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Black History Month: Michelle Obama

Black History Month: Michelle Obama

Tori Kegebein, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

Michelle Robinson Obama, former First Lady of the United States, was born on January 17, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois. When looking back at the eight years she spent in office, her accomplishments are astounding.  Michelle is most known for passing The School Lunch program. According to BlackDoctor.o...

Linn scores a home run

Linn scores a home run

Sophia Adkins, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

  Linn scores a home run    Senior Shelby Linn is ending her high school softball career by signing to continue playing in college for Aurora University. Linn took 13 years of knowledge about one sport and hit her opportunity out of the park when offered the chance to keep playin...

Slicer Mentor Club lending a hand to incoming freshmen

Slicer Mentor Club lending a hand to incoming freshmen

Alli Glen, Editor

February 18, 2020

LPHS has many successful clubs, and the newly started Slicer Mentor Club will be living up to those expectations. Junior sisters Jill and Paige Maudlin wanted to make the club for incoming freshmen or new students who might be struggling with scheduling, adjusting to the new school, or needing advice f...

Black History Month: YBN Cordae

Black History Month: YBN Cordae

Alex Kring, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

  I’ve been listening to hip hop for about a year now, starting in the emo scene with rappers such as XXXTentacion and Juice Wrld. I eventually broadened my horizons to other artists such as J.I.D. and Comethazine, but none of them have spoken to me more than YBN Cordae.  Starting as En...

LPHS should offer mental health days

LPHS should offer mental health days

Tori Kegebein, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

As the years pass, schools all around the world change and advance their curriculum. While this excels some students’ minds, it only damages others. With the hardening of school work partnered with individual problems at home, it would benefit LPHS to allow students to take mental health days. ...

The legacy of Schmidt

The legacy of Schmidt

Jamaal Salary, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

Being a school counselor is a big job. It takes a special person to be able to juggle students’ social, emotional, and academic needs, but Caryn Schmidt does just that. Schmidt is one of the five counselors at La Porte High School who guides LPHS students. She is originally from Franklin Park, Illino...

LPHS Pep Band encourages LPHS basketball teams

LPHS Pep Band encourages LPHS basketball teams

Alli Glen, Editor

February 10, 2020

Once again, the La Porte High School Pep Band has brought the energy and music for the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams for the 2019-2020 seasons. Every year, the Pep Band is known for bringing the Slicer teams together with upbeat songs and rowdy cheers. In tradition, the band is taught cheers...

LPHS welcomes Barton

LPHS welcomes Barton

Ally Zila, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

Over 20 new teachers joined the staff at LaPorte High School this year, and luckily Abigail Barton, a Valparaiso native, is one of them. Barton is a first year teacher and teaches Advanced Composition, Freshmen English, and Freshmen Honors English. Barton’s passion for education was due to her lov...

Chalk the Walk

Chalk the Walk

Sophia Adkins, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

Chalk the walk  The LPHS art department will be holding its Chalk the Walk festival on May 23rd from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23, artists are expected to meet along “F” Street where the event will take place. There is no cost to join along. All participants need is an idea ready on ar...

Scanlin Spotlight

Scanlin Spotlight

Alex Kring, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

Scan is the man Ever since Jennifer Scanlin started teaching at LPHS, she’s made a big impact on students, bringing laughs and engaging assignments.  Since the beginning of her career, she has been giving students a class that has both challenged and entertained them. Students and staff are fa...

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