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Watching as seniors leave the parking lot, Assistant Principal Kirti Mehrotra gives air hugs at the farewell parade held for the Class of 2020 on May 21.
Lancer community celebrates Class of 2020 with special farewell parade
By Joey Weaver, Lafayette High School • June 3, 2020

Lafayette held a senior parade on May 21 to celebrate the Class of 2020 after 40 missed days of school and many missed events...

A post from Mr. Kanai’s Instagram depicts "the quiet before the storm”
Mr. Kanai Arrested, Held in Jail for Standing Up
By Peter Jones, Latin School of Chicago • June 3, 2020

When Chicago protestors shattered the eerie quiet of the pandemic last weekend with cries for basic human rights, police...

Approximately 150 Lab community members protested police brutality at Midway Plaisance June 1.
Lab community protests police brutality, racism throughout Chicago
By Peter Pu, University of Chicago Laboratory High School • June 2, 2020

Sophomore Leila Garfinkel ended the weekend remembering police officers smiling while beating a woman.  “They just...

In Manhattan, New York City, lies a Black Lives Matter sticker in the subway for people to see.
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Op-Ed: One should have been enough
By Nyah Fernandez, Archer School for Girls • June 2, 2020

How many black people need to be beaten for the system to change for black lives to matter in the world? How many innocent...

A piece of armor lays on Lena Jones
Column: On ancient armor, quarantine and certain victory
By Lena Jones, Archer School for Girls • June 2, 2020

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand...

New Food Vendor, New Problems
Exploring Deaf culture
As coronavirus cases surpass 12,000 in LA County, students navigate racial disparities, information and safety
Graduating amidst COVID-19: A new outlook on an old tradition
Local businesses see decline in sales following shift to online classes amid COVID-19 pandemic
Students don’t give a pass to online exams

Students don’t give a pass to online exams

Natalie Nielsen was almost done with her Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus...

Add Pulitzer Prize to resume

Add Pulitzer Prize to resume

Los Angeles Times immigration and security reporter and University of San...

After a State Title and Seven Years of Helping Students, Counselor Mr. Seth Altshuler Departs From La Salle

After a State Title and Seven Years of Helping Students, Counselor Mr. Seth Altshuler Departs From La Salle

After moving to four different countries alone and learning four different...

DCIS is Exploring the Possibilities for the 2020-2021 School Year

DCIS is Exploring the Possibilities for the 2020-2021 School Year

As the 2019-2020 school year is coming to a close, students are growing...

Healthcare Workers Are Stepping Up Against the Pandemic

Healthcare Workers Are Stepping Up Against the Pandemic

The coronavirus has temporarily closed businesses and offices until it...

Growing trend among parents causes them to avoid vaccines

Growing trend among parents causes them to avoid vaccines

In Virginia, the House of Representatives is trying to pass a law that...

Mr. Kanai Arrested, Held in Jail for Standing Up

Mr. Kanai Arrested, Held in Jail for Standing Up

When Chicago protestors shattered the eerie quiet of the pandemic last...

Lab community protests police brutality, racism throughout Chicago

Lab community protests police brutality, racism throughout Chicago

Sophomore Leila Garfinkel ended the weekend remembering police officers...

At-Home AP Testing: Pass or Fail?

At-Home AP Testing: Pass or Fail?

The end of this school year has not been normal by any means. Both students...

Netflix’s ‘Crash Landing on You’ humanizes North Korea

Netflix’s ‘Crash Landing on You’ humanizes North Korea

Out of all the k-dramas I've seen so far in 2020, Netflix's 2019 release...

‘Mrs. America’ reifies relevance of ERA

‘Mrs. America’ reifies relevance of ERA

For me, “Mrs. America” is a gradually unfurling, forgone tragedy. I...

What’s not to like about Project Daisy?

What’s not to like about Project Daisy?

“He loves me...he loves me not” goes the age-old childhood game, also...

Op-Ed: One should have been enough

Op-Ed: One should have been enough

How many black people need to be beaten for the system to change for black...

Column: On ancient armor, quarantine and certain victory

Column: On ancient armor, quarantine and certain victory

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full...

UC retaliation against COLA strikers not in accordance with their principles

UC retaliation against COLA strikers not in accordance with their principles

Graduate students across the University of California (UC) system have...

The story behind Josh Weinberg’s rise to prominence in Whitman basketball

The story behind Josh Weinberg’s rise to prominence in Whitman basketball

Six years ago at Pyle Middle School, head basketball coach Bobby Polley...

Holtz completes journey from WPIAL to NFL

Holtz completes journey from WPIAL to NFL

With the Dallas Cowboys up 7-0, on Thursday Night Football, the Chicago...

Music serving as key player for sports

Music serving as key player for sports

The player scores a touchdown, and a tune blasts across the bleachers and...