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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 person. A former student of Collins who is now a senior,...

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 can take this course. It is mostly girls, but it is...

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, and when to turn your phone off. Junior S Martinez recognizes...


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. While others acquire the taste of R&B, rap, and hip-hop...

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 source, a container or pot, and high-quality soil. Plants...

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 of Prom and other class activities over the next several...

French Teacher Ana Graeb leading her class.

French Teacher Graeb Inspires Students to Travel the World

Barbara Gomez, Reporter April 6, 2023

French teacher Ana Greab is a native French speaker who uses her love of travel to inspire her students.  Greab was born in Romania where she spoke Romanian and French. She moved to the United States...

English Teacher Ashley Avila leads her class.

Why Avila Teaches: Connecting with Students

Reggie Cowles, Reporter April 6, 2023

Ashley  Avila is a uniquely energetic teacher with an enthusiastic attitude whenever she is teaching.  No one is born a teacher; it all starts when that person is young and deciding what they want...

The Big Role of the Compassionate Security Guard

The Big Role of the Compassionate Security Guard

Noale Chandler, Reporter April 6, 2023
De Andre Horn is a new security guard here at Proviso East. Horn has been a security guard at Proviso East for over four months now and is known for his nice way of keeping the hallway positive.
Paraprofessional Richard Westbrook has been coming to Proviso East for over 50 years.

Westbrook Has More Then 50 Years at Proviso

Edwardo Coronado April 6, 2023

Richard Westbrook is a paraprofessional in the Special Education Department with deep roots in the community who enjoys giving back to students and being a role model. Westbrook was actually born in...

Michael Juarbe at work.

Junior Lining Up Barber Career

Susana Millan, Editor April 5, 2023
Michael Juarbe, a junior at Proviso East High School, shares his journey about becoming a 16-year-old barber and student. He shares his experiences and hardships through it and his goals. He explains his management with being a student and working towards his passion and what keeps him going through it at the end of the day.     
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