The weather is warm and the Region is heating up! This weekend features a whole slew of fun and worthwhile activities including charity events, free community dinners with the kids, popcorn with King T'Challa, dancing, and more! Need something to do this weekend? Look no further than our 10 Fun Things to do in NWI!
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Lowell competed well at the annual ISSMA competition this year. Concert band was one of the 5/12 teams to receive gold. Group and wind ensemble competed in group one, which plays the most difficult music. Out of that group, Lowell was the only one to receive gold, which is an extremely impressive accomplishment.
Mary Poppins is a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Success!
Intricate costume designs, impressive tap dance routines, and hours of time spent in rehearsal made Andrean’s spring musical, Mary Poppins, look like a walk in the park. The high-spirited story of the dysfunctional Banks family and their encounters with the magical nanny, Mary Poppins, was brought to life on stage during the first half of April.
What’s going on: Spring Play, Nationals
This past weekend, the Chesterton High School Theatre Dept. put on their performance of “The Somewhat True Tales of Robin Hood.” Opening night was Friday, April 20 and the show began at 7 pm. The auditorium was packed with young and old alike, ready to watch the show. There was a 7 pm performance on Saturday April 21 as well as a 2 pm matinee on Sunday April 22. The show was directed by instructional aide Dakota McCoy, assisted by student director senior Alexis Hoover, CMS math teacher Rob Yong with sound, and Kevin Murray on lighting. Attendees were treated to a delightful, dramatic, and humorous retelling of the Robin Hood story, full of physical comedy as well as a creative telling of a beloved classic.
Spring is nearly in full gear, now that April has come to a close. There are few better ways to appreciate a great day outside than to support all the spring athletes on their way to sectionals. So far, Whiting Baseball has a record of 2-10 and 0-7 for conference. There is much work the team has been putting in, however sharing the field with Calumet College and the Whiting Oilmen creates scheduling strains for field usage. This won’t halt the team for long, the boys will get momentum soon enough and sectionals is bound to be a home run.
Cashing it in at Casino Night
Students are generally encouraged not to gamble, but one night a year at La Lumiere, that is thrown out the window. That night is Casino Night, where students put on their finest clothes, or some sweatpants, and head up to the cafeteria for some fun and friendly games. The teachers become intimidating dealers at Blackjack tables, roulette, and Spicy Uno. The students all receive chips when they enter, which they can bet however they like. At the end of the evening, the kids return their chips to their Headmaster Cup house for valuable points.
At the tender age of nine, many can reflect on the joys of being carefree. There was no paying of bills, scheduling doctor appointments or any mundane “adult” tasks and few kids take the time to think much about engaging in philanthropic acts. However, one local girl will forever have the memory of shaving her head, not because she had to – but because she wanted to.
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The month of May has come and it still feels like mid-January. With the weather moving from rain to snow and into sunshine, things have been a bit crazy.
Mother's Day weekend is here and as we celebrate all the mothers and grandmothers that have helped to raise and inspire us, check out all the events going on this weekend to honor them! From hospital tours for expectant mothers, brunches at the park, theater shows on motherhood, days at the zoo, and more, this weekend promises something fun for every type of mother in Northwest Indiana!
April is not only a month full of standardized testing and AP exam preparations, but a month of contest for the long preparing music fanatics of Munster High School. Over the past weekend, Munster’s symphonic band went straight golds in their Group III performance at ISSMA competition. While the wind ensemble, choir, and orchestra prepare for their contest to come, the symphonic band is relishing in their accomplishment. Following suit, Munster’s percussion ensemble took first at their state championship.
Mac Magiera is a senior at Boone Grove High School. He is involved in track, soccer, baseball and wrestling. His favorite sport is wrestling because it helps him control his temper and to be physically and mentally tough.