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#1StudentNWI: Slicers Give back and Serve Community in December


What’s Going On: Turkey Trot

The annual Turkey Trot took place on the morning of November 23. Several people participated in the race itself and even more came to watch. The Educational Foundation has raised about $8,000 in the past, and this year raised over $8,500.

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#1StudentNWI: Blazers Travel the World Through Study Abroad


What's Happening: Study Abroad Trips

Imagine getting to travel all around the globe. At Marquette, everyone is encouraged to travel abroad, whether for a month or semester in Spain or France, or going on a Spring Break trip with your friends for almost two weeks.

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#1StudentNWI: Westville Gets in the Holiday Spirit


Student Spotlight

This month’s student spotlight is Zack Mitchell. Mitchell is a sophomore at Westville and has attended the school since kindergarten. His favorite thing about Westville is how much the school has to offer.

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A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Janet Beutner


Michigan City resident Janet Beutner has just begun her path to memorializing family traditions and exploring Michigan City history in print- and readers are already hooked.

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10 Fun Things to do in NWI on December 15th - 17th, 2017


Baby, it's cold outside. But that doesn't mean that there isn't plenty to do this weekend. As we inch ever closer to Christmas and the visitation of a certain plump elf and his reindeer, there are so many things to do across the Region in between seeing family and friends and Christmas shopping. Have a look!

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#1StudentNWI: La Lumiere Showcases Spirit and Service in December


What’s Happening: Mayhem at the Marsch

La Lumiere Lakers kicked-off the 2017-2018 winter sports season with an energetic pep rally called Marsch Madness this month. During the event, all three varsity basketball teams, Girls, Boys Blue, and Boys White, were introduced. They competed in various fun events, with a friendly scrimmage, a shooting contest for a prized Dress Down Day, and the well-loved cheerleader’s dance routine with the basketball players. The student body was extremely hyped for the event, with many donning blue face paint and sunglasses. One student even wore a blue morph suit and wig.

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A La Porte County Life In The Spotlight: Karlee Dodson


When it comes to the education of our children, parents are always looking for the best in an educator to ensure a quality education for the next generation. That’s why Karlee Dodson, sixth-grade social studies teacher at Boston Middle School, is such a great teacher. She teaches her students about the western world in regards to economics, history, and the geography of Europe and The West. She loves teaching her students, and doesn’t just teach them social studies; she also teaches them positive life skills.

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#1StudentNWI: South Central Sports Prepare for a New Season



Garrett Mertz is a seventh grader at South Central who has high ambitions for his future.

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#1StudentNWI: Art, Understanding, and Veterans Celebrations at Lacrosse


Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Rushing

Ms. Rushing is both Lacrosse and Wanatah schools’ art teacher. As such, she teaches all art from kindergarten through twelfth grade. These classes include digital art, art history, two-dimensional, and three-dimensional art at the high school level. She doesn’t have a favorite class to teach, but she really enjoys her seventh grade art class. She says that that particular class allows the kids “a lot of time to explore, and decide if art is really for them.”

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A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Amy Davis


Whizzing projectors to ancient art forms, the Lubeznik Center of the Arts in Michigan City offers an out-of-the-ordinary experience to art aficionados. Amy Davis, marketing director for Lubeznik Center for the Arts, said the center stands out as a hub for a menagerie of different art forms.

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10 Fun Things to do in NWI on December 1st - 3rd, 2017


December is officially here! Christmas is coming up fast, and its time to start shopping for those cute gifts for family and friends. But before all that, there’s still a lot to do in Northwest Indiana. From parades, to concerts to even Santa making his rounds, there is almost too much to do this weekend. Take a look!

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