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Pammie poses for a photo in the hallways of West High.
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Write this down
By Zaira Ahmad and Kamakshee Kuchhal May 27, 2022

Tapping out the rhythm with her sparkly boots against the band room carpet, the strumming of a guitar and piano notes fill the air. She grins ear-to-ear as the opening lyrics of her favorite song, “Write This Down” by George Strait, come easily to her. In tune with the upbeat melody of the country piece, her voice flows through the microphone. The crowd goes wild after Pammie Quintero Rodriguez ’23 tips her cowboy hat at the end of her performance. Home Through her singing and enthusiasm...

Anthony Walsh poses with his team after their state championship victory in 2013
Inclusion on the Ice
By Mia DiLorenzo, Edina High School • May 27, 2022
TRAVELING: Polina Vorona, 18, stopped to take a selfie in a restroom on her way from Ukraine to Poland in February. She and her grandmother traveled together from Kyiv, leaving behind Polinas father and grandfather. I know it’s really hard for Granny, Polina said, “[to] be separate [from] her husband, with my grandfather, for the first time in I don’t know, 40 years.
'A sadness which you cannot explain with words'
By Tali Liebenthal, Shalhevet High School • May 24, 2022
The McHenry Police Department is housed at the McHenry Municipal Center on Green St. The department has partnered with MCHS to send student resource officers to the school.
This is fine
By Vanessa Moreno, McHenry High School • May 20, 2022
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Visitors enter the building and check-in at the front desk. School policy required photo identification to be let in. “Im beside myself this morning. What does someone like myself even do? We can vote the way we think we need to, and we can push people to make the right decisions, but the people above us that make the laws are going to have to stop just talking about it and do something; that is the bottom line,” mathematics and Computer Science teacher Jason Townsend said.
Community reflects on importance of school safety following a deadly shooting
By Addie Gleason, Parkway West High School • May 27, 2022
Many Daniel Pearl Magnet High School students have said they haven’t learned much about climate change in the classroom and they say they hope the Climate Change in Education bill will change that. AB-1939 was passed in the California state assembly on May 5 and will move on to be reviewed in the California State Senate.
Climate Change in Education bill sparks interest in school
By Emily Short, Daniel Pearl Magnet High School • May 26, 2022
CE2 celebrates turning 50. It started as a pilot-program in 1972 and spread through the nation.
CE2 celebrates 50th anniversary
By Abbi Elliott, Tigard High School • May 26, 2022
Cordoba and Grantham pause for a picture in the band room before leading the band to the library for the lip dub.
Leading the Band: The story behind Mr. Grantham and Mr. Cordoba’s path to conducting
By Eva Raul, Amador Valley High School • May 27, 2022
Zakria has made many cakes for many different occasions, including birthdays.
Big dreams, small business
By Sashrika Shyam , Lake Zurich High School • May 27, 2022
By getting in and out of his wheelchair multiple times, maintaining his balance while standing on his right leg, lifting 10-pound weights with his right arm, and constant stretching alongside other workouts, Sidney Green can now stand on his own power more frequently.
Former FAU basketball head coach Sidney Green progresses in stroke recovery
By Richard Pereira, Florida Atlantic University • May 27, 2022
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, as photographed on Oct. 18, 2020. (Hustler Multimedia/Hallie Williams)
Former VUMC nurse RaDonda Vaught found guilty for death of patient by accidental injection
By Katherine Oung, Vanderbilt University • May 27, 2022
Thousands of people gathered on Saturday, May 14 at Boston Common to protest the possible overturning of Roe vs. Wade, which will affect safe abortion access in the U.S.
Thousands react to Roe v. Wade leaked draft at Boston Common rally
By Jennifer Suryadjaja, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston • May 27, 2022
The Duty-Free Paradise (DFP) project, a series which includes performances, photos, video and augmented reality was recently on view at 10b in Jamaica Plain. Local artist Lani Asuncion was compelled to perform the work as a response to the nearby Dole House, putting Doles ties to the industrialization, militarization and colonization of Hawaii on full display.
A work in progress: Developing equitable spaces for artistry to flourish in Boston
By Taylor Blackley, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston • May 26, 2022
CHS9 student Arisha Hasan teaches class at Milaana Dance’s studio on Jan. 20. Hasan is the youngest instructor at the studio, working alongside her mother.
Three generations, one love for dance
By Tracy Tran, Coppell High School • May 27, 2022
Sophomore Desiree Spurkel uses Clip Studio Paint to draw. Spurkel aspires to have a career in the art industry by drawing and making commissions or any other way. “Personally I plan to pursue it. I definitely want to start drawing as a job taking commissions, freelance, maybe even start a small business, etc.,” Spurkel said.
Artists paint their digital hearts out
By Naamah Silcott, Daniel Pearl Magnet High School • May 27, 2022
Reverend Anne Gardner smiles as she poses with her debut book, And So I Walked. Her novel focuses on her travels as she journeyed across the Camino, and touches on topics like faith and resilience.
Chaplain publishes debut book
By Vasilia Yordanova, Harvard-Westlake School • May 27, 2022
Purbalite seniors evaluate their fours years of high school at Baldwin .
Senior Farewell: High school, the worst years of my life
By Brooke Scanlon, Baldwin High School - PA • May 27, 2022
A picture of the Arch in downtown St. Louis. Officially opened in 1965, the Gateway Arch is St. Louis’s most well-known landmark and described as the “Gateway to the West.”
Beyond the statistics
By Elizabeth Franklin, Parkway West High School • May 27, 2022
The Tops supermarket – the location of the shooting – as of February 2022.
In the wake of Buffalo shooting, semantics is more important than ever 
By Molly Rawat, Pleasant Valley High School - IA • May 27, 2022
MHSNews | Marquette Students Pursue Their Passion for Bowling
By Pranav Sriraman, Marquette High School • May 27, 2022
Students try their hand at directing Spring plays
By Maya Phillips and Carol Queiroz May 24, 2022
Junior Jonathan Feldman Lizarraga  now visits the doctor yearly to make sure his results for cancer are still negative. Hes been cancer-free for ten years and even does jiu-jitsu weekly at a gym.
Pushing through leukemia
May 24, 2022
HEADS UP. Football coach Isaiah Spivey illustrates a proper tackle during a practice session. The most important part of tackling safety is to keep the head safe and let the shoulder pads absorb the impact.
Despite studies that football is not safe, Sevier coaches strive for safety
By Alli Valentine, John Sevier Middle School • May 17, 2022
KEEP THE LEARNING GOING. Substitute teacher Sade Martin fills in for a Sevier Middle teacher. Martin is one of several new substitute teachers who are trying to help eliminate the substitute teachers shortage.
Kingsport, like schools nationwide, struggles to hire substitutes
By Ella Smith, John Sevier Middle School • May 16, 2022
A HIGH-FLYING ADVENTURE. Sevier technology specialist Zach Welch holds one of his drones. Welch has a thriving side-business using drones for aerial photography.
The hobby of flying drones faces many legal complications
By Kaylee Hughes, John Sevier Middle School • May 10, 2022
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The Unified Track team competed at Willow Spring High School, earning their spot at the national competition. Follow the team’s journey by following @ghunifiedtrack on Instagram.
Green Hope Unified Track Runs Into 2022 Special Olympics
By Noreen Mohamed, Green Hope High School • May 27, 2022
Anthony Walsh poses with his team after their state championship victory in 2013
Inclusion on the Ice
By Mia DiLorenzo, Edina High School • May 27, 2022