Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Local student filmmakers Kelly McCutcheon and Jack Kapson surpass Kickstarter fundraising goal for their documentary "Neuqua on Drugs," which tells the uncut story of Naperville's youth drug culture.
Nearly all summer Naperville student filmmakers Kelly McCutcheon and Jack Kapson watched their online fundraiser inch closer and closer to $5,000 – the amount needed to put their “Neuqua on Drugs” documentary onto DVD. And finally, last week, it happened. Not only did they reach their goal of $5,000, they surpassed it thanks to a Kickstarter campaign and support from donors in Naperville and across the country. Kickstarter is an online funding platform for various types of projects, which gives artists and creators a certain amount of time to meet their funding goal. Earlier: Student Filmmakers Tell Raw, Uncut Story of Naperville Youth Drug Culture “Neuqua on Drugs,” which tells the uncut story of Naperville’s youth drug culture, was …
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Two student filmmakers hope to share story of Naperville's youth drug culture with a broader audience after launching Kickstarter project.
When student filmmakers Kelly McCutcheon and Jack Kapson premiered their first documentary “Neuqua on Drugs” a month ago, they had no idea how much of an impact it would make within the Naperville community. Phone calls poured in and emails were sent from residents and educators inquiring about the documentary, which tells the uncut story of Naperville’s youth drug culture. Everyone had the same question for the two Neuqua Valley High School students; “How can we get a copy of the film?” For Kapson, a Neuqua senior, and McCutcheon, who graduated in May, the response was overwhelming. “I was thinking I would burn like 20 copies or so on my computer, but then (the demand) turned out to be a lot more than that,”said McCutcheon. “A bunch of …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
"Neuqua on Drugs" documentary reveals Naperville's drug problem encompasses bigger and deeper issues than solely heroin.
[Editor's note: In March Patch featured a Lisle family who struggled with their teenage son's recreational drug use. While this film focuses on Neuqua Valley High School students, we recognize these issues aren't contained to a single community.] Cocaine, ecstasy, whippits, Adderall, meth, MDMA, acid, magical mushrooms, marijuana - the list went on. About 30 other types of drugs students said they have tried were rattled off during the opening moments of the documentary “Neuqua on Drugs,” which played last night at 95th Street Library. Within those first minutes of the film, students made it clear that Naperville’s drug problem can’t be solely pinned on heroin. “It’s a whole culture that people get into,” said one student in the film…
Friday, April 6, 2012
The heroin epidemic is growing in the suburbs and it effects every type of family regardless of social status or wealth. The drug doesn't discriminate.
Parents who think they have a child who may be involved in drugs should act on their gut instincts. Don’t just snoop, be a cop. That was what parent Amy Miller told a packed audience of parents, children, teachers and community members attending a drug forum Thursday night at Neuqua Valley High School. Miller’s daughter Megan was 18 and a senior at Neuqua when she died Jan. 29 from a heroin overdose. “Don’t pick your battles, fight them all,” Miller said. “When the health and wellbeing and life of your child is at stake you have to do everything.” Miller was a participant at the Community Forum on Drugs. Indian Prairie School District 204 and Naperville School District 203 partnered for the programs. Another forum was held earlier this …
Saturday, September 3, 2011
The Redwings will go into Saturday's match-up against Naperville North with a record of 2-2.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
submitted The Neuqua Valley Wildcats defeated the Benet Academy Redwings 1-0 during the second round match-up of the Best of the West Tournament. Kevin Skrip of Neuqua scored with 36 minutes to play in the second half. Skrip scored on a long ball played from the back. Both Skrip and Benet goalie, Kyle Dal Santo, made a hard charge for the 50/50 ball resulting in a collision. The ball popped up toward the goal, favoring the momentum of Skrip. Benet had two shots on goal both by Brad Bozych. Neuqua goalie, Hunter Hollingshed, made a diving save on an early shot in the second half by Bozych. Hollingshed registered one more save for the day and junior Kyle Dal Santo had four quality saves for the Redwings. Benet continues to struggle with …