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 By Katie Hughes    Opinion

'Social' media an inaccurate label

Every year for Lent, I try to challenge myself by giving up something that has too much of a hold on my life. This year, that was Tik-Tok. I anticipated that it would be difficult... — Updated 4/12/2023

 By Katie Hughes    Opinion

Age doesn't always bring answers

I used to think that when I got older, I would have more answers - to who I am, who I want to be, and just to life in general. Well, now that I am older, I can see that sentiment... — Updated 2/15/2023

 By Katie Hughes    Opinion

Big Apple visit a holiday treat

Christmas is the most magical time of year - a time for family, friends, joy and many blessings. For as long as I can remember, I have spent my Christmases in Hinsdale with my... — Updated 12/21/2022

 By Katie Hughes    Opinion

Halloween not so scary in Hinsdale

As a kid, Halloween was one of my favorite holidays. I loved the start of fall, the weather getting cooler and the leaves changing colors, as well as the spookiness of the season.... — Updated 10/26/2022

 By Katie Hughes    Opinion

The center of the (football) world

Three years ago, I was looking to attend a college that felt like a step into the real world. I wanted to go to a place far from home. I wanted to meet new people who came from... — Updated 7/20/2022

 By Katie Hughes    Opinion

Embracing a new chapter

When I last wrote an article for the paper, I had just finished my senior year of high school and was getting ready to begin a new chapter of my life at the University of Georgia.... — Updated 7/28/2021

 By Katie Hughes    Opinion

Sweet Georgia on my mind

We moved to Hinsdale when I was 3 years old. I never could have guessed just how great this town would be, and I never could have imagined that the day I'd have to leave would come... — Updated 5/20/2020

 By Katie Hughes    Opinion

Lessons learned from 'My Corona'

Three weeks ago, I had it all. I was the lead in my school musical, "Footloose," I was going to Disney World, and I was anticipating the excitement that comes with the end of... — Updated 4/1/2020

 By Katie Hughes    Opinion

Movie magic not limited to LA

Some moments in life feel like they are straight out of a movie: your first day of high school, summer nights with your best friends or driving around in the car with the windows... — Updated 2/15/2020

 By Katie Hughes    Opinion

A not so silent night

Every Christmas for the past 14 years, I've sat in a wooden pew at St. Isaac Jogues Church. I've looked around at the evergreen Christmas trees, admired the poinsettias covering the... — Updated 12/23/2019

 By Katie Hughes    Opinion

Discovering I had the write stuff

Do you remember where you were when you discovered who you could be? I do. I was at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Well, at least in my imagination. My favorite... — Updated 11/7/2019

 By Katie Hughes    Opinion

Moving on can be scary, until it's not

Sometimes in life you just have to move on. For me, this time, it happened suddenly. In fact, if you had asked me just a month ago if I was excited to go to college, I'd have said... — Updated 9/20/2019


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