Is “The Rise of Skywalker” Worth the Hype?

By Matthew Zehner, Staff Writer The most recent Star Wars movie, “The Rise of Skywalker” has been a big hit in the box office, grossing over $1 Billion in only the first 28 days of being released. However, was the highly touted release really worth the hype?  There were many good and bad moments throughout the movie that kept you on the edge of your … Continue reading Is “The Rise of Skywalker” Worth the Hype?

Candid Candidacy

A Synopsis of 2020 Presidential Candidates As the fall comes to a close and the year continues marching ahead, the once-distant event of the primary election looms ever-closer. In the midst of the relentless media coverage and verbose political jargon, it becomes difficult to distinguish platforms or opinions on contentious issues- issues that most significantly color the moral ground that all candidates are campaigning to … Continue reading Candid Candidacy

Fantasy Football at Payton: Listen and Read the Full Story

By Sam Frellick, Staff Writer One way many students cope with the beginning of the new school year is following the start of the NFL season. With new classes and new classmates comes lots of excitement as students scramble to find new friends. Some students form groups through their fantasy football leagues, in which students try to draft the best players they can and compete … Continue reading Fantasy Football at Payton: Listen and Read the Full Story

AT LAST!: Chicago Breathes Sigh of Relief As Teacher Strike Ends (Column)

Two Wednesdays ago, few in this city would have imagined that by the time students returned to school there would be snow on the ground. Yet here Lightfoot was at City Hall, early on Halloween afternoon, saying the strike was finally over as snow fell faster and faster outside. Continue reading AT LAST!: Chicago Breathes Sigh of Relief As Teacher Strike Ends (Column)

Legal Analysis: No Regionals for CPS Cross-Country Athletes After 11th-Hour Lawsuit Fails

CPS cross-country runners (including Payton’s) won’t be allowed to compete in the IHSA Regional competitions tomorrow after a judge rejected a request for a temporary restraining order (TRO) allowing them to compete while the CTU strike continues. “I greatly respect Judge Reilly’s (and the IHSA’s) desire for caution in order to protect student safety,” Will Foster writes. “Nevertheless, I am at least a bit skeptical of the ruling for the reasons heretofore stated. In particular, some of the factual assumptions upon which the equitable balancing rests seem dubious.” Continue reading Legal Analysis: No Regionals for CPS Cross-Country Athletes After 11th-Hour Lawsuit Fails