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Recap of the Recent California Fires

Recap of the Recent California Fires

By Mary Sabados and Katherine Sharafinski

December 12, 2018


Filed under California Fires

California just faced it deadliest and most destructive fire in the state's recorded history: the Camp Fire. It was almost exactly a year ago that the Thomas fire left many in Southern California devastated. Now, the Camp Fire is just one of the three fires that has scorched California this November. C...

Watch Courtney run!

Watch Courtney run!

By Meghan Turley, Tigard High School

December 12, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

      Courtney Neron, a former foreign language teacher at Tigard High, is running to be a representative of House District 26, which encompasses Wilsonville, Hillsboro, Sherwood, and some parts of Bull Mountain.      Neron taught for nine years and resigned at the end of last year to pursue h...

Unhealthy Air Quality Interrupts Fundraising Friday

Unhealthy Air Quality Interrupts Fundraising Friday

By Tessa Bertine, Woodside High School

December 4, 2018


Filed under California Fires

Woodside High Schools’ biannual Fundraising Friday was relocated to the old gym due to the unhealthy air quality caused by multiple wildfires occurring around California. The smoke from wildfires in Paradise and Malibu have polluted the air, making it unhealthy for students to be spending lots...

ASB field trip postponed due to air toxicity

ASB field trip postponed due to air toxicity

By Maya Lip, Carlmont High School

December 3, 2018


Filed under California Fires

ASB students were anticipating their annual field trip in the wild, but because of unhealthy circumstances, it was delayed. The trip was supposed to take place at the YMCA Camp Jones Gulch in La Honda, California. The ASB Service Council was expected to leave at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, and the...

Camp Fire Sparks Students to Wear Masks for Protection

Camp Fire Sparks Students to Wear Masks for Protection

By Sam Brook, Woodside High School

November 30, 2018


Filed under California Fires

Woodside, California is currently in a state of unhealthy air quality with an air index of 184 and visibility of only 2.5 miles. Woodside students have taken to the nurse’s office to acquire barrier masks for some protection against the smoky air. “I’m giving them out to potentially serve as a barrier an...

Frisco Fire Department helping battle blazes in California

Frisco Fire Department helping battle blazes in California

By Melody Tavallaee, Liberty High School

November 30, 2018


Filed under California Fires

The Woolsey Fire has rampaged and spread to more than 200,000 acres across southern California. In the effort to help contain the fires, Frisco has deployed five firefighters and resources to serve the affected communities as part of the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System. “Our goal is for th...

Camp Fire smoke burns sports schedules

Camp Fire smoke burns sports schedules

By Mandy Hitchcock, Carlmont High School

November 30, 2018


Filed under California Fires

Up north, desperate evacuees flee the flames. Down here, residents are under an unsaid house arrest while a thick smoke drapes over the Bay Area city skylines. The spark that would evolve to the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history began early last Thursday morning, Nov. 8, in Butte County...

Jewish school, summer camps damaged or destroyed in Woolsey fire

Jewish school, summer camps damaged or destroyed in Woolsey fire

By Clara Sandler, Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, and Molly Litvak

November 30, 2018


Filed under California Fires

Jewish schools and camps have been hit hard by Southern California’s fires, with at least one day school and two camps reporting significant damage in the three-day-old blaze. The Ilan Ramon Jewish Day School in Agoura Hills, which was seen in flames on live television Friday afternoon; the Shalom Inst...

Holbrook Students Voice Their Opinions in Mock Midterm Election

Holbrook Students Voice Their Opinions in Mock Midterm Election

By Sarah Ryan, Holbrook Middle High School

November 29, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

Just days before the midterms, Holbrook Middle-High School students were able to cast their own votes in a mock election. On Thursday, November 2, a total of 449 staff and students voted on the races for governor, Senate, and the ballot questions. The results of the mock election were mostly similar to...

So, the Election’s Over… What Now?

So, the Election’s Over… What Now?

By DJ McInturff, Herrin High School

November 29, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

The signs have finally been taken down, the ads have stopped running, and the ballots have been counted.  The 2018 midterm elections are officially over, but the politics produced by this year’s vote are just getting started.   In regards to the U.S. House of Representatives, the home of some of the ...

This I Believe

This I Believe

By Holly Rusch and Leila Taherian, Woodside High School

November 29, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

This story was originally published on The Paw Print on November 18, 2018.

Midterm election ramifications, locally and nationally

Midterm election ramifications, locally and nationally

By Lia Reichmann, Hajera Naveed, Kabir Sawlani, and Abby Stockmal

November 28, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, the midterm elections occurred with high expectations and pressure on both parties, resulting in a major night both nationally and locally.   On a national scale,  the Democrats won control of the House of Representatives in the midterm election, exceeding the 23 congressional ...

EHS speaks out: Election day

EHS speaks out: Election day

By Jaydin Webb, Englewood High School

November 27, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

Students Speak: New Colorado Governor Tuesday’s election broke records and brought change. Here in Colorado, voters elected a new governor, turned down new funding for education, and didn’t approve new oil and gas setbacks. Jared Polis won the gubernatorial race, and Jason Crow beat out Republican incumben...

Issues: The Midterms and why they matter

Issues: The Midterms and why they matter

By Charlotte Heinrich and Thomas Birmingham

November 27, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

“This is the most important election in history.” According to Lucas Ravenscraft, AP United States Government and Politics teacher, this is one of those phrases that tends to get thrown around a lot, yet is hardly ever true. Why? Because according to Ravenscraft, to say that one election is more important than all the others diminishes the value of elections as a whole. Because every election is important, he said. On Nov...

Social Media Aides Voter Turnout

Social Media Aides Voter Turnout

By Noelia Arteaga, Woodside High School

November 21, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

Many Woodside students were bombarded with push notifications from popular apps like Snapchat, Spotify, and Instagram encouraging them to get out and vote in the midterm elections. The notifications seem to have had an effect: the elections, which took place on Tuesday, November 6, were record-setting....

“The Future Is Female”: Women In Politics

“The Future Is Female”: Women In Politics

By Cari Spencer, Orono High School

November 21, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

It was January of 2017 when women in pink “pussy” hats marched across Washington, demanding their rights ensured and their indignation at Donald Trump’s election be heard. There were around 4 million Women’s March participants across America that day, according to an estimation by The Washington Pos...

Take it to the bank

Take it to the bank

By Laszlo King-Hovis, McCallum High School

November 20, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

Junior Jordan Bibby can’t vote yet, but with the midterms just around the corner, she’s getting involved in other ways, like phone banking. “A lot of times people aren’t interested,” Bibby said. “It’s hard because there are people you’re calling and they don’t agree with you, and...

‘Cruz,’ ‘O’Rourke,’ star in Rock the Vote

‘Cruz,’ ‘O’Rourke,’ star in Rock the Vote

By Erik Garcia, Vidal M. Trevino School of Communications and Fine Arts

November 20, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

LISD seniors learned the importance of voting and how the voting process is like in the real world at a Nov. 1 event at V.M.T. V.M.T’s AP government instructor and Sean Gaynor explained the purpose of Rock the Vote. “The Rock the Vote event was a group effort where multiple teachers, office...

I have a voice, I want to use it

I have a voice, I want to use it

By Anika Arutla, Coppell High School

November 16, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

Change. That is what I think about when I think about voting. It is common misconception that one vote, among millions, is not worth anything - that it is a simple raindrop in the middle of the vast ocean. Millions of those raindrops make up the ocean; similarly, my vote, even though it might not seem s...

Taking Action

Taking Action

By Emma Conway, CFHS

November 14, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

  Politics brings out the good, the bad, and the ugly amongst people. Even though all of us survived the 2016 election, our country became more divided than it ever had before. This election is no different. Yards are filled with political signs and not a single day goes by where a television ...

Midterm election causes mixed emotions

Midterm election causes mixed emotions

By Kate Kealey, Davenport West High School

November 14, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

As the 2018 midterm elections wrapped up on Nov. 6, the Iowa elections went into a late night with Republican Governor Kim Reynolds coming out on top over Democrat opponent Fred Hubbell. With polls closing at nine, part of the night views were told to keep the lights on and drink some coffee because t...

Seniors vote for the first time in midterm elections

Seniors vote for the first time in midterm elections

By Meredith Prince, Wayland High School

November 13, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

Most students celebrate their 18th birthday senior year, legally entering adulthood. One of the many privileges that comes with being an adult is the right to vote. With midterm elections happening Nov. 6, 2018, a handful of seniors have already turned 18 and will be able to vote for the first time. “Honestly,...

20-year-old runs for school board

20-year-old runs for school board

By Sophie Ryland, McCallum High School

November 12, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

Arriving at his interview with The Shield, Zachary Price burst into Thunderbird Cafe, out of breath, in a crisply-ironed purple shirt and black blazer. The 20-year-old had just come from a lecture, and to all observers he seemed like a normal college student, with his young features and bright enthusiasm,...

Get Out, Vote!

Get Out, Vote!

By DJ McInturff, Herrin High School

November 9, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

With attack ads flooding our screens, volunteers knocking on our doors, and annoying signs with random people’s names scattered along nearly every single roadway, it’s definitely election season.  On Tuesday, November 6, voters will head to the polls to cast their ballots in the 2018 midterm ele...

Senior students add to the youth voter surge in the 2018 midterm election

Senior students add to the youth voter surge in the 2018 midterm election

By Maria Newton, Parkway West High School

November 9, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

The number of early voters aged 18-29 is up 188 percent from the 2014 midterms. Twenty-two million more voters showed up to the 2018 ballots than the 2014 midterms in the record-breaking turnout; it was the first time the number has ever exceeded 100 million with 49 percent of the voting population pa...

East Palo Alto Leans Left in Midterms

East Palo Alto Leans Left in Midterms

By Emma Chiu, Woodside High School

November 9, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

“If I vote this time, is [President Trump] really going to go away?” Renita Bhartu joked as she headed towards the polls. She is one of hundreds of East Palo Alto residents who showed up at the city’s Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) last Tuesday, November 6, to cast a ballot in the midt...

A Time for Change

A Time for Change

By Dean Campbell and Callie Hollis

November 9, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

July 12, 2018 was the day Temiika Gipson realized things had changed. Her chances to win the race for Circuit Court Clerk rose dramatically after being endorsed by Memphis daily paper the Commercial Appeal. “I felt the support of the community when I was endorsed by the Commercial Appeal,” Gipson...

Answering the Call

Answering the Call

By Evan Dorian, St. George's Independent School

November 9, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

"I wanted to take action.” Matthew Doucette, a 2018 graduate of St. George’s, answered the call to serve his community when he reached out to Mr. Lee Harris’s campaign for mayor of Shelby County. As a young adult in the Memphis community, he was exactly what the campaign was looking for in a “New...

Georgia Governor’s race undecided as Democrats gain in the U.S. House

Georgia Governor’s race undecided as Democrats gain in the U.S. House

By Joe Earles, George Lefkowicz, Dana Richie, Ellie Winer, and Sam Huray

November 9, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

The Nation Follow the Southerner's election coverage in the attached interactive map as we take a look at the headlining races across the nation as both parties looked to secure various U.S. House and U.S. Senate positions as well as gubernatorial elections across the country. In the national co...

Teachers and first time voters reflect on the importance of voting

Teachers and first time voters reflect on the importance of voting

November 9, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

This story was originally published on Knight Errant on November 7, 2018.

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