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Poms Showcase Huge Success

On February 18th, Payton’s Poms team hosted a showcase featuring Latin Dance Fusion. The Poms team performed all their group dances and a series of duets and trios. Latin Dance Fusion was featured twice, performing intricate dance numbers. Senior Grace Cooper and junior Toni Madorsky perform a duet.

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Super Bowl XLVIII: Seahawks 43 Broncos 8

The question going into Super Bowl XLVIII was who would overcome the other: the number one offense (Denver) versus the number one defense (Seattle). The saying, “defense wins championships” stands true after Super Bowl XLVIII was won primarily by Seattle’s defense, and then some, as Seattle routed Denver 43-8. Seattle dominated the entire game as […]

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Basketball and Breast Cancer (Awareness)

Payton Girl’s Basketball has a busy month ahead of them. The team organized a fundraiser embedded into their season: their February 4 game against Woodlands has been deemed the third annual Breast Cancer Awareness game, in which the team will donate all ticket sales to the American Cancer Society. The idea originated three years ago […]

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Mattison and Sam’s Top 5 Albums of 2013

Mattison’s Top 5 1. Kanye West, Yeezus Undeniably, Kanye West has done it again. With each album, Kanye has restructured himself and his music in order to produce a new and exciting sound. Its no exaggeration to say that Yeezus seems to be Kanye’s most personal and raw album yet, with its messy electronic beats and serious […]

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Mission Impossible? Chicago Public Schools Football

It’s not often that you see a team, in any sport, win eight straight games and lose in the first round of the playoffs. But that’s exactly what happened to our Payton Grizzlies football team this past November. Moreover, the Grizzlies were a number three seed and ranked in the top 10 in their class. […]

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Girls Volleyball Down State

The Payton Girls Volleyball team went downstate for the third time in school history on November 15. Led by senior captains Morgan Barnes and Lena Mickelson, the team won their Regional, beat Northside in their Sectional semifinal, and won against Latin in the Sectional final. They faced Marian Central in the Supersectional matchup and won […]

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Girls Cross Country Takes State by Storm

Payton’s girls varsity Cross Country team ended their season at the 2A Illinois State meet in Peoria on Saturday, November 9. The state qualifying team was comprised of Molly Lawrence ‘14, Samantha Foster ‘15, Claire Goldman ‘17, Madeline Nash ‘15, Esha Kular ‘16, Olivia Grondy ‘17, and Brigid McKeon ‘15. On the road to State […]

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Music Review: Eminem’s ‘Marshall Mathers LP 2′

Eminem is commonly regarded as one of the greatest legends of Hip-Hop that the world has ever seen. In his prime, his connection to Compton rapper Dr. Dre set him apart from other white quasi-rappers like Vanilla Ice, creating appeal in the black hip-hop fandom, while his skin color made suburban white kids feel more […]

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Judo Representatives Visit Payton to Check Out Rising Talent

By Michael Mazurkiewicz Seven students of judo gathered in the gym on October 29 to prove their skills. They came to show off the technique of using grips and their opponent’s own forces against them in order to come out as the victor in each match. As these seven Payton students prepared to spar against one […]

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The Terrible Tragedy of Peter Pan

The Terrible Tragedy of Peter Pan is now playing. Showtimes are: Wednesday 11/13 – 4 pm Th 11/14, Fri 11/15, Sat 11/16 – 6 pm Come support Payton Players!

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