Month: January 2022

School boards nationwide struggle with public comment

School boards across the US have experienced cases of harassment and disapproval from citizens as the political climate tenses with the Covid-19 pandemic. At Downers Grove South, parents storm school board meetings over a book titled Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe. The school has received national attention as the book is said to …

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Girls wrestling shut out by OPRF, clobbers GW in bounce-back victory

AT girls wrestling defeated Glenbard West by a score of 30-12 on Jan. 5, bouncing back just minutes after being shut out by Oak Park River Forest (OPRF) 39-0. The win came after the Blazers achieved pins at five of their seven spots and succeeded tremendously in getting out of the bottom stance.  “That’s the …

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Girls basketball looks to make school history in rivalry game

AT Girls basketball will look to make history tomorrow by defeating crosstown rival Willowbrook and putting themselves in position to share the conference title for the first time in history. The girls lost to the Willowbrook Warriors earlier in the season 59-41 on Dec. 6 after struggling early before finding themselves on the same pace …

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New dress code policy relaxes attire restrictions

District 88 recently implemented structural changes in the content of its dress code policy after a student-led commission demanded more equitable ideas and concrete language. The changes were officially announced during a board meeting on Dec.13 and have been implemented during the start of second semester at both AT and Willowbrook. Major changes include fewer …

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AT Bowling prioritizes fun and improvement over wins

AT Girls’ Bowling Team continues their season with a 2-9 losing record while maintaining a fun spirit throughout the season. Retiring this year, Physical Education teacher Stephen Gilliam relays his experience as his last year as the Girls’ Bowling coach.  “It’s been a great experience. Through coaching girls, I’ve learned that girls are appreciative of …

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AT vs. WB: Dissimilarities present between rival schools

The relationship between Willowbrook High School and AT bleeds as much rivalry as sisterhood, and although most aspects render the schools similar, there are stark differences between the institutions and student bodies. Statistically, the district has recorded figures describing the makeup of the student body. AT has a majority Hispanic population while Willowbrook has a …

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