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Mathletes Showcase Math Prowess and Teamwork at State Competition

Zainab Azeem, News Editor April 29, 2024

Mathletes recently competed in their State competition this April after their entire freshman team qualified. Mr. David Brewczynski, the coach for the freshman and sophomore teams, stated, “We’re hoping...

The Student Experience of Ramadan at Sandburg

Omar Hasan, Staff Writer April 9, 2024

Ramadan is a month on the Islamic/Hijri calendar in which Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. Navigating through this month in school can be rather tricky for students depending on a multitude of factors....

Student Experience with SkywardQ

Sofia Szaflarski, Staff Writer March 21, 2024

A week into the school year, a line of students could be seen outside the Sandburg Technology office. With Chromebooks in hand, many—if not most—approached the tech specialists with the same problem:...

College Search Basics

Sophia Dorantes, News Editor March 12, 2024

As the end of the 2023-2024 school year approaches, it becomes increasingly important for students to begin deciding what they want to do after high school. Both juniors and seniors prioritize this. In...

Feature Teacher: Mr. Peronto

Eileen Li, Staff Writer March 7, 2024

Q: How long have you been working here at Sandburg? A: This is my 35th year.   Q: Why did you decide to be a teacher? A: So, I liked high school. That’s part of the reason; [like]...

Exciting Opportunity for Sandburg Students in Fashion Design Summer Program

Maddie Gallagher, Entertainment Editor February 22, 2024

This winter, students at Sandburg are being offered the opportunity to compete in a fashion design competition through Illinois State University’s Fashion Design and Merchandising program. Whether...

Empowering All Students Through PEOPEL PE

Bailee Pfiffner, Staff Writer February 2, 2024

PEOPEL PE is a Physical Education class in which juniors and seniors pair up with students from the Ultima program and spend their PE classes with them. PEOPEL PE has been around for twenty years, created...

Feature Teacher: Mr. Brigham

Emilia Gruszka, Staff Writer February 1, 2024

Q. What high school did you attend? A. Libertyville High School   Q. What activities did you participate in? A. I did football, track, cross country, basketball, and history club.   Q....

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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