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475 Days

475 Days

Lauren Teixeira, Ludlow High School

I’ve been waiting for today for 475 days, Alexandra Silva thought to herself as her orthopedist told her she was cleared to play soccer. It was July 14, 2016, and Alexandra,...

June 1, 2017

“Orange is the New Black” is also the Color of Success for alumni Heather Jeng Bladt

“Orange is the New Black” is also the Color of Success for alumni Heather Jeng Bladt

Ryen Hernandez, Bernardo Yorba Middle School

While most middle school students fill their after-school hours with homework, sports, and social media, Heather Jeng Bladt, an alumni of BYMS, Esperanza High School and USC’s...

June 1, 2017

Handprint for Kesten added to senior wall

Handprint for Kesten added to senior wall

Olivia Farmer, Baldwin High School

The sister of Ty Kesten, the Baldwin student who died in a motocross accident last year, added her handprint to the senior wall over the weekend as a tribute to her brother. That...

May 31, 2017

Emerson teen raises awareness of friend’s battle with cancer

Emerson teen raises awareness of friend’s battle with cancer

Nina O'Connell, Emerson Junior-Senior High School

Jaiden Mason, a sophomore at Emerson Junior-Senior High School, is on a mission to help save her friend’s life. Her friend and neighbor, 14-year-old Natalie Lopac, has been...

May 31, 2017

Thin blue line

Thin blue line

Grant Schlichting, Cannon Falls High School

It’s eleven O’clock on a Saturday night and Officer Paul Larson has just pulled over a rusted green blazer that has a tail light out. As he steps out of the squad car...

May 31, 2017

Walking to remember

Walking to remember

Julia Ganbarg, Pascack Valley High School

Joanna Connors cannot stand cancer. So instead she walks. On Oct. 8, 2014, the unimaginable happened. Joanna Connor’s mother Lisa passed away from a rare form of leukemia...

May 30, 2017

Wayzata’s First Honorary Diploma

Wayzata’s First Honorary Diploma

Joe Kottke and Elisabeth Oster, Wayzata High School

On Wednesday May 10th Esther Reichert Begam, an 88 year old Holocaust survivor received Wayzata’s first ever honorary diploma. Begam was taken when she was eleven to...

May 30, 2017

Community Bands Together to ‘Strike Out ALS’

Community Bands Together to ‘Strike Out ALS’

Matthew Correa, Patchogue-Medford High School

On May 18th, 2017, Patchogue-Medford High School held its third annual ALS walk as part of the ALS Ride For Life. As described by alsrideforlife.org, the ALS Ride For Life...

May 26, 2017

“13 Reasons Why”: Important conversations parents should be having with their children

“13 Reasons Why”: Important conversations parents should be having with their children

Ria Talukder, Lake Zurich High School

Parents and their children can sometimes be speaking different languages when it comes to understanding what is going on in the other’s head. A recently popular Netflix...

May 25, 2017

Local rhythmic gymnasts find the sport challenging, yet rewarding

Local rhythmic gymnasts find the sport challenging, yet rewarding

May 24, 2017

Fourteen-year old Jodie Mendoza has been doing rhythmic gymnastics at Rhythmic Olympica in Glendale for...

Students make-up AP exams due to flooding

Students make-up AP exams due to flooding

May 23, 2017

AP Students across Rockwood will take their exams later than expected after floods closed schools earlier...

A little glove in your heart

A little glove in your heart

May 22, 2017

Just like the construction worker who bonds with his tools or the surgeon that feels connected to his...

AP tests stress students, security alike

AP tests stress students, security alike

May 17, 2017

Advanced Placement students began to take their respective exams starting on May 1, leading some to groan...

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“Orange is the New Black” is also the Color of Success for alumni Heather Jeng Bladt

“Orange is the New Black” is also the Color of Success for alumni Heather Jeng Bladt

Ryen Hernandez, Bernardo Yorba Middle School

While most middle school students fill their after-school hours with homework, sports, and social media, Heather Jeng Bladt, an alumni of BYMS, Esperanza High School and USC’s...

June 1, 2017

“13 Reasons Why”: Important conversations parents should be having with their children

“13 Reasons Why”: Important conversations parents should be having with their children

Ria Talukder, Lake Zurich High School

Parents and their children can sometimes be speaking different languages when it comes to understanding what is going on in the other’s head. A recently popular Netflix...

May 25, 2017

Recent Arts & Entertainment Stories

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 takes theaters across the universe by meteor storm

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 takes theaters across the universe by meteor storm

May 11, 2017

March Book Madness Musters Magic

May 5, 2017

A Positive Verdict: NBC’s ‘Trial & Error’ is hilarious and brilliant

A Positive Verdict: NBC’s ‘Trial & Error’ is hilarious and brilliant

May 5, 2017

Searching for $20,000

Searching for $20,000

May 1, 2017

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Breaking the stigma: mental health on campus and in the culture

Breaking the stigma: mental health on campus and in the culture

Eloise Rollins-Fife, The Archer School for Girls

One in five. Twenty percent. Theoretically, nearly 100 Archer students. That’s how many adolescents, ages 13 to 18, currently live with or will develop a serious mental...

May 11, 2017

Recent Health Stories

Sleep Deprivation: The Teenage Nightmare

Sleep Deprivation: The Teenage Nightmare

May 8, 2017

Eating My Way Thin

May 5, 2017

When chronic illness strikes

When chronic illness strikes

April 26, 2017

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