a junior foreign exchange student from Thailand who recently watched his first American Christmas. The following article reflects the impact that experience had on him. Please follow Kai’s articles this year as he explores American culture from a f...

Bridging a Bulldog divide

Bridging a Bulldog divide

Niko Radicanin, Editor-in-Chief
December 18, 2015
Filed under Clarion Staff, Opinion, Staff Editorial, Top Stories

If you attend Riverside Brookfield High School and have a Twitter account, chances are you have seen the new accounts run by RB administration. Some students believe that these accounts are proactive in spreading information and promoting school spirit by re-tweeting club and sports accounts, or posting...

Christmas Commercials: harmless fun, or potential doomsayer?

Christmas Commercials: harmless fun, or potential doomsayer?

Connor Robey, Staff Reporter
December 3, 2015
Filed under Lifestyles, Opinion, Top Stories

Ah yes, Halloween season has come to an end, and pumpkin spice has temporarily retired for the rest of the year. But of course, when you get rid of one enemy, an even more lethal one will take its place. This ever increasing threat seems to be more prevalent as each year passes. I am speaking of the dr...

From Book to Film: The Great Gatsby

From Book to Film: The Great Gatsby

Cameron Bolton, Staff Reporter
November 12, 2015
Filed under Books, Entertainment, Featured A&E, Fine Arts, Movies & TV, Opinion, Reviews, Top Stories

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is a novel that everyone seems to love. It is considered a classic. It is taught at schools all over the country, including RB, of course. Last year it was the prom theme and this year it is going to be performed for the fall play. Set against the backdrop of the...

The Loss of Horror

The Loss of Horror

Cameron Bolton, Staff Reporter
November 5, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Movies & TV, Opinion, Top Stories

October has come and gone, and with it a whole month dedicated to horror. But what exactly is horror? I ask because something that I've noticed about the horror genre these days is that there isn’t any real horror anymore. It’s all just blood, guts, and violence, which isn’t horror. True horror...

It’s the Spicepocalypse!

It’s the Spicepocalypse!

Connor Robey, Staff Reporter
October 1, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Reviews, Top Stories, Uncategorized

As fall has finally arrived, with it’s weather that requires you to wear a hoodie in the morning and a t-shirt in the afternoon, and it’s leaves that need to be raked, I’d like to address something that is a growing sensation for fall. Pumpkin. Spice. Everything. It started with something as si...

Senior Goodbye: Robby Filec

Senior Goodbye:  Robby Filec

Robby Filec, Story Editor
May 19, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Four years can change a man. These words were spoken to me by Ethan Gallegos, class of 2012, and put into his senior goodbye. It was meant to be a joke, something I would say as I too wrote my senior goodbye. However these words are pretty accurate. High school does change you, and it starts to make...

Senior Goodbye: Andrew Pilewski

Senior Goodbye:  Andrew Pilewski

Andrew Pilewski, Staff Reporter
May 19, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Despite being in Clarion for only one semester, there are so many reasons that I am thankful for this opportunity. This type of class exposes me to a whole new writing style that I need to be proficient and comfortable with when I head off to Mizzou for Journalism next year, and I am forever grateful. Clarion...

COLUMN: Why test us when we don’t care?

COLUMN:  Why test us when we don’t care?

Cameron Shaw, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

This year, the sophomore class of Riverside Brookfield High School had to take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers Test, also known as the PARCC Test. According to parcconline.org, PARCC Testing "is a group of states working together to develop a set of assessments...

EDITORIAL: We are more than just numbers

EDITORIAL: We are more than just numbers

Clarion Staff, Clarion Staff
April 14, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial, Top Stories

Dear Mr. Sinde, Dr. Keen, Mr. Walsh, Mr. Gryczan, Mrs. Hruska, Mr. Jepson, and Mr. Welch, It may seem like community support is dwindling as the projected over-budget stadium remains unbuilt and tensions rise between the school and residents of Brookfield and Hollywood due to the proposed parking...

Lessons in tolerance and education from AACA

Lessons in tolerance and education from AACA

Niko Radicanin, Features Editor
February 27, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

A month ago, I wrote an opinion article about how I felt RB had dealt, or not dealt, with controversy arising from the Michael Brown death in Ferguson. Following the story, African American Cultural Association (AACA) sponsor Alison Jackson invited me to an event that the association was hosting where Riv...

I missed a month of school, and still improved my GPA

I missed a month of school, and still improved my GPA

Nick Cundari, News Editor
February 26, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinion

"I'm sick.  I think I should stay home." How many of us have said this?  My guess is 100%.  Now, how many of us have actually meant it every time we have said it?  At least half the times those words have left my mouth, I simply wasn't in the mood for school that morning. I never thought ...

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