Mardí Gras

Mardi Gras, a day also known as “Fat Tuesday,“ started in the Middle Ages, and is the last day of the Carnival Season. Carnival is a Western Christian and Greek Orthodox festival season that occurs before the liturgical season of Lent, which started this year on January 6. Continue reading “Mardí Gras”

𝝅 Day

3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993…. you get the point, right? 𝝅 or pi is simply described as one half the perimeter of the circle. In algebra, pi is commonly rounded to 3.14. As a result, every year on March 14, pi day is celebrated in math classes and restaurants across the world. NBC’s article, Pi Day: 7 interesting facts about the most famous number in mathematics, was a pretty interesting read, check these cool facts about pi: Continue reading “𝝅 Day”

Minimum Wage

Illinois has recently passed SB1, which is a bill proposed to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour for workers 18 and over. Although the increase in minimum wage will not take full effect until 2025. The wage will go up $1.25 every year until we have reached $15. Working teens under 18 will make a little less than adults. The said minimum wage for minors will be raised to $13 an hour. Continue reading “Minimum Wage”

Volunteer Work


The functional life skills and math class at Lanphier High School are giving back to the community.

“My classes have been participating in vocational work at Kumler Ministries bi-weekly. We have helped with a bunch of different things such as sorting and making hygiene kits, opening boxes and stacking food items, like crackers and hamburger helper. We have also prepared food drive bags,” said Ms. Jennifer Landon.    Continue reading “Volunteer Work”

Lamble’s Bridges


Every year, Mr. Thomas Lamble has his physics students make bridges for the annual bridge design competition. This bridge design competition is hosted by the Illinois Society of Engineers. This year will be the 41st annual competition. The competition encompasses students from each district school. This competition is held to help encourage students to think about engineering as a career. Continue reading “Lamble’s Bridges”

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