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Paws for Patrick: Providing Love and Support to the Community
Features

Carley Walker | October 27, 2020

Man’s best friend does not fully define nor do justice to describe what a dog means to its owner. Regardless of size or breed, all dogs provide two unique, one-of-a-kind values to their human companions:…

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Coronavirus a “Major Threat” to LFHS Operations, Superintendent Says
Coronavirus

Casey Murray | March 12, 2020

This is a developing story. The Forest Scout will publish updates on our site as frequently as we are able.

“This is a major threat,” Superintendent Michael Simek said of the coronavirus outbreak…

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Guns Kill People
Opinions

Billy Gardner | March 10, 2020

Guns kill people.

It seems that this simple fact is often disregarded or even denied when the debate over gun control occurs, but it’s quite simple: guns kill people. A gun is a tool, true enough,…

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The Iran Resolution: A Good First Step
Opinions

Casey Murray | March 9, 2020

The last several years have seen a dramatic expansion of presidential power in the face of an increasingly dysfunctional Congress. The War Powers legislation passed by the House of Representatives and…

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It Affects More than the Infected
Coronavirus

Carley Walker | March 5, 2020

Ever since news broke of the COVID-19 outbreak in China and South Korea, senior Emmeline Bae and her family have been nervous to send their grandparents back to Korea, especially since their visas will…

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ELS Basketball Game Brings School Together
Video

Peter Elliott | February 26, 2020

Lake Forest hosted New Trier for the 24th annual ELS basketball game last Thursday, a game that once again proved to be one of the best all-school events of the year. Watch how it unfolded in this game…

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Lake Bluffer is Youngest to be Diagnosed with Rare Genetic Disorder
Features

Ben Rosa | February 21, 2020

A Lake Bluff family is finding support in fellow community members after its youngest member became the youngest patient ever diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a genetic disorder characterized…

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The Political Case for Amy Klobuchar
Opinions

Kelsey Marx | February 20, 2020

With New Hampshire behind us and Illinois’ own primary coming up next month, the process of selecting a Democratic presidential candidate is well underway. This cycle brings the broadest, and arguably…

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Despite Uncertain Caucus Results, Elizabeth Warren Still Hopeful
News

Casey Murray | February 5, 2020

DES MOINES, IOWA — While the results of the Iowa Caucuses were in doubt at the time, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) nevertheless declared that the night had already shown Americans’ “deep hunger…

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In a Nutshell: Andrew Yang
News

Casey Murray | February 3, 2020

DES MOINES, IOWA — Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang was elaborating on his plan for universal basic income, a system where the federal government would provide $1,000 a month to every American….

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Katie Sowers To Break Records and Glass Ceilings In Super Bowl LIV
Sports

Kiera Burns | January 30, 2020

It’s no surprise to many that the San Francisco 49ers are headed to the Super Bowl, but the name of their Offensive Assistant coach might be more of a shock – Katie Sowers.  She will be the first woman…

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In Defense of Colin Kaepernick
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Kiera Burns | December 17, 2019

Colin Kaepernick has been out of the NFL for three years, but says he is ready to return.  In early November, he held his own workout, with seven teams in attendance, giving NFL fans and his supporters…

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Wrestling Team Ready for the ‘Spotlight’
Sports

Peter Elliott | December 13, 2019

Wrestling head coach Matt Fiordirosa would be the first person to tell you that WWE has distorted our perception of the sport.

Real wrestling is tactical, fundamental, and gritty; the favorite sport…

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Northwestern Protesters: Another Sad Example of Cancel Culture
Opinions

Ryan Peters | November 26, 2019

Controversy struck the idyllic lakeside campus of Northwestern University on Nov. 10. Following an urgent staff meeting, the editors of The Daily Northwestern released an editorial apologizing for posting…

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Impeachment Proceeding is a Necessary Defense of Our Democratic Principles
Opinions

Isabella Graf | November 21, 2019

Impeachment was never meant to be political. However, the impeachment scandal currently enveloping our country seems to be anything but non-partisan. The grave mischaracterization behind the motivation…

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A Voice for the Voiceless
Opinions

Laine Gamrath | November 11, 2019

Last spring, three LFHS teachers went to see a play. Eager to find a show to put on as the freshman/sophomore production for the 2019-2020 school year, they went in with an open, but still critical,…

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Lifelong friends will play together at Northwestern
Sports

AJ Shaw | November 4, 2019

From a young age, seniors Bridget Mitchell,  Nicole Doucette, and Ingrid Falls had something special about them.

Not only were the three girls immensely talented on the soccer field, but they had a…

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A Week In The Tunes
Arts & Entertainment

Caroline Zeeman | October 25, 2019

As always, the end of the week means new music. Here is a look at five standout projects released this past week, and five projects to be on the lookout for over this upcoming week. To keep up with the…

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The Feminist Files: Sexism in Sports
Opinions

Kiera Burns | October 22, 2019

As a kid, I always looked forward to watching college football on Saturdays with my family. Whenever Holly Rowe was reporting, my dad made an effort to remind me that girls could be sports reporters, and…

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Vaping illness sends alum to ICU
Vaping

Molly Burgener | October 2, 2019

Marketed as a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes, the e-cigarette has come under intense federal scrutiny after being linked to 12 deaths and hundreds of hospitalizations this year.

Alum Frank…

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She Speaks for All of Us
Opinions

Casey Murray | October 2, 2019

In Washington the storm of impeachment is strengthening. In London the boisterous thunderhead of Brexit is looming. And in New York’s City the world’s leaders are gathering to discuss the steadily-warming…

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The Flag Is Patriotic, Not Political
Opinions

Catherine Greub | September 19, 2019

For the remembrance of 9/11, Young Americans for Freedom, a national club with a chapter at Lake Forest High School, lined the sides of McKinley Road with thousands of American Flags. Why? To commemorate…

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In Defense of Institutional Political Neutrality at LFHS
Opinions

Kelsey Marx | September 18, 2019

On the 18th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on our nation, local residents awoke to the sight of 2,977 miniature American flags lining the street in front of Lake Forest High School. The…

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Foam In The Streets: Paranoia Leads to Declaration of War Among Senior Class
News

Aidan Block | April 19, 2019

LAKE FOREST — When it arrives in this usually quiet, sleepy town, springtime tends to be a chaotic time, especially for seniors attending Lake Forest High School. It’s filled with sports, studying…

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Ripples Abound at TEDxLFHS 2019
News

Casey Murray | April 9, 2019

Behind the curtains at Lake Forest High School’s annual TEDx event, something wasn’t working as expected.

The agenda had called for showing “Hot Ones of LFHS,” a New Media flick created by junior…

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High School Is No Fairy Tale Movie
Opinions

Nell Burgener | March 27, 2019

I grew up driving past the infamous green lawn of Lake Forest High School, dreaming about when I would call the white, ivy covered building my home.  After graduating from middle school in 2015, I thought…

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I Wouldn’t Trade Her For Gold
Opinions

Katie Pierce | December 10, 2018

I am 18 years old.  Until Monday, Nov. 12, I had never experienced grief.  I had never cried over a death because I had never known anyone close to me who had died.  

But that day the hearts of the…

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