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Lydia Swortzel (left) and her husband, Stevien Reece (right) hold their baby, Oliver.
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How a mother’s choice saved her child
By Christa Dutton , Wake Forest University • September 28, 2022

When Lydia Swortzel and her husband Stevien Reece found out they were having twins, they were shocked. They were shocked not only because carrying two babies at one time is daunting but shocked all the more because they had only one embryo implanted through in vitro fertilization (IVF). “Did we transfer two embryos?” the specialist at her local Winston-Salem fertility clinic asked Swortzel as she lay on the examination table. “Uh, no,” Swortzel replied. “Well, there’s two in there....

Journalism teacher Adriana Chavira gives Opinion Editor Satenik Ayrapetyan tips for designing pages for The Pearl Post.
LAUSD rescinds suspension of journalism adviser
By Gabrielle Lashley, Daniel Pearl Magnet High School • September 26, 2022
Senior columnist Elliot Serure prompted an AI art generator to create this picture by requesting  “Van Gogh’s Starry Night but with the Brooklyn Bridge.”
Wait -- AI can paint now?
By Elliot Serure, Shalhevet High School • September 13, 2022
2021-2022 Best of SNO Stats
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Students participating in the walkout stand with their signs and chant in support of trans rights.
Students attend walkout to protest proposed VDOE policy
By Philip Rotondo and Kate Burke October 3, 2022
Newquist does an exercise in the gym while modeling a Goliath Athletics shirt and shorts.
Ethan Newquist: Breaking the mold
By Ben Schneider and James Rioux • October 3, 2022
All students featured in the first segment of Black Excellence series.
Black Excellence at West: Dasia Taylor, Layan Ahmed and Moustafa Tiea
By Helelia Wa Kalala, West High School • September 29, 2022
An illustration depicts teachers seated in their office cubicles doing work.
Beyond the Gradebook
By Iona Lee, Harvard-Westlake School • September 29, 2022
Columbus City Attorney Zach Kleins pledge not to prosecute abortion-related crimes was more a political act than a legal one, BW Associate Professor Peter Kwiatkowski said.
Analysis: In case of local prosecutors' abortion pledge, politics outweighed practicality
By Simon Skoutas, Baldwin Wallace University • September 30, 2022
Lydia Swortzel (left) and her husband, Stevien Reece (right) hold their baby, Oliver.
How a mother’s choice saved her child
By Christa Dutton , Wake Forest University • September 28, 2022
Midfielder Lyndon Wood waves at the crowd during an away game.
The push for destigmatization of mental health support for athletes
By Addison Berry, Wake Forest University • September 27, 2022
 The album cover for “Traumazine.” (Photo courtesy of 1501 Certified LLC)
‘Traumazine’ showcases why Megan Thee Stallion stands out in a growing pool of female rappers
By Marques Watson, Vanderbilt University • September 23, 2022
Dungeon Master Joe Bremer rolls the dice he uses to run his game of Dungeons and Dragons.
Role-playing game builds community through stories
By Amy Ren, University of Chicago Laboratory High School • September 30, 2022
Senior Asha Patel checks out a book from the Pritzker-Traubert family library.  The TikTok subculture BookTok has sparked new interest in books among teens.
TikTok subculture inspires teens to read
By Mia Lipson, University of Chicago Laboratory High School • September 29, 2022
Pinocchio (2022) has been panned by multiple critics with many calling it an insult and asking Disney to stop making live action films all together.
'Pinocchio': A cursed live action
By Gaby Esquivel, McCallum High School • September 28, 2022
TRYING NEW STYLES Sophomore Jayden Asuncion likes to wear his hair in a fluffy, curly style. Now that the hair policies allow boys to have any length of hair, he plans to take advantage of these new privileges. “It’s important to express ourselves because we have a uniform here. That doesn’t offer a lot, especially with how strict they are on wearing the uniform,” Asuncion said.
Students share opinions on Mater Dei's changes to the hair policy
By Rachel Montoya, Charlotte De Leon, and Summer Roy • September 29, 2022
Anni Pakradouni, right, is a beloved teacher at Toll Middle School.
Mama Pak's Emotional Journey
By Katherine Nalchajyan and Breann Pimenta • September 28, 2022
Nigeria, highlighted on this map of Africa, soon will enact a ban on non-Nigerian models and voiceover actors in advertisements.
Opinion: Ban on non-native models will boost Nigeria
By Tumi Ojo, Baldwin High School - PA • September 26, 2022
Meet MHS: Grace Dai
By Cassie Sun, Marquette High School • October 3, 2022
What Makes a Classroom Special?
September 29, 2022
Video: Sophomore quarterback's character plays into his success on the field
September 29, 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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Coppell coach Antonio Wiley gets ready for the Coppell football game against Keller Timber Creek at Keller ISD Athletic Complex on Sep. 9. Wiley leads the team by building a foundation of trust and respect. Photo by Olivia Short.
Wiley pushes Cowboys to wade through deep water
By Olivia Short, Coppell High School • September 29, 2022
In a video recording from a Student Athlete Leadership Council meeting, students called on their peers to renew their commitment to sportsmanship guidelines that include respecting other players and coaches, avoiding confrontations with referees and cheering on student athletes from the stands.
MCPS implements new security measures at high school athletic events
By Ines Foscarini, Walt Whitman High School • September 29, 2022
New Pragues gym banner returns to the wall of the gym. It was removed last year when Park ceased competition with New Prague.
Competition with New Prague resumes
By Maren Wilsey, St. Louis Park High School • September 27, 2022