A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Unnecessary deaths devastate our school

June 12, 2018 1:43pm | Julian Campbell

Seventeen dead. Seventeen minutes for the seventeen students and teachers lives lost in Parkland, Florida. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students have started the revolution in students standing up for the loss of their friends and mentors. Schools all over the nation have begun to […]

School security and their role in the Curie community

March 2, 2018 10:04am | Marian Hernandez and Raul Rabadan

Every morning, when you walk into school, they are the first ones you see. Some students love them and others don’t, but one thing is always true. They are always around. They are Curie’s security team. Patricia Andris, known as Miss Pat to students, used […]

Social studies teacher Jan Podgorni looks at freedom as a privilege, not a right

March 2, 2018 10:00am | Tavion Byrd

Most Americans take freedom and free public education for granted, but not Curie history teacher Jan Podgorni who grew up in the southern part of Poland in a ski town call Zakopane. Life in Zakopane was much different than here. “I grew up under Communism […]

Art teacher turns passion into inspiration

March 2, 2018 10:00am | Kamila Woods

Valerie Xanos has always had a passion for art. “It’s always been a part of my life even as a toddler. I was always on my own drawing and painting,” Xanos said. Xanos studied art in college and and earned a fine arts bachelor’s degree […]

Student expresses himself through lifelong passion for dance

March 2, 2018 9:58am | Maria Macareno

The feeling of butterflies, all the eyes that he can feel. Bachata begins to play, the adrenaline kicks in, hips begin moving to the beat. Juan Hernandez (DIV 904) begins to dance. Hernandez’s passion for dance began at the age of five, but he wasn’t […]

Student leader committed to helping others

March 2, 2018 9:53am | Liliana Diaz

Isaac Marentes (DIV 829) has over 200 hours of community service. He is committed to making positive changes in his community. “I think that participation in school clubs is important because they allow you to have a voice,” Marentes said. Marentes is the president of […]

Skateboarding is for girls, too!

March 2, 2018 9:50am | Maria Loeza

The skateboard rolls down the sidewalk, hitting every crack and pebble that comes its way. A rumbling noise can be heard vibrating across the streets. The rush of air hits her face, breezes through her hair. Nicole Segura (DIV 901) loves to skateboard. She loves […]

Helping the community through blood donation

June 13, 2017 11:37am | Henry Gonzalez

Senior Omar Gonzalez (Div. 704) takes joy and pride in helping his community. From volunteering to Chicago based events, to simply helping people around his home, Omar hopes to grow as a person and as a community member. “I was brought up that way. My […]

Limitless, the group that is bringing hope to young music engineers

April 18, 2017 3:21pm | Karina Morales

He’s known around Curie as The Bopking, The Dancer or Jay Savage. He’s been dancing since he was three years old and rapping since the end of his sophomore year. Music plays a huge role in his life as well as many others. That’s why […]

Diontae Norwood opens up about violence in his past

March 21, 2017 9:30am | Rickey Mitchell

“I refuse to give up on my city. We will get better, and it will stop.” These might be questionable words to some considering that many people think of Chicago as the murder capital of the world, but that’s exactly the mindset of Diontae Norwood […]