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Cross Country team’s season of victory and growth

Alexandra Vazquez-Gutierrez, Features Editor December 4, 2023

The 2023 Cross Country season raced by just as quickly as its athletes and brought home victories across its events all season long. Most recently, both the boys’ and girls’ teams went to Peoria for...

Girls Volleyball program rallies for success and for each other

Marta Bieda, Staff Writer November 30, 2023

With the beginning of a new school year, a new volleyball season started for the girls volleyball team here at Sandburg. For some, it was the last year playing as a CSVB athlete, and for others, it was...

Growing rise of an empowering “gym culture” within high school communities

Nataniel Zoladek, Sports Editor November 28, 2023

If you were to walk down the hallways and listen to authentic student conversations about after-school activities, it’s quite likely that you’ll hear someone talking about going to The Edge, Lifetime,...

Adventure Ed boat races spark innovation and teamwork

Julia Pavic, Staff Writer November 27, 2023

Using cardboard boxes as vessels, as well as plastic bottles and bags for buoyancy, Sandburg P.E. students have found a second purpose for commonly thrown-away items: boat building.  Carl Sandburg...

Student and staff perspectives on swimming in P.E.

Lucy Simmons, Staff Writer November 21, 2023

In Carl Sandburg’s Physical Education program, one of the units students participate in is Swimming. During the swim unit, students learn various life saving skills and techniques. In recent years,...

AP Physics classes launch a project to remember

Sofia Szaflarski, Staff Writer November 17, 2023

On Friday, November 10, AP Physics 1 classes could be seen congregating on the Circle Drive lawn each period, carrying handmade contraptions and clad in various costumes. Why the array of complicated mechanisms,...

Boba Heaven offers great tea and new hangout spot for Sandburg students

Allie Bragassi, Staff Writer November 17, 2023

Most people enjoy a good drink: a warm hot chocolate on a chilly day, a cup of coffee with breakfast, or a bubble tea while hanging out with friends. Boba Heaven, bubble tea store nearby to Sandburg, has...

Open Mic Night showcases student creativity

Sophia Dorantes, News Editor November 15, 2023

On Wednesday, October 25, Carl Sandburg High School hosted an Open Mic Night. The event was located in the foyer of the Performing Arts Center and ran from 5pm to 8pm.  Students had the opportunity...

Sandburg Speech team victorious with early tournaments of the season

Bailee Pfiffner, Staff Writer November 14, 2023

On Saturday, November 4th, Carl Sandburg’s Speech Team had a successful competition at Joliet West High School. The team placed 5th overall, and Cayla Evans and Naomi Turk placed first in their events. Junior...

Community activities this winter to help you beat the cold

Eileen Li, Staff Writer November 14, 2023

Are you looking for some fun, different ways to keep busy in the community this winter? See the list of activities below to get ideas.   The Bridge Teen Center The Teen Bridge Center in...

The Barkery: Fostering creativity, employability, and joy

Kyra Sears, Staff Writer November 14, 2023

The Barkery is a microbusiness at Sandburg that makes and sells dog treats and cakes to teachers and staff around the school. The Barkery was created during COVID when internships for students were...

Girls Tennis team makes history at state competition

Iris Delis, Staff Writer November 14, 2023

On Saturday, October 21, 2023, the varsity girls tennis team placed 3rd overall at the IHSA Class 2A State Tournament held at Buffalo Grove High School. Coach Brian Ostrander stated that “it has...

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