Top of the Morning, Nov. 7, 2017

Top of the Morning, Nov. 7, 2017

On Tuesdays, we'll introduce the kids behind "High School Confidential." Today: Danville's BARB WESTERFIELD.

"Babs" has fit in well since moving from Chicago in seventh grade. The senior is digging her final year because of "the school spirit," she said. "No matter the situation, we always stand strong as a school."

She'll get a chance to show off her Vermilion County school Thursday when she takes over our Snapchat account. Follow along by searching for "news-gazette" on the app.

Westerfield has yet to make a college choice, but in 10 years, she said she would like to be "successful in my manufacturing career at Thyssenkrupp Presta."

For more on Westerfield and the Vikings, follow her on Instagram (@love.barbarajean).

Online audience

What was trending last week at, which in a seven-day period ending Sunday saw 1,168,088 pageviews:


1. No charges, lots of emotion in wake of UI homecoming parade gone awry

2. Urbana woman arrested after picking up package of pot

3. 'Now these girls are without a mother'


1. LIVE! Eastern Illinois

2. High school football scoreboard: Nov. 4, 2017

3. Dubious start to the Brad Underwood era at Illinois


1. Underwood: 'We got totally, totally outplayed'

2. Black: 'They played harder than us'

3. Underwood: 'A lot of orange over there'


1. Celebration, protests at 2017 UI homecoming parade

2. UI Men's Basketball vs. EIU 2017

3. HS 2A Volleyball Sectional: STM vs. Watseka

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