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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....

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....

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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 ...

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. ...

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...

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....

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...

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 ...

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… ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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....

In Memory of Mo Ep2: The police

In episode two, I reach out to the Belmont Police Department to see what information we can get regarding this case.

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....

Theatricult Episode 2: The parts of production

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

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...

Tyrone Junior Half of Local Rock Duo ‘Acid Rain’

Sophomore Dylon Weakland, along with his friend Brandon Russell has formed a rock duo called Acid Rain. Weakland plays bass with Russell on guitar and vocals.

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...

Seven Minute Civics: Impeachment

Congressmen on Dec. 18 in the House of Representatives discuss voting on articles of impeachment after allegations of misconduct made against President Trump.

By Carter Hanefeld and Ben McHenry

February 18, 2020

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

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

This week's episode focuses on the racism brought upon by the newest coronavirus.

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...

DGS SoundCloud rappers spit facts

 Senior Nelson Burke sits quietly in the studio in his basement writing lyrics.

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....

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...

In Memory of Mo Ep1: In a Nutshell

Join me as we try to uncover Mohammed's story, and remember his life.

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....

Theatricult Podcast Episode 1: Technical… heater?

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

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...

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

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

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...

Processing Minority Episode 1: Art students in a STEM school

Processing Minority Episode 1: Art students in a STEM school

By Clarisse Bell, Carlmont High School

January 27, 2020

Over the years, Carlmont has been recognized for its excellence in education, specifically in STEM fields. However, how do students at Carlmont who aren't in these studies feel supported? This story was originally published on Scot Scoop News on January 16, 2020....

Eagle Eye Podcasts: Talon-T Talk, Episode 4 – Junior Brandon Lucas on Boys Basketball

Talon-T Talk would like to thank Brandon Lucas for coming on the show.

By Tyler Beckwith, Kelton Raabe, and Brent McNeel

January 24, 2020

The Talon-T Talk show hosts junior Brandon Lucas to discuss the Boys Basketball 2019-2020 season. This story was originally published on Tyrone Eagle Eye News on January 23, 2020....

Speak to Silence: Introduction

Speak to Silence tackles eating disorders and oening up tough conversations in its first chapter.

By Susie Seidel, Parkway West High School

January 22, 2020

New Year’s Day, 2018: My first thoughts of the year are consumed by guilt and regret. How could I have eaten so unhealthily yesterday? I shouldn’t have eaten breakfast, and I should’ve asked to go to a restaurant with healthier food. While I had been receiving treatment for anorexia for months...

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

Voices of the Valley: a podcast where we discuss any and everything related to Pleasant Valley. Brought to you by the Spartan Shield staff.

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...

Eight – Our First Journey to the Moon

Apollo 8 was the second crewed Apollo mission, and the first 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...

Just Give Me Ten Minutes: The Pledge of Allegiance

A US Postal stamp featuring the American Flag, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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...

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

Local author Nicole Asselin talking with Matt and Aaron during her interview for

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...

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....

Ortiz plays in Oracle ITA Fall Championships

Saints Stories talks to Gabe Ortiz about his recent NJCAA national tennis title and the next tournament. He will face off against D-1 schools as the lone NJCAA player left in the nation.

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...

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.

Queer Time S2E5: Intracommunity Issues

Three teenagers sit down to talk about LGBTQ news and controversial topics.

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...

Rob Lyrical discusses music, influences

Rob Lyrical is an AMA winning, Grammy nominated, and four time multi-platinum music producer from the Chicagoland area. He is a member of Chinza Fly, a collective of producers best known for creating the instrumentals for “Work” by A Ferg and “Shanghai” by Nicki Minaj. In this podcast, Rob discusses his influences within music as well as how his most successful records came to fruition.

November 22, 2019

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

New music podcast gets right to The Point

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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

Jimmy Christ talks about his decision to commit to Penn State.

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...

Mac’s roller derby girls eye national prize

Henson (left) and Stauffer (center) team up during the Texas Junior Roller Derby's victory over Rolling Rebellion Roller Derby on May 5 at Skate Country in Bellemead, Texas. The victory helped TXJRD to a 14th place finish nationally last season. The team is playing a non-competitive season this fall.

By Stella Shenkman and Julia Kay Smith

November 5, 2019

 Co-hosts Stella Shenkman and Julia Kay Smith sat down with seniors Abigail Stauffer and Ruby Henson to talk about their favorite past time: competitive roller derby. Henson and Stauffer have been a part of the TXRD league here in Austin, Texas since they were in elementary school, making it an in...

Coach Cooley discusses Friday’s big playoff game on Purb Take podcast

Purb Take considers the biggest news in the past week of sports.

By Jaiman White, Tyler Zeman, and Ethan Coulehan

October 30, 2019

This story was originally published on Purbalite on October 30, 2019....

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