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#1StudentNWI: Morton In Action

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Singing, Dancing, and Chinese Culture

Fall is always a busy season for Morton. Whether it’s a sporting event or a performance through the Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts (HAPA)- there is never a dull moment.

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Links of the Week: Rolling Stone Magazine, Facebook’s Algorithm, and How Do You Stay Organized

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How do you stay organized?

I write a lot of things down. I am pretty particular about my email. I have calendars, to-do apps, texts/Facebook messages/calls, and all that jazz. There is a lot to keep track of out there, and I manage to squeak by. There has to be a more holistic approach I can take to manage the many messages coming in and out of my face every day.

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#1StudentNWI: Hobart Kicks Off the School Year with Football Success and Leadership

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What's Happening

Hobart’s Fall Sports are making great comebacks in the start of the 2017 school year.

One of the biggest perks of going back to school for high school students is the kick off of Football Season. This means Friday Night Lights, themes to dress in part with, class cheers and much more.

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#1StudentNWI: Kouts Has Got it Going On

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Welcome New Teachers

Kouts said goodbye to three teachers at the end of last school year, but this year welcomed three new teachers to fill their positions. Mrs. Beth Birky has taken over the business department. Birky has been substitute teaching at Kouts for over ten years, so she was familiar with the school. Birky worked as a Certified Public Accountant in South Bend and then as an accountant for a manufacturer in Valparaiso. She also spent time staying home with her three children when they were young. When her youngest son graduated in 2016, Birky went back to school to get her teaching license. She’s looking forward to teaching students practical skills, whether they go into a business career or not.

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#1StudentNWI: Crossing the Finish Line at Lake Central High School

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What's Going on?

The boys cross country team competed in the New Prairie invitational this past Saturday at New Prairie High School. The team has been participating in meets every Saturday since August 19th. With the regular season coming to a quick end and the DAC only two weeks away, coach Rhody and the team are quickly trying to prepare themselves mentally and physically.

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How Running Changed Amy Blaker's Life


Amy-Blaker-01 I would be the very last person to describe myself as athletic. I have never dribbled a basketball, thrown a pitch or lobbed a volleyball over a net. And running? No, absolutely not. I did not think I was capable. As silly as it sounds, I did not even know how to run. Where do my arms go? How am I supposed to breathe?

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10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: September 22-24, 2017

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We're "rounding third" in September! While the weather is still nice out there, go to a concert, enjoy a farmer's market, see a show, and make sure you take advantage of some great events in Northwest Indiana!

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A Northwest Indiana Life in the Spotlight: Sheila Prutsman

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Some families deal with medical issues or allergies every day. For Sheila Prutsman and her daughter Charlee, however, the struggle is a constant battle for her and her husband Dave with Charlee’s severe food allergies and eczema and the public’s ignorance about these life-threatening conditions.

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#1StudentNWI: Thomas Edison Showcases Student Pride

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A Week to Remember

Thomas Edison Jr. Sr. High School’s homecoming week started the week of the Sunday the 3rd. The halls were full of students who were bursting with Eagle pride, eagerly participating in class dress up days and sporting their class colors. Wednesday fulfilled the annual tradition of wearing class colors, which encourages each high school class to wear a pre-determined color to showcase their class pride. The students, eager to participate, marched out of the school and ran onto the football field that had been lit up. The Anything Goes Games were on! The Anything Goes Games are a giant game that includes points put together based on smaller games, such as: Tug of War, Egg and Spoon, Over and Under, Centipede, Dizzy Bat, and so forth. The...

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#1StudentNWI: Michigan City Preps for Success

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What’s Happened?

Homecoming week at MCHS included quite a few changes that resulted in participation being higher than ever before.

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#1StudentNWI: La Porte Slicers, Back in Their Prime

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What's Going on

La Porte High School is known for many things: academics, sports, and especially its wide variety of clubs. Stemming from Coloring Club to Anime Club, there is undoubtedly something for everyone. One club, in particular, has gone out of its way to not only better the school, but the community also: Girls Reserves (GR).

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