0 Schools Area students from Arlington Heights are doing amazing things at colleges and universities across the United States. Eric DeGrechie , Patch Staff Posted Reply ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL — We're keeping track of all the major higher education accomplishments of area students. Send your submissions to [email protected]. Wachtel Named To University of Kentucky Spring 2023 Dean's List Carter Wachtel , of Arlington Heights, was named to the Spring 2023 University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences Dean's List. This accomplishment is a sign of Carter's hard work and commitment to learning. More than 1,820 undergraduate students have qualified for the Spring College of Arts & Sciences Dean's List. Students on the Dean's List earned 12 or more credit hours as letter grades with a minimum 3.60 GPA for the semester. — Merit Pages News Augustana College Announces 2023 Commencement Participants … [Read more...] about College Credits: Arlington Heights Students Graduate From Augustana
ETHS Runner With Disability Loses Appeal In IHSA Lawsuit
0 Kids & Family Adding a division for disabled runners "undermines the competitiveness" of high school track meets, a federal appeals court found. Jonah Meadows , Patch Staff Posted | Updated Reply EVANSTON, IL — A federal appeals court upheld a judge's denial of an Evanston Township High School senior's request to create a para-ambulatory division for athletes at the state track meet. A panel of judges on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld last year's decision by U.S. John J. Tharp, Jr. to throw out a case brought by the father of a Paralympic athlete on behalf of his son. Tharp's opinion, issued last April, found that Holzmueller "could not show that the alleged discrimination had occurred on the basis or by reason of his disability," the court wrote. Tharp also concluded that even if Holzmueller had presented evidence of such discrimination, he was asking for unreasonable accommodations, under the law, … [Read more...] about ETHS Runner With Disability Loses Appeal In IHSA Lawsuit
‘Covers Up History’: Retired Army Rangers Hammer The Pentagon For Purging Confederates From The Ranger Memorial
The U.S. Army’s order to scrub names on the Ranger Memorial thought to be associated with the Confederacy is an affront to the legacy of the Rangers and free speech, retired U.S. Rangers told The Daily Caller News Foundation. Fort Benning’s commander proceeded with recommendations from a Pentagon commission to cover or remove certain names, even though they were wrongly identified as offensive, according to National Ranger Memorial Foundation chairman Brig. Gen. Joseph Stringham. “I’ve paid for my right to free speech in blood and agony. Others paid a lot more,” r etired Ranger 1st Lt. Richard Fincher told the DCNF. After the Army erased names on the Ranger Memorial believed to be associated with the Confederacy, retired Rangers told the Daily Caller News Foundation the move undermines the memorial’s intent to honor the contributions of Rangers throughout U.S. history. Fort Benning’s Col. Colin Mahle proceeded with recommendations from the Congressionally-mandated … [Read more...] about ‘Covers Up History’: Retired Army Rangers Hammer The Pentagon For Purging Confederates From The Ranger Memorial
Top Dem Rep Heaps Praise On Biden For Standing Up After His Fall: ‘Pretty Good’
Democratic Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina praised President Joe Biden for standing up after his fall, despite the fact that three people helped him to his feet. “I have been saying all the time, age will have an impact. But whether or not it’s determinative, I think that will be determined upon whether or not he responds going forward and the way he responds,” Clyburn told CNN host Erica Hill during a Friday “CNN This Morning” appearance. (RELATED: Prominent Dem Rep Comes Right Out And Says DNC Moved The Primaries To Boost Biden) “Look, I’m more than two years older than the president and I do just fine,” Clyburn continued. “I am not going to have a fall, but if I do, I hope to get up as good as he did.” WATCH: President Joe Biden fell during Thursday’s commencement at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Three people had to help the president get up after he reportedly tripped on a sandbag. “I saw him arriving back at the … [Read more...] about Top Dem Rep Heaps Praise On Biden For Standing Up After His Fall: ‘Pretty Good’
Fortnite Drew Imitators to Survival Games. Who Will Be the Last One Standing?
In battle royale games like Fortnite, Within the past year, established video game franchises like Call of Duty, Battlefield and Fallout have added battle royale modes, and small studios have sought to capitalize on the craze with evocative titles like Darwin Project . It is even possible to try outlasting 98 opponents in a game of Tetris . Many companies have calculated that the genre, which began as a player’s experiment and has exploded into a cultural phenomenon, has long-term viability. Diverting resources and delaying other projects can be risky, but financial rewards beckon. More than 50 million copies of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds , a fight-for-survival game known as PUBG, were sold in the game’s first 16 months. And Fortnite: Battle Royale , the genre’s crown jewel, generated $2.4 billion in revenue last year, according to the analysis firm SuperData Research. Interest in Fortnite was so great that in 2018, ripple effects were felt in the … [Read more...] about Fortnite Drew Imitators to Survival Games. Who Will Be the Last One Standing?
At the Fortnite World Cup, Slurp Juice, Zip Lines and a Teenage Millionaire Winner
Next month, Arthur Ashe Stadium will be teeming with Lacoste polo shirts and tasteful chinos. Tennis fans will order $69 caviar plates (one ounce of hackleback) and $17 signature cocktails (vodka, lemonade, raspberry liqueur and honeydew melon balls) at Lure Oyster Bar. The fortunate few will watch players like Federer, Williams and Nadal from suites paid for by credit card companies and white-shoe law firms. That is all in the future, though. This weekend, Arthur Ashe Stadium was teeming with, well, teenagers. There were also preteens (with their attendant parents) and men in their 20s, and occasionally 30s. But there were a lot of teenagers. They made their way to the U.S.T.A. Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens to watch their favorite competitors play their favorite game: Fortnite. Kyle Giersdorf, 16, known as Bugha, won the first prize of $3 million . “Everything I’ve done, the grind, it’s all paid off,” he said. “It’s insane.” [ Read more about what … [Read more...] about At the Fortnite World Cup, Slurp Juice, Zip Lines and a Teenage Millionaire Winner