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Retired State Department employee Patricia Tyson poses at her home in Lyttonsville, the Silver Spring neighborhood where she
Decades later, institutional segregation lives on in Bethesda
By Lily Freeman, Walt Whitman High School • February 26, 2021

During Patricia Tyson’s childhood, rainy days helped define her community. To Tyson, a retired State Department employee,...

The Sidekick 2020 alumni Nico Reyes and 1995 alumni Kate Gilbert read issues of The Sidekick on Wednesday. Today’s theme for Scholastic Journalism Week is beyond student journalism, which honors the skills gained from journalism.
#SJW2021: Student journalism igniting dedication to industry
By Shivi Sharma, Coppell High School • February 26, 2021

His daily scans of box scores, game stats and sports articles in The Dallas Morning News each day sparked his fascination...

Viewing history in a linear way overlooks how past events continue to shape today’s reality.
History is more than a timeline
By Pathfinder Editorial Board, Parkway West High School • February 26, 2021

From chapter one to chapter two, year after year, we highlight vocab terms of isolated events: revolutions, laws, court cases....

Fei Fei (Cathy Ang) drinks bubble tea, a recently popular drink in Asian and Asian American culture, while designing her rocket that she will fly to the moon.
Asian American films work for greater Asian representation
By Keegan Balster, Carlmont High School • February 26, 2021

In modern times, many people obtain their cultural knowledge through media in the form of the internet, movies, television...

Icicles and snow cover the corners of the building site of the outdoor stage. The winter storm caused the first weekend run of Urinetown, the school musical, to be canceled. Urinetown will resume rehearsals this week and will now debut March 4.
Winter storm leads to systemic power, water outages
By Ellen Fox and Grace Nugent • February 26, 2021

After a week of extreme winter weather for Texas, many Austin families found themselves dealing with no heat, no power, no...

Protesters and counter-protesters stand outside of Belmont before the final presidential debate on October 22nd, 2020. (Hustler Multimedia/Hunter Long)
STAFF EDITORIAL: Change is a two-way street
By Editorial Board, Vanderbilt University
President of the board of directors of the North American Indian Center of Boston, Jean-Luc Pierite, asked the crowd to close their eyes and imagine the land that they’re on.   “I want you to project yourself back into time,” he said. “Where we know there to be water, there might be land there at that point in time. Where we have solid land, the water might be. But no matter where that situation is, go back to that time and the people that were born here, that lived here, that died here. And now I want you to take yourself ahead in time, to a point in the future where all the seeds that we’re planting here today and all of the work that we’re doing with the social changes that need to happen, our descendants are living in that time; where the fruits of our labor...they’re enjoying that. So we just want to acknowledge the land and the world that we are leaving for our descendants.”
The Red Deal proposal prioritizes climate justice and liberation for Indigenous people
By Nia Beckett, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston
Katie Murphy visits a Massachusetts Nursing Association facility amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mental health professionals provide free teletherapy to healthcare workers during pandemic
By Rachel Gore, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston
Kelly Murphy,  UCM military and veterans services director, won the championship title on the first season of the CBS show “Tough as Nails.” Photo by John Kennedy
UCM’s Kelly Murphy wins “Tough as Nails”
By Clarissa Nivens, University of Central Missouri
The Colombian flag waves in the wind. In Colombia, police brutality is often ignored or misrepresented by the media.
Analysis: Colombia’s police brutality - an issue there too, despite the media’s narrative
By Daniela Rincon, Northeastern University
Retired State Department employee Patricia Tyson poses at her home in Lyttonsville, the Silver Spring neighborhood where she
Decades later, institutional segregation lives on in Bethesda

During Patricia Tyson’s childhood, rainy days helped define her community. To Tyson, a retired State...

The Sidekick 2020 alumni Nico Reyes and 1995 alumni Kate Gilbert read issues of The Sidekick on Wednesday. Today’s theme for Scholastic Journalism Week is beyond student journalism, which honors the skills gained from journalism.
#SJW2021: Student journalism igniting dedication to industry

His daily scans of box scores, game stats and sports articles in The Dallas Morning News each day sparked...

“A photograph an artist takes and their vision of it can be completely different from when a reader sees it. It may not always turn out as what the artist intends. But that
Humans of Harker: An open ear and an open heart

The legend of Perseus, the son of Zeus who slayed Medusa. Athena and Poseidon's contest for Athens. Those...

With the current circumstances, academic struggles are more present in our society than ever before.
Grades Dropping During the Pandemic

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools have been forced to teach students virtually. For...

There have been millions of people who have gotten COVID-19, but is there a chance your furry friends can also get this virus?
Can Pets Get the Coronavirus?

The number of adopted animals has dramatically spiked since the advent of COVID-19. But have you pondered...

Karter H. on his 12th birthday two weeks before the aneurysm ruptured.
“I had to relearn everything a human knows”: A Brain Aneurysm Fighter

A brain aneurysm is a weak blood vessel in an artery in the brain that fills up with blood. Sort of like...

Icicles and snow cover the corners of the building site of the outdoor stage. The winter storm caused the first weekend run of Urinetown, the school musical, to be canceled. Urinetown will resume rehearsals this week and will now debut March 4.
Winter storm leads to systemic power, water outages

After a week of extreme winter weather for Texas, many Austin families found themselves dealing with...

Anne Stavney says, “My salary is benchmarked against other independent schools of similar size, similar operational budgets, that are also Pre-K-12 or K-12, of 50 or more students, with usually more than one campus to manage.”
Anne Stavney Responds to Star Tribune Article Detailing her Compensation

On Jan. 23 The Star Tribune released an article highlighting the top 100 Minnesota non-profits with the...

Senior Ronald Waiter takes a picture of an empty grocery store aisle. HEB, a Texas grocery store, was cleared out before and during the snow storm event in Texas. However, they have been praised for their preparedness before, during, and after the storm.
Students push through Texas snowstorm

Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing, as many Texans would testify following the recent overstaying...

Fei Fei (Cathy Ang) drinks bubble tea, a recently popular drink in Asian and Asian American culture, while designing her rocket that she will fly to the moon.
Asian American films work for greater Asian representation

In modern times, many people obtain their cultural knowledge through media in the form of the internet,...

17 year old Olivia Rodrigo’s debut single “drivers license” has surpassed all other songs on Spotify and has remained at No. 1 on the charts since its second day of release on Jan. 8. The popularity of the song can be traced back to the widespread impact of social media and surrounding drama.
Community debates validity of Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘drivers license’

As TikTok users across the globe scrolled through the app during the second week of January, one song...

After the release of the new Britney Spears documentary, many people noticed a pattern in the way the media treats women. Oftentimes media degrades them through articles and headlines with little to no regard to their personal struggles taking place off camera.
Villainizing the vulnerable: The media’s portrayal of struggling women

In its latest installment of its series of standalone documentaries, The New York Times Presents sought...

Viewing history in a linear way overlooks how past events continue to shape today’s reality.
History is more than a timeline

From chapter one to chapter two, year after year, we highlight vocab terms of isolated events: revolutions,...

Celebrations for Lunar New Year are dismal in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and rising number of hate crimes against Asians.
Yan: Lunar New Year xenophobic attacks show the effect of anti-Asian rhetoric

Red envelopes, dragon dances and firecrackers — a telltale sign that Lunar New Year is here. But what...

As anti-Asian racism has risen significantly since the beginning of the pandemic, many have protested against Asian hate.
The New Rhetoric of Hate

In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued what they believed to be the best practices for naming...

Carey Koenig ‘21 kneeling on the ground after catching
the softball with her left hand.
The Differences Between Specialized and Multi-Sport Athletes

Many athletes train to get better. They put so much time and effort into their sport because they want...

Girls basketball coach and entrepreneur Jamal Woodson lives a busy life, but prioritizes his team.
From pop stars to food trucks, basketball coach balances busy life and team

Coaching a high school sports team with title aspirations is a huge commitment, but girls basketball...

Riley Pennington, member of the women’s basketball team and senior, passes a basketball to a teammate during a game. She said she thinks the demographics of Carmel explain why there may be underrepresentation of blacks in some sports at CHS.
Athletics at this school increasing in Black representation, reflecting national trends

February is Black History Month, dedicated to remembering and celebrating those who paved the way for...