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Assistant principal reflects on athletic equality at the Mill

Spencer Dawson, Starr's Mill High School

This summer, on June 28, historical athletic figure Pat Summitt passed away from early onset dementia. During her time as a collegiate women’s basketball coach at the University...  Read More »

September 27, 2016

G20 Summit in China

Kyle Ransleben, Cy Woods High School

Every year since 1999, the leaders from the world's twenty largest economies gather to discuss recent world events and how they have affected the international economy. From...  Read More »

September 27, 2016

The Green Party’s rose-colored glasses

Nell Jaskowiak, Parkway West High School

Physician-turned-politician Jill Stein has been a name among the Green Party for years, and as frustrations grow with mainstream presidential candidates like Donald Trump...  Read More »

September 27, 2016

Wilder’s wild humor leaves lasting impact

Jaren Tankersley, Canyon High School

Leaning back as much as my school-sanctioned desk would allow, I held my right hand perfectly level in front of me, and said “Look at my hand.” My friend Kade only looked...  Read More »

September 27, 2016

“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

May 23, 2016

Joan’s Law, signed in New Jersey in 1997, is meant to protect minors from murders involving sexual...  Read More »

Teacher shows passion for literature

May 20, 2016

Katrina Owen has always had a love for reading and introducing literature to people. Now, she gets to...  Read More »

Colonia High School’s greenhouse benefits whole community

May 20, 2016

Over the summer, Colonia High School built a greenhouse for the Ecology Club to grow vegetables and wetland...  Read More »

What does the diploma mean?

May 19, 2016

A diploma is the universal symbol for the end- of kindergarten, primary school, high school, college,...  Read More »