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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....

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...

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,...

Accelerated Connections preparation with host Abigail Cozariuc

Accelerated Connections Camp

Cassie Nowik, Reporter May 15, 2024

  Taft is hosting a summer camp for incoming juniors (current sophomores), who are curious about what it’s like to take an IB or AP level class. The camp will help future students feel comfortable...

Students walking at a university

2024 U.S. News and World Report Best High Schools

Ben Fitzner, Reporter May 9, 2024

On April 23, U.S. News and World Report released their list of the 2024 Best High Schools as well as a ranking of nearly 18,000 different high schools nationwide. Taft High School was included on the...

Water gun drawing

Senior Assassin

Jaiden Naranjo and Simon Czarnota May 8, 2024

The time of the year for seniors to participate in Senior Assassin has come. Senior Assassin involves teams of two trying to survive while eliminating their targets with water guns. To eliminate someone...

Students performing on I Night

International Night

Yvette Santiago and Alizay Revolorio May 8, 2024

International Night took place April 26. This event was an opportunity for many students to represent their culture through the performing arts.  Over 15 plus clubs participated. Some of the clubs...

Summer Opportunities taken from signs in Taft cafeteria

Taft Summer Activities

Cassie Nowik, Reporter May 7, 2024

Summer break is right around the corner; seniors are soon to be graduating, and many of the underclassmen are looking forward to their break before returning for the next school year. Taft and other programs...

This is a photo of the truck that loads and transports all of the blood used to save peoples lives from the Taft Student Government Blood Drive.

Students’ Chance to Give Back

Olivia Paolucci and Veronica Florczak May 1, 2024

Student Government hosted a Blood Drive to serve many communities across Chicago and the Midwest.  Throughout the last three years Taft has hosted this drive about five times.This was a great way for...

Six Flags Great America, Gurnee, Illinois

Physics Six Flags Trip

Cassie Nowik and Chris Villagomez April 24, 2024

Six Flags 2024 offers the new SkyStriker, described to be a high-flying, soaring adventure. Taft’s eligible juniors will be able to experience this and have many more rides like the classic American...

IB Testing: Advice and Guidance

IB Testing: Advice and Guidance

Cassie Nowik, Reporter March 15, 2024

All Taft students are IB students. Taft offers multiple IB programs that are individualized to help meet students’ interests. For example, IB Middle Years Programme is offered to students grades seven...

Taft Alumni Prom Dress Giveaway

Taft Alumni Prom Dress Giveaway

Veronica Florczak and Olivia Paolucci March 15, 2024

It can be easily said that the Taft High School Alumni Association has given back to the Taft community. Another to look out for is the Taft Alumni Prom Dress Giveaway Event. In doing this they are helping...

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