The Spectrum

Learning from the Outdoors

Learning from the Outdoors

Louise Ba, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, INDEPTH

“Alright guys, I need all the bolts taken out of these picnic tables. It shouldn’t take you that long!” I looked up at the source of this strange suggestion, our project sponsor at Afton State Park, Gene. I couldn’t help but think that this project would never get done with our handsaws, ...

Changing the community one blanket at a time

Changing the community one blanket at a time

Elizabeth Opp, Opinions Editor

March 24, 2017


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Last month, Sam Monahan '18 stood in front of Forum to present her idea: a club focused on helping others feel just a little more at ease in unfortunate circumstances. With all of the clubs at school focused on generally academic or athletic goals, she wanted to bring back a school-wide focus on benevolenc...

El Centro

Laine Higgins, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2012


Filed under INDEPTH

This summer I volunteered for the Siembra pre-school program at El Centro, a Hispanic community center on Chicago Avenue.  I walked into the lobby on my first day expecting to say “hola” to the receptionist, but instead I was greeted with a “hello.” Throughout my first week the same thing...

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