Top of the Morning, Jan. 30, 2018

Top of the Morning, Jan. 30, 2018

On Tuesdays, we'll introduce the kids behind "High School Confidential." Today: St. Thomas More's EMILY HALCOMB, a do-it-all senior who is headed to Butler for college.

"It's a small school with a bigger-school atmosphere," Halcomb said.

Kind of like St. Thomas More, where the personable 18-year-old from Mansfield has a hand in a bit of everything. On Wednesday — smack dab in the middle of Catholic Schools Week — Halcomb will show us why St. Thomas More is unique when she takes over our Snapchat account. Follow along by searching for "news-gazette" on the app.

"You'll see a lot of fun. There's definitely a family atmosphere at school," the future lawyer said. "You can go to any teacher and expect one-on-one help. They want to help."

Online audience

What was trending last week at news-gazette.com, which in a seven-day period ending Sunday saw 1,496,040 pageviews:

TOP STORIES

1. UI professor says he was acting as journalist while recording in bathroom

2. Crash cash came from video-gambling terminals

3. Champaign Central cheerleading coach fired over slurs

TOP SPORTS STORIES

1. Phair leaving Illinois for Colts

2. Danville's Griffin commits to Illinois football

3. Illini hoops star scoring great fitting into new campus role

TOP VIDEOS

1. What's cool on campus? Manager games

2. Crime Stoppers: Champaign credit card fraud

3. ILLINI HIGHLIGHTS: Indiana

TOP PHOTO GALLERIES

1. Crash spills cash over Interstate 74

2. Burnham Mansion tour

3. Fire in rectory at Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church

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