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Some schools have divided cheerleading into two squads -- competitive and non-competitive -- in order to satisfy both sides of the debate over cheerleadings status as a sport.
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Along the Sideline
By Sam Podnar, North Allegheny Senior High School • January 10, 2022

“Cheerleading isn’t a sport.” It’s a phrase that’s been thrown around school hallways and locker rooms for some time now, much to the frustration of many cheerleaders who, understandably, don’t enjoy the magnifying glass repeatedly used to scrutinize their athleticism. Cheerleading has been attacked from all directions. It lacks skill and physical ability, strategy, contact with opponents, and competition, claim those who oppose labelling it a sport. It’s too focused on appearance,...

Far too often, competitive sports create environments where athletes are encouraged to push through pain and injury to unhealthy levels.
Pushing through the Pain
By Elle Horst, Carlmont High School • December 30, 2021
Three buildings constructed this century dominate the Austin skyline, overshadowing homes on the East side that have been around since the 1950s. Many long time Eastside residents are being pushed out of their homes for new developments.
Gentrified
By Anna Holme, James Bowie High School • December 17, 2021
Mental illnesses used casually as adjectives create negative stigmas about mental health.
Not your adjective
By Addie Gleason, Parkway West High School • December 16, 2021
LArche St. Louis provides care and assisstance to people with intellectual disabilities.
Charity Issue: We are family
By Grace Marcus, Kirkwood High School • December 16, 2021
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Regis Jesuit High Schools principal and president said they fired the advisors to their student magazine program and retracted the winter issue in its entirety over a pro-choice op-ed. The op-ed, pictured above, mostly argued for the safety of anti-abortion laws and the human rights involved.
Regis Jesuit High School Fires Journalism Advisors, Removes Winter Issue of Student Magazine Over Pro-Choice Op-Ed
By Carly Philpott, Amanda Castillo-Lopez, and Norah Rudnick January 18, 2022
More than 1 in 10 public school students are learning from home in the Portland area due to a significant spike in positive COVID-19 tests in Oregon and nationwide.
La Salle Clarifies Its Protocols in Reaction to the Omicron Variant, Striving To Continue In-Person Learning
By Brooklyn Chillemi, La Salle Catholic Preparatory High School • January 18, 2022
Due to the Omicron variants high transmissibility, San Mateo County is instituting a new COVID-19 testing plan, with more PCR and rapid antigen testing being made available.
San Mateo County unveils new COVID-19 testing plan
By Oliver Fichte, Carlmont High School • January 14, 2022
“I felt so uncomfortable from all the looks I got that I never wore a binder to school again,” EHS alum Jay Kratz said. “It felt very clear to me that expressing my gender fluidity was not welcomed.”
Enduring solitude: Behind the experience of non-cisgender students at EHS
By Izzy Wagener and Mia DiLorenzo January 18, 2022
Members of the Garden Project paving the groundwork that leads to the new Butterfly Garden.
The Garden Project x Gables Earth: A Green Collab
By Anthony Russo, Coral Gables Senior High School • January 18, 2022
The Jensen family received a photo of their newest family member after the adoption agency matched them with John.
Adoptive families share their experiences
By Riya Ravuri, Monta Vista High School • January 18, 2022
Photo of the LGBTQIA flag outside of the Boston Public Library.
Boston’s Generation Z population want somewhere to be queer
By Matt Yan, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston • January 12, 2022
All Eyes on Plymouth protestors march to Plymouth County Correctional Facility on Sept. 23rd, 2021.
Outcry over conditions at Plymouth County Correctional Facility — community groups call for ICE detainees’ release
By Marigo Farr, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston • December 20, 2021
Willie Taggart (left), John Kelly (center), and Brian White (right) speak following FAUs victory over FIU on Oct. 2, 2021.
FAU to spend at least $2.5 million to join the American Athletic Conference
By Bryce Totz, Florida Atlantic University • December 16, 2021
Image featuring a quote from Massachusetts Sen.  DiZoglio on steal thing bills.
“Stealthing” bills across the nation prove legislation leads to education
By Alyssa Fell, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston • December 15, 2021
Dwayne Johnson,  Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds headline  the cast of Red Notice,  which results in a poorly-executed,  conglomerate of previous treasure-hunting movies.
“Red Notice” is “Indiana Jones” without the engaging storyline, charismatic performances and successful humor
By Rishvanth (Rishi) Ramesh, Dougherty Valley High School • January 18, 2022
Betty White starring as Sue Ann Nevans on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” in 1973.
A tribute to Betty White: Living through her legacy
By Harper Clark, Pleasant Valley High School - IA • January 13, 2022
Microgrids are a promising alternative to the vulnerable grid that we have today.
How Decentralizing the Energy Sector Can Combat Climate Change
By Elsie Buczkowski, La Salle Catholic Preparatory High School • January 18, 2022
Students are distracted by the over looming threat of COVID-19 within the high school.
Higher Numbers, Higher Consequences: COVID-19 Cases Skyrocket Following the Holiday Season
By Rea Montgomery, Piper High School - KS • January 14, 2022
MHSNews | AFJROTC Hosts Orienteering Event
By Katie Wheeler, Marquette High School • January 13, 2022
Sculpting his talents
By Annabelle Harshbarger and Camille O • January 13, 2022
Custodial bondings
By Brenna Batchelder and Miguel Paredes Reyes January 12, 2022
Seventh-grade students fill the hallways as Duncan Middle School dismisses for the day. Students will be out Thursday and Friday because of an increase in illnesses.
DPS cancels school Thursday, Friday
By Finley Davis and Emily Hallford January 14, 2022
In our world today, many people choose to avoid conversations with others in hopes to avoid conflicts. But what would our world be like if people listened?
We're All in This Together
By Kirsten L. and Aurora GS. • January 13, 2022
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
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Lauryn Miller, 2017 KHS alumni and former UCLA basketball player, said mental health is becoming more talked about in sports. Art by Emma Frizzell.
Get your head in the game
By Ava Duggin, Kirkwood High School • January 18, 2022
Members of the Klein High Champions Team are all smiles after taking home a win in December.
We Are The Champions
By Samantha Nodine and Zoe Spangler • January 13, 2022
Melissa Brown swam for 4 years at Grady High School (now Midtown). Now, Brown returns as assistant coach.
School record holder Brown returns as assistant coach
By Archer Streelman, Midtown High School • January 12, 2022