R.A.F.T-ing through Foreign Language

Juliet Furlong, Editor

April 14, 2015

The new testing strategy R.A.F.T (Role Audience Format Topic) is a strategy where the writer must take on a different persona in order to perform various writing skills. This is accomplished through prompts involving everyday...

Study halls: an in-depth look

Jake Zielinski, Staff Writer

March 26, 2015

When you walk into a study hall you can see either two things: a complete madhouse how it is pictured in movies or a quiet room filled with children doing their work. Lake Park study hall supervisors came up with a definition...

Stress tips for the overwhelmed Lancer

Akhila Adkoli, Staff Writer

March 26, 2015

Many Lake Park students have a hard time dealing with stress throughout the year because it can be the cause of physical and mental problems. “The main cause of stress is the inability to problem solve,” said Lake Park counselor...

RC book selection process of consideration, input

Madison Szczerba, Staff Writer

March 26, 2015

The Lake Park Resource Center has hundreds of books, from non-fiction to fantasy. Each and every student has a certain genre they’re interested in. But, certain books that don’t meet the criteria don’t make it into the library....

PARCC not as intrusive on school environment as feared

Rachel Jacob, Staff Writer

March 26, 2015

Students are worried about standardized tests taking up all of their computer time at school. However, PARCC may not have as big of an impact on students’ free work time as originally thought. There are many alternatives to...

Distinguished Alumni program continues to highlight the best of the best

Kayah Hornik, Staff Writer

March 26, 2015

For over 21 years, Lake Park’s most remember able students have been awarded with the Distinguished Alumni Award. These people have achieved multiple accomplishments in their lives. They’ve won many awards and achievements...

LP seeks to employ new state test as smoothly as possible

Amanada Layne, Staff Writer

March 26, 2015

Much of the talk about the newly initiated common core assessment PARCC has been varied, from good to bad to uninformed. According to the Common Core State Standards Initiative webpage, common core is a set of high-quality academic...

L Martin, Features Editor

March 23, 2015

In 2011 Rahm Emanuel took office as the mayor of Chicago, winning with 55% of the vote. As mayor he promised for safer streets, stable finances, and stronger schools.   Four years later and now everyone is taking a moment...

Origins of Valentine’s Day murky, debated

Tu Le, Staff Writer

March 5, 2015

Ah, Valentine’s Day. The day of love. Or so one thinks.   Not many people know about the true origins of Valentine’s Day—as with most holidays. But it’s not as romantic as one might believe.   The story starts...

Gov. Rauner unveils cuts, spending increases

Juliet Furlong and Antoinette Lobello

March 5, 2015

Bruce Rauner, Illinois Governor, talked about what big issues are currently being faced in Illinois and what he plans on doing in his State of the State address February 4.   The State of the State address is an annual speech...