Elk Grove Guardian, Volume LIV, Issue II


Guardian Staff

The Elk Grove Guardian

Volume LIV, Issue II

Dec. 15, 2020

The following is a collection of stories compiled over the past two months. Please feel free to share articles and leave comments.


What challenges do seniors face while applying for school during a pandemic? — Seniors are missing out on the in-person experiences that shape their final year of high school, and inevitably, the rest of their lives. What’s different?

EG student makes her own face masks — EG sophomore Rita Weiner took it upon on herself to start making her own face masks to combat the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

EG shifts from hybrid learning to adaptive pause — After about a month and a half of hybrid learning, Elk Grove High School shifted back to full-remote learning after Thanksgiving break.


Opinion: How students deal with griefFallon Manzella-McReady writes about her experience dealing with her grandmother’s death and how it altered her experience with remote learning and school in general.

Guest opinion: Stress can take on many forms — Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. Guest columnist Nina Mendez breaks down what types of stress you might be experiencing this time of year.

Point/Counterpoint: Songs with the same title, Part 2 — Reporters Darina Lubenov and Fallon Manzella-McReady square off yet again in a battle of songs that share the same title. Who do you think won this round?

Point/Counterpoint: Songs with the same title, Part 3 — Woah! Another Point/Counterpoint starring Lubenov and Manzella-McReady? Who do you think won this particular round?

Why did Georgia take so long to count votes?  As 2020 presidential election results continue to be certified across the country, reporter Lubenov explains why certain states like Georgia took longer than usual to certify election results and what that means.

In-Depth: Remote/Hybrid Learning

In-Depth Opinion: Students need better access to mental health resources during pandemic — Editor-in-chief Natalia Habas breaks down what students are feeling during the Covid-19 pandemic as the semester winds down.

How remote learning has affected teacher-student communicationReporter Darina Lubenov examines the balance students and teachers have felt with frequent communication and check-ins.

AP students, teachers balance curriculum and other limitations during hybrid learningWhen schools went remote last spring, it left Advanced Placement students and teachers scrambling to find ways to balance the AP curriculum with other limitations of remote and hybrid learning. How do students feel about this, and how have teachers had to adapt?

How are teachers assessing students during hybrid learning? — Before EG shifted back to full remote learning in December, hybrid learning presented some challenges to teachers who had to find new ways to assess students.


A look at 2021’s potential Riot Fest lineup Chicago’s Riot Fest did not happen this past fall like it usually does. But there’s always 2021, right? Reporter Darina Lubenov breaks down many of her favorite acts who are slated to perform next year.

NHL 21 capitalizes on smooth gameplay and graphics — The NHL video game franchise released “NHL 21,” a much-improved version in the popular video game franchise.

Luka’s Top 5 PlayStation 5 Games — Sectional editor Luka Turanjanin has lists his top PlayStation 5 recommendations. Which are your favorites?

Liam’s Top Winter Reads, 2020As the season turns to winter and we continue to stay inside, why not pick up a wintry book? Liam Saluski breaks down his favorite winter reads.


IHSA hits pause on winter sports — At its November meeting, the IHSA paused all winter sports, but it is said to update the public at its Dec. 14 meeting.

EG alum Braceros takes over girls volleyball program — Tara Braceros, a science teacher at Buffalo Grove High School and graduate of EGHS, will take over the Grenadier girls volleyball program this upcoming season.

Boys and girls golf finish unprecedented season — The boys and girls golf programs were able to pull off several improvements during their season that was altered by IHSA Covid-19 restrictions and rules.

Staff Credits

Natalia Habas

Sectional Editors
Gavin Ewen
Hailey Gray
Darina Lubenov
Liam Saluski
Luka Turanjanin

Staff Reporters
Fallon Manzella-McReady
Elizabeth Letkiewicz
Alek Para

Guest Writer
Nina Mendez

Kevin Modelski ([email protected])