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Analyzing Modern Dating Culture

Analyzing Modern Dating Culture

By Sarah Harris and Mansi Mamidi, Marquette High School

May 28, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Helena Schmidt, junior, saw her boyfriend for the second time eight months into their relationship. Schmidt and her boyfriend, Justin Garces, U.S. Under-17 Men’s National goalkeeper, initially met at a soccer game when her sister was invited to perform the national anthem. “At the game, I got...

Heart of a Warrior, Remembering John Lee

Heart of a Warrior, Remembering John Lee

By Sydney Ferguson, Lake Ridge High School

May 26, 2018


Filed under Features

It was a day like any other except for the fact that it wouldn’t be. He was away at a camp doing what he loved: basketball. He was on the court, enjoying his teammates, when suddenly it all ended. John Lee was 17 years old when his heart failed him. Lee, former student at Lake Ridge, is described...

Three seniors opt for a path less traveled

Three seniors opt for a path less traveled

By Emma Baumgardner, McCallum High School

May 25, 2018


Filed under Features

How many colleges should seniors apply to? How far away is too far away? What kind of scholarships does each school offer? These are just a few of the questions that seniors have to face every day from the summer before their senior year to early January. Contrary to popular belief, the typical four-year...

Advanced Pressure: The Dangers Of Educationally Influenced Mental Illness

Advanced Pressure: The Dangers Of Educationally Influenced Mental Illness

By Lauren Gilman, Peninsula High School

May 23, 2018


Filed under Features

“AP classes cause me to have mental breakdowns frequently due to the pressure of passing AP exams to get college credits. And on top of that, my regular classes assign busy work, because they have no clue how to teach another human being an important topic,” Lydia Morse, a sophomore at Peninsula...

Senior Stephanie Ingberg attends Prom after E. coli battle

Senior Stephanie Ingberg attends Prom after E. coli battle

By Susie Seidel, Parkway West High School

May 22, 2018


Filed under Features

Senior Stephanie Ingberg has recently been named by doctors to have endured the United States’ worst case of E. coli but returned to high school for her senior Prom. Ingberg contracted the E. coli virus from a salad in March before departing to Punta Cana for spring break. After being infused with...

Pete Souza: From DHS to the White House

Pete Souza: From DHS to the White House

By Mary Bancroft, Dartmouth High School

May 16, 2018


Filed under Features

Pete Souza has two million photos of President Obama. He has been to all 50 states and 60-70 countries, including Afghanistan where he and a reporter rode over a 15,000 foot mountain pass on horseback, in the snow. Souza witnessed President Reagan toss paper airplanes over hotel balconies and exchange...

The Woman, The Myth, The Legend

The Woman, The Myth, The Legend

By Alexandra Slaid, St. Dominic High School

May 15, 2018


Filed under Features

Tucked into a tiny office in the main hallway of St. Dominic sits the infamous Mrs. Darla Strecker, the fairy godmother of all your college preparatory needs. Whether it’s writing a recommendation letter or printing your transcript for a scholarship, Mrs. Strecker will go above and beyond to help you...

Homelessness in Los Angeles: Community initiatives, programs work to aid homeless Angelenos

Homelessness in Los Angeles: Community initiatives, programs work to aid homeless Angelenos

By Allie Worchell, The Archer School for Girls

May 10, 2018


Filed under Features

It's 55 degrees, the sky is overcast and you are freezing. But there is nowhere to go because your home is on the streets of Los Angeles.  Suddenly, you feel drops of rain and look up and the dark grey sky.  You run to find shelter under a bus stop. You are cold, tired and soaking wet. What do you...