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“The Cheat” Lives Inside of You Too

SungMin Park, Lambert High School

YOU CAN’T DRINK WATER After almost an entire year of trying to prepare their students, teachers catch a minor form of paranoia a few days before AP exams. They fear the billio...  Read More »

May 26, 2016

Mob mentality and anonymity trigger belligerence at open house parties

Molly Liebergall, Staples High School

Two hundred pairs of stumbling feet stagger through the house with a nameless host. A once pristine home is now littered with half empty Solo cups, shattered glass and bits...  Read More »

May 26, 2016

Bathroom Wars: The New Frontier

Erin Schilling & Faith Terry, Starr's Mill High School

“The Bathroom Wars” in North Carolina have been in the news for the past couple of months, bringing up the question of transgender rights and legal discrimination against...  Read More »

May 26, 2016

English teacher narrowly avoided disaster when born in Ukraine near Chernobyl

Suriya Sundaramurthi, Lirim Krasniqi, and Jeff Flores, Watkins Mill High School

Growing up is tough for all of us, but it was especially tough for English teacher Sonya Shpilyuk who was born and raised in Ukraine for the first few years of her life…...  Read More »

May 23, 2016

Gun violence: The disease we refuse to cure

Andrew Vester, Staples High School

Gunman massacres 20 children at school in Connecticut;” “Gunman kills 12 in Colorado Movie Theater;” “14 dead in California in mass shooting.” These headlines have...  Read More »

May 23, 2016

Hillsdale woman advocates for new amendments to Joan’s Law

Evan Jones, Pascack Valley High School

Joan’s Law, signed in New Jersey in 1997, is meant to protect minors from murders involving sexual violence. The main advocate for the law was Hillsdale resident Rosemarie...  Read More »

May 23, 2016

Teacher shows passion for literature

Caleigh Manning, Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School

Katrina Owen has always had a love for reading and introducing literature to people. Now, she gets to turn that love into a career that she is passionate about. The English...  Read More »

May 20, 2016

Colonia High School’s greenhouse benefits whole community

Julia Jagodka, Colonia High School

Over the summer, Colonia High School built a greenhouse for the Ecology Club to grow vegetables and wetland plants . Ms. Chantal Greffer’s Ecology Club and Mr. James Danch’s...  Read More »

May 20, 2016

What does the diploma mean?

Ava Stockwell, Owatonna High School

A diploma is the universal symbol for the end- of kindergarten, primary school, high school, college, doctorate programs. The diploma signifies both an end to a journey and...  Read More »

May 19, 2016

Open Books, Open Minds: How censorship limits students

May 19, 2016

“It’s not appropriate.” If you’re a teenager, your parents have probably told you that a thousand...  Read More »

Senior prepares for move to Ireland

May 19, 2016

Change is inevitable for many high school seniors, but for Sarah Middlebrooks, her life is about to be...  Read More »

Embrace Innovation

May 16, 2016

On Oct. 16, Jimmy Hubert disappeared after a sorority mixer. He was found, alive but unresponsive, lying...  Read More »

Meet the Novices

May 16, 2016

  Kristina Humphery Freshman Why did you join speech and debate? I joined debate because a varsity member told me...  Read More »