Students celebrate Pride Month
We often associate the month of June with a fresh start, especially for students. It’s a time for kids to have the freedoms they weren’t able to enjoy during the school year. There’s also the idea of weeks filled with fun and excitement surrounded by family and friends.
While the summer hype is buzzing, we often forget that June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. Several individuals commented about how the LGBTQ+ community has affected their lives, and about equality and learning about differences in those around them.
“[Pride Month] has made me believe very strongly in equality and equal rights for not just the [LGBTQ+)] community, but those of different races, genders, and abilities,” said one individual.
Another talked about her younger years, growing up in...
On May 25, the Munster Community Pool officially opened for the season. The Munster Community Pool is a community pool for both young and old. With a kiddie slide, shallow end, diving board, deep end, big slides, and more, there is something for all. The pool is open for anyone to enjoy, but there is an additional cost for non-residents. Adults and children who are Munster and Highland residents pay $7, while non-residents pay $10. Seniors who are residents pay $5, while non-residents pay $8. Prices also decrease if you attend the pool after 5 PM. Finally, all children under 2 years-old are free!
Along with pool, there is a sand pit, sand volleyball, and concession stand. The pool also offers life jackets for young children. Throughout the pool day, there are 15 minute periods where only adults are allowed in...
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Each year, members of the Junior Class Cabinet plan the details for Prom. Lake Central’s prom was held on Saturday, May 4, at the Halls of St. George. The theme of the event was “In the Stars.”
“We had a few meetings at the beginning of the semester where we would brainstorm different themes and discuss what we would do for each theme. We narrowed it down to 3 and had a vote. I was very happy with the theme that we chose because it was the one I voted for, and I think it ended up turning out pretty good,” Junior Vice President Jake Malatestinic said.
Before the dance, students, parents, grandparents, and friends were invited to the Grand March at the school from 4-5:30 p.m. Spectators had the opportunity to watch and take pictures of prom attendees as they walked...
Olivia Smith, Highland High School junior, has been working diligently on school work as well as extracurricular activities for the past three years. She is involved in Highland Theatre Company, National Honors Society, Varsity Golf, and Spanish Club.
On April 13, Kouts held its 2018-2019 prom! Ms.Dick, who heads the Kouts’ high school/middle school media center and the Kouts’ Poms Cheer Team, put together a beautiful rendition of the theme ‘Fire and Ice’ for this famous night of fun for the upperclassman. Juniors and seniors adorned fabulous dresses and glamorous suits as they partied the night away on the dance floor, only taking breaks to enjoy the photo booth or the leftover treats provided.
Blue and red accents littered the entire venue, and a show-stopping sign directed the students into the correct room in the large hall. Becca Herr, a senior and aspiring artist, created the sign, which was one of the more magnificent details that evening. The winners of prom king and queen, Serena Birmingham and Chase Nelson, shared a dance soon after being crowned. After...
#1StudentNWI: Molly Caplice reflects on finding the extraordinary in the ordinary at La Lumiere High School
Over the course of this school year, I have had the incredible honor and privilege to write articles as part of the Good News Nation and #1StudentNWI program. When I started the program, I honestly didn’t think much of it. But looking back and reflecting on my experience this year, I realize just how much I’ve learned about writing, about myself, and about those around me. While I love writing about what’s going on in my community, I think my favorite thing to write about is the people who surround me.
Ever since I learned how to put words together, I’ve always loved writing. I’ve found countless notebooks, filled with writing, from as far back as when I barely understood how to spell. While most of the writing I’ve done throughout my life has been creative writing, writing for NWIndianaLife opened the door for me to try a new type of writing.
A part of being in high school is the maturity that comes with growing and learning alongside your teachers and peers. Something that signifies the beginning of this new-found independence is obtaining a job. For many at Kouts though, this can be difficult as the town is small and it is hard to find a reliable job. Fortunately, an opportunity has arisen for those searching for a new job! The Indiana Dunes National Park is accepting applications for the National Park Service Youth Conservation Corps. In order for your application to be considered, you must be 15 years old before June 2nd, 2019, but you must not turn 19 before August 10th, 2019. This program has been developed to help students appreciate our nation's environment and heritage through various activities like helping to maintain fences, cleaning...
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The 6th annual Special Olympics Game was a huge success! A large crowd gathered for the event, seen pictured above.