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 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion 

Pleated skirts, tasseled shoes not on BTS list

Ainsley and I took advantage of having Columbus Day off to do some back-to-school shopping. We headed to Yorktown, primarily motivated by the bubble tea store there. (We had... — Updated 10/14/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News 

Professor offers lessons on being kind

Empathy is a powerful tool that helps people work together, cooperate, connect and ultimately thrive, said Jamil Zaki, professor of psychology at Stanford University and director of the Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab. “So far... — Updated 10/14/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Sports 

Student athlete profile

Name: Abhi Reddy Year: senior Hometown: Hinsdale When did you first start running? Beginning of sophomore year. I had a good two mile in soccer for tryouts, so I decided to try out... — Updated 10/13/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News 

Kids enjoy spending time 'at the club'

Water hazards and blocked lines of sight challenged the golfers on a recent afternoon at the Prospect Country Club. At the where? Prospect Country Club is the name PE teacher... — Updated 10/13/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    60 Seconds 

Phillip sees divine design in life as she joins Ian's Place

Martha Phillip doesn't know what it's like to lose a child. But she has witnessed people close to her mourn that loss. "I lost my brother two weeks before his 16th birthday, suddenl... — Updated 10/13/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Sports

All in the family

The first year junior Tessa Barber swam at Hinsdale Central High School, she wasn't sure how to address her coach. After all, he was her dad. "My freshman year, I used to avoid... — Updated 10/6/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Join us in celebrating National Newspaper Week

This week is National Newspaper Week. Surprisingly, I don't receive flowers or cards from friends and relatives. Just kidding. Most people probably aren't even aware of the week,... — Updated 10/6/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Pulse

Adeyemi returns home with a message

Celebrity does not seem to have changed Tomi Adeyemi. Sitting in the home of junior high school friend Shannon Ruge, Adeyemi does not come across as the author of two New York... — Updated 10/6/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Sports

Student athlete profile

Name: Emma Biegansky Year: senior Hometown: Hinsdale When did you first start playing tennis? I started playing tennis when I was around 7, pretty young. My older brother Ryan... — Updated 10/6/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Pulse

Rotary Run returns to the streets

Topping the silver anniversary of an event can be tough to do - especially if a global pandemic strikes. After a successful 25th Rotary Run Charity Classic in 2019, organizers had... — Updated 9/29/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Law supporting modesty scores points with me

I still remember the first day I had to wear my poms uniform to high school my junior year. We had special briefs on under our skirts, but I was still very self-conscious about how... — Updated 9/29/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News

Central HoCo 2021 cause for celebration

Hinsdale Central Homecoming 2021 is simultaneously celebrating the past and looking to the future. Homecoming week, whose theme is "Dancing through the Decades," features a number... — Updated 9/29/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News

Central alums inducted into Hall of Fame

 — Updated 9/29/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News

Group working to restore HMS sculpture

The Windhover - the blue metal sculpture outside Hinsdale Middle School - has caused more than one raised eyebrow as passersby wondered what it was and where it came from. HMS... — Updated 9/23/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Sports

Friday night fandemonium

The student section is in a frenzy on a recent Friday night at Dickinson Field. As the marching band finishes its pre-game songs and files past the bleachers to take up its post in... — Updated 9/22/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News

Tollway project affects Hinsdale drivers

Residents who were hoping to get a slice of pizza or a burger at the Hinsdale Oasis one last time before it closed are out of luck. After being told the portion of the oasis that extends over Interstate 294 would close at the end... — Updated 9/15/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Pulse

Not just another opening, another show

By Pamela Lannom [email protected] The return of Broadway shows in New York has created a lot of buzz in the entertainment industry. Not to be left behind, three local... — Updated 9/15/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

New voices join pool of contributing columnists

Today I have the privilege of introducing you to our new contributing columnists. We have quite a big group this year, so I will keep my opening comments brief. Before I jump in,... — Updated 9/15/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News

D181 invests in its schools over summer

Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 spent more than $2 million over the summer making improvements to its facilities. “The work has been very swift and has had a huge impact on the schools,” board member Sarah... — Updated 9/15/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News

Vet reflects on 9/11, his service in Iraq

Twenty-three-year-old James Haunty was a recent graduate of the U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer course in Quantico, Va., visiting fraternity brothers at the College of William... — Updated 9/8/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News

D86 board set to pass balanced budget

Hinsdale High School District 86 plans to take in about $124 million in revenue during fiscal year 2022 to cover some $123.9 million in expenses. The district will spend an additional $43.6 million as part of the Future Ready... — Updated 9/8/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

Love keeps us connected, no matter where we are

We passed our neighbor, affectionately known as "Farmer Tom" (for the fresh garlic and tomatoes he's always passing out) on a walk last week. We stopped so our dog, Lizzy, could... — Updated 9/8/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Sports

Central teams face first competitors

After COVID-19 altered the fall seasons to various degrees for Hinsdale Central Red Devil teams, athletes and their coaches are happy to return to a regular season this year. This is the second in a two-part series previewing fall... — Updated 9/8/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News

D86 support staff have new contract

Support staff in Hinsdale High School District 86 have a new three-year contract. The District 86 board voted 6-0 Aug. 26 to approve the deal, which provides for annual hourly rate increases of 2.3 percent for 2021-22 and 2... — Updated 9/1/2021

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News

Parents unhappy with school mask mandate

Gov. JB Pritzker’s mandate for universal masking in schools is not sitting well with several parents who spoke out against it at the Hinsdale High School District 86 Board meeting Aug. 26. Among them was state Rep. Deanne... — Updated 9/1/2021

 

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