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Almond Joy: The Hidden Gem of Halloween

When I was young my favorite part of Halloween was pouring out my candy-filled pillow case and trading my unwanted candy for more delicious treasures. I would separate my bounty into three piles: candy that I would not for any reason trade, candy  which could be traded if necessary, and candy  which I needed to […]

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FENDER BENDER; avoiding life’s collisions

Q: What are some fun things to do during fall? A: Fall is the time to take advantage of sweater weather. Sweater Weather activities are walks in the park, hanging out at a friends house because it gets a little too chilly sometimes, and Halloween Orientated activities (Haunted Houses, Pumpkin Patches, Halloween Parties, etc.). Q: […]

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Another Great Spirit Week and Homecoming (Continued)

Payton celebrated Spirit Week during the week of September 22nd-September 26th. Below are pictures that didn’t make it into the print edition. To view the photos in the print edition, click October 2014 under “Print Archives.”

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Stay Organized This School Year (Continued)

5. Calendar – Having a calendar is a great way to keep track of everything in your busy schedule. Why leave it to chance by solely trying to recall everything you have to do? A calendar is a reliable way to see what you have to do. 4. Folders and Notebooks – Separate folders and […]

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Politics Heat Up Summer of 2014 (continued)

Scotland Potentially Leaving Great Britain In July a very heated argument found itself at the forefront of European affairs. Scotland, a member of Great Britain since 1707, began talks to help determine whether they should become completely autonomous. Update: On September 18, Scotland voted to remain a part of the United Kingdom, a decision which […]

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Bulls Show Promise in Preseason Games

Bulls vs. Hornets Sunday night featured another preseason win for the Bulls topping the Charlotte Hornets 101-96 at the United Center. The game featured Hinrich with the game-high of 26 points and finally a very impressive Derrick Rose, joining his teammates with only 7:22 left in the fourth. Since he was took out against the […]

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Chicago Blackhawks Start Week Strong

Blackhawks vs. Predators Saturday night, the Nashville Predators took the Blackhawks into OT at the United Center, before the Hawks pulled out a win. Captain Jonathan Toews’ put back his own rebound on a shorthanded breakaway to win the game. Scoring in only the first period and overtime, the Hawks had more than forty minutes […]

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5 Tips for Surviving the 5 Day Week

The dreaded five day week is upon us. Here are some tips for survival: 1. Prioritize To make the most of your limited free time, prioritize your work. Do the biggest assignments in your earliest classes first so you can finish the rest during lunch if needed.   2. Make use of enrichments To create […]

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FitBit: Payton’s Newest Health Trend

You have probably seen a good number of people walking around with what looks like a basic silicone bracelet on their wrists. They come in a variety of colors ranging from neutral blacks to colorful pinks and blues. Many of these “bracelets” are actually called Fitbits and are currently all the rage in the health […]

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Girls Volleyball Eliminated?

Going into tonight’s game Payton had an advantage against rival Whitney Young. Payton’s team had defeated Whitney during the regular season and had improved their game since then. The first set started off with a 1-0 point advantage due to a Whitney service error. Whitney quickly gained control, but had no huge advantage – the […]

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