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Lancer community celebrates Class of 2020 with special farewell parade

Watching as seniors leave the parking lot, Assistant Principal Kirti Mehrotra gives air hugs at the farewell parade held for the Class of 2020 on May 21.

By Joey Weaver, Lafayette High School

June 3, 2020

Lafayette held a senior parade on May 21 to celebrate the Class of 2020 after 40 missed days of school and many missed events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This story was originally published on The Lancer Feed on May 29, 2020....

Reap What You Sew

Reap What You Sew

By Ava Richards, Bella Reeves, Ruya Yaman, and Mari Ramirez

May 29, 2020

“Reap What You Sew” tells the story of a 17-year-old girl named Auva Soheili with a drive to fix social injustice around the world… through clothing! In 2019, Auva started her own clothing line, called Bold Apparel, dedicated to providing the community with exclusive, hand-made products. One hundred...

Main Street Creamery opens second location in Wildwood

Main Street Creamery in Wildwood is open daily from Noon to 10 p.m., currently with limited seating to enforce social distancing.

By Jack Weaver, Lafayette High School

May 26, 2020

Nick Kiser started Main Street Creamery in Washington, Missouri in March of 2018 and has just opened his second location in Wildwood Town Center. They are open daily from Noon to 10 p.m., currently with limited seating to enforce social distancing. This story was originally published on The Lancer Feed on May 19,...

Shining through the night

By Annalise Smalley and Morgan Weir

May 7, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 19, 2020.

Seven Minute Civics: presidential power

President Trump on Dec. 20, 2018, signs the 2018 Farm Bill in Georgia while surrounded by national and state level officials.

By Carter Hanefeld, Fishers High School

May 7, 2020

How powerful is the president really? This story was originally published on N the Red on May 2, 2020....

Theatricult Episode 7: Passions to professions

Theatricult is a podcast devoted to the unseen magic of technical theater.

By Ruya Yaman and Ava Richards

May 1, 2020

With the end of the school year nearing, many students have began to think more intricately about what they might want to pursue, a majority of them being pressured to pick something practical. However, some fields of work allow people to embrace their passions as professions, and technical theater ...

SHS Common Threads

SHS student working at Common Threads

By Ivana Karataseva, Stroudsburg High School

April 28, 2020

Common Threads is one of the best things Stroudsburg has to offer its students and its community. Learn more about it in this video. This story was originally published on Mountaineer on January 31, 2020.

Key competes in power soccer league

Hall monitor Ryan Key plays power soccer for the St. Louis Arrows.

By Sophia Scheller, Lafayette High School

April 20, 2020

Hall monitor Ryan Key plays power soccer for the St. Louis Arrows. Key has cerebral palsy and is legally deaf, but his conditions don't stop him on the court. "Power soccer is really cool because it brings all athletes together from all over the United States. It's really been great because it helps...

Theatricult Episode 5: Relations and reliability

Theatricult is a podcast devoted to the unseen magic of technical theater.

By Ruya Yaman and Ava Richards

April 7, 2020

Despite the name, not everything about technical theater is quite so technical — one of the lesser known, yet equally essential, steps to a successful production is to create connections with the people you are working with. This episode is all about having healthy and reliable relationships ...

Listen in: Lancers gain insight from life as first generation Americans

Both freshman Yasmin Hassan and sophomore Pooja Reddy are first generation Americans, both of their parents came to the Unites States in hopes of pursuing a better life for their children.

By Juli Mejia and Chloe Baker

April 6, 2020

“There's this stereotypical thing where you don’t have a culture and you do have a culture. So there’s never really a right place to stand. I ‘d rather have my kids live how I live and see how I see because I think having two different cultures is the best way,” freshman Yasmin Hassan said. ...

Cranes carry hope

By Emma Baker, Millard West High School

April 2, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 28, 2020.

Travis Sweeney: Helping the community through cutting hair

Travis Sweeney: Helping the community through cutting hair

By Josh Barde, Carlmont High School

April 1, 2020

For 14 years, Travis Sweeney has been an entrepreneur creating a more personal barbershop experience and helping kids with special needs find their own unique style. Through battling obstacles, Sweeney has focused his efforts on using his own methods to make a happy and enjoyable barbershop. This st...

Smallcakes serving up treats for Chesterfield community

Smallcakes serving up treats for Chesterfield community

By Kevin Vera and Joey Weaver

March 30, 2020

Chris Hejna opened Smallcakes in Chesterfield in July of 2019 after getting tired of her day job. "I just wanted a different career. I was a property inspector for insurance companies working outside. After 25 years of doing that, I just wanted to do something different," Hejna said. As of March 25,...

The last #dayinthelifeatmac for a while

Susan Ashton and her son walk the hallway to her math classroom late this morning. Ashton brought her son with her in order help her bring home school supplies so she can work from home to conduct online classes. Ashton said she brought home an office chair, a printer and a document camera. While she was on campus, school officials received word of the city of Austin's stay at home order which prevent citizens from leaving their homes for non-essential activities beginning at midnight tonight. Prior to the order, teachers were able to come to campus today, five at a time if they had signed up for a 30-minute time slot the day before.

By Dave Winter, McCallum High School

March 27, 2020

Richard Salazar and Elise Baughman practice an appropriate more than six feet of social distancing as they await their appointment time of 11 a.m. to come into the campus today. Prior to the city's decision to issue a stay at home order for all citizens effective at midnight, teachers could gain acce...

Rise Against Hunger fulfills community craving for service

Rise Against Hunger fulfills community craving for service

By Andrew Ghazouli, Carlmont High School

March 26, 2020

In the midst of the 815 million people who struggle with hunger and malnutrition today, an organization called Rise Against Hunger has managed to pack and ship over 500 million meals to places like Vietnam, Cambodia, and the Philippines. For over 20 years, the organization has empowered communities acros...

Trotting past disabilities

By Bailey Christensen and Mackenzie Gonzales

March 25, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 5, 2020.

The Princess Project: A place where every girl can shine

By Kiana George, Carlmont High School

March 20, 2020

As prom nears, The Princess Project aims to support communities with limited access to prom season. This organization promotes growth in self-confidence and individual beauty by providing free prom dresses to high school students. This story was originally published on Scot Scoop News on March 19, 2020....

Don Bacon visits Young Republicans

By Logan Berggren and Miguel Paredes Reyes

March 19, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 12, 2020.

Thrifting in Omaha

By Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla and Olivia Oeth

March 19, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 5, 2020.

QuaranTEENed – This is Just the Beginning

Listen for an in-depth look at JDS' new distance learning initiative in the midst of the COVID-19 quarantine.

By Addie Bassin and Jonathan Morris

March 18, 2020

Right now, the world is in the midst of a pandemic. The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is quite literally taking the world by storm. States have been shutting schools down all across the United States, and on March 12, Governor Larry Hogan announced the same for Maryland public schools. That day, CE...

‘Speak Now’: Randall Graduates Share Their Stories About Falling Victim to Sex Abuse

By Derek Lyons, Miles Davis, and Tanner Bass

March 13, 2020

According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, one in 10 high school girls and one in 20 high school boys report they have been sexually assaulted. Three out of four of these sexual assaults go unreported for reasons such as fear, shame and self-blaming. "Speak Now" is a short, documentary film th...

The Effects of a House Fire

The Effects of a House Fire

By Reed Milliken, North Allegheny Senior High School

March 13, 2020

To view this video on your phone at school, turn off your NA wifi. This story was originally published on The Uproar on March 13, 2020.

In Memory of Mo Ep4: The police, again

In this episode we are investigating the police, again.

By Lara Craciun, Carlmont High School

March 13, 2020

In this episode we are going back to a path that seemed like a dead end. That's right, you guessed it: the police. This story was originally published on Scot Scoop News on March 12, 2020....

Teachers express why they love their job

Teachers express why they love their job

By Preston Kwok, Carlmont High School

March 13, 2020

On a daily basis, many students encounter teachers who greet them with a bright smile and teach their lesson with enthusiasm. However, the extent of love teachers have for their job is not commonly known. This story was originally published on Scot Scoop News on March 12, 2020....

Local stores run out of supplies due to COVID-19

Local stores run out of supplies due to COVID-19

By Phoebe Gulsen, Carlmont High School

March 13, 2020

In the past couple of weeks, the outbreak of COVID-19 has been causing many civilians to worry. This has lead to a shortage of sanitizing products in local stores and has been spreading panic among the public. This story was originally published on Scot Scoop News on March 12, 2020....

Speak to Silence: Junior Zoe Deyoung combats comparison

In a culture where only certain body types are accepted, many girls today feel inadequate and constantly compare themselves to others.

By Susie Seidel, Parkway West High School

March 13, 2020

https://soundcloud.com/pwestpub/speak-to-silence-junior-zoe-deyoung-combats-comparison With a soft smile and slight roll of the eyes, junior Zoe Deyoung recited the commonplace quote, “comparison is the thief of all joy.” As young people today, we hear it all of the time: be confident, don’t...

Painting projects

By Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla and Michelle Zhang

March 13, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 12, 2020.

FHN E – SPORTS Team Discusses Their Passion For Gaming

FHN E - SPORTS Team Discusses Their Passion For Gaming

By Gabriel Lobato, Michael Mellor, and Raymond Shea

March 13, 2020

This story was originally published on FHNtoday.com on February 24, 2020.

MHSNews | Teachers Try TikTok

MHSNews | Teachers Try TikTok

By Jackson Estwanick and Shon Sayfuddinov

March 13, 2020

Four MHS faculty members take on TikTok by reacting to content, trying filters and performing the viral "Renegade" challenge. This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on March 10, 2020.

It’s better than walking

Pilot John Blossom-Boyd fuels for the first half of his journey. Altogether, the fuel comes out to around 00, but Blossom-Boyd doesn’t mind. “Flying is important to me because it embodies freedom in its purest form,” he said. “Not even gravity can hold you.” Photo by Anna Nagle.

By Anna Nagle, McCallum High School

March 12, 2020

In this week's #TuesdayTop10, we take a virtual flight to Brenham's Southern Flying Diner with pilot John Blossom-Boyd on a quest to find the famous Hundred-Dollar Burger. Along the way, we'll learned how Blossom-Boyd discovered flying and why he's more comfortable in the air than anywhere on the earth....

Preparing for the future

By Edison Geiler and Jordan Bakar

March 12, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 19, 2020.

Theatricult Episode 4: The many faces of the mountain

Theatricult is a podcast devoted to the unseen magic of technical theater.

By Ruya Yaman and Ava Richards

March 12, 2020

"The many faces of the mountain" is a textbook term that describes how technical theater can take a simple performance and transform it into an elaborate, intriguing story that is sure to be memorable for both the audience and the participants. This episode is all about how tech adds that illus...

The Weekly Wave Season 2 Episode 9 with Alyson Sullivan

Massachusetts State Representative Alyson Sullivan during her Weekly Wave Interview with Matt Lyons and Aaron Johnson

By Matthew Lyons, Aaron Johnson, and Derek Tirrell

March 12, 2020

On Tuesday, Jan 28, Massachusetts State Representative Alyson Sullivan came to Abington High School and was interviewed by The Weekly Wave hosts Matthew Lyons and Aaron Johnson. Rep. Sullivan discussed the impact Abington has had on her and her political goals. Hosts: Matthew Lyons, Class of ...

From the classroom to the courtroom

De Smet Mock Trial student witnesses are being swore in during practice trial.

By Will Hanson, De Smet Jesuit High School

March 11, 2020

This story was originally published on The Mirror on March 9, 2020.

Zoey’s in the Driver’s Seat

Zoey Moore

By Brynna Kern, Atlantic High School

March 11, 2020

This story was originally published on AHSneedle on March 10, 2020.

MHSNews | Competitive Weight Lifter Prepares for American Open

MHSNews | Competitive Weight Lifter Prepares for American Open

By Lexie Diekroeger, Marquette High School

March 11, 2020

Sometimes failure in one area can lead to success in another. After getting cut from the soccer team, junior Adam Withinton found a love for competitive weightlifting. This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on March 6, 2020....

Coyo-Tea Episode 3

On this episode, Howl Staff discusses the recent Coronavirus outbreaks in the county.

By Sagun Shrestha, Clarksburg High School

March 10, 2020

Editor-In-Chief Sagun Shrestha has a talk with junior Asma Tariq about the most recent Coronavirus outbreaks in Montgomery County and the misconceptions behind the widespread panic. Transcript: Sagun: Hi, I’m Sagun Shrestha and this is the third episode of Coyo-tea. I’m joined by… ...

A Happy Ending to a Tragic Story

Ensemble member Marvel Moniaga makes the most of his moment in the spotlight at last weekend's spring musical,

By Meg Rees, North Allegheny Senior High School

March 10, 2020

The Titanic set sail on her maiden voyage 108 years ago. 1,517 passengers boarded the ship, not knowing their tragic fate. From March 4-8, the Titanic sunk in NASH's own auditorium, and 5,800 people were there to witness it. Around 170 students boarded the Titanic as cast members, pit orchestra, and stage crew...

Up and coming artists

Sophomore Karlee Tanaka practices her singing skills.

By Danika Kusumoto and Chelsee Sawai

March 10, 2020

Teenagers recently have been producing their own music and finding success, such as Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell at this year’s Grammy awards. Students at Mid-Pacific find inspiration in these self-made musicians, releasing their own music on mainstream music platforms. We interviewed...

Smith joins LHS for Black History Month presentation

Leading the presentation, senior Isaac Dixon asks Ozzie Smith questions during the Black History Month presentation in the Theatre on Feb. 21.

By Kevin Vera, Lafayette High School

March 10, 2020

Cardinals Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith spoke at Lafayette on Feb. 21 for a Black History Month presentation organized by his niece, freshman Claireece Cross. Before and after the presentation, Smith took photos with students and signed autographs. If you took a photo with Smith after the presentation,...

Processing Minority Episode 4: Discovering cultural identity through music

This week's episode focuses on finding cultural identity through music.

By Clarisse Bell, Carlmont High School

March 9, 2020

Music can help influence all different kinds of cultures. Being an American and living here can be a huge opportunity. However, being away from your country of origin can be difficult. To combat this, many immigrants and even first-generation Americans use music to bring them back. In today's episo...

Video: Talent To Spare

Video: Talent To Spare

By Chaney Kelly, Lee Kinnebrew, Jake Piccirillo, and Bradley Kofahl

March 9, 2020

Many of us got stuck on a childhood t-ball or soccer team, but this lovejoy student found something else right up his “alley.” LNN takes to the lanes. This story was originally published on The Red Ledger on February 25, 2020....

Theatricult Episode 3: Risks and Responsibilities

Theatricult is a podcast devoted to the unseen magic of technical theater.

By Ruya Yaman and Ava Richards

March 5, 2020

Technical theater is a very demanding job, as others’ lives often depend on it. This episode covers topics such as rigging, battens, and the orchestra pit, illustrating the many dangers that theaters may hold -- featuring stories from our listeners! Attributions: Audio clip from ABCNews ...

Students and Staff Shed Hair in Support of Those In Need

Outside the performing arts wing, Kelsey Buffington ‘22 gasps while she donates her hair for the Dare To Share Your Hair event  Feb. 27. Behind the barricades, Buffington’s friends watched on and shouted supportive compliments to her.

By Kira Zizzo and Emily Wilson

March 5, 2020

This story was originally published on The Rock Newspaper on February 27, 2020....

Video: The Sky’s the Limit

Video: The Sky's the Limit

By Nathan Fowler and Natalie McLaren

March 5, 2020

Flying model airplanes is a timeless childhood activity, but what happens when we grow up? LNN takes you above and beyond in this feature. This story was originally published on The Red Ledger on February 26, 2020....

Why do we still need Black History Month?

Why do we still need Black History Month?

By Ulaa Kuziez, Parkway West High School

March 3, 2020

Black History Month is celebrated every February as an homage to the contributions of African Americans who have shaped American history. This celebration was started in 1915 by historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans leaders not only to celebrate achievements of African Americans,...

MHSNews | Boys Varsity Basketball Earns “Josh Merz Night” Win

MHSNews | Boys Varsity Basketball Earns

By Jackson Estwanick and Shyam Punnachalil

March 3, 2020

A "Senior Night" is an annual tradition that many MHS athletics and activities hold to honor their senior members. However, this year's boys varsity basketball team celebrated differently as they only had one senior on the roster, Josh Merz. This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on February 28, 2020....

TidePod Season 2, Episode 8: Black History Month Discussion with BSU

The TidePod, which was started in early 2019, is currently in its second season. Graphic designed by Valerie Wang.

By TidePod Crew, Richard Montgomery High School - MD

March 3, 2020

In the eighth episode of the second season of the TidePod, we interviewed leadership members of RM's Black Student Union, or BSU, about Black History Month, which takes place during February. At RM, the BSU is one of the school’s most active and popular clubs. From Feb. 10-14, the club planned a spirit...

Students become the choreographer in YDC

YDC members dancing to the piece

By Erin Quaid, York Community High School

March 3, 2020

Friday mornings, while most students are still at home getting ready for school or still asleep, York Dance Company members are in the black box studio by 6:45 a.m. getting ready to show off their best dance moves. York Dance Company (YDC) is a non-competitive dance group where students put in countless...

In Memory of Mo Ep3: School Staff

This is a podcast dedicated to remembering Mohammed Othman. We investigate and look into his murder, while remembering his legacy.

By Lara Craciun, Carlmont High School

March 3, 2020

 In this episode, we turn to Mo's trusted adults at Carlmont High School, which he attended. I interview Jake Messina, Mo's football coach. This story was originally published on Scot Scoop News on February 27, 2020....

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