When most Springfieldians hear the name Casimir Pulaski, it brings back memories of long, lazy Mondays off, when sleeping in late wasn’t a big deal. But who really is Casimir Pulaski? And why is he so important that kids in Illinois get to take a day off school for him? Most people couldn’t tell you … Continue reading Truth behind Casimir Pulaski Day
On October 17, 1956, Mae Jemison was born in Decatur, Alabama to parents, Charlie Jemison and Dorothy Jemison. Her father worked as a roofer and carpenter while her mother worked as an elementary school teacher. She is the youngest of two older siblings, Ada Jemison and Charles Jemison. At the age of three, the Jemison … Continue reading Black History Month spotlight – Mae Jemison
John Lewis is a democratic U.S. representative of Georgia's 5th district, dean of the Georgia congressional delegation, former chairman of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), former "Big Six" leader (collection of leaders of various groups that organized the 1963 March on Washington), and Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree. In fact, he is still alive today … Continue reading Black History Month spotlight – John Lewis
As President Trump begins to reveal more and more of his plans for his presidency, the controversial Republican continues to turn heads, especially with his pick for educational secretary Betsy Devos. Devos, an outsider to the American school system, is also a strong supporter of school vouchers, which many believe could be crucial to the downfall … Continue reading How could educational vouchers affect Springfield school district?
Author: Jimmy Reimer Our world is shrinking. With advances in communication technology, such as social media and online outlets, there is no shortage of information from around the globe on every imaginable topic. The challenge presented by the immense volume of articles, blogs and the occasional Twitter rant is what to believe? In a nation … Continue reading War on fake news
A new wave has crested upon the shores of Springfield High School. Not a wave of force or oppression, but rather a wave of kindness. The leaders of this heroic charge? The Be a Senator team and teachers throughout the building armed with the greatest weapon of them all—Kind Cards. But what actually are these … Continue reading Kind cards take over SHS
Written by Emma Batterman and Tim Hughes In the midst of Barack Obama’s final days as President of the United States it is important to acknowledge the stand-out moments of his presidency. From lovable Al Green covers to his key role in catching one of the world’s most notorious terrorist Osama Bin Laden, advocating for … Continue reading President Barack Obama’s legacy