Prom Fashion (See prom fashion pictures)

Payton’s 2014 senior prom saw 150 teens dressed to the nines in a ballroom at the Drake hotel. The fashion was as varied as the students themselves: short dresses and long, black tuxes and white. One of the major trends in the ladies attire was dresses with cutouts or open backs; it seemed like everyone was showing some skin. It’s a lot more difficult for … Continue reading Prom Fashion (See prom fashion pictures)

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 their defense completely shut down future Hall of Famer, Peyton … Continue reading Super Bowl XLVIII: Seahawks 43 Broncos 8

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 on the bus to an away game, when a conversation … Continue reading Basketball and Breast Cancer (Awareness)

Grizzlies Become #1 High School in State

Rejoice Grizzlies! For the first time in our 13 year history, Payton has been ranked number one in the state. The Chicago Sun-Times recently did a report of schools’ performance for the previous academic year, showing Payton as the top performing school in the state.  The school’s rankings surpassed Northside College Prep’s, who were number 1 for the past 12 years, by a slim margin … Continue reading Grizzlies Become #1 High School in State

Do U Promise?

Are you worried about being able to afford college? Are you scared of being buried alive by student debt? Are you getting tired of these rhetorical questions? The University of Chicago, ranked number four in the nation, might be able to help. On October 29th, 2012, Rahm Emanuel joined together with the University of Chicago’s president, Robert J Zimmer, to announce the school’s new initiative- … Continue reading Do U Promise?

Divvy bikes race around the city

“Divvy” is a bike sharing program launched by the Chicago Department of Transportation that has put thousands of bikes around the city for public use. The system allows for people to pick up a bike at any of the stations around the city,  ride it to their destination, and dock it when they are finished. There are 4000 bikes currently in circulation with 400 docking … Continue reading Divvy bikes race around the city