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ELS Basketball Game Brings School Together

ELS Basketball Game Brings School Together

By Peter Elliott, Lake Forest High School

February 26, 2020

Lake Forest hosted New Trier for the 24th annual ELS basketball game last Thursday, a game that once again proved to be one of the best all-school events of the year. Watch how it unfolded in this game recap produced by junior editor Peter Elliott. This story was originally published on The Forest ...

In Memory of Mo Ep2: The police

In Memory of Mo Ep2: The police

By Lara Craciun, Carlmont High School

February 25, 2020

 This is episode two on our mission to remember Mo. In this episode, I reach out to the Belmont Police Department to see what information we can get regarding this case. This story was originally published on Scot Scoop News on February 20, 2020....

Flying up in the music

By Annalise Smalley and Morgan Weir

February 24, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on January 30, 2020.

Theatricult Episode 2: The parts of production

Theatricult Episode 2: The parts of production

By Ruya Yaman, Carlmont High School

February 24, 2020

The production of any large show is a time of responsibility and pressure for anyone on the cast, orchestra, or crew. This episode elaborates on the various aspects of technical theater and how each of them is extremely essential to have a memorable show, featuring guest speakers from Carlmont H...

For the love of the game

For the love of the game

By Will Hanson, De Smet Jesuit High School

February 24, 2020

This story was originally published on The Mirror on February 21, 2020.

Chinatown cookie company delivers good fortune for 58 years and counting

Chinatown cookie company delivers good fortune for 58 years and counting

By Kiana George, Carlmont High School

February 21, 2020

As time progresses, more and more factories are becoming machine operated, but in San Francisco, one factory, known as the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company, is the last standing homemade fortune cookie factory in the country. Although it can’t compete with the speed or volume of other cookie factories,...

MHSNews | Badminton Club Sees Growth in Members

MHSNews | Badminton Club Sees Growth in Members

By Zara Tola and Shon Sayfuddinov

February 21, 2020

Out of all of the sports activities offered at MHS, senior Claire Zhang said there is one sport she truly can enjoy like no other: badminton. “I’m not a really athletic person or someone who is really good at sports,” Zhang said. “I remember in middle school, one of the P.E. activities that...

Autobiographies

Autobiographies

By Magdalena Laughrey, North Allegheny Senior High School

February 21, 2020

This story was originally published on The Uproar on February 21, 2020.

Taking the plunge

By Jordan Bakar and Connor Robb

February 21, 2020

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

MHSNews | NHS Hosts Annual Blood Drive

MHSNews | NHS Hosts Annual Blood Drive

By Katie Schowe and R.C. Gioia

February 21, 2020

National Honors Society hosted the annual blood drive in the small gym on February 3, giving students and teachers the opportunity to save lives. This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on February 12, 2020....

Beyond the Books

Beyond the Books

By Marilyn Buente and Noah Keckler

February 19, 2020

This story was originally published on On the Record on December 4, 2019.

Engineering department brings education to the real world

Engineering department brings education to the real world

By Flint Frohman and Mark Platt

February 19, 2020

Many here at BSM probably know someone in the engineering department, but many outside the class may not know what happens in the hands-on program. The BSM engineering class is a unique program, with a high level of autonomy over what projects and activities one does in the class. “I would say it’s...

Tyrone Junior Half of Local Rock Duo ‘Acid Rain’

Tyrone Junior Half of Local Rock Duo ‘Acid Rain’

By Caleb Orr, Tyrone Area High School

February 18, 2020

Music has always been a cherished part of Tyrone High School's culture. Tyrone students have excelled in many successful musical endeavors like marching band, concert band, jazz band, chorus, and POPS. But not every talented musician at TAHS performs with the school band or chorus. Junior Dylon W...

Black History Month at McCallum

Black History Month at McCallum

By Josie Bradsby, Sydney Denmon, Alex Gold, Daniela Morrow, Lydia Reedy, Bella Russo, Regan Sims, and Sarah Slaten

February 18, 2020

UT professor Leonard Moore speaks on history of race in United States For the sixth straight year, Dr. Leonard Moore, a U.S. history professor at the University of Texas, spoke at the Black History Month presentation to teach students about the history of race in America. Dr. Moore was invited by assistant...

Seven Minute Civics: Impeachment

Seven Minute Civics: Impeachment

By Carter Hanefeld and Ben McHenry

February 18, 2020

This story was originally published on N the Red on February 5, 2020....

eLearning explained

By Elizabeth Hahn and Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla

February 17, 2020

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

Bringing language to elementary schools

By Jenna Reynolds and Dana Summers

February 17, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on January 14, 2020.

Is This Love? Episode 1: Love experiences, self-love, and… dancing?

Is This Love? Episode 1: Love experiences, self-love, and… dancing?

By Samantha Chu, Anna Feng, Alena Ruhstaller, and Kimberly Mitchell

February 17, 2020

What is love? Is love real? Will I be forever alone? These questions haunt many teenagers, and these four seniors are no different. Join the hosts Kimberly Mitchell, Alena Ruhstaller, Sam Chu, and Anna Feng as they discuss their attempts at finding love and all of their failures in doing so....

Video – DuRT Robotics team prepares for competition

Video – DuRT Robotics team prepares for competition

By Armon Wallace, De Smet Jesuit High School

February 14, 2020

This story was originally published on The Mirror on February 14, 2020.

Processing Minority Episode 3: The coronavirus’ xenophobic effects in the Bay Area

Processing Minority Episode 3: The coronavirus’ xenophobic effects in the Bay Area

By Clarisse Bell, Carlmont High School

February 14, 2020

The most recent worldwide epidemic: the novel coronavirus. Beyond its terrifying symptoms lies something often left out of the media: racism. In this week's episode, we discuss the underlying racism that has arisen with the virus and its place in the Bay Area. This story was originally publish...

Carlmont staff expresses their love for music through their Motown band

Carlmont staff expresses their love for music through their Motown band

By Phoebe Gulsen, Carlmont High School

February 14, 2020

Carlmont staff members Dave Gomez, Cindy Shusterman, and Jerome Harris are part of the Smokin' Slice of Mojo band. They play a variety of music, from classic rock to Motown. The members spend time practicing and performing all over the Bay Area to continue their lifelong hobby of playing music.  This st...

MHSNews | More Than Meets The Eye

MHSNews | More Than Meets The Eye

By R.C. Gioia, Marquette High School

February 13, 2020

Richie Tienter is not like other freshmen. Five months after he was born and after numerous doctor visits, his parents were told that he had optic nerve hypoplasia, a disorder characterized by the underdevelopment of optic nerves. This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on February 5, 2020....

Dr. Shuvo Roy: Revolutionizing the scientific and medical industries

Dr. Shuvo Roy: Revolutionizing the scientific and medical industries

By Josh Barde, Carlmont High School

February 12, 2020

Dr. Shuvo Roy has been researching and developing a new and better way for kidney failure patients to live a more natural life. The artificial kidney and nanotechnology may revolutionize the scientific industry as well as allowing dialysis patients around the world to enhance their quality of life.  This st...

DGS SoundCloud rappers spit facts

DGS SoundCloud rappers spit facts

By Kathleen Woods, Downers Grove South High School

February 12, 2020

This podcast is about aspiring DGS SoundCloud rappers. Three senior rappers Nelson Burke, Trent Phifer and Johnny Werthman, share their experiences as well as interest with music. This story was originally published on Blueprint on February 11, 2020....

Impeachment explained

Impeachment explained

By Talia Lissauer and Marta Hill

February 12, 2020

Below are the transcripts to the two animated videos. The videos are available on YouTube and embedded in the transcripts below.  In the midst of this historic impeachment of President Donald Trump, Echo is here to clear up confusion around the process. On July 25th, Trump called President of U...

Geiler vs. Geiler

By Natalie Eljamal and Miguel Paredes Reyes

February 11, 2020

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

West journalists take on boxing

West journalists take on boxing

By Tosh Klever, West High School

February 11, 2020

Boxing is not a sport many athletes decide to take on. For the well-conditioned athletes at ICOR Boxing the boxing gym prioritizes the community and personal growth of their members. For the last three months, West Side Story staffers decided to face the challenge of learning this fearsome sport. This video features...

Caring through cards

By Elise Isakov, Henry W. Grady High School

February 10, 2020

This story was originally published on The Southerner on February 7, 2020.

Activist group Moms 4 Housing wins right to stay in Oakland house, protests Bay Area housing crisis

Activist group Moms 4 Housing wins right to stay in Oakland house, protests Bay Area housing crisis

By Eric Fang, The Harker Upper School

February 10, 2020

A group of homeless mothers called Moms 4 Housing reached an agreement with Wedgewood Properties on Jan. 20 to buy the Oakland home they had illegally occupied from Nov. 18 to Jan. 14. Their fight to stay in the vacant house drew national attention to the housing crisis in the Bay Area. After hundre...

Stress from tryouts hinders performance

Stress from tryouts hinders performance

By Andrew Ghazouli, Carlmont High School

February 10, 2020

Every season, many athletes have to try out to keep playing their beloved sport. But oftentimes, the stress and pressure to play at their best during this period of time undermines their true capabilities. This story was originally published on Scot Scoop News on February 6, 2020....

CavsCast Episode 3: Talking Construction With Mr. Evans

By Ketty Dones, Coral Gables Senior High School

February 10, 2020

In this edition of CavsCast, Staff Writer Ketty Dones discusses recent construction projects occurring throughout Gables with Assistant Principal Mr. Evans. As part of the General Obligation Bonds (GOB) program from Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Gables was in luck! The new $11 million project wi...

Annual flower festival kicks off Chinese New Year’s celebration

Annual flower festival kicks off Chinese New Year’s celebration

By Ethan Man, Carlmont High School

February 7, 2020

Every year, people gather in San Francisco to celebrate the flower fair where they can browse and make purchases from the displays of flowers, fruits, and candy, simultaneously learning about Chinese culture. The festival is the first of many leading into Chinese New Year, and potential festival-goers...

Second degree Black belt

By Dana Summers and Michelle Zhang

February 7, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on January 24, 2020.

Blackmon finds victory on varsity wrestling as sophomore

Blackmon finds victory on varsity wrestling as sophomore

By Alli Bishop, Lafayette High School

February 6, 2020

Sophomore Seraphina Blackmon has been on varsity wrestling since her freshman year. Her teammates describe her as positive and hard working. Blackmon wants to wrestle in college, and her goal is to win State during her high school career. "She always comes in here and she wants to get better, so she...

Lafayette hosts annual Jazz Festival

Lafayette hosts annual Jazz Festival

By Emily Budde, Lafayette High School

February 6, 2020

All four Rockwood High Schools Jazz Bands gathered on Jan. 15 to perform at the annual Jazz Festival in the Theater. Lafayette's Jazz Band performed two pieces, one of which they only had six rehearsals to prepare for. "When we learn and grow together, that's when the Jazz really comes out," senior...

Video – Comeback of the houses

Video – Comeback of the houses

By Connor Pohl, De Smet Jesuit High School

February 5, 2020

This story was originally published on The Mirror on February 4, 2020.

In Memory of Mo Ep1: In a Nutshell

In Memory of Mo Ep1: In a Nutshell

By Lara Craciun, Carlmont High School

February 4, 2020

Mohammad Othman was shot and killed on Jan. 8, 2019. Nobody knows who did it and why. So, come along with me as we uncover the story and remember Mo. This story was originally published on Scot Scoop News on January 27, 2020....

Behind the Scenes: Big Fish the Musical

Behind the Scenes: Big Fish the Musical

By Izzy Rejino and Natalie Cullen

February 3, 2020

This story was originally published on The Dispatch on January 31, 2020.

48 States for autism awareness

By Kaitlyn Willard and Edison Geiler

February 3, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 8, 2019.

Tennis passion brings family together

Tennis passion brings family together

By Phoebe Gulsen, Carlmont High School

February 3, 2020

Many Carlmont students choose to partake in a daily sport, whether it be through the school, an outside club, or as a recreational activity. Very few students use this as an opportunity to spend time with their family. Sophomore Nikhila Raman spends almost all of her free time playing tennis with her...

MHSNews | Lacing Up: Shoe Entrepreneurs On The Rise

MHSNews | Lacing Up: Shoe Entrepreneurs On The Rise

By Shon Sayfuddinov, Marquette High School

January 31, 2020

With the growing popularity of sneaker culture, young entrepreneurs have began to start their own shoe businesses. Senior Chase Callahan has been in the business of selling and collecting shoes since 6th grade, and has an extensive inventory with sneakers ranging in price from 200 to 30,000 dollars. This st...

Theatricult Podcast Episode 1: Technical… heater?

Theatricult Podcast Episode 1: Technical… heater?

By Ruya Yaman, Carlmont High School

January 31, 2020

“Technical heater?” is one of the many baffled responses received when a handful of random people were asked the main question this episode revolves around: What is technical theater? This introductory episode answers this question by elaborating on what technical theatre is and why it's so...

Unified in Speech

By Annabelle Harshbarger and Kaden Roth

January 31, 2020

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

TidePod Season 2, Episode 6: A Look Into the Making of One Acts Festival

TidePod Season 2, Episode 6: A Look Into the Making of One Acts Festival

By TidePod Crew, Richard Montgomery High School - MD

January 30, 2020

In the sixth episode of the second season of the TidePod, we interviewed the student producers of Richard Montgomery's own One Acts festival, an entirely student-run show comprised of four one-act plays that are often student-written and directed. Listen to "A Look Into the Making of One Acts" to find...

Behind the front desk at the ‘Grand Hotel’

Behind the front desk at the ‘Grand Hotel’

By Lily Brode and Ella Rosenblatt

January 30, 2020

With the final dress rehearsal set for tomorrow and opening night for Thursday, it seems to us a perfect time to use our #TuesdayTop10 to take you behind the scenes of Grand Hotel for a sneak peak of how the hotel is being readied to open its doors on Thursday. HAIR STRAIGHTENERS: Only two weeks befo...

Jugglers join for Friday’s farewell

Jugglers join for Friday’s farewell

By Bekah Algaze, Starr's Mill High School

January 30, 2020

On Dec. 21, Peeples Elementary School former and current jugglers gathered together in the Whitewater High School gymnasium to celebrate coach Deborah Friday’s retirement. Friday has coached the juggling team for 29 years. Her last wish before retirement was to watch one performance by all the jugglers...

Building bots

By Jordan Bakar and Connor Robb

January 29, 2020

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

After Hours

After Hours

By Jayce Haun, Wentzville Liberty High School

January 28, 2020

Every day when you walk through the doors of the school in the morning, you may notice how clean the school is. This is not possible without our hard-working custodians. From Monday through Friday, from 2:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., night custodians, Shawn Johnson and Jeff Risch are working hard in the 200...

New kids on the block

By Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla and Olivia Oeth

January 28, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 8, 2019.

FHSD Sues JUUL

FHSD Sues JUUL

By Gabriel Lobato, Francis Howell North High School

January 27, 2020

This story was originally published on FHNtoday.com on January 6, 2020.

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