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Ms. Collins leading her Spanish class.
What Makes a Good Teacher? Loving & Understanding
Imani Willis April 11, 2024

A good teacher is somebody who takes time out for a student as if they were their own child.  Spanish Teacher Vanessa Collins is just such a...

Child Development Classes Are for All Genders
Child Development Classes Are for All Genders
Susana Millan, Editor • April 10, 2024

“The biggest misconception people get from the course is that it’s only for girls,” said Child Development teacher, Patricia Green. “Anybody...

Music Is Beneficial in the Classroom
Music Is Beneficial in the Classroom
Micaela Jones April 9, 2024

It turns out that music on your phone can have a beneficial effect on your learning. But you need to understand when to turn your phone on,...

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Students Enjoy Many Music Genres
Cortez Gaston April 9, 2024

Teens nowadays are in different arrays of opinion when it comes to what music they listen to. Some teens are into heavy metal, rock, and country....

Start Your Own Garden
Start Your Own Garden
Lezlie Torres April 9, 2024

Have you ever wanted to start a garden? Here is some information about plants and gardens. To grow plants you will need seeds, a good light...

Three customers pose outside of the concession booth while the Class of 2025 members stand in the concession window. Inside the window, from left to right: Teacher/Sponsor Christine Corso, and students Yajaira Figueroa, Jocelyn Nambo, MyKal Westbrook, Deanna Adams, and Karen Lara.
Class of 2025 Volunteers at Concession Stand
Karla Diaz April 6, 2023

The Class of 2025 volunteered to work concessions for a Boys' Basketball game. The class club will then use their earnings to subsidize the cost...

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Hidden Gems: Proviso East Clubs
Hidden Gems: Proviso East Clubs
Andrea Zamudio, Editor • April 11, 2024

Have you ever been interested in joining any clubs? Proviso East offers over thirty different clubs. Whether you are looking for education, entertainment,...

Do You Know the Reason Students Work During High School?
Do You Know the Reason Students Work During High School?
Christian Ramirez April 9, 2024

Have you ever wondered why students start working during high school? Well according to The Daily Bruin 57% of students work because they want...

Emanuel Chris Welch, Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, recently spoke to Proviso students in the library. Welch is a Democrat from Hillside and a Proviso West graduate. (Submitted photo)
Illinois Speaker of the House of Representatives at Proviso East
Angle Capo and Karyme Ortega April 6, 2023

On January 19, 2023, the Illinois Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emanuel Chris Welch came to Proviso East High School. He was just...

Proviso Easts 2022 graduation. (Submitted photo)
Get Ready Seniors!
Liliana Ayala, Reporter • April 6, 2023

Celebrate your last days in high school with exciting and interactive senior activities. Senior activities involve the entire class during this...

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Behind the Cheers: Inside the World of Provisos Cheerleading Group
Behind the Cheers: Inside the World of Proviso's Cheerleading Group
Amelia Segovia April 11, 2024

“C-H-E-E-R, what does that spell? Cheer, YES.” That is the sound the cheerleaders make when the teams score points. Proviso East cheerleaders...

The Finish Line: Pirate Track Running to Inspire
The Finish Line: Pirate Track Running to Inspire
Jayden Jones-Guise April 11, 2024

Will the students on the Proviso East Track Team improve from last year? The team is pushing through great lengths this spring to improve from...

Brothers With a Bond: Unity on the Field
Brothers With a Bond: Unity on the Field
Jaylan Madison April 11, 2024

One reason that the Proviso East Football team got along much better this year is the team bonding that they worked on. For example, the players...

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272 Students Voted
Survey: Favorite Christmas Movie & Song
Jocelyn Williams-Kern and Niaya Chisolm December 20, 2023

Christmas is widely celebrated around the world. This special holiday brings the opportunity to share a festive spirit with loved ones and reminds...

Favorite Holiday Songs
Favorite Holiday Songs
Susana Millan and Stephanie Padilla December 20, 2023

Winter is here and the holidays are getting closer. As we approach the end of the year people start getting in the spirit in many ways. One of...

Senior Xavier Hall discusses some of his favorite Christmas traditions, new and old.
What Are Some of Proviso East Students' Unique Christmas Traditions?
Imani Willis December 20, 2023

  Proviso East students celebrate Christmas in many different ways with loved ones. There are many ways to celebrate a holiday! Proviso...

Jaylan (second from left) with his family.
The Importance of Christmas
Jaylan Madison, Reporter • December 20, 2023

Christmas is a holiday that is celebrated for many different reasons. Christmas is important to my family and me for the following reasons: Christmas...

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Financial Reparations for Descendants of Slaves
Financial Reparations for Descendants of Slaves
Zaria Thrasher April 9, 2024

America should pay financial reparations to descendants of former slaves. According to Ta-Nehisi Coates, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell...

Should schools ban students from using phones in class?
Should schools ban students from using phones in class?
Marcus Nard April 9, 2024

Smart phones are a big part of student's life. According to Hilite, the student newspaper of Carmel High School in Indiana, 95% of students bring...

Social Media Problems in Students’ Lives
Social Media Problems in Students’ Lives
Jayla Anders, Reporter • April 6, 2023

Imagine being friends with someone for more than half your life just for social media to ruin it in an instant.   Unnecessary arguments...

Proviso East has its own center for student mental health in room 86.
Seeking Help with Mental Health Struggles
Reggie Cowles, Reporter • April 6, 2023

When you think about it, mental health is just as important as your physical health because depression increases the risk for different types...

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Girls' Basketball Teams Shoot Towards Equity in the Game
Noale Chandler, Reporter • April 6, 2023

The girls’ basketball team puts in a great amount of work and deserves the same respect that the boy’s team gets. Boys’ basketball gets...

English Teacher Saima Iqbal enjoys working with students like seniors Mekai Fountain and Arturo Fajardo.
Students Making Positive Connections with the School
Azaria Hitchcock April 6, 2023
Is it useful for students to connect with the teachers and coaches?
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