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Senior year English about to get a lot tougher

Senior year English about to get a lot tougher

Rebecca Rusiecki, Editor-in-Chief
November 8, 2013
Filed under Multimedia, News, School Board, Top Stories

When registration for the Junior class begins next week, students may find they have fewer options for English credit. Semester electives such as Debate, Creative Writing, Film Studies and Journalism will no longer count as English credit; instead, they will be counted as non-departmental credit. These...

After board meeting, Chromebooks in the pipeline

After board meeting, Chromebooks in the pipeline

Zach Hundrieser, Staff Reporter
November 8, 2013
Filed under Multimedia, News, School Board, Top Stories

At the September school board meeting, Assistant Principal Kristin Smetana and Technology Coordinator Mike Connors presented a plan to bring Google Chromebooks to RB within three years.  According to Smetana and Connors' presentation, a small group of teachers including department chairs and administrators...

Unique gymnastics shine at RB’s Got Talent

Unique gymnastics shine at RB’s Got Talent

William Voorhees, A&E Editor
November 5, 2013
Filed under Entertainment, Fine Arts, Multimedia

In its first year, RB's Got Talent showcased TJ Ketchmark's magic act.  Sasha Kotur dominated with his rapping during year two.  This year, Emily Temmer, accompanied by Lizbeth Servins on piano, wowed the crowd with her wheeled gymnastics routine.  Missed it?  See some highlights in Clarion's video.

This is Halloween, This is Halloween

This is Halloween, This is Halloween

Cameron Bolton, Staff Reporter
November 5, 2013
Filed under Entertainment, Featured A&E, Fine Arts, Multimedia, Top Stories

October 23 marked this year's annual Band and Orchestra Halloween Concert.  This year, the entire music department participated in the show.  Those in the concert arrived dressed all in black or in their Halloween costumes, ranging from a piece of bacon to a Despicable Me Minion to Cruella de Ville of 10...

Jazz Band performs at middle school concert night

Jazz Band performs at middle school concert night

Jimmy Nolter, Staff Reporter
October 29, 2013
Filed under Entertainment, Fine Arts, Multimedia

Director James Baum and the RB Jazz Band visited the middle schools last week for a middle school concert night.  Performances featured jazz bands from all of D208's local feeder schools.  Didn't get to attend?  See and hear some of the highlights from Clarion.

What does the Clarion say?

What does the Clarion say?

McKenna Powers, Staff Reporter
October 29, 2013
Filed under Lifestyles, Multimedia, Top Stories

Clarion likes to cover the latest trends and the hottest videos around, “The Fox” by Ylvis is one of them.  “The Fox” begins with introducing what animals say, such as the “cow goes moo” or “ducks says quack”. The song later goes into actually saying what the fox says, like “Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingringeding”...

John Register talks perseverance with student body

John Register talks perseverance with student body

Cameron Bolton, Staff Reporter
September 30, 2013
Filed under Multimedia

Former hurdler and now Paralympic track medalist John Register spoke with the RB student body on September 24.  The themes of his talk revolved around the Olympic ideal "Citius.  Altius.  Fortius" - swifter, higher, stronger.  If you did not get a chance to hear Register talk, Clarion has the video...

RB’s Got Talent coming October 3

RB’s Got Talent coming October 3

Mike Gmitro, Staff Reporter
September 27, 2013
Filed under Entertainment, Featured A&E, Fine Arts, Multimedia, Top Stories

This Thursday, October 3, RB will host it's annual talent show 'RB's Got Talent' at 7:00 in the Main Auditorium. The show consists of diverse acts ranging from vocal performance to magic to German Gymnastic Wheels. Performers include: -Emily Temmer and Lizbeth Servin (Piano and German Gymnastic Wheel) -Katelyn...

School is about students; use grant dollars for them

School is about students; use grant dollars for them

Clarion Staff, Staff Editorial
September 27, 2013
Filed under Multimedia, Opinion, Staff Editorial, Top Stories

Since RBHS failed its operating fund referendum in Spring of 2010, the school has been tight on money and students have seen changes – rising lunch prices, larger class sizes, pay-to-play for clubs and sports, and so on.  Recently, RB found out it would receive $9 million in grant money.  Needless...

Life in a teenage rock band

Life in a teenage rock band

Kate Alaks, Opinion Editor
September 20, 2013
Filed under Features, Multimedia, Top Stories

Standing in the Riverside Library, a subtle streak of purple in her hair, Rachel Noelle Sammons cues up a PowerPoint full of of pictures of a Croatian island and begins to talk about her summer vacation. But there’s more to the slideshow than that.  Rachel used her vacation to write a 602 page book...

More scenes from football’s Senior Night

More scenes from football’s Senior Night

Hannah Pecis, Media Editor
September 16, 2013
Filed under Multimedia

Can't get enough of the football team?  See some live action video from the events of Senior Night last weekend.  Shots include game footage as well as half time festivities.

Football surrenders 14 point lead, falls to Lemont

Football surrenders 14 point lead, falls to Lemont

Steven Baer, Sports Editor
September 12, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports, Multimedia, Sports, Sports Season Updates

Friday night the Bulldogs went into their clash with Lemont planning to win. After the first few minutes it looked as though they would do just that. The energized RB offense got off to a phenomenal start. On the Bulldogs opening drive, senior quarterback Jack VandeMerkt connected with running back Matt...

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