Community outreach program draws volunteers, chance to do good

Maria Cieslarczyk, Perspective Editor

September 20, 2016

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Last year, over 400 students showed up on a Saturday morning for some do-good work in the community. So far, there are 540 scheduled for this year.

Seminar to walk prospective college students, parents through application and financial aid process

Josie Pike, Staff Writer

September 16, 2016

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“For parents, this information night is very beneficial in understanding the college process, especially if they have their first child going off to college." --Patricia Lovelace, counselor

Solar panels to supplement school electricity supply, provide eco-friendly power

Josie Pike, Staff Writer

September 15, 2016

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Lake Park is seeing green! A big change is about to take place in the name of energy here at West Campus: solar panels. That’s right--Lake Park is projected to be completely run on solar power by Nov. 15, making it one of the only high schools in Illinois to do so, t...

Homecoming about making memories and celebrating, say students, sponsors

Megan McGuckin, Staff Writer

September 15, 2016

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Lake Park’s annual Homecoming Dance will be taking place in the West Campus gym Saturday night, with all the attendant music and fun. “It’s a tradition and an opportunity for people to get together and have a great time,...

Literary magazine and school yearbook combine forces into one publication

Claudia Sandine, Staff Editor

September 13, 2016

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Creative writing fans and nostalgia buffs will soon have a dream come true: all their teenaged pathos in one issue. This year Lake Park will be merging the yearbook Lance with the literary magazine Montage into one single publ...

Earth Club hosts first Earthfest, fundraisers for charity

Juliet Furlong, Staff Editor

May 31, 2016

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Earth Club helped Lake Park celebrate Earth Day with its first Earthfest last month. The idea of Earthfest was created after the original fundraiser for Flint, Michigan, the Winter Whiteout Dance, was cancelled. “After the Winter Whiteout Dance was cancelled, ...

Seniors choose masquerade theme for Prom

Kayah Hornik, Staff Writer

May 31, 2016

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Prom 2016 was a masquerade affair held at Venuti’s in Addison the week before graduation. Students enjoyed great food, music, and the times of their lives. There were four options--masquerade, the Great Gatsby, Disney, and...

French students get Lancer experience this past spring

Antoinette Lobello, Staff Editor

May 28, 2016

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Last month, students from Lake Park’s sister school, the Notre Dame de Sainte Croix, in France arrived in Illinois to begin the student exchange program. The students stayed for two weeks and went on various trips throughout...

Softball game promotes charity, awareness for autism

Andrea Colantonio, Staff Writer

May 19, 2016

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April is National Autism Awareness Month. On May 5,  Lake Park held a baseball vs. softball charity game as a way to raise money for the Autism Society. Since Autism Awareness Month is April, and baseball and softball are in seas...

AP Classes reach out to underrepresented students

Clare Cinneli, Staff Editor

April 7, 2016

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Teachers in the Advanced Placement Steering Community are reaching out to students in lower level classes who have lower incomes or are a racial minority to get them involved with AP classes. AP classes can give students the c...

Poll reveals East Campus’ preference for Sanders

Clare Cinneli, Staff Editor

April 7, 2016

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  Political Cartoon by Kerry Devaney After interviews with East Campus students, and the mock primary elections at West Campus last fall, the Perspective staff concluded that a plurality of students favor the most liberal c...

SAT to replace ACT for next year’s juniors

Juliet Furlong, Staff Editor

March 3, 2016

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Over winter break, the State of Illinois released they had gotten a contract with a different test that makes ACT old news. Illinois is now officially an SAT State. According to the NBC Chicago’s article “Illinois Switches...

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