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Standing Ovation

Standing Ovation

Keeley Higley, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Community, Opinion, Showcase

What began as a silent and peaceful protest in the summer of 2016 has morphed into a debate about politics and respect. Colin Kaepernick, quarterback of the 49ers, challenged the country and its racial integrity during his third game with the team in 2016. The protest began with Kaepernick sitting ...

LPCSC receives Lilly Endowment Grant

LPCSC receives Lilly Endowment Grant

Kirsta, Greer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Academics, Community, Corporation, Showcase

La Porte High School has recently received a grant for $660,000 for a counseling initiative from the Lilly Endowment. The LPCSC school counselors were involved in the Lilly Endowment process. The counselors also had consultants from Purdue University, University of Indianapolis’s CELL program, a...

Homecoming candidates 2017

Homecoming candidates 2017

Autumn Prast, Editor-In-Chief

October 6, 2017


Filed under Events, Showcase

Name: Shania Povlock  Club: Choir   Other activities: Theater   Name: Jack Boardman Club: Choir Other activities: Marching band, playing piano, drawing, embroidering Name: Rylee Menke Club: Pom and Dance Other activities: Dance, spending time with family/friends   Name: Dylan Askegaard Club: DECA Other activities: Ping Pong, FFA   Name:...

Gun violence in America

Gun violence in America

Keeley Higley, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

What began as a festival for music lovers on Sunday, October 1st, quickly morphed into a terrifying massacre. In Las Vegas, while Jason Aldean performed at the Route 91 Harvest music festival, a gunman opened fire on the venue from the 32nd floor of a nearby hotel. The gunman shot and killed 58 peopl...

There is no place like Homecoming

There is no place like Homecoming

Sadie Padgett, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Community, Events, Showcase

With homecoming week starting September 29th, it brings a whole week of immense spirit, competition, and amusement to LPHS. Kicking off the week with events including a free movie night, Spirit Week, the 2017 class games, a school pep rally, homecoming parade, football game, and the crowning of homec...

Part-time jobs vs sports

Part-time jobs vs sports

Autumn Prast, Editor-In-Chief

September 29, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

La Porte High School offers a substantial amount of activities that students can get involved in such as academic competitions, clubs, community service, publications, and sports. It is encouraged to get involved whether it be to liven up college applications or to gain social skills, but for some stu...

A friendly face

A friendly face

Alyssa Foster, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Humans of LP, Showcase

There are many incredible teachers at LaPorte High School, but there is one who stands out to many.     Mr. Miller is an English teacher at LPHS. He teaches Freshmen Honors English and the Advanced Composition class for seniors. Miller is also the vice-president of the LaPorte Federation of Teachin...

The memories they have lost, the support they have gained

The memories they have lost, the support they have gained

Keeley Higley, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Community, Events, Humans of LP, Showcase

They are the receipts of life’s best and worst moments. They are the enablers of reminiscing, the voices of days past. They are memories, and for people with Alzheimer’s disease, they are lost. On Saturday, September 23rd, advocates and sufferers alike walked for those lost memories at the Wa...

Class spotlight: AP Government

Class spotlight: AP Government

Keeley Higley, Staff Writer

September 22, 2017


Filed under Academics, Humans of LP, Showcase

Students are often faced with a question that follows them through math classes, science classes, and all classes in between: When will I use this? Polynomials, balancing equations- while they are necessary in school, students tend to wonder when these skills will truly be used in adult life. Though...

Runnin’ for Prestin

Runnin’ for Prestin

Taylor Pletcher, Staff Writer

September 22, 2017


Filed under Humans of LP, Showcase

Prestin Butcher and his wonderful family presented their annual run “Runnin’ For Prestin” on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Synchronically, September is childhood cancer awareness month. Butcher was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a destructive brain cancer, within the September of 2011. Cancer is an...

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