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So Close and Yet So Far: A Trip to Cuba

So Close and Yet So Far: A Trip to Cuba

By Sophia Caruso, North Allegheny Senior High School

January 17, 2020

Over winter break, my family and I took a week-long trip to a destination few other Americans have visited: Cuba. We left early on December 29th and began our day-long journey to the country's capital, Havana. The flight from Florida to Cuba takes a little over an hour, but while it may seem a s...

No Labels Attached: LatinX Immigrants- “We Came Here for a Better Life”

No Labels Attached: LatinX Immigrants- “We Came Here for a Better Life”

By Nicole Calderon, Yeishaliz Cancel Ortiz, Allison Ferguson, and Kelsey Golden

January 17, 2020

This story was originally published on DHS Press on January 17, 2020.

MHSNews | Meet Mel

MHSNews | Meet Mel

By Shon Sayfuddinov, Marquette High School

January 17, 2020

From the classroom to the parking lot, former teacher Mel Carusso made a career change that brought her to Marquette. After leaving a job that she loved, Mel was unsure of where her new position behind the wheel would take her. This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on January 13, 2020....

Voices of the Valley, Episode #12: “Tuning In” to the Positive Effects of Music

Voices of the Valley, Episode #12: “Tuning In” to the Positive Effects of Music

By Kate Stewart and Cienna Pangan

January 15, 2020

In this podcast, seniors Kate Stewart and Cienna Pangan discuss the positive impact music can have on a student’s life. The idea of music providing a unique therapy for students is becoming increasingly popular. The Spartan Shield's Lilly Parker reported on music's many positive effects in the article below. Whis...

Hardworking and caring: SRO Deputy Fah strives for more than safety

Hardworking and caring: SRO Deputy Fah strives for more than safety

By Nate Martell and Jackson Schou

January 14, 2020

This story was originally published on Spartan Shield on January 12, 2020.

Students unwind and relax through Toquet Hall’s “Happy Painting” program

Students unwind and relax through Toquet Hall’s “Happy Painting” program

By Serena Ye, Staples High School

January 13, 2020

This story was originally published on Inklings on January 7, 2020.

MHSNews | Freshman Wrestling Competes in Rockwood Quad Invitational

MHSNews | Freshman Wrestling Competes in Rockwood Quad Invitational

By Jackson Estwanick, Marquette High School

January 10, 2020

Last night, freshman wrestling took on the Rockwood Quad Invitational to face host Lafayette, along with Eureka and Rockwood Summit. Just past the midseason mark, the Mustangs team of wrestlers are mostly new to the sport, and have been working to improve their standings. This story was originally pu...

Video: Kosher Conundrum: Off-Campus Eating

Video: Kosher Conundrum: Off-Campus Eating

By Addie Bassin, CHARLES E SMITH JEWISH DAY SCHOOL

January 10, 2020

This story was originally published on The Lion's Tale on January 9, 2020.

Video: When Life Gives You Limits

Video: When Life Gives You Limits

By Chaney Kelly and Jackie Carroll

January 10, 2020

At some point in time, we all go through something that questions our ability to overcome. One of our teachers here at LHS finds himself facing another trial in everyday life, but how he carries on is astounding. LNN's Chaney Kelly and Jackie Carroll let us in. This story was originally published on...

Back to Bassics

By Edison Geiler and Connor Robb

January 9, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on December 18, 2019.

Drawing portraits

By Logan Berggren and Bailey Christensen

January 9, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on December 19, 2019.

Quad City organization shines light on making new traditions

Quad City organization shines light on making new traditions

By Sakshi Lawande and Eesha Lawande

January 9, 2020

This story was originally published on Spartan Shield on January 6, 2020.

Video: Bean & Berry Documentary

Video: Bean & Berry Documentary

By Jacob Toth, Bethel Park High School

January 7, 2020

Students love visiting The Bean & Berry to recharge during the early part of the school day. The Bean, which is in its fourth full year, is run and managed by students in marketing and DECA. This short documentary highlights the many features of the much-loved coffee shop. This story was originally pu...

Video story: Coach Wright’s 10-year running streak comes to an end

Video story: Coach Wright’s 10-year running streak comes to an end

By Grace Hampton, Baldwin High School - PA

January 6, 2020

This story was originally published on Purbalite on January 3, 2020.

Eight – Our First Journey to the Moon

Eight – Our First Journey to the Moon

By Henry Larson, Fairview High School - CO

December 30, 2019

On the morning of December 21st, 1968, three astronauts launched from Cape Kennedy, Florida. The tremendous power of their Saturn V rocket pushed them out of Earth’s atmosphere and into the black of space. If this mission succeeded, they would be the first humans to ever orbit the moon. But the...

Lights, music, Christmas

Lights, music, Christmas

By Advik Dixit, Liberty High School - TX

December 26, 2019

Planning on majoring in lighting design and production, senior Kyle Strickland usually puts his talents on display in various theatre productions in the area. However, every December for the last 6 years, he brings a little extra holiday spirit to his house.  ”I’ve always grown up with chr...

Manual RedEye: A year in photos

Manual RedEye: A year in photos

By Cesca Campisano and Kate Benton

December 20, 2019

As we celebrate the end of the year, Manual RedEye is taking a trip down memory lane with some of our favorite photos from 2019. Mandala Gupta VerWiebe (11, J+C) holds out a cupcake during a photoshoot for Manual Y-Club. The cupcake and others were sold at Y-Club’s Cupcake Wars, a fundraising event for the Y. This was the sixth annual Cupcak...

Visualizing Vietnam

By Mackenzie Gonzales and Chloe Parker

December 20, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on December 19, 2019.

Just Give Me Ten Minutes: The Pledge of Allegiance

Just Give Me Ten Minutes: The Pledge of Allegiance

By Cole Pressler, Lincoln High School - OR

December 20, 2019

This is the first episode of Just Give Me Ten Minutes, a ten-minute or less podcast about laws affecting students, created and written by Cole Pressler. Below the podcast is the transcript of the conversation with Congressman Esquivel, in case the audio is hard to hear. Cole Pressler: Thank you so much, Congressman Esquivel. On the Pledge of Allegi...

On the Mend?

On the Mend?

By Olivia Delancy, Miami Country Day School

December 20, 2019

On September 19th in the Garner Center Cafeteria a commotion broke out amongst students, prompting our Upper School director to make a negative comment regarding a predominantly black community. What followed was a primetime report by Channel 7, an article in the Miami Herald, the eventual resignation...

A whole lot of holiday music

A whole lot of holiday music

By Scarlet Frese, Evelyn Griffin, Samantha Powers, Lydia Reedy, Elisha Scott, Regan Sims, Bela Tapperson, Kristen Tibbetts, and Grace Van Gorder

December 20, 2019

JINGLE BELL JAZZ: As finals and winter break rapidly approach, band celebrated the festive season with its annual holiday concert on the of Monday Dec. 9. Many band members even dressed up in red and green to add to the holiday spirit. The evening started off with a selection of songs from jazz ...

The same, but different: Birthday twins

The same, but different: Birthday twins

By Lauren Wilmore and Isabella Johnsen

December 19, 2019

              This story was originally published on Blueprint on December 18, 2019....

MHSNews | Hooping Shows Heart

MHSNews | Hooping Shows Heart

By Jackson Estwanick, Marquette High School

December 19, 2019

Yesterday, a student versus staff basketball fundraiser was held in the large gym during flex time, hosted by Future Business Leaders of America, also known as FBLA. Proceeds from the event would be split. While FBLA would keep half of the money for their upcoming district and state competitions,...

Lincoln on strike

By Logan Berggren and Olivia Oeth

December 18, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on December 12, 2019.

New to the Stage

New to the Stage

By Meg Rees, North Allegheny Senior High School

December 18, 2019

On December 13, 14, and 15, 7th and 8th graders from all three middle schools came together to put on Elf the Musical Jr. NASH tech students and teachers helped to make this performance great. Two years ago, Mr. Tozier, the Chair of the Music Department, decided to give middle schoolers the chance t...

Get your motors running

By Jenna Reynolds and Michelle Miller

December 16, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on December 13, 2019.

The Weekly Wave Season 2 Episode 4: Murder at First Pitch

The Weekly Wave Season 2 Episode 4: Murder at First Pitch

December 16, 2019

On Tuesday, Dec. 12, local author Nicole Asselin was interviewed about her book Murder at First Pitch: her inspirations and why she chose to set her mystery in the community of Abington. Hosts: Matthew Lyons, Class of 2021 Aaron Johnson, Class of 2021 Engineers: Derek Tirrell, Class of 2021 S...

Musical talent expressed at annual Coffee House

Musical talent expressed at annual Coffee House

By Chloe Baker, Lafayette High School

December 16, 2019

On Nov. 6, a variety of students performed at the annual Coffee House. Guitar teacher Traci Bolton put on the event. "You always need an outlet to express yourself," Bolton said. "Whether that be music, art, writing, there are plenty of avenues for that. Coffee House, with this nice sort of casual...

Scots Talk Episode 7: The fight against leukemia

Scots Talk Episode 7: The fight against leukemia

By Nihal Karim, Carlmont High School

December 11, 2019

In this episode, Nihal Karim sits down with Emily Kim, a junior, to talk about her role in a campaign with other high school students to raise funds towards curing leukemia lymphoma. This story was originally published on Scot Scoop News on December 10, 2019....

MHSNews | American Cricket Academy Club Visits PE Classes

MHSNews | American Cricket Academy Club Visits PE Classes

By Shon Sayfuddinov, Marquette High School

December 11, 2019

A new sport has been introduced to students in Personal Fitness and Wellness classes: Cricket. Throughout the semester, members of the American Cricket Academy Club (ACAC) visited MHS to familiarize students with the sport. This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on December 2, 2019....

MHSNews | First Amendment Heroes

MHSNews | First Amendment Heroes

By Katie Schowe, Marquette High School

December 10, 2019

Students from across the St. Louis area were invited to the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse to interact with key figures involved in landmark 1st amendment court cases on November 7. Speakers included Lynne Jackson, as well as Cathy Frey and Mary Beth Tinker. This story was originally published on...

No Labels Attached: Breaking Gender Stereotypes in Sports

No Labels Attached: Breaking Gender Stereotypes in Sports

By Morgan Fischer, Alison Pataky, and Karen Ramos

December 10, 2019

This story was originally published on DHS Press on December 10, 2019.

A Climate Change of Mind

A Climate Change of Mind

By Andrew Weaver, Miami Country Day School

December 10, 2019

Miami is ground zero for climate change activism. But what do activists really want? Every Friday in Miami Beach, hundreds of protestors take to the streets encouraging politicians to legislate, voters to think and all citizens to up their game at protecting the planet. As one protest sign aptly said...

Ortiz plays in Oracle ITA Fall Championships

Ortiz plays in Oracle ITA Fall Championships

By Kris Liggett, Monica Gonzalez, and Calen Moore

December 9, 2019

Saints tennis player Gabe Ortiz represents Seward County Community College at a unique tournament this week. The freshman from Argentina won the national NJCAA singles title last month and was invited to play in the Oracle ITA Fall championships in Newport Beach, California.  Ortiz plays his first...

MHSNews | Wanderbus Brings German Culture to Marquette

MHSNews | Wanderbus Brings German Culture to Marquette

By R.C. Gioia, Marquette High School

December 9, 2019

German students took their learning of the language outside the classroom November 13, as they boarded the Wanderbus. The Wanderbus is a travelling program that teaches students German language and culture on the go, and Marquette was its only stop in Missouri. This story was originally published on...

AFJROTC students establish discipline through Drill Team

AFJROTC students establish discipline through Drill Team

By Chloe Baker, Lafayette High School

December 6, 2019

"Drill Team is just like any other sports team. We compete and we take movements like left faces, right faces and about-faces and we create a sequence. This sequence, along with discipline, is performed in front of a judge," Cadet Colonel Vrisha Jagdish said. This story was originally published on Th...

Special Abilities Awareness Week: A Look Inside the Work Experience Program

Special Abilities Awareness Week: A Look Inside the Work Experience Program

By Morgan Fischer, Alison Pataky, and Karen Ramos

December 6, 2019

This story was originally published on DHS Press on December 6, 2019.

FHNAllDay: Guest Amy Stoker Discusses Changes in the AP English Grading Scale and Curriculum [Podcast]

FHNAllDay: Guest Amy Stoker Discusses Changes in the AP English Grading Scale and Curriculum [Podcast]

By Thomas Jamison, Francis Howell North High School

December 6, 2019

This story was originally published on FHNtoday.com on November 20, 2019.

Ripe for Learning

Ripe for Learning

By Erica Negrini, Abby Kachur, and Audra Sapp

December 6, 2019

This story was originally published on The Uproar on December 5, 2019.

Queer Time S2E5: Intracommunity Issues

Queer Time S2E5: Intracommunity Issues

By Maddy Ting, Zachary Khouri, and Miki Nguyen

December 6, 2019

No community is perfect, and the LGBTQ community is no exception. On today's episode of Queer Time Podcast, Maddy, Zach, and Miki sit down to discuss their opinions on issues within the LGBTQ community. They cover misogyny, racism, fetishization, hypersexuality, being LGBTQ “for attention," an...

Jani Wilkens Behind the Desk

Jani Wilkens Behind the Desk

By Coong Tran and Joshua Wright

December 3, 2019

This story was originally published on FHNtoday.com on November 26, 2019.

Conservation and Conversations: The Smithsonian’s National Zoo

Conservation and Conversations: The Smithsonian’s National Zoo

By Sam Brook, Chloe Postlewaite, and Taila Lee

November 26, 2019

Even on rainy days, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute in Washington D.C. provides educational insight for everyone from youth to adults. Founded in 1889 and offering free admission, the zoo features over 2,700 animals and more than 390 species from Asia, Africa,...

Cafeteria Workers: The Lifeblood of NASH

Cafeteria Workers: The Lifeblood of NASH

By Emilie Whitewolf, Faith Nguyen, and Vanessa Lacruz

November 25, 2019

This story was originally published on The Uproar on November 25, 2019.

A sweet passion

By Jenna Reynolds and Dana Summers

November 25, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 14, 2019.

Rob Lyrical discusses music, influences

Rob Lyrical discusses music, influences

November 22, 2019

This story was originally published on Blueprint on November 22, 2019.

They can be heroes … or villains

They can be heroes … or villains

By Anna Bausman, Alysa Bijl-Spiro, Madelynn Niles, and Kennedy Weatherby

November 20, 2019

The McCallum choir performed its most widely anticipated concert of the year: Cabaret, in the MAC, Thursday through Sunday. This year’s theme was “Heroes and Villains of Broadway.” The choir performed songs from a variety of Broadway musicals featuring battles between good and evil. There were...

Preschool in High School

Preschool in High School

By Magdalena Laughrey, Olivia Schenk, and Jahnavi Srinivas

November 20, 2019

This story was originally published on The Uproar on November 20, 2019.

New music podcast gets right to The Point

New music podcast gets right to The Point

By Tomas Marrero and Stella Shenkman

November 20, 2019

In inaugural episode of Feedback Loop, The Shield's new music podcast series, host Tomas Marrero and producer Stella Shenkman speak with the The Point, a musical duo consisting of senior Jack Montesinos and senior Joe Roddy. Episode 1 features the Point's live performance of “You’re Just A Dr...

A Special Interview with PSU Commit Jimmy Christ

A Special Interview with PSU Commit Jimmy Christ

By Varun Shankar, Dominion High School

November 19, 2019

This story was originally published on DHS Press on November 19, 2019.

The Dispatch Podcast: VSCO girls and TikTok teens [S2E4]

By Austin Civatte, James Bowie High School

November 18, 2019

In episode 16 of The Dispatch Podcast, host junior Austin Civatte sits down with two students profound in TikTok and VSCO, two new social media trends and stereotypes that have taken the Bowie campus by storm. Sophomore and self proclaimed VSCO girl Camilla Cooper, and frequent TikTok user Kaia Pierce...

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