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Leopard Pause: Masked music

Leopard Pause: Masked music

By AnnaBeth Smith, Aiden Beaumariage, Katherine Smith, and Carder Lewis

September 24, 2020

LNN takes an inside look at band's operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. This story was originally published on The Red Ledger on September 24, 2020.

Our Footprint Ep. 2: Turning a new leaf

Our Footprint Ep. 2: Turning a new leaf

By Kaylene Lin, Carlmont High School

September 24, 2020

In the last episode, we looked at how climate change is affecting the communities we live in. Whether it be through sinking land, statewide forest fires, or a pandemic, climate change is continuously affecting the way we're living. In this episode, host, Kaylene Lin, talks with guest speaker, Arju...

CavsChat: Viral – Episode One

CavsTV's Gabriel Wagner and Chloe Grant take a dive into what reopening schools would mean for Gables students, staff and the surrounding community.

By Chloe Grant and Gabriel Wagner

September 24, 2020

Coronavirus has caused a lot of difficulties with difficulties far beyond school campuses, join Chloe and Gabriel as they explore the pros and cons of returning to the traditional brick and mortar schooling option. This story was originally published on CavsConnect on September 6, 2020....

MHSNews | AFJROTC stocks MHS food pantry

MHSNews | AFJROTC stocks MHS food pantry

By Ben Hughes, Marquette High School

September 24, 2020

This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on September 18, 2020.

Pandemicast: Back in Session

Graphic created by Abby Schreiber.

By Will Eikenbary, Omaha Westside High School

September 23, 2020

Ft. Julian Hinrichs and Logan Wilson Intro Music: Stealth Groover by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License This story was originally published on Westside Wired on September 23, 2020....

Dining outdoors leaves individuals responsible for own safety

Dining outdoors leaves individuals responsible for own safety

By Sabrina Lo, Carlmont High School

September 22, 2020

With the desire to do things that are now restricted due to the pandemic, many are longing to experience normalcy. Restaurants have altered their establishments to fit social distancing rules and guidelines, but just how safe is it to dine out nowadays? This story was originally published on...

Unfiltered: accent inferiority complex

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.

By Hamsa Madhira, Liberty High School - TX

September 17, 2020

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 why she thinks English is an overrated language, and why mocking accents is unfunny. Thi...

Student teacher looks for new ways to strike the right chord with classes

Student teacher Jessica Daviln is working alongside Traci Bolton this quarter as they navigate how to teach  guitar classes via Zoom.

By Janka Gerber and Jack McDonald

September 16, 2020

Student teaching is the final hurdle before education majors step into their own classrooms. It is always a bit of a daunting task to finally put all that they have learned into practice in a classroom, but to student teach in a virtual environment presents challenges on a whole new level. Now, imagine...

Oddballs Ep. 1: Peculiar people

Oddballs Ep. 1: Peculiar people

By Ruya Yaman, Carlmont High School

September 15, 2020

The Oxford Dictionary defines the term "oddball" as a person who behaves in a strange or unusual way. This introductory episode of Oddballs, featuring guest speaker Dr. Gregg Henriques, is all about why society deems these individuals as peculiar and the moral split that comes hand in hand with ea...

Pandemic brings people closer to their pets

EXPLORING AROUND: Me, my sister, an my dog have become a trio since quarantine started. We have been exploring all around the neighborhood, including the drainage tunnels. Photo by Ella Rosenblatt.

By Olivia Allen, Thea Cahoon, Sophia Dawson, Olive Embry, Anna Nagle, Charlie Partheymuller, Lauren Potts, Lydia Reedy, Liliana Rodriguez, Ella Rosenblatt, Amelie Ruggero, Jonah Scott, Angus Sewell McCann, Regan Sims, Camille Wilson, and Annabel Winter

September 14, 2020

McCallum photojournalists created 113 award-winning images in the 2020 Working Assumption WRKXFMLY Project. Many of them touched on how people in our community are living day to day during a pandemic, and while many of these images are serious, at times heroic even, there emerged in the collection a...

Aeon Lem’s passion for bird watching takes flight

Aeon Lem's passion for bird watching takes flight

By Kiana George, Carlmont High School

September 14, 2020

Aeon Lem, a junior at Carlmont High School, has a unique hobby—birdwatching. Her passion for birds has enabled her to get a scholarship and artistic opportunities, and has taken her on many birding adventures in search of the world’s most extraordinary birds. This story was originally published on...

Our Footprint Ep. 1: Change in our communities

Our Footprint Ep. 1: Change in our communities

By Kaylene Lin, Carlmont High School

September 10, 2020

It's easy to brush off the urgency of global issues when they only seem like foreign threats. Sure, the ice caps in Antarctica are melting, but most of us will never experience that in our daily lives. The truth is, climate change comes in multiple forms - some more subtle than others, and we're...

Dr. Aashish Manglik: Blowing his way through competitors with new COVID-19 technology

Dr. Aashish Manglik: Blowing his way through competitors with new COVID-19 technology

By Josh Barde, Carlmont High School

September 8, 2020

Dr. Aashish Manglik has been researching and developing a new nasal spray that prevents COVID-19 particles from binding with your lungs. If his product is deemed successful, Aeronab could become a cheaper and more convenient way to treat COVID-19 patients. This story was originally published on Sc...

The mystery of mask denial: Why is it so hard for Americans to mask up to save lives?

A group of boys from North Carolina said they don't wear masks because it is a

By Logan Schiciano, The Masters School

September 3, 2020

The United States reported 52,789 new coronavirus cases on July 1 – the most in a day since the start of the pandemic; yet, individuals across the United States, including many of the top officials in the Trump Administration, refuse to wear a mask.  The Center for Disease Control originally issued...

Staff, freshmen prepare for unusual start to school year

Social studies teacher Jodie Lee works alone in her classroom on Aug. 19 preparing for virtual learning with her students. All staff members will work from the building while students learn from home.

By Joey Weaver and Kevin Vera

September 3, 2020

With an unusual start to the school year as the Rockwood School District will begin in a virtual learning format, Lafayette staff members worked together all summer in professional development to prepare new learning plans with tools such as Canvas and Zoom to get ready for the upcoming year. Incoming...

Pandemicast: Online Education

Graphic created by Abby Schreiber.

By Will Eikenbary, Omaha Westside High School

September 3, 2020

Ft. Camille Beaulieu and Katie Klemmensen Intro Music: Stealth Groover by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License This story was originally published on Westside Wired on September 2, 2020....

First week back

By Edison Geiler, Millard West High School

September 3, 2020

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

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 ...

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