Tiger Tales

ISBE grading rules during school closure, fair or not 

Tanasia Poe, staff writer

May 12, 2020

As of March 23, 2020, the Illinois State Board of Education released a statement saying, “Student work completed during the mandated statewide school closure must not negatively impact a student’s grades or otherwise impact a st...

Virtual Graduation for Class of 2020

Freddy Ortiz, News Editor

May 5, 2020

When I first entered the halls of Joliet West, I envisioned a rose-colored campus life. I figured I’d meet lovely people, admirable teachers, and maybe get a girlfriend; I can check everything off except the latter. However,...

An opinion piece on the benefits of e-learning

Freddy Ortiz, News Editor

April 15, 2020

If you were to step into some sort of time machine and travel back a few decades, any talk of E-learning would seem like science-fiction. Today, whether we like it or not, schools have taken to the digital realm due to the cu...

The powers of gaslighting and the likelihood of normalcy

Gabby Houde, Copy Editor

April 15, 2020

Gaslighting is defined as manipulation into doubting your own sanity. Meaning, someone tells you you are crazy when you are not. This could occur in a multitude of ways, and will probably occur due to Covid-19.  The likel...

The difference the face mask makes

Barbara Lunsford, Copy Editor

April 9, 2020

Over the last couple of months, some people going out in public have decided to wear masks over their faces. This is one response to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, it is easy to question whether or not such a simple addition t...

The uncertainty of prom and graduation

Gabby Houde, Copy Editor

March 31, 2020

Amidst this pandemic comes with it an intense uncertainty amongst seniors in regards to what will happen to their proms and graduations. Many schools in the area have already canceled their proms that were to be held at the end...

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