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#1StudentNWI: Back to School for Valpo

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What’s going to happen?

Summer is coming to an end and students are starting to get ready to get back to school. That includes the usual shopping spree for new school clothes and school supplies. What’s going to happen?

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Calumet Regional Sportsmanship Award 2018


 marryvilleAt the August 7, 2018 School Board meeting, Mr. John Daugherty from the Calumet Region Sportsmanship Committee honored Merrillville High School with the 2018 Annual Sportsmanship Award. The award is given at each of the Northwest Indiana Boys’ Basketball Sectional Sites to the participating school whose cheering section shows the best sportsmanship throughout the tournament.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI August 17 - August 19, 2018

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Even with school starting, there is still some great summer fun to be had this weekend. Fun for all can be found this weekend with things like the colorful Lubeznik Arts Festival or enjoyable Hobart Lakefront Festival, relaxing Indoor Family Movie Night, funny double feature of The Actor’s Nightmare/Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for August 17th - 19th!

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Paid Internships Available with the Indiana Senate Republican Caucus


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The Indiana Senate Republican Caucus is offering paid, spring-semester internships to college students, recent college graduates and graduate students during the 2019 legislative session.

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#1StudentNWI: Changes and Celebrations Ahead for Kouts High School

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Good Luck Seniors

As summer comes to a close, many students have begun to realize that their time in high school will soon end, too. College, jobs, and other stress-inducing topics will soon plague our seniors as they wrap up their time at Kouts High School. As many know, senior year is an infamous section of someone’s life, and I briefly spoke with Becca Herr and Tong Mei Anweiler about their thoughts on being in the limelight.

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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Kelly Asbell

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On May 17, 2018, Kelly Asbell of Valparaiso was nearing her final breaths. Today, she is making the most of every day by living her life to the fullest and spreading kindness wherever she goes.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI August 10 - August 12, 2018

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Fall is just around the corner so now is the best time to make the remaining summer weekends memorable. Where to begin, there are great events to enjoy like United Way's Day of Caring or Last Call for Summer, plays like Charlotte's Web or Wizard of Oz, jet ski racing at the AquaX Whiting Grand Prix, and so much more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for August 10th - 12th!

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A Valpo Life In The Spotlight: Josh Stowers

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About ten minutes into our interview, Josh Stowers and I got sidetracked talking about the music we love. What started as a question about which genres are requested the most at the events Stowers works at as a DJ quickly turned into an exploration of new and old music. We agreed that today’s pop songs, while fun and upbeat, do not hold a candle up to the 70’s and 80’s rock we both grew up with and were amazed at how slowly, but surely, the stylings of some of the best get-you-moving-on-your-feet-songs were making a comeback amongst young kids today.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI August 3 - August 5, 2018

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This is the weekend to rock away those summer days! With great musical options like Rock the Block, Dixie Crush at Founders Square Park, and Babapaloosa; it definitely makes this weekend a good one for music. Course why stop there, there is the delicious Taste of Michigan City, fun Valpo Kiwanis Club Annual Corn Roast Festival, exhilarating 10th Annual Great Lake Grand Prix and more to enjoy! Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for August 3rd - 5th!

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#1StudentNWI: Chesterton Celebrates Summer with Art

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What’s Going On: WPL Events

Westchester Public Libraries hosted their annual summer reading program for both kids and adults this year. The theme for the kids up to age 11 was “Ready to Rock!” Kids who were enrolled in the program got a bingo card to fill out during the program which ran from May 25 to July 15.

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#1StudentNWI: Chesterton's Harry Potter Summer, Travel, and More!

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Teacher Spotlight:

Charles Smith, a teacher at Chesterton High School, has taught and inspired many students with a love of journalism and the english language. He has led the school’s yearbook (Singing Sands) staff for two years and is planning on taking over the school’s newspaper (Sandscript) after fellow English teacher and newspaper advisor John Hayduk retired.

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