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Hobart High School student wins big at state swim conference


Student Spotlight: Emma Wright

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A Northwest Indiana Life in the Spotlight: Joseph Gonzalez


Before landing a position as creative director at WeCreateMedia, Joseph Gonzalez had an epiphany that he needed to refocus and rebrand his life outlook and career choice.

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#1StudentNWI: Highland High School February Update

2019-ariel-highland-feb-article“Searching for David's Heart” was originally a novel, but was turned into a play that will be performed February 22 and February 24 by the Highland Theatre Company. The show will begin at 7 p.m., followed by the Student Council Spaghetti Dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Sunday’s is set to start at 2 p.m. The production contains 17 cast members ranging from freshman to seniors, and senior Paige Fanning is directing the show. The cast rehearses every day after school to get ready for opening night.

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10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana February 22th - 24th, 2019


This weekend is all about entertainment in Northwest Indiana! Checkout Valparaiso University's International Film Festival or family movie night at Pine Elementary Friday night. The Midwest Rail Rangers return and Final Say both return to Michigan City. Find out what other awesome activities are going on near you!

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Bearcats move forward in February

Ending the Winter Seasonwheeler (3)

With the start of February comes the end of winter sports at Wheeler. Both boys’ and girls’ teams are wrapping up their seasons and working toward postseason. The girls swim team participated in the sectional prelims on February 1 at Chesterton High School, and swimmers advanced to the sectional championship on February 2. The team placed 7th overall.

Next up, the girls basketball team competed against the Hanover Central Wildcats in an intense game on February 2 in the first round of sectionals. Although the team came up short, they have a lot to be proud of. They improved their record from last year and hope to keep improving in years to come.

The boys wrestling team competed in sectionals on January 26 at Crown Point High School. Three wrestlers - Isaiah Mohmed, Gio Diaz, and Damian Ruoff - moved on to regionals....

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#1StudentNWI: Kouts High School, February 2019



As students scramble to meet deadlines to maintain their grades in the midst of the third quarter, many are daydreaming of summer break. For staff though, a break from school doesn’t mean the hard work can stop. Mrs. Dutko, a teacher of a few years at Kouts, has traded some of her work duties for other responsibilities, as she has taken some much-needed time off to tend to her family's’ new edition - a baby! Thankfully, Mr Gold, a teacher of around 15 years, has agreed to fill in. Mr. Gold is a fun, hardworking teacher who has taken responsibility for Mrs. Dutko’s classes, including social studies classes and sociology. Mr Gold has worked in a variety of different schools including Hammond High, George Rogers Clark, and Lake Ridge Middle School. As students, we are excited to experience Mr. Gold’s teaching and hope he feels...

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Skiing, Dancing, and More at La Lumiere


Ski Trip

In the midst of the crazy winter weather, La Lumiere students huddled up and hit the road for the annual ski trip. This year about 30 students and four faculty members hit the slopes at Granite Peak Ski Area in Wausau, Wisconsin. In past years, the ski trip had been a day trip to Bittersweet Ski Area, but Mr. Chad Perney, the organizer of the trip, decided that he wanted to give students a little more time skiing. He decided to extend the trip a day and move the location to Wisconsin.

On the morning of February 1, the skiers loaded up the buses and headed out. After a day of driving, the Lakers put on their gear and hit the slopes. Despite the frigid temperatures on Friday night, students skied and snowboarded the night away, making memories with peers. After getting a good night’s rest in a local hotel, they once again hit the...

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10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana February 15th - 17th, 2019


It's another fun-filled weekend in Northwest Indiana! Be sure to check out 219 Day in Hammond and stop by the Duneland Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Indiana for their annual pancake breakfast! Find out what else is going on in the Region this weekend!

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A Northwest Indiana Life in the Spotlight: John Davies


The son of an immigrant beekeeper, born in our nation’s capital and raised on a farm in Northwest Indiana, John Davies grew up in a home without running water or electricity. In the absence of television, John’s vision of life in the Region was enriched with legendary heroes that jumped from the pages of his favorite books.

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#1StudentNWI: River Forest Homecoming Week Recap and Indiana State Finals


Homecoming Week
The end of January brought the school's basketball homecoming week, starting on January 22 and running through January 26. This year's spirit week themes were: holiday day, meme day, and squad day, and Friday was completely devoted to cardinal and gold. The week ended with a basketball game against Chesterton on Saturday night.

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#1StudentNWI: Bishop Noll makes history and culturally versed students


BNI girls wrestling team makes history
Sophomore Natalie Ramirez and freshman Tsi-Tsi-Ki Rangel are the first-ever BNI girls to qualify for state. With it only being Ramirez’s second year and Rangel’s first year, they had a lot of work to do, but it all paid off in the end.

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