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    The Fall Golden Of The Arches

    A peculiar 50’s style neon sign held by a single golden arch stood out among the surrounding buildings, capturing the attention of anyone who happened to be passing by. Behind the iron fence stood a small building with two giant golden arches on either side, along with old models of cars parked out in front…

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    Branches of Forgotten History

    All forests have their mysteries. To most residents, a Des Plaines mystery might mean the century-old United Methodist Campground situated alongside Algonquin Road with its perimeters tucked inside of the forest preserve. Since 1860, the Methodist Campground has stood to see the founding of Des Plaines in 1869 and all of the expansion and development…

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    How to: Speak Up for Yourself

    If each year’s new additions to the Merriam-Webster dictionary — such as “pumpkin spice” and “oat milk” –  tell us anything about our global culture, we are deep in a “dumpster fire” of problems with “mansplaining.”  By definition, mansplaining is when a man talks condescendingly to someone (especially to a woman) about something he has…

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    How to: Embrace your Identity

    A person’s “identity” is a blend of many factors – some factors that are a matter of chance or choice and other factors that have been fundamental since birth: one’s spirituality, race, abilities, economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and nationality all contribute to how a person might “identify.”  Sexual orientation and gender identity, in…

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    How to: Avoid Car Accidents

    The excitement of receiving a license and being granted the ability to now drive yourself anywhere is hard to beat. In Illinois, after completing a driver’s education course, holding a learner’s permit for nine months, and being at least 16 years old, one is eligible to receive their license. And with many students at Maine…

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    How to: Shop Responsibly

    Finding your own style while trying to be environmentally friendly can be frustrating. With the rise of fast fashion and the rapidly evolving styles of the 21st century, it can be hard to know what to wear and where to look.  Being a high school student  generally means you don’t have a large amount of…

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