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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI for Jan 26th-28th, 2018


As we move into January, the year is starting to get into full swing, especially here in the Region. Winter weather doesn't discourage Regioners from having fun. Check out all the fun things we found!

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#1StudentNWI: Wheeler Recycles and Celebrates Seniors in January


Project Green

New clubs are constantly appearing at every high school. However, students noticed a unique new club at Wheeler last fall. The new club, called Project Green, was brought about to inform the school about environmental issues and ways to fix them. Saving the planet is not the easiest task for a high school club, however. The students decided to focus on ways they could start small.

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#1StudentNWI: It's Snow Joke - Kouts Students are Staying Busy this Winter


Rube Goldberg

The Kouts Rube Goldberg team is in full swing. The goal of Rube Goldberg is to complete a task in as many steps as possible. This year, the team, sponsored by Mr. Jeff Hutchison, is tasked with pouring a bowl of cereal, including the liquid component. In mid-September, the team, lead by seniors Travis Brubaker and Kyer Kneifel, started brainstorming themes. After much collaboration on the whiteboard, they settled on DC comics. From there, they came up with a blueprint of the project, assigned jobs, and started the creation phase.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI for January 19th - 21st, 2018


There's so much to do as we move into the new year! From sledding, nature hikes, to concerts everywhere, there's something for everyone. Take a look.

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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Kacie Ensign


Nonprofits are part of a community’s backbone, and Northwest Indiana is no exception. They fill all kinds of needs, medical, educational, career, financial, and more. What keeps many of those essential organizations running are their strong development departments, who do the fundraising and outreach necessary to keep a nonprofit going. Kacie Ensign, Development Director at Opportunity Enterprises Inc., could not be prouder to be filling the role she is in today.

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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Anthony McDonald


Sometimes people make mistakes when they are growing up. It could be minor, maybe stress makes someone slip up and forget a homework assignment, or cut too many classes, but it can escalate. Crime or drug abuse are not problems exclusive to the adult world, and when a teen’s mistakes put them on the wrong path, it is people like Anthony McDonald who come into their lives to help keep them safe and right the course.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI for Jan 12th – 14th, 2018


With the cold firmly set in for the winter, sometimes it can be tough to find things to do. But don’t be discouraged, there’s still plenty going on in the Region to help you fill your days with laughter with family and friends. Take a look!

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Holcomb’s 2nd State of the State Emphasizes Workforce, Presents Goals for Progress in 2018

HolcombINDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb on Tuesday delivered his 2018 State of the State address to a joint convention of the Indiana General Assembly. While continuing his focus on five key pillars, the governor’s remarks highlighted his commitment to developing a skilled, ready workforce and detailed several milestones he expects the state to meet.

“Our greatest challenge is that too many Hoosiers lack the education and skills for the jobs that are here today and being created tomorrow—nearly all of which require a post-secondary education. It’s a challenge faced by every state and a major concern for every business,” Gov. Holcomb said. “This is the issue of the decade, and we don’t have a day to waste.”

In his address, Gov. Holcomb outlined the following workforce-related goals:
· Help at least 25,000 of the 700,000+ Hoosier adults with some...

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Time for New Approaches to Address Indiana’s Voter Turnout Problems

Leigh-Morris Voter turnout is a concern across the country, but it’s especially concerning in Indiana. It’s been low in Indiana for years, but it hit rock bottom in 2014 when, by many measures, Indiana had the lowest voter turnout of all the states. By the 2016 Presidential elections, there was improvement, but Indiana was still rated as 38th out of the 50 states, with 59.7% of registered voters casting ballots.

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#1StudentNWI: Senators Go To Homecoming


The Winter months at Washington Township are easily some of the most anticipated of year - basketball season is in full swing, winter break is just close enough, and most of all, high school students have homecoming to look forward to.

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#1StudentNWI: Boone Grove's Drama Club Gears Up for a New Season


Future Events

There are a few things to look forward to this year at Boone Grove. First off the GSA club, run by Emily Walker, is planning a movie night. The movie night will be held in Ms. Welbourne’s room after school. There will be a steady entrance fee and guests will be given snacks and popcorn. All the proceeds made from this event will go to an LGBTQ charity of the club’s choice. The movie played still has not been decided, but it has been said that it will be some kind of LGBT movie. All are welcome to come and spend the afternoon with us for a good cause. The club will also have a temporary new advisor, the art teacher at Boone Grove, Mr. Willis. He has kindly given his classroom over to the GSA as a place to hold their meetings.

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