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Pumpkin sales spiking in fall lead to many pumpkins rotting on the streets or in landfills.
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Pumpkin-caused emissions spook the environment
By Annabel Chia, Carlmont High School • October 18, 2021

With the autumn season in full swing, pumpkin sales are beginning to spike.  This annual surge in pumpkin sales brings about a whole new meaning to "spooky season" as a result of their potential for increased waste creation. Pumpkins' various uses during the fall months ranges from being carved into vividly lit jack-o-lanterns to displayed as a...

From sports to music, extracurricular activities can enrich a students high school experience. However, participation often comes with a steep cost.
The price to play
By Maya Chu, Heidi Du, and Soomin Koh October 4, 2021
The global silicon shortage, driven mainly by the pandemic, has hampered the production of widespread technologies, including automobiles.
How a 50 cent part is killing a trillion dollar industry
By Arjun Barrett, The Harker Upper School • September 29, 2021
Facility nursing manager Candice Pleasant works as a supervisor to faculty, nursing staff and more. At the start of COVID, emergency facilities had to adapt to the lack of access to ICU. “We have to transfer them or we have to do a video consultation,” Pleasant said. “Not only do we not have those resources, we don’t even have them at our disposal anymore. It’s hard to even get in touch with those doctors. It’s hard to transfer patients. We are left to not only be their advocate, but to be every single persons specialty for that patient.”
Pandemic provides no rest for the weary
By Sophie Leung-Lieu, McCallum High School • September 17, 2021
Pack the Halls. Students navigate
hallways and staircases during the
transition between 2nd and 3rd period
on Aug. 26, 2021. With 3,570 students on
campus, congested hallways are a daily
occurrence.
Maxed Out
By Kate Becker and Haley Jackson October 22, 2021
REGISTERING STUDENTS: English teacher Jacob Morgan points to the link for students to sign up for a cohort for this years SOAR program. The first SOAR meetings were held this past week and will continue into next week.
New program SOARS above prejudice
By Arushi Sharma, James Bowie High School • October 22, 2021
At Downers Grove South, students have six absences where they don’t have to provide a doctor’s note; they can just be called out. Any time a student is absent, they can make up their work,”DGS Counselor Jenny Franz said.
Illinois to institute mental health days for students
By Emma Fudacz, Downers Grove South High School • October 20, 2021
Joelle Jackson and her sister at Fort Polk in Louisiana. After living abroad in Wiesbaden, Germany, she moved back to the US.
Military brats
By Janell Lim, Hagerty High School • October 22, 2021
Freshman Kashikala Mundemba and seniors Katina and Lulenga Mundemba are first-generation Americans. Their parents are from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Parents give back, instill pride in Central African roots
By Reece Cavallo, Kingwood Park High School • October 22, 2021
During Breast Cancer Awareness, the Coppinger family reflects on their experience with Lisa Coppinger suffering from breast cancer a couple years ago. 

“It was very hard on my body. It made me feel very tired. I lost all my hair, all my energy, and I didnt feel well. It didnt make me lose weight since I ate to try to feel better,” Lisa said. “I was extremely tired, and I was unable to continue to do things the way I normally did.”
Much more than a pink ribbon
By Athena Tseng and Andrew Jáuregui • October 22, 2021
Wooden sign in Hebrew and English lettering in front of garden beds at Gann Farm.
Gann Farm connects Jewish youth with agricultural heritage
By Marigo Farr, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston • October 22, 2021
Mark and his father, aka Invincible and Omni-Man, are equally powerful but in very different ways.
Invincible’s Power Is Not His Toughness
By MAEL QUENTIN, Fordham University - The Observer • October 20, 2021
Menstrual product dispenser in Buttrick Hall, as taken on Aug. 26, 2021. (Hustler Staff/Rachael Perrotta)
Free menstrual products available in select campus bathrooms by Sept. 3
By Mae Monette and Rachael Perrotta • October 20, 2021
The 35-year-old Bancroft is obsessed with helping others and views perfectionism as a non-existent label.
Surf's up: Skyline alumni catches waves with food industry success
By Steven Rissotto, Skyline College • October 19, 2021
“A New Era” – Liana Wallace competes on SURVIVOR, when the Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 41st season, with a special 2-hour premiere, Wednesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.  Photo: Robert Voets/CBS Entertainment  2021 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
'This is my dream': ETHS alum, Evanston native on "Survivor"
By Eden Drajpuch, Evanston Township High School • October 22, 2021
A drum set, similar to the one used by drummer Lex Razon in his performances.
Musicians return with enthusiasm, challenges after COVID-19
By Mia DeNunzio and Neve Marin Rue Galmarini • October 21, 2021
Mitski releases a new song and music video after two years of hiatus.
Mitski's latest release cuts deep
By Aris Pastor, North Allegheny Senior High School • October 21, 2021
No place called home. Students on dependent visas often find themselves in limbo during the college applications process. While designed to be helpful for all types of students, the process can end up being very alienating.
No Place Called Home: Tackling Immigrant Struggles in the College Application Process
By Naisha Roy, South Forsyth High School • October 22, 2021
Companies choosing not to pay their interns shows a lack of appreciation and is an unethical move. Photo courtesy of oksmith.
Exposure Doesn't Pay the Bills, but Internships Should
By Amy Simon, WESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL - Austin • October 22, 2021
Unified Softball falls short to the Patriots
By Brooke Sliva and Evan Vaslow • October 21, 2021
TOP teaches adults with special needs how to adult
By Erin Dallatorre, Colton High School - CA • October 15, 2021
Redhawks address the Board to Trustees
By Sadie Johnson, Liberty High School - TX • October 14, 2021
Students have been taking part in the Devious Lick Trend by vandalizing school property. Is there a way to prevent this from happening?
A Devious Challenge
By Declynn G., Adrian M., Emily L., and Jadyn K. • October 21, 2021
PRIVATE AND RELIGIOUS. Providence Academy in Johnson City is one of several private schools in the region.
Local private schools are not that different from public schools
By Karmela Whiteside, John Sevier Middle School • September 20, 2021
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Members of St. Louis Rowing Club (SLRC) go under a bridge during practice on Sunday, Sept. 22.
In the same boat
By Ava Duggin, Kirkwood High School • October 22, 2021
Junior Rohin Inani poses next to his two recycling bins for discarded tennis balls.
Rohin Inani recycles tennis balls to create ‘green gold’
By Matthew Yoshimoto, Monta Vista High School • October 22, 2021
Leadership students decorate posters for the homecoming dance and football game. Homecoming is one long-standing high school tradition that emphasizes boys sports, as similar traditions are not present in girls sports.
Gender gaps: sports culture demotes girls athletics
By Katelyn Chu, Chantilly High School • October 21, 2021