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We just couldn’t wait for him to be king

We just couldn’t wait for him to be king

Steven Baer, Editor-in-Chief
September 25, 2014
Filed under Homecoming 2014-15, Opinion, Staff Editorial, Top Stories

There are few people you will meet who are more widely admired than Josh Sylvie. His infectious laugh, heart-warming smile, and caring personality are all components that make up this incredible young man. The school’s veneration of Josh was on display when he - along with four other boys, and five...

Say goodbye to the Clarion seniors

Say goodbye to the Clarion seniors

Staff, Staff
May 22, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

As part of Clarion's annual tradition, our Clarion seniors have been given the time and space to say goodbye to the newspaper, to RB, to their friends and teachers, to high school.  Some of them have worked on our paper for four years, some for a semester, but every one of them left their mark.  Thank...

For What It’s Worth: The End

For What It’s Worth: The End

Kate Alaks, Opinion Editor
May 22, 2014
Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Top Stories

So, it’s almost graduation. People are counting down the days, and now they can use the fingers on one hand. As the Big Day draws nearer, it gets noticeably harder to focus on classes and homework. Regardless of how long you’ve had senioritis, of if you’re even graduating or just waiting for summer...

THE RED LINE: Tough choices in the off-season

THE RED LINE:  Tough choices in the off-season

Jeremy Baartman, Staff Reporter
May 15, 2014
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The Bulls are in an extremely flexible position currently. So many possible free agents are available, and some whole teams are up for grabs (i.e. the Heat and the Lakers). This upcoming draft is one of the deepest since Lebron James’s class of 2003. And the Bulls are right in the middle of it. Free...

THE RED LINE: Silver’s actions all that he could do

THE RED LINE:  Silver’s actions all that he could do

Jeremy Baartman, Staff Reporter
April 30, 2014
Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Top Stories

An Instagram picture is what started this whole mess. Magic Johnson and an “associate” of Clippers owner Donald Sterling took a picture together. That then entailed the phone message where the accused racist remarks were said. Racism is, in no way, shape, or form, allowed or acceptable in society...

For What It’s Worth: Public libraries worth the cost

For What It’s Worth: Public libraries worth the cost

Kate Alaks, Opinion Editor
April 25, 2014
Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Top Stories

This past week was National Library Week in the RB library. A splendid time was guaranteed for all, or so I gathered. But the economics side of me couldn’t help but think about how the system of having a library works. I am aware that there has been some discussion in the community about the value...

The Red Line: Playoffs………Playoffs?!?

The Red Line: Playoffs………Playoffs?!?

Jeremy Baartman, Staff Reporter
April 20, 2014
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

It’s the playoffs again! The final stretch, where the stars collide. But which stars will collide with the Bulls. In the first round not many, John Wall is about the only thing close to a star the Washington Wizards have. While Indiana has more “Stars” they are evenly matched with the Bulls. So, ...

The Red Line: The Cinderellas took this one

The Red Line:  The Cinderellas took this one

Jeremy Baartman, Staff Reporter
April 10, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Not since legendary coach Larry Brown coached the 1988 Kansas Jayhawks has a team lower than one of the top four seeds won the NCAA championship. That became a guarantee when the Wildcats of Kentucky and the Huskies of Connecticut faced off in a highly intense championship matchup. UConn guard Shabazz...

The Red Line: Who would you rather face?

The Red Line: Who would you rather face?

Jeremy Baartman, Staff Reporter
April 8, 2014
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

If you had the choice, what would you want the Bulls' playoff matchup to be?  Be realistic because there is no way the Bulls will now achieve the number one seed, but anything between a third or fourth seed is a viable option.  Surviving the NBA playoffs can be matchup dependent; who you play determines...

Eat more Chick-n? At RB?

Eat more Chick-n?  At RB?

Paul Kritikos and Kiera Donnamario
April 3, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint, Top Stories

Chick-Fil-A came early to Riverside Brookfield High School.  Since the franchise will open a store in North Riverside on March 27, as a promotional tool, the restaurant delivered free sandwiches to RB teachers on Thursday. Is inviting Chick-Fil-A into RB the right thing to do?  Morally wrong?  Che...

Editors’ Roundtable: Illinois Concealed Carry

Editors’ Roundtable:  Illinois Concealed Carry

Kate Alaks, Opinion Editor
April 3, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial, Top Stories, Uncategorized

The state of Illinois passed a concealed-carry law which went into effect January 5. This law makes it possible for people to get permits to carry their guns around with them secretly, the idea being that they can be used for defense. Places such as Brookfield Zoo and RB have signs on them which prohibit...

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