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Alaric Ortiz Profile
What I do: I love fictional writing, but it's best to expose myself to nonfiction as well. It was either this class or Writing for Yearbook. I chose this class because I have a little bit of background on this from joining the Speech team last year. In speech, I did Radio Speaking. I will possibly keep doing that this year to make sure I'm used to the writing style of news reports. Who I am: I'm a bit of a tech person - not able to fix deletion of system32 or anything, but I can locate files on computers and know how to install and use many programs, as well as avoid potential viruses/scams. I came from Davenport, Iowa, where I was born, and I grew up in Aurora and primarily Oak Lawn after I moved here in second grade. What I like: I adore spending time on the internet, yet surprisingly I have little form of social media. Most of my time is spent gaming with my laptop, which is where most of my tech background comes from. I chat with people all over the world. I also enjoy tabletop games, including TCG's and the unique board game every now and then, such as "Betrayal at the House on the Hill." I love riding my bike in the summer with friends, and I also like reading quite a bit. Talk to me about: Subjects of conversation that pique my interest are debates on some controversial areas/opinions, and hobbies discussed overall. The pursuit of knowledge is also something I find myself engrossed in often. Clubs I've considered are Gaming Club and Speech, but I don't usually linger after school.

Alaric Ortiz, Staff writer

Apr 29, 2017
The CHSD218 app is available (Story)
Apr 29, 2017
Motaz Alzaghari: The next role model for the freshmen. (Story)
Apr 29, 2017
The Junior/Senior Mentor program has chosen nominees for next year (Story)
Apr 29, 2017
Toriano Griggs named new associate principal (Story)
Apr 07, 2017
Construction of the new Performing Arts Center postponed and limited (Story)
Mar 24, 2017
Strength/Cardio is an amazing class that has changed me greatly (Story/Photo)
Mar 17, 2017
Contest Play preforms for English classes to prepare for Sectionals (Story)
Mar 10, 2017
Group Interpretation is ready for Conference (Story)
Feb 27, 2017
The Biggest Results of the Speech Season are here! (Story)
Feb 17, 2017
The Speech Team’s Sectional tournament has the head coach looking towards State (Story)
Feb 13, 2017
AP Spanish class held ‘La Galería de Arte’ (Story)
Feb 09, 2017
I disagree with Black History Month (Story)
Jan 31, 2017
Lunch detentions are in full effect for the second semester (Story/Photo)
Jan 20, 2017
Schools react to the Richards Saturday Morning Smackdown (Story)
Dec 06, 2016
The Second Annual 25 Days of Kindness (Story)
Nov 16, 2016
Speech Team’s first varsity tournament (Story)
Nov 14, 2016
Students go to the EIU Jazz Band Combo Festival (Story)
Oct 31, 2016
The Glory of October 31st (Story)
Oct 28, 2016
Operation Snowball holds first retreat (Story)
Sep 14, 2016
Brace yourself, Speech is coming! (Story)
Sep 12, 2016
Operation Snowball has begun! (Story)
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