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For RB students, 9/11 has become history

For RB students, 9/11 has become history

Isabelle Echevarria, Staff Reporter
September 22
Filed under Features, Q&A, Top Stories, Video

September 11 is a difficult day for many people, so it is hard to realize that it has already been thirteen years since the Twin Towers went down, and it’s even harder to realize that the amount of RB students who truly remember it is dwindling. Typically, freshmen at RB are 14 years old, meaning...

Workshop will explore the “high” price of substance abuse in RB community

Workshop will explore the “high” price of substance abuse in RB community

Rebecca Rusiecki, News Editor
February 26
Filed under News, Q&A

High school substance abuse can have crushing effects not only for those who are suffering from addiction, but also for the school and community as a whole. RB has taken many steps to combat drug use through helping those affected and raising awareness to prevent drug use in the first place. Feburary...

Q&A: Harsy reflects on garden’s growth

Q&A:  Harsy reflects on garden’s growth

Emily Filec, Staff Reporter
February 7
Filed under Features, Q&A, Slideshow, Top Stories

Though it’s February, English teacher Kathleen Harsy and the garden committee are busy reflecting on the past season and making improvements for the upcoming one. What is your reaction to the first official season of the garden? I am excited and further motivated to continue to work at growi...

Orchesis learns new steps from guest choreographer Corey Nagel

Orchesis learns new steps from guest choreographer Corey Nagel

Christine Vassos, Staff Reporter
February 6
Filed under Entertainment, Featured A&E, Fine Arts, Q&A, Slideshow, Top Stories

Orchesis dancers began practicing under the instruction of guest choreographer Corey Nagel after school on Wednesday, January 9, 16, 23 and 30. Nagel, who has taught on the faculties for ISU, Loyola University of Chicago, and Harper College, currently works on the faculty for Jo's Footwork Studio and is the Artistic Directo...

Backstage pass to RDE Winter Concert

Backstage pass to RDE Winter Concert

Christine Vassos, Staff Reporter
December 13
Filed under Features, Q&A, Top Stories, Video

The RBHS Repertory Dance Ensemble presented their Winter Dance Concert "Illuminate" on Thursday, December 13th at 7:00P.M. in RB’s Main Auditorium.  The show takes a lot of work and time to put together because we do not just open the curtain, turn on the lights, and start dancing. You might be q...

Volunteer to spread some holiday cheer

Volunteer to spread some holiday cheer

Christine Vassos, Staff Reporter
November 16
Filed under Lifestyles, Q&A, Top Stories

Can you feel all that holiday cheer in the air?  Well, it is that time again to prepare for that Thanksgiving dinner with family, see holiday commercials on television, hear familiar jingles on the radio, and start making that perfect wish list.  But, one thing you should not forget to put on your...

Teaching runs in the family; meeting Krissy Smetana

Teaching runs in the family; meeting Krissy Smetana

Emily Filec, Staff Reporter
September 21
Filed under Features, Q&A

This year has brought many additions to the RBHS family, one of whom is Kristin Smetana. Smetana replaced Tim Scanlon, former Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction, upon his retirement. After serving as the Math Department Chair at Hinsdale Central, Smetana is eager to take her place as...

Q&A: Assistant Principal Kristin Smetana

Q&A:  Assistant Principal Kristin Smetana

Nick Schliep, Staff Reporter
May 8
Filed under Features, Q&A

Former Hinsdale Math Department Chair Kristin Smetana will be taking over as the new Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instructions, replacing current AP Tim Scanlon, who is retiring at the end of this school year.  In a press release, Principal Pam Bylsma said, "Kristen is well prepared for this rol...

Goldberg, Specht, and McOlgan choose early retirement

Goldberg, Specht, and McOlgan choose early retirement

Rebecca Rusiecki and Isabel Pena, Staff Reporters
January 30
Filed under Features, Q&A, Top Stories

 In a continuing effort to balance the budget, District 208 will be paying $25,000 early retirement bonuses to veteran teachers Jan Goldberg, Bruce Specht, and Kevin McOlgan at the end of this school year.  The move should save the district approximately $300,000 next year. Clarion took the time...

Q&A: Mystery author Michael Harvey

Michael Harvey is a Chicago-area journalist and mystery writer. He was brought to RB by English teacher Larry Forberg to speak about his writing with students.

Jerry Losos, Staff Reporter
December 21
Filed under Features, Q&A, Video

English teacher Larry Forberg had a chance to bring in Chicago-area mystery writer and journalist Michael Harvey to speak with his students.  Harvey's debut novel was The Chicago Way.  His most recent published novel is We All Fall Down.  Clarion was there to videotape his talk with students....

Q&A: Turk, Sisson represent RB as veterans

Q&A:  Turk, Sisson represent RB as veterans

Robby Filec, Staff Reporter
November 22
Filed under Features, Q&A, Top Stories

Instead of taking the day off, RB has made a tradition of hosting Veteran’s Day assembly each year. Many veterans come and are celebrated and thanked by students, teachers, and each other. Clarion interviewed Kevin Turk, a Western Civilization and Global Studies teacher here at RB, and William Sisson,...

Q&A: Has this been a tough job, Dr. Skinkis?

Q&A:  Has this been a tough job, Dr. Skinkis?

Danielle Sanchez, Content Editor
November 16
Filed under Audio, Featured Multimedia, Features, Interactive Media, Q&A, Top Stories

Dr. Kevin Skinkis has now been RB's superintendent for almost a semester. He has faced a number of challenges, including a divided school board with four newly elected members, the financial aftermath of a failed referendum campaign, on top of simply the experience of being a new chief administrator. ...

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