Tiger Tales

Principal earns prestigious title; introducing Dr. Gibson

Alexa Ortiz, Features Editor

November 22, 2011

For an average high school principal, the goal is to receive a master’s degree. But Mrs. Gibson is no ordinary high school principal. She has decided to further her degree by receiving her doctoral degree in education administration....

Fade away the Gatorade

Susie DeRoss, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2011

At Joliet West, students are provided with several beverage options at lunch.  There’s water, milk, juice, SoBe Lifewater, and Gatorade.  They all seem to be decent drink choices; not the most nutritious brands but definitely...

H-Building in Review

Ricky Diaz, Sports Editor

November 22, 2011

This year Joliet West High School saw the addition of the H building. A new building dedicated to mostly science rooms with a few normal classrooms. Everyone can see even the floor is designed with D. N. A molecules. It’s definitely...

What’s that smell?

Anna Simek, Copy Editor

November 22, 2011

As the days get colder, teachers begin to forbid students to open windows during class. If you’re lucky enough to be stuck in an older building, you may have the luxury of having a classroom that already smells horrible as it...

Are you college ready?

Lilia Chavero, Views Editor

November 22, 2011

When you’re a student, you’re required to take a test to see how well you did in a unit pertaining to a certain topic your class learned about. When you’re an upcoming high school student, all you hear about is EPAS. What...

From Blogs to Tickers and Timelines

Audrey Miller, Features Editor

November 22, 2011

The biggest social shake-up in recent days concerning the reconstruction of Facebook has been the topic of debate amongst users. The six year-old network created by Mark Zuckerberg has thrived in becoming a public blog for friends,...

Economy crisis; jobs for teens limited

Alex Seidler, staff writer

November 22, 2011

In this struggling economy it’s hard enough to find a job alone, but it is even harder for teenagers since they are inexperienced. When a student hits the age of 16 they are really limited to how many jobs they can apply fo...

Social censorship; coaches monitor Twitter/Facebook

Hannah Tadey & Trae Turner, Entertainment Editor & Sports Editor

November 22, 2011

Social networking is always going to be a top priority for teenagers.  From MySpace to Facebook and Google+ to Twitter, users take advantage of their first amendment rights by explaining their personal lives on these sites. Depending...

Extra help is available, why don’t you use it?

Anna Simek, Copy Editor

November 22, 2011

As a student who is absolutely terrible with math and always has been, Algebra II is incredibly difficult for me. After failing every test and quiz during the first weeks of school, my algebra grade dropped drastically. Following mu...

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