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From the desk of Shane Cole: Advice on future plans for the class of 2023

As college decision season and the future approaches for the Class of 2022, current AT juniors face the impending college application process. The guidance department shares advice on college visits, standardized testing, and everything a college-bound Blazer should be doing in March of their junior year. Guidance Counselor Shane Cole encourages juniors to attend college …

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Best Blazer returns to Mr. AT, tradition to take stage March 25

Last month’s transition from Mr. AT to Best Blazer left students concerned for the beloved tradition, and the change was reverted by administration and Student Council. In early February 2022, Student Council announced that Mr. AT, AT’s all-male beauty pageant consisting of entirely seniors, would continue under the title of Best Blazer: the same beauty …

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Our last Covid story: AT’s return to a post-pandemic normalcy

As the pandemic’s two-year anniversary nears, Dupage County’s Covid cases decline, and nearly all Covid restrictions are completely lifted as the pandemic turns to an endemic. On Feb 4, the mask mandate for all students was lifted, but all AT staff were still required to wear a mask to comply with labor union contracts.  On …

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Badminton

The spring season brings back many sports at AT, one of them being badminton. The team had its first meeting, as well as their first practice, already starting out the season.  It doesn’t take long to see that the interest in badminton is high among students. The turnout to the first practice was high, with …

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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. IT:

While AT’s feeder junior high school Indian Trail more strictly enforces Covid prevention policies, administrations say the cause for variance lies in the difference between the political awareness of junior high versus high school students. Both schools maintain similar contact tracing procedures when notified of a positive case–speaking with teachers, alerting low-risk students, contact tracing. …

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