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From the Editor: Hello, Highland Park

August 17, 2017 by Xavier Ward, Editor Opinion, From the Editor

Life has an interesting way of taking you places you’d never expect to go, and that’s exactly what brings me here today: an interesting twist of fate. My name is Xavier Ward, and I’m going to be the new editor of The Highland Park...

Embracing diversity builds a stronger community

September 6, 2017 by Xavier Ward, Editor Opinion, From the Editor

Recently there’s been a lot of racial tension in the United States. Considering the number of incidents of violence and public demonstrations, just saying that is an understatement. 

These incidents are always tragic,...

From the Editor: A somber reminder

September 12, 2017 by Xavier Ward, Editor Opinion, From the Editor

Hearing the news of Houston no doubt softened even the hardest of hearts. As the days continue, the statistics seem to grow worse and worse. 

NBC is reporting that the storm and flooding is responsible for 28 deaths....

Embracing diversity builds a stronger community

September 6, 2017 by Xavier Ward, Editor Opinion, From the Editor

Recently there’s been a lot of racial tension in the United States. Considering the number of incidents of violence and public demonstrations, just saying that is an understatement. 

These incidents are always tragic,...

From the Editor: Don’t forget about community’s seniors

September 14, 2017 by Xavier Ward, Editor Opinion, From the Editor

In this week’s Landmark, a story ran on page 3 about Highland Park’s senior center, and how a number of people who work with the senior center think it needs a new location due to space logistics. 

“The parking lot is...

From the Editor: Difficult situations require difficult decisions

by Xavier Ward, Editor Opinion, From the Editor

No matter the situation, difficult decisions are never fun to make. There’s usually someone who feels they’ve been wronged on one end, and it often sparks some controversy no matter what is decided. 

These side-effects...

From the Editor: Never easy to say goodbye

by Courtney Jacquin, Editor Opinion, From the Editor

For my entire adult life, and most of my adolescent life, I always wanted to be a writer. I spent more than the past decade pouring everything I have into becoming a professional journalist.

After five years of school...

From the Editorial Intern: Learning to explore through journalism

by Sarah Verschoor, Editorial Intern Opinion, From the Editor

I chose to study and pursue journalism, because I wanted to explore. Because I wanted to trail behind a farmer as she pluck asparagus from the her well-tended land; because I wanted to speak to with a speech impaired filmmaker; and...