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The following piece is a satire. All content and material cited in this satire is fiction and has been dramatized for authorial effect. The first piece, authored by senior Kyle Wix, is a sardonic take on girls’ Instagram photos. The second piece, authored by senior Elizabeth Porter, will be released tomorrow and is a satirical take on boys’ Instagram photos.
Kyle Wix, Senior: (satirizing girls’ Instagram accounts)
“Girl Devastated Over Low Instagram Like Total”
LAKE FOREST, Ill- Following the dismissal of her fifth period class, junior Courtney Scott quickly looked at her oversized iPhone 8 Plus in an attempt to avoid all possible eye contact while walking the halls. Upon opening the Instagram app and viewing her notifications, Scott realized that her post from earlier was yet to eclipse the 400 like total.
“I’m really disappointed this picture has yet to receive 400 likes,” said Scott in an interview with The Forest Scout. “I thought I did everything right, to be completely honest. My friend and I weren’t looking directly at the camera, we were standing in an inconspicuous basement, replete with illegal activity, and we had all kinds of 2018 celebration accessories on, including soft smiles.” With the New Year’s wave of Instagram pictures rolling in, Scott believed she would be able to strike gold with her New Year’s Eve celebration photo, but clearly the opposite was true.
According to Instagram records, the picture was posted Wednesday, January 3 at approximately 8:40 a.m. Scott thought this would be a good time to post in order to maximize likes, since her followers–especially the women notorious for liking, and consequently commenting “OMG. perfect,” on each other’s photos– would be checking their phones before diving into the block day schedule. Additionally, officials from the company stated that the school wifi was blocking student access to the site for most of the morning hours, which, according to Scott, “like, totally ruined my aesthetic. I was outraged by the block on ‘Gram. It’s not like we’re doing it during class.”
When asked about what she can do to maximize like totals moving forward, Scott was unsure of possible solutions. “More F2, I guess,” Scott stated. One idea that came to mind was a possible change to her profile picture. “I need something on there that says, ‘I demand likes,’ and I need something more attention-grabbing. Perhaps a picture of me in a bikini on vacation will #werk,” Scott noted. “Maybe a picture with sunglasses on, or more, like, you know, sliding off my nose so it gives off a sense of laid-back ‘vacation calm.’ Maybe I can have a friend by my side and neither of us focused on the camera candidly staging a laugh. That would work–I’ve seen that before.” Scott will also plan to spend an extra 45 minutes of time scrolling through Instagram in an attempt to observe why other high school girls get the high volume of likes that they do.
While the first post of 2018 was extremely disappointing for Scott, she does seem optimistic for success in the future. “The pain and the disappointment is hard,” she admitted. “I spent hours crying, or at least thinking about crying for attention purposes, as I scrolled through Instagram looking for the answers. The girls that give up after an experience like this are the ones that just move on to posting countless Snapchat stories, but I am Courtney Scott, and I will stay here on Instagram. I will earn the likes that my posts deserve.” Even if half of her followers are click-bait Instagram troll accounts, we’re with you, Courtney. Go get it.
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LAKE FOREST, Ill. – At approximately 6:20 a.m. this morning, a 27-year-old woman was shot multiple times behind the Lake Forest Dunkin’ Donuts in the 600 block of N. Western, Avenue, according to city officials.
When authorities arrived to the scene, they located the woman and a dead man in the parking lot behind the store. The woman was transported to Lake Forest Hospital where she soon died from the gunshot wounds. Lake County Coroner Howard Cooper pronounced the man dead upon his arrival to the scene.
While the initial investigation is still ongoing, it appears the man and the woman had a domestic dispute, leading to a possible murder-suicide. The Lake County Major Crimes Task Force confirmed they were on the scene and will begin investigating the situation.
The shooting this morning is the second murder from gunshot wounds in recent months, as a man was fatally shot on the west side of Lake Forest back in October.
Lake Forest High School will operate as normal today as school officials were notified of the incident and were assured by city officials that there are no other threats to safety at this time.
Western Avenue will be closed between Deerpath and Illinois roads for the remainder of the day as the investigation into the murder continues. Those with plans to travel through the area should consider alternative routes.
The Forest Scout will update viewers as more details come in from this developing event.
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With the winter sports season in full swing, The Forest Scout takes a look at some of the greatest athletic performances in Lake Forest High School history. In this four part winter series, we feature the some of the greatest individual seasons and careers from boys swimming, wrestling, and boys and girls basketball. In the final part of the series, we take a look back at the most successful boys basketball players of all time, as the next generation of Scout athletes prepare to make their own history.
Evan Boudreaux (2015):
A four year varsity starter, Evan Boudreaux is a household name when it comes to recent Lake Forest boys basketball history. Boudreaux, who would go on to play at Dartmouth for three years, produced some incredible statistics in his time as a varsity player. The 6’ 8” center, is the all time leading scorer in program history with 2,076 points and the all time leading rebounder in program history with 1,296 rebounds. That rebounding mark is the best of all time for Lake County schools, and the seventh best in IHSA history. Boudreaux, a four year varsity starter, lead his team to two regional championships including a 28-3 record in the 2015 season. Boudreaux’s size allowed him to be a strong presence in the paint for the Scouts, and he was always an option down low for coach Phil Lascala and his team. Boudreaux was named Ivy League rookie of the year in 2016, for his contributions to the Dartmouth basketball team.
Rob Pelinka (1988):
Today, he is the general manager of one of the most iconic NBA franchises: The Los Angeles Lakers. However, before his career as an NBA player and general manager, Rob Pelinka was just a high schooler leading his varsity team to the first conference championship in Lake Forest History. Under the direction of the legendary coach Tom Myers, Pelinka led the Scouts to a 22-4 record en route to a North Suburban Conference title in 1987. Even more impressively, Pelinka and the Scouts went 21-6 the following year in 1988 and secured their second consecutive conference championship. Pelinka built a foundation of winning culture in the basketball program, which continues to this day. His 1,327 career points in three years of varsity basketball rank third all-time, behind only Vogrich and Boudreaux. Without the play of Rob Pelinka, it is tough to predict where, and how successful this program would be. He paved the way for later success, and for that he is definitely up there as one of the best and most important to play for the Scouts.
Matt Vogrich (2009):
After Pelinka led the Scouts to a conference title in 1988, it would take the Scouts 21 years to until someone lead them to claim the coveted title again. The player to do that: Matt Vogrich. Vogrich, a four year varsity player, is the second highest scorer in program history with 1,496 points. Vogrich was the team’s leading scorer in his sophomore, junior, and senior years. In the 2009 season, he lead the team in scoring, rebounds, free throw shooting, and three pointers. With his strong offensive play, Vogrich guided his 2009 team to a 23-5 record, a conference title, and a regional title. The highly-touted guard made great contributions to the Scouts program, including garnering the honor of Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year, an award no other LFHS player has received to this day. Vogrich beat out the likes of current San Antonio Spurs guard Brandon Paul for the award. Vogrich would go on to play at Michigan where he was part of the 2013 NCAA tournament runner-up team. Vogrich revived the Scouts program with his consistent play and prolific scoring, and much like Rob Pelinka, he was yet another player to set the standard of success for the Scouts basketball program.
The most memorable team in Lake Forest history has to be the 2014-2015 team. Led by senior Evan Boudreaux, the Scouts went 28-3, secured a regional title, and lost to Stevenson in one of the best sectional games of all time.. If you were able to witness the hype and energy this team brought to Lake Forest High School, you would realize just how influential this team was to the fans and the community. Boudreaux was most influential player in allowing this program to play in some of the biggest games in its history. His presence and his play both off and on the court gave every Scout fan something to cheer about. In addition, he is the all time leading scorer and rebounder in program history, giving him record success on both offense and defense. There is no doubt that Rob Pelinka had a large impact in giving this program hope and a platform to succeed. Did Matt Vogrich revive a program and put the spotlight back on basketball in the current era? Absolutely, he did. However, no other player had the team and individual success that Boudreaux had. You knew when he was on the court, and you knew what he meant to this program. Will there ever be a more dominant basketball player in Lake Forest history? Maybe. But, for now, Boudreaux is undoubtedly the best to ever lace up in the competition gym.