A 2-Years’ Difference

  A look into the life of a member of the Junior class, 7:30 a.m. – She hears the dreaded sound of her buzzing phone, which means it is time to stop resting and start stressing. In the kitchen, she scarfs a protein bar down and makes her way towards the 8 hour “adventure.” 8:45…

Is Homecoming in Texas too extreme?

As you walk into the Simpson Upper School trying not to trip over your long mum, you see so many lights and ribbons. Almost every girl has a mum, some even light up and cover the girl’s chest. You hear bells every time someone takes a step. You walk down to the Commons and see…

Saints and their Sneakers

Photo by Parker Boyce ’18 What kind of shoes do you wear to school?  If you go to All Saints’, your answer is probably sneakers or tennis shoes. They are practical, comfortable, and complement the uniform nicely. Out of 20 people surveyed, the price of the tennis shoes people wear to school ranged from $50…

Chicago Gang Violence Reaches an all Time High

  Chicago’s homicides and gun violence rates have hit a high in 2016. According to USAToday, August was the single deadliest month in over 20 years. With 92 homicides in August, and 500 total killed so far in 2016, that’s a 50% increase since 2015. ABC News reported 100,000 active gang members opposed to only 12,000…

Teenager may select next Mars Rover landing

NASA is currently working with 16 year old, Alex Longo, to select where the next landing site for the Mars Rover will be. Although Longo has not even graduated from high school yet, that doesn’t seem to bother NASA in the slightest. “My first experience with space exploration was in 2005,” Longo says. “I was…

Natural Disasters: Why are they happening?

The earth may seem like a more active and dangerous place than ever, due to the recent natural disasters. Society has often wondered if this is due to mother nature or if humans have destroyed the earth. Florida and Oklahoma have experienced natural disasters recently and scientists can not help but ask if these recent…

Murderer of Jacob Wetterling confesses after 27 years

In the relatively small town of St. Joseph, Minnesota, Jacob Wetterling’s abduction remained a mystery until recently, when Danny Heinrich, 53, confessed to abducting, sexually assaulting, and murdering Wetterling. This confession uncovered the horrific details of the tragic event that occurred almost 27 years ago. Heinrich plead guilty to a federal charge of child pornography.…

Brock Turner: A Stanford swimmer’s rape case

Brock Turner registered as a sex offender in Ohio on the morning of September 6, 2016, days after the ex-Stanford student’s release from a three-month jail stint for sexually assaulting an unconscious female student also studying at Stanford University.  Turner must register every 90 days for the rest of his life as a Tier III…