Joe Ruiz teaches with a twist. An educator at La Porte High school, Ruiz keeps it interesting in the classroom in an effective and innovative way - by rapping. Also known as the “Rhymer Educator,” Ruiz educates by day and rhymes by night.
What’s Happened: Spirit Week
Recently, Michigan City High School students participated in the last Spirit Week of the school year, and for the seniors, it was the last one of their high school career.
Being at Marquette Catholic High School means sharing in the faith of Jesus Christ and teaching His message. It also means recognizing the school’s Catholic heritage during Catholic Schools Week.
Dr. Usama Moustafa was born and raised in Egypt, and has called the tight-knit community of La Porte home for most of his adult life. He came to the U.S. in his early twenties to pursue a career in pediatrics. Now, he is a pediatrician in La Porte, Indiana and is affiliated with La Porte Hospital and La Porte Physician Network, and chairman of the pediatrics department at the hospital. He has been in practice for more than 20 years and couldn’t imagine himself in a profession more rewarding.
As we catch the first glimpses of Spring’s pending arrival, Northwest Indiana is starting to heat up and get back on the move again. Check out all the events to do this weekend!
February is coming to a close and that means Mardi Gras, Lent and soon Easter! In the meantime, we scoured the area looking for some fun things to do this weekend. Check out what we found below!
Kathy Moskovich is a familiar face to Northwest Indiana. Born and raised in Michigan City, she has lived in La Porte County all her life. She is an educator and has been teaching for 39 years, currently teaching at Queen of All Saints which she says is the perfect fit for her and that every day is a personal reward.
On February 3rd, Westville’s cheer and pom-poms teams had the amazing opportunity to perform at half-time during a Pacers game. When the opportunity arose, they had to seize it. Preparations started when the teams were sent videos of the routines. All of the girls had to individually learn the routine from the video so that they would be ready for the performance.
What’s Going On - LPHS’ Got Talent
La Porte High School’s annual variety show was on Friday, February 2nd. This year, they took on a new title, transitioning from the Variety Show to LPHS’ Got Talent because of the construction of the Performing Arts Center.
“Shine bright on senior night” was the slogan given to the seniors of the girls’ basketball team in the locker room before their last home game of their high school career. They seemed to take this to heart as they came out with a lot of energy at the tip-off that lasted the entire 32 minutes and resulted in a 52-45 win over the Valparaiso Vikings, a Duneland Athletic Conference (DAC) rival.
Life along the lakeshore suits Shannon Eason, Assistant Superintendent for the Michigan City Parks Department. A lifelong Michigan City resident - “Born and raised,” she says proudly - the Northwest Indiana native could hardly imagine wanting to live anywhere else.