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#1StudentNWI: Hammond Clark Recaps Arts, Athletics, and Scarecrows


Teacher Spotlight

As far as teachers go, Mrs. Price is definitely one to be respected, loved, and looked up to as a role model. She currently teaches art classes such as intro to 2D art, drawing, painting, and fiber arts. However, her flexibility and creative mind go far beyond the classes she teaches. Not only is she a delight to be around and encourages students to try their best in any situation, but she also is the head of clubs like Art Club and Webmasters Club, in which students come together to learn website coding and everything in between when it comes to computers.

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Links of the Week: The Official Retirement of the Links of the Week Column (Unless Someone Steals It)


Well, it’s the end of an era: This will be the final Links of the Week you’ll ever read on the LIFE sites (... unless someone else takes the reigns. If they do, call them a copycat and know the OG will always look down on them). More importantly, however, it’s my last day working for Ideas in Motion Media (aka the LIFE sites).

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#1StudentNWI: Lake Central Highlights Sports, Coaches, and Athletes


What's going on:

Boys cross country competed in Sectionals on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Riverside Park in Hammond. The boys ran their top seven runners at the meet hoping to secure a major victory. The team’s biggest competitor that day was Highland.

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#1StudentNWI: Michigan City Inspires Community Involvement and Growth


What’s Happened:

Over the past month, students have questioned the animated bumblebees that were hung up around the MCHS hallways, and they were recently informed by administration that the bees were in celebration of MCHS becoming a “B” rated school on Indiana’s A to F scale.

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#1StudentNWI: Griffith Highlights Homecoming, SoccerRama, and Student Council


What's Going On?

Homecoming week at Griffith High School is not to be taken lightly. Students at “The G” go all out for the week that is anticipated for months, and take it very seriously. This year, Griffith’s football team has had a nearly perfect record, and school spirit is through the roof.

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#1StudentNWI: South Central Highlights Philanthropists and Fundraisers


What’s Coming Up?

South Central’s cheer teams are hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser at the Applebee’s in Valparaiso.

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#1StudentNWI: Hobart Takes Heed for Homecoming


What’s Happened

Homecoming week has just wrapped up at Hobart High School, taking place the week of October 2nd through the 7th.

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A Northwest Indiana Life in the Spotlight: Krissy Vanderwoude


People with disabilities and special needs often don’t feel like they’re represented or accepted in society or with their peers. Working to help break that feeling and the stigma attached to many people with disabilities, Krissy Vanderwoude volunteers for the Reflectors program at Faith Church in Dyer. The program provides people with special needs a good Christian message, geared towards them, and the opportunity to come out of their shells, build self-esteem and grow.

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10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: October 20 - 22, 2017


If you’re looking for family fun events this weekend, we’ve got the list for you! This weekend’s list includes some spooky activities as well for those of you getting into the Halloween spirit as October moves along. Check out what Northwest Indiana has to offer and whether you’re looking for some wholesome family fun or getting your scare on, we’ve got you covered this Fall!

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#1StudentNWI: Hammond Gavit Encourages Success


What has recently happened?

Just last year, the Indiana Department of Education named Donald E. Gavit as this year's National Title 1 Distinguished School for Growth and Closing the Achievement Gap. The school was given this award for its creative approaches to motivate students, and the teamwork of the administration throughout the school.

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#1StudentNWI: Lake Station Chases Their Dreams


Aspiring Dreams

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” - Colin Powell.

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