Trojan Times

Explaining Jewish traditions of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur

Aleks Ritter, Staff Writer

October 6, 2020

Rosh Hashanah is the new year for the Jewish calendar. The Jewish calendar runs off of the lunar calendar, so the date of the new year always changes from year to year. Rosh Hashanah usually is celebrated in September, and th...

13 ways CG students can help the environment right now

Aleks Ritter, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

Every Earth Day, you hear the same thing: we need to reduce our carbon footprint. But how can teens do that in a world that constantly pushes us to buy stuff? Here are a few simple ways you can help the environment beyond the...

How to nail your musical audition

Kaitlyn Kinsch, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

Even though the last three shows of this year's musical were canceled due to the unfortunate outbreak of COVID-19, the work put in by the cast members, stagehands and pit musicians made the show last in the memories of those l...

Primary voting in McHenry County

Aleks Ritter, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

What is the general primary election and can I vote? Each party holds a primary to determine their candidate for the general election. You can vote in the primary if you’ll be 18 by election day (November 3rd). You can f...

Poem: ‘The Protege’


February 6, 2020

I met Ares in the form of a bloody nose and scraped knees On the playground of my first fist fight. 8 years young, scrappy and scrawny, With a mouth that ran faster Than my high top shoes could take me A looming s...

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