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Iced coffee from the Steaming Eagle to begin the day at school - Courtesy of Zainab Azeem

Steaming Eagle offers convenient and fun way to get morning coffee

Zainab Azeem, Features Editor April 17, 2023

Welcome to the Steaming Eagle, a small coffee shop near the main entrance of Carl Sandburg High School that will warm your hearts and your stomachs no matter the weather. The Steaming Eagle provides a...

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Feature Teacher: Mr. Olsen

Grace Harty, Staff Reporter April 16, 2023

Q. How long have you been working here? A. Since 1998. It has been 25 years. Q. Has Sandburg changed a lot over that time? A. One of the things, well obviously, when we first started we were in the...

Come Fly With Us builds next generation of Eagles

Kaitlyn Massey, Staff Reporter April 10, 2023

Come Fly With Us is a club that takes sophomores, juniors, and seniors to the Orland 135 middle schools to help the next generation of eagles with transitioning to Sandburg. Students head to the schools...

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Swim Guard’s long history of skill and service

Nataniel Zoladek, Staff Reporter March 16, 2023

For over 20 years Swim Guard has been teaching kids from 2 years old and up how to swim. Even though many students may not know about the program, Swim Guard plays a critical role at Sandburg, offering...

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Feature teacher: Mr. Corcoran

Alaina Kovacevic, Entertainment Editor March 2, 2023

Q. How long have you been working here at Sandburg?  A. 31 years   Q. Did you always know that you wanted to become a teacher? Why or why not?  A. Yes and no. When I was an undergrad,...

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SkillsUSA students honing crafts to prepare for competition

Alexandra Vazquez-Gutierrez, Staff Reporter March 1, 2023

Each year, Sandburg’s SkillsUSA heads down to Peoria Illinois for the state competitions, with over 100 competitive events to offer in the field of Career and Technical Education, in hopes of both excelling...

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Trendy band shirts and their overlooked histories

Migle Acas, Staff Reporter February 22, 2023

Nirvana, Rolling Stones, AC-DC… Do you even listen to these bands? Name three songs - I bet you can’t! Hopefully, you are not caught in the crossfire when your teacher starts questioning your fandom...

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ACES club students ace test taking and build academic skills

Allie Bragassi, Staff Reporter February 22, 2023

Sitting at a desk taking a test isn’t most people’s idea of a sport, but members of ACES feel that it is a great opportunity to improve their test-taking skills in a competitive setting. ACES is...

Debaters prepare for upcoming state competition

Iris Delis, Staff Reporter February 22, 2023

The Eagle Debate team had a successful tournament on January 28th at Sandburg Convocation with multiple placings in several divisions. As February is quickly approaching, Sandburg's Novice and JV debate...

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Med Club headed to State in March

Irini Mihas, Features Editor February 16, 2023

The students of Med Club have been working hard in preparation for their exciting upcoming state competition in March. The competition is hosted by HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), also known...

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Carl Sandburg’s big and little eagles learning together

Alexandra Vazquez-Gutierrez, Staff Reporter November 30, 2022

Linked classrooms with a double purpose: S166 and S167. S166: Mrs. Angel’s classroom for the past 24 years. S167: the home of the Little Eagles, ages varying from three to five. Many people, Sandburg...

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The Lit Lab is here to help

Mathylda Dulian, News Editor November 26, 2022

The Literacy Lab (the Lit Lab, for short) is a popular and incredible resource for students of all ages and levels here at Sandburg. The Lit Lab is open during all three lunch/study hall periods to assist...

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