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  • Vernon Hills students travel to Uganda

    Vernon Hills students travel to Uganda

    Luc Gudmundson, Staff Reporter

    September 13, 2017

    This July, Vernon Hills students and staff members traveled 12,500 miles to visit our sister school in Uganda. A 14-hour plane ride to Dubai, followed by a six-hour flight to Kampala, Uganda, followed by a four-hour drive to Kapeeka, was all it took for them to get from O’Hare International Airport...

    Vernon Hills students and staff pose with COVE students.

  • Girls’ Volleyball sets off the season

    Girls’ Volleyball sets off the season

    Nicole Pinter, Staff Reporter

    September 13, 2017

    Girls’ volleyball has a lot to look forward to this season with Coach Arian Colton returning to District 128 to head the program. Colton is a Libertyville alumna who captained the team to a 36-0 regular season record back in 1993. She was named to the Illinois All-State volleyball team that same ye...

    The 2017 Girls' Varsity Volleyball team poses for a group picture.

  • District 128 introduces Global Goals Initiative

    District 128 introduces Global Goals Initiative

    Rachel Chung, Editor-in-Chief

    September 12, 2017

    This year, teachers in the district have decided to incorporate more of the United Nations’ Global Goals into school curriculum. The United Nations identified 17 Global Goals to accomplish by 2030. Teachers have decided that the district will first focus on goal five, gender equality. This is th...

    District 128 introduced the Global Goals into the school curriculum as part of the new initiative.

    Picture Credit: United Nations

  • Freshman Sophomore Play to be a great display

    Freshman Sophomore Play to be a great display

    Owen Laser, Staff Reporter

    September 12, 2017

    This year’s annual Freshman Sophomore Play is “The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet.” The show is essentially the love story of “Romeo and Juliet,” but with less gore and more rhymes. It mostly takes influence from Dr. Seuss and his unique writing style. “It’s really fun, and i...

    Director Olivia Candocia and cast members of "The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet" gather for a group photo.

  • Vernon Hills Football Team aims to live up to high expectations

    Vernon Hills Football Team aims to live up to high expectations

    Tyler Kading, Staff Reporter

    September 12, 2017

    Coming off the backs of their best performance in school history, the Vernon Hills High School football team is ready to prove that last season was not a fluke. Mr. Cortez, the team’s defensive backs coach, knows this all too well. His group was elite last season, but almost none of the personne...

    Cougar football had a record-breaking season in 2016. This year, they aim to have another successful season.

    Tyler Kading

Vernon Hills students travel to Uganda

Vernon Hills students travel to Uganda

Luc Gudmundson, Staff Reporter

This July, Vernon Hills students and staff members traveled 12,500 miles to visit our sister school in Uganda. A 14-hour plane ride to Dubai, followed by a six-hour flight to Kampala, Uganda, followed by a four-hour drive...

September 13, 2017

New year, new website

New year, new website

September 13, 2017

District 128 introduces Global Goals Initiative

District 128 introduces Global Goals Initiative

September 12, 2017

Freshman Sophomore Play to be a great display

Freshman Sophomore Play to be a great display

September 12, 2017

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Introd(UC)ing a new resource area: Taking a look at the Upper Commons

Introd(UC)ing a new resource area: Taking a look at the Upper Commons

Carlos Nevarez, Staff Reporter

This year, Vernon Hills High School made a change to the drop-in study locations for students. Upperclassmen now have access to the Upper Commons (UC), which is a small area outside the upper entrance...

September 12, 2017

Students and teachers share nine tips for 9th grade

Students and teachers share nine tips for 9th grade

September 12, 2017

How to survive junior year

How to survive junior year

May 24, 2017

How I will survive senior year

How I will survive senior year

May 24, 2017

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