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Sophomore Ella Underwood holds a phone with Autumm Davis’s Instagram account pulled up. In just the span of three years, Ella has found five new family members. “Having a new family is overwhelming, but I am thankful for having them in my life,” Ella said.
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The missing piece
By Christy Thomas, Hebron High School • December 1, 2021

Ella sits in her bedroom, idly scrolling through Instagram and sees a message from a female stranger who liked her outfit. Ella texts back to say thank you, but soon, their conversation turns more personal. Ella’s heart starts to race, and her palms sweat. She jumps out from her seat to tell her dad, but the weight of the truth pulls her down: Ella had just found her biological mother and sister. Sophomore Ella Underwood was adopted by Lesa and Leston Underwood in Kansas in 2004. Though she...

Pick me girls usually use specific phrases to push other women down.
How the pick me girl is rooted in misogyny
By Marcela Ferrufino, Richard Montgomery High School - MD • November 22, 2021
Some teens have been showing an increase of Tourettes Syndrome symptoms. Some researchers are blaming Tik Tok.
Teens show symptoms of Tourette's Syndrome, some blame TikTok
By Laken Kincaid, John Carroll University • November 22, 2021
As a result of confinement to societys rules, it is common to see many men wearing seemingly rigid or happy faces; But, behind the curtain of strength, they experience issues such as depression and anxiety.
Lifting the curtain of strength
By Sabrina Lo, Carlmont High School • November 10, 2021
 PVHS held its job fair on Oct. 20 as local workforces are burdened by labor shortages.
Vaccine mandates threaten to exacerbate US labor shortage
By Jayne Abraham, Pleasant Valley High School - IA • October 28, 2021
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Protestors who congregated in a Bethesda parking lot succeeded in their goal- to prevent the sale of the historic property.
Local Black cemetery spared
By Julianne Cruz, Richard Montgomery High School - MD • December 2, 2021
The Pajama Pals logo designed by Merris Gable. The Pajama Pals drive at BPHS is running throughout the month of December.
Pajama Pals strives to give all children comfortable night's sleep
By Meghan Krapp, Bethel Park High School • December 2, 2021
Holding up their T-Wolf signs, volleyball girls and Wolves for Wishes ambassador, senior Ana-Kate Partridge, pose for a picture at the volleyball bake sale on Oct. 19. This was the clubs first fundraiser, and they raised a total of ,750 for the Make A Wish Foundation. I was shocked at how much money [we] raised from the bake sale, Partridge said. Just knowing that we raised that much money and that [the team] was willing to do this made me really excited, and I was so grateful that all these people [donated].
Wolves For Wishes
By Ally JohnPress, Cedar Park High School • December 3, 2021
Information taken from informal study done by Redwood students in 2016.
Accessibility to alcohol plagues Marin County teens
By Isabella Welter Vazquez and Elliot Smith • December 3, 2021
Polarization doesn’t just extend to political parties. Recently, the term “media polarization” has been coined to describe the way news outlets have become more partial and are shifting people’s viewpoints further apart.
America divided
By Anna Holme, James Bowie High School • December 2, 2021
Landkamer makes all kinds of delicious bug treats, including honey roasted june bugs,
mealworm rice krispies treats, jalapeno cricket bites and more.
Landkamer Shares Bug Treats and Expertise
By Abram Tabor, University of Central Missouri • December 3, 2021
Candles lit by Ryder Summa as part of their tribute to victims of transphobic violence in 2021.
Making space for trans remembrance, resistance and resilience
By Taylor Blackley, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston • November 29, 2021
The Upstander Project details via the Bounty media ecosystem how, in 1755, Spencer Phips, lieutenant governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, issued a proclamation that declared the Penobscot people enemies, rebels, and traitors to King George II...The Phips Proclamation promised a bounty to be paid by the colonial government for every Penobscot Indian captured and brought to Boston.
New film “Bounty” shifts documentary filmmaking by centering Indigenous voices
By Taylor Blackley, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston • November 24, 2021
The Utica College Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Collaborative logo.
Utica College joins LACRELA diversity consortium
By Matthew Breault, Utica College • November 23, 2021
ALL IN THIS TOGETHER: The cast performs in “Something’s Coming.” “We bickered like siblings and annoyed each other to no end, but we also have such a tight bond that allows us to pull off these massive shows,” senior Meg Willimont said. “I am constantly astounded by the talented people I work with every day, and I know I will see them on TV one day.”
Denning: 'Sondheim is one of the greats. It's like Shakespeare dying."
By Samantha Powers, Meena Anderson, Ashley Chamberlain, Josephine Clarke, Emily Goulet, Zoe Hocker, and Madison Olsen • December 2, 2021
Only Murders in the Building is a macabre, fanciful comedy-mystery show that is sure to keep watchers in suspense.
Only Murders in the Building’s portrayal of a crime is a fun, quirky approach with a devious undertone
By Rishvanth (Rishi) Ramesh, Dougherty Valley High School • December 1, 2021
No Time To Die a sad send-off for Daniel Craig
'No Time To Die' a sad send-off for Daniel Craig
By Naomi Di-Capua, McCallum High School • December 1, 2021
The East Turkestan flag has been used by the Uyghur community to protest the mistreatment they have faced at the hands of the Chinese government.
Under Chinese Rule: Uyghurs in China Face Brutal Conditions Under the Chinese Government
By Eldon Nichols, La Salle Catholic Preparatory High School • December 3, 2021
The Human Rights Clubs Homecoming mural, which featured a rainbow pride flag, was removed soon after the club completed it.
Symbols Matter: Removing Club's Mural Erased Important Message of Inclusivity
By Alia Attar, Lake Forest High School • December 3, 2021
The stigma those with Antisocial Personality Disorder face puts them in danger not only n their everyday lives but also in medical and judicial settings.
Still Human
By Aris Pastor, North Allegheny Senior High School • December 2, 2021
Found family: one Redhawk's international adoption journey
By Kirthi Gummadi, Liberty High School - TX • December 3, 2021
Empowering through music
By Kaden Roth and Annabelle Harshbarger • December 3, 2021
MHSNews | Rockwood Composite Mountain Bike Team Gets Students Active
By Ben Hughes, Marquette High School • November 30, 2021
Andrew H. is a DCIS student who has been improving his swimming skills since the age of four. He has practiced a majority of his life to accomplish his dream of becoming an Olympic swimmer.
Coyote Makes a Splash at Junior Olympics
By Jadyn K., Adrian M., Declynn G., and Emily L. • November 18, 2021
LEFT BEHIND. Seventh grade science teacher Raven Olsen works with his students. Olsen is one of several teachers that decided to return to Sevier Middle this year. Many teachers did not return.
Major teacher staff changes strike Sevier Middle
By Claire Mooney, John Sevier Middle School • November 15, 2021
TEXTING FOR HELP. A student illustrates how to use 911 texting. The Kingsport Police Department recently introduced the ability to text 911 for Kingsport residents.
Call if you can, text if you can't
By Calli Venzon, John Sevier Middle School • November 11, 2021
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Tamar Frydman (center), James Frydman (right), and Roberto Mazza (left) commemorate their achievements at the Chicago Marathon.
Run, Frydman, Run!
By Lula Fox, NEW TRIER HIGH SCHOOL • December 3, 2021
Cricket is surging in popularity across the globe, and in Pittsburgh, Sharvil Dahale has a hand in the sports growth.
Off the Bat
By Quinn Volpe, North Allegheny Senior High School • December 2, 2021
Josie St. Martin celebrates after scoring a goal during her game against Hill Murray. Each game has given her experience and practice that will lead her to the Junior Olympics this January.
Josie St. Martin travels to Sweden for hockey Junior Olympics
By Lauren Guinee, Stillwater Area High School • December 2, 2021