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Arospace Ep. 4: Arriving at the representation station

Arospace Ep. 4: Arriving at the representation station

By Maddy Ting and Elise Hsu April 20, 2021

In the fourth episode of Arospace, hosts Maddy Ting and Elise Hsu go over historic and modern-day asexual and aromantic representation, particularly the media's noticeable lack of support in the past....

History’s Forgotten: Episode 8 – Charles Coward

By Caroline Wilburn, Christi Norris, and Maddie Moats April 19, 2021

In this episode, seniors Maddie Moats, Caroline Wilburn and junior Christi Norris discuss World War II hero Charles Coward, nicknamed the “Count of Auschwitz.” A British soldier, Coward was taken...

The Weekly Wave Season 3 Episode 10: A Conversation with Rick Collins

By Matthew Lyons, Aaron Johnson, and Derek Tirrell April 19, 2021

On Tuesday, Mar. 2, Co-founder of Abington News, Rick Collins, sat down with "The Weekly Wave" hosts Matt Lyons '21 and Aaron Johnson '21 to talk about being a journalist and citizens' civic duties. Hosts: ...

VIDEO: Leopard Pause: Flying Freshman

By Aiden Beaumariage, Nolan Novotny, and Connor Dunn April 15, 2021

In this week's edition, a freshman takes off into the clouds. This story was originally published on The Red Ledger on April 14, 2021.

“The Stream” helps advance senior’s filmmaking aspirations

By Aditi Darodkar, Liberty High School - TX April 15, 2021

Director, writer, producer, editor and filmmaker, a senior on campus is all that. And now, he’s getting ready for the next stage in his career. According to HollywoodReporter, University of Southern...

Big Ideas, Small Businesses Ep. 2: Damsels in Distress

By Chelsea Plunkett, Carlmont High School April 15, 2021

Welcome to episode two of Big Ideas, Small Businesses, the show that highlights teens and young adults navigating the world of small businesses. In this episode, Talia McWilliams and Elizabeth Higgins...

Carlmont students speak out about Asian hate

By Phoebe Gulsen, Carlmont High School April 14, 2021

This story was originally published on Scot Scoop News on April 13, 2021.

Senior Tawny Quach is interviewed on the topic of cancel culture and whether it should be canceled. Photo by: Iliana Dowdell

Is it Time to Cancel “Cancel Culture”?

By Iliana Dowdell, Klein Cain High School April 14, 2021

https://youtu.be/sZ2cMO2buHs In a world where everyone is constantly being "canceled" over Twitter, has this form of reform done more harm than good? This story was originally published on Cain Live...

The Impacts of COVID-19 On Teenagers

By Caroline Blanke, Madelyn Clark, and Rhea Patel April 13, 2021

This story was originally published on FHNtoday.com on April 13, 2021.

Video story: Vigil recognized victims of violence

By Brooke Scanlon, Ethan Franco, and Izzy Swanson April 13, 2021

This story was originally published on Purbalite on April 9, 2021.

HOSA gets a visit from the US Army

By Madelyn Christiansen and Tenley Wright April 13, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 31, 2021.

Video story: Handprint day hits home for seniors

By Lindsay Bonetti and Grace Hampton April 13, 2021

This story was originally published on Purbalite on April 9, 2021.

A small, life-size figure of Roberto Clemente outside of the Clemente Museum

A Pittsburgh Wall Crawl

By Jess Daninhirsch, North Allegheny Senior High School April 13, 2021

Whenever I travel, I love to scope out some of the best murals and pieces of public art wherever I go and find them on a wall crawl. However, despite living here my entire life, I have never done a wall...

Student soars to new heights amidst pandemic

By Preston Kwok, Carlmont High School April 12, 2021

Thaddeus Duffy is currently a senior and has spent the past summer training to get his private pilot license with the Upwind Scholarship program. This story was originally published on Scot Scoop News...

Twin Dragon helps students kick their way to self-confidence

By Sabrina Lo, Carlmont High School April 12, 2021

Twin Dragon Kung Fu Academy is a studio in San Carlos that teaches the art of self-defense. Not only do their tight community and teaching style prepare their students for possible danger in real life,...

Small Businesses Make a Big Difference

By Sean Nguyen, Elaine Li, Armina Rahman, Abhi Peri, and Aneri Shah April 12, 2021

With COVID-19 cracking down on businesses this past year, business owners like Afroza Khan and Vibha Jasani have had to adapt to the changes brought on by this pandemic. Even while following social distancing...

Springs sports make a comeback

By Miguel Paredes Reyes and Logan Moseley April 12, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 31, 2021.

Londonderry School District teachers, staff get vaccinated

By Laura Haas and Courtney Clark April 8, 2021

Teachers and staff of the Londonderry School District got their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday, March 20. Staff scheduled appointments prior to the vaccine day to limit the amount of people...

VIDEO: Reaching Orbit

By George Burrus, Matthew Urquhart, and Lee Kinnebrew April 7, 2021

In this week's edition, a teacher takes an unexpected turn to help students. This story was originally published on The Red Ledger on April 7, 2021.

Spaced Scrimmages and Sanitized Sticks

By Sean Nguyen, Robert Stotz, Carl Chen, Alexander O'Quinn, and Santiago Criado April 7, 2021

With the Jefferson Field Hockey season coming to a close, the team celebrates a successful season during this COVID era. After two months of socially distant practices, scrimmages, and games, the team...

‘Super Super Straight’ trend provokes ire, discussions about transphobia 

By Madeleine Casey and Prasaus Yeager April 6, 2021

'Super Straight' trend provokes ire, discussions about transphobia This story was originally published on Inklings on April 5, 2021.

Local police officers discuss national police issues

By Preston Kwok, Carlmont High School April 6, 2021

Over the past year, several controversial incidents occurred involving police officers which received national attention. Officer Ed Barry with the Belmont Police Department and Mountain View Chief of...

It’s been a year now?

By Kripa Mayureshwar and Lance Tong April 6, 2021

After hitting the one year mark of school closure, four students reflect on COVID-19, their experiences with it and their predictions for the future. This story was originally published on El Estoque...

Independent art study

By Anna Blumenthal and Dana Summers April 6, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on April 1, 2021.

FHN Students and Staff Receive the COVID Vaccine

By Emily Zhang, Francis Howell North High School April 5, 2021

An increasing amount of people in the community are starting to receive the vaccine for COVID-19. Math Teacher Hannah Snyder and Senior Sam Watkins describe their experiences obtaining and receiving the...

MVHS Influencers Audio Story Photo Cover. Graphic by Gavin Hung

MVHS Influencers

By Gavin Hung, Monta Vista High School April 5, 2021

Gavin Hung · MVHS Influencers Social media is a way to express yourself and put yourself out there to the internet. Alumni Brett Park, ’20, started his art Instagram account, @thumbpaint, in his...

Mammal Madness

By Evan Vaslow and Tenley Wright April 2, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on April 2, 2021.

Somewhere on a Rainbow | Kat Cote

By Thomas Wolthers, Londonderry High School April 1, 2021

In this episode of Somewhere on a Rainbow, Kat Cote is interviewed about being non-binary and gender assumption. This story was originally published on The Lancer Spirit on March 31, 2021.

Somewhere on a Rainbow | Dusty

By Thomas Wolthers, Londonderry High School April 1, 2021

In the pilot episode of Somewhere on the Rainbow, Dusty and Thomas discuss the genderqueer spectrum, sexuality, pronouns and Dusty's own experiences with these subjects. This story was originally published...

Podcast History’s Forgotten: Episode 7 — Ida Tarbell, Women's History Month

Podcast History’s Forgotten: Episode 7 — Ida Tarbell, Women’s History Month

By Caroline Wilburn, Christi Norris, and Maddie Moats March 31, 2021

 In this episode of History's Forgotten, seniors Maddie Moats, Caroline Wilburn and junior Christi Norris discuss the important contributions of female journalists Ida Tarbell and Nellie Bly....

WEE THE PEOPLE: Junior Amethyst Mellberg-Smith holds up a sign during a Urinetown scene involving a protest for the right to “pee for free.” Mellberg-Smith thinks that the show is a commentary on the current political climate. “It’s totally political satire,” Mellberg-Smith said. “It’s making fun of serious situations that are somewhat similar to things happening now, but in such a comedic and absurd way it really shows how messy politics and fighting for what’s right can be.” Mellberg-Smith said that while being on stage for the first time in a year was a rewarding experience, her favorite part of the production was spending time with her friends. “Finally seeing people every day made all of the hard work feel effortless,” Mellberg-Smith said, “and I can’t wait to do it again!” Reporting by Samantha Powers.

One last visit to ‘Urinetown’

By Marley Angle, Ellen Fox, Sophie Leung-Lieu, Lucy Marco, Madelynn Niles, Samantha Powers, Lucy Marco, Lydia Reedy, Bella Russo, Lanie Sepehri, Alice Scott, Alysa Spiro, and Tallulah Wilson March 31, 2021

Performers graced the newly-built outdoor stage for the first time with the McCallum musical Urinetown, rehearsed and performed entirely during the pandemic. The show ran from March 4 to March 7 and...

Diverse Creativity Ep. 2: Innovation and entrepreneurship

By Josh Barde, Carlmont High School March 31, 2021

In this week's episode of Diverse Creativity, Barry Selick and Steve Del Cardayre dive into what innovation means and how creativity is the basis of their everyday job. With the perspective of the shark...

MHSNews | Local Alternative Band Gains Social Media Following

By Ben Hughes, Marquette High School March 31, 2021

This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on March 30, 2021.

Beyond the Ponytail: Episode 4

By Emily Spillar, Colonia High School March 30, 2021

"Women in the Military" - Women’s History Month, Women in the Military, Interview with Lindsey Melki. This story was originally published on The Declaration on March 29, 2021.

Christian Hall March Video

By Emma Flanagan, Stroudsburg High School March 30, 2021

This story was originally published on Mountaineer on March 23, 2021.

The mystery of vaccine hesitancy

By Logan Schiciano and Hanna Schiciano March 30, 2021

Recent polls reveal that hesitancy to get the COVID-19 vaccine is particularly high amongst Republicans – 41% don't plan to get the shot, including 49% of Republican men, according to PBS. Tower Broadcast...

Promoting discussion and change

By Jenna Reynolds and Dana Summers March 29, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 25, 2021.

TJ’s Queen and her Gambit

By Sean Nguyen, Sahishnu Hanumansetty, Johanna Lohmus, Ananya Chilakamarri, and Dhruv Kalsi March 26, 2021

With a United States Chess Federation (USCF) ranking of 1782, sophomore Mantra Iyer is one of the top chess players at Thomas Jefferson. She began her chess career at the age of nine and has risen to heights...

Drama gears up for spring musical

By Edison Geiler and Madelyn Christiansen March 26, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 25, 2021.

Arospace Ep. 3: All aboard the relationship

Arospace Ep. 3: All aboard the relationship

By Chelsea Chang, Kasey Liu, and Jack Hansen March 25, 2021

In the third episode of Arospace, hosts Chelsea Chang, Kasey Liu, and Jack Hansen discuss validation and relationships in the aromantic and asexual communities. Later in the episode, guest Anique Vachon...

Ella Finger (9), Anna Phillips (9), Imran Kareem (10) and others walk toward the main entrance along with other in-person students. Masks are mandatory to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Students and staff can temporarily put their mask off in an open area where they are alone to drink, switch masks or take a breather.

Photojournalism: Within these walls

By Aliyah Pratomo, East Lansing High School March 25, 2021

After almost a year of online learning, East Lansing High School finally opened its doors for face-to-face learning for those who chose to do so. With the school shifting to hybrid learning, students and...

Inside the mind of a Youth Climate Ambassador

By Hayes Gaboury, Carlmont High School March 22, 2021

Carl Bussiek is a member of YCA, or Youth Climate Ambassadors, an organization committed to helping spread awareness and actively combat climate change. Carl has been involved in multiple projects surrounding...

West celebrates Women’s History Month

By Kaden Roth and Annabelle Harshbarger March 19, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 18, 2021.

Inclusion Matters: A Feature On John Hammond

By Maddie Sayer and Neta Schwarz March 19, 2021

This story was originally published on LAHS - New Media Lit on March 3, 2021.

MHSNews | Trivia Thursday Tradition Continues

By Katie Schowe, Marquette High School March 19, 2021

Sophomore Principal, Dr. Rick Regina, continues the tradition of Trivia Thursday despite this year's unusual circumstances. This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on March 18, 2021.

In this podcast, junior Hamsa Madhira talks about various socio-political issues, ideas and experiences that are personal to her identity as a South Asian and immigrant.

Unfiltered: not all men

By Hamsa Madhira, Liberty High School - TX March 19, 2021

Hosted by junior Hamsa Madhira, this podcast talks about various socio-political issues, ideas, and experiences that are personal to her identity as a South Asian and Immigrant. This week, she will discuss...

Leaving campus for cookies, former Redhawk opens sweet franchise

By Madigan Gunia, Liberty High School - TX March 19, 2021

After working on campus for 13 years in the technology department, Merry Moch replaced computers with cookies. It all started when her daughter Sydney went to college at Colorado State University and...

International Women’s Day: Standing Up for Gender Equality

By Sean Nguyen, Emily Chen, Cat Tran, Grace Liu, and Marina Wang March 18, 2021

Monday, March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day meant to celebrate the women’s rights movement and the growing progress women from all over the world have made to close the gender gap. The TJ...

Commute by train provides benefits, requires prep

By Logan Schiciano and Andrew Mitchell March 18, 2021

This story was originally published on Tower on March 18, 2021.

Pandemicast: One Year Later

Pandemicast: One Year Later

By Will Eikenbary, Omaha Westside High School March 18, 2021

Ft. Miranda Makari and Adam Kamaleddine Intro Music: Stealth Groover by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License Additional sound effects from...

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