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From the Page to the Stage

Mary Connolly and Carmen Ramirez May 28, 2024

Reading novels and plays is very important to English classes, but it is also just as important to be able to view the things that are being read to help provide more of an understanding to the text.  For...

Writer Tatiana Kotarba workshopping her article with Editors-in-Training Cassie Nowik and Carmen Ramirez.

Guest Opinion: Skincare Outrage

Tatiana Kotarba, Taft Sophomore May 28, 2024

Walking into Woodfield mall, I see little girls from ages six through ten walking into Sephora which should in reality be for teenagers and older women. Young girls walk past cheaper makeup and run straight...

Courtesy of reporters.

Seniors’ Last Memories

Celina Cuevas and Alani Perez May 28, 2024

The class of 2024 is nearing the end of their school year. We wanted to see how our fellow seniors’ experiences at Taft might have been different than ours. We decided to ask our fellow seniors what...

Courtesy of Yvette Santiago.

Summer Fashion at Taft

Cassie Nowik, Reporter May 28, 2024

Taft students are putting away their winter clothes and bringing out their best summer fits. Without a strict school dress code, Taft students are able to express themselves through the use of clothes....

Courtesy of Mackenzie DeLaCruz.

What is Badminton?

Mackenzie DeLaCruz, Reporter May 28, 2024

There are many spring sports at Taft: Baseball, Boys Volleyball, Track & Field, and many more. There are also some unique sports that a few students never really knew were a sport. Bass Fishing, ...

Courtesy of Taft Yearbook.

A Message from the Valedictorian

Cassie Nowik, Reporter May 28, 2024

“Graduating as the 2024 valedictorian is such a huge accomplishment for me. I’m excited to move onto the next chapter and continue to achieve my academic goals, as well as to grow as a person holistically....

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Women in STEM

Janel Limardo, Reporter May 28, 2024

How many women do you know in STEM? How many women do you know plan on going into a career in STEM? Common answer: not many.  If I asked you to name some famous women in STEM could you? According...

Courtesy of Taft High School.

GirlCon Chicago 2024 Open to Students

Ben Fitzner, Reporter May 28, 2024

According to an article published by MIT, the gender gap in STEM still remains concerningly large, with women making up only 28% of the STEM workforce in 2023. This statistic shows how sexism and gender...

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Senior Night Swim Off

Lillian Martin, Reporter May 28, 2024

On April 4, the Girls Water Polo team had taken the evening to represent and appreciate their seniors. Along with a great win that night they also had gifts, speeches, and other festivities as representation...

Courtesy of Jamie Napolitano and Taft High School Social Media.

Taft’s Future is Glow(acz)ing!

Mary Connolly and Lillian Martin May 28, 2024

As everybody has heard, Principal Mark Grishaber has made the tough decision to move on from Taft and retire. Many people are incredibly sad to see him go, but they are just as excited about the new principal,...

How to Properly Dissect a Situationship

How to Properly Dissect a Situationship

Taft Secret Admirers (S.S. & M.J.), Reporter March 18, 2024

When does the chase end? Taft Today's secret admirers are here to find out, what's the big deal with situationships? Do students at Taft value labels? How do you determine the level of commitment with...

Taft Baseball Fundraiser

Taft Baseball Fundraiser

Janel Limardo and Carmen Ramirez March 15, 2024

Following tryouts, Taft’s Baseball team has started fundraising in order to prepare for this season. The team is selling Taft Baseball hoodies and shirts, designed by the seniors on the team.  The...

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