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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI for April 27 - 29, 2018

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What is going on in Northwest Indiana this weekend? Shopping, crime-fighting superheroes & evil galactic villains, golfing, dinner in the 19th century, charity runs, and much much more! There is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy! 

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#1StudentNWI: Marquette Catholic Highlights Science and Environmentalism this Spring

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Student Spotlight

Jake Ciesielski is only a freshman in high school, but already making a difference on the planet. Ciesielski is the “founder” of the inaugural environmental club at Marquette.

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Expanding the #1StudentNWI Program for the Upcoming School Year

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Northwest Indiana is bursting with good news! With over 40 high schools across the region, it almost seems impossible to share it all. The #1StudentNWI program was created to make that possible. The program showcases high school journalists from Hammond to La Porte, stretching all across Northwest Indiana.

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#1StudentNWI: Westville Stays Strong in Competition

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What’s Happening

On April 9th, a select group of Westville’s Quizbowl team went to Lakeshore Public Media to compete on “Making the Grade,” a local game show where school teams from the area compete in an academic tournament for scholarship money. The show consists of four rounds including a question and answer round, a pop quiz round, a class project round, and a final exam round. Each round is timed and has different parameters such as how much each question is worth and whether or not contestants are able to confer with their teammates.

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#1StudentNWI: La Porte Advocates for Safety and More this Spring

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What’s Happening - LPHS participates in National School Walkouts

Students at the La Porte High School participated in the nationwide walkout on March 14th. The walkout was mainly to remember the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School Shooting in Parkland, Florida, but was also a protest against the lack of attention paid to school safety. The walkout lasted 17 minutes; one minute for each victim. Over 70 students stood in silence at the flagpole outside of the school while one student read out the names. One of the main students who led the protest was junior Delaney Bluhm.

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A La Porte County Life In The Spotlight: Laura Cutler

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Energetic, generous, and motivated by joy: this is the spirit of an artist, and it is one that Laura Cutler of La Porte, Indiana fully embodies. As co-owner of the Thaddeus C. Gallery, as well as a city councilwoman, Cutler has become a powerful artistic force in La Porte, finding and grasping every opportunity to share her passion with her community.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI for April 20 - 22, 2018

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Plays, performances, shopping, movies, environmental consciousness...all of these things and more are happening this weekend and there is sure to be something for all types and ages to enjoy! Check out this week's 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana! 

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI for April 13 - 15, 2018

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What do giant rampaging gorillas, indoor garage sales, art exhibitions, and a woodcarver show have in common? They are all happening in Northwest Indiana this weekend! With some warmer temperatures forecast to finally appear this weekend, it is the perfect opportunity to get out and finally feel some spring sunshine! Check out this week's 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana! 

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A La Porte County Life In The Spotlight: Joy Mercer

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Hospice care, coming as it does in the final phases of terminal illness, is incredibly important in trying to provide the best quality of life possible for those patients who require it. This is where Unity Hospice come in, as their staff of trained professionals work to provide that excellent care to their patients across its many locations here in the Midwest. One such professional is Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Joy Mercer.

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#1StudentNWI: LaCrosse Prepares to Wrap Up the School Year


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The year is winding down for Lacrosse students as May is quickly approaching. On the same note, a lot of important testing and events are being crammed into these last few months. It seems like every day now has an air of importance.

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#1StudentNWI: La Lu Celebrates Culture and Basketball


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1Student-LaLu-April-2018-03Many high schoolers dream of getting to compete for a state title. La Lumiere sets their sights slightly higher, looking for a national title. This year the Varsity White Boys Basketball team was blessed to be able to compete in the Geico High School Nationals on March 29. The team, seeded fifth in the tournament, were invited to participate in this tournament for the seventh consecutive year. They left at 5 AM with a police escort Wednesday the 28 and traveled to New York, anxious on the heels of last year’s victory. The Lakers had a taste of victory last year and they...

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