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QuaranTEENed – This is Just the Beginning

QuaranTEENed – This is Just the Beginning

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 Memory of Mo Ep4: 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

Speak to Silence: Junior Zoe Deyoung combats comparison

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 Episode 4: The many faces of the mountain

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

The Weekly Wave Season 2 Episode 9 with Alyson Sullivan

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

Coyo-Tea Episode 3

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

Processing Minority Episode 4: Discovering 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 Episode 3: Risks and Responsibilities

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

TidePod Season 2, Episode 8: Black History Month Discussion with BSU

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

In Memory of Mo Ep3: School Staff

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 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....

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...

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...

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....

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

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...

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....

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

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....

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...

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...

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

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

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: Introduction

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, 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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Rob Lyrical discusses music, influences

Rob Lyrical discusses music, influences

November 22, 2019

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

Mac’s roller derby girls eye national prize

Mac’s roller derby girls eye national prize

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

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

By Jaiman White, Tyler Zeman, and Ethan Coulehan

October 30, 2019

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

The Knight Show Episode 19: Nonviolent Civilized Dissent

The Knight Show Episode 19: Nonviolent Civilized Dissent

By Henry Larson and Maia Penuel

October 30, 2019

This week we take a look at the Socialist Club, a radically different organization from anything else at Fairview. Who are they? What do they want to change? Why do they want to change it? We spoke with three sophomores, the creators of the program, to understand what it takes start an organiz...

Queer Time S2E4: Breaking News – Supreme Court

Queer Time S2E4: Breaking News – Supreme Court

By Maddy Ting, Zachary Khouri, and Miki Nguyen

October 30, 2019

On today's episode, Maddy, Zach, and Miki cover the latest breaking news fresh off the press. If you’re confused about the Supreme Court, the presidential candidates’ plans for LGBTQ+ rights, or want to know more about how the Carlmont community is reacting to these events, we have you cover...

AP culture creates stress amongst students

AP culture creates stress amongst students

By Kate Riley, Downers Grove South High School

October 24, 2019

This story was originally published on Blueprint on October 23, 2019.

Purb Take podcast looks at a huge week in Baldwin sports

Purb Take podcast looks at a huge week in Baldwin sports

By Jaiman White, Adam Goldsboro, and Tyler Zeman

October 15, 2019

This story was originally published on Purbalite on October 15, 2019....

Impact: Vail Kohnert-Yount

Impact: Vail Kohnert-Yount

By Ella West, St. John's School

October 14, 2019

Impact focuses on St. John’s alumni who are changing the world and shaping the future. Sophomore Ella West will discuss what these alumni are doing and how St. John’s helped them get to where they are today.  First up is an interview with Vail Kohnert-Yount (’13) who has been a part of man...

Queer Time S2E3: Who am I?

Queer Time S2E3: Who am I?

By Maddy Ting, Zachary Khouri, and Miki Nguyen

October 11, 2019

In today's episode, "Who am I?" guest star Emma Evans joins Maddy on a discussion about questioning one's sexuality. Zach finishes off the episode by talking about recent studies on conversion therapy relating to a new bill introduced in California. Edited by Maddy and Miki. This story was origi...

Understanding Test Anxiety

Understanding Test Anxiety

By Eijalanrain Jeffs, Sabryn Gibson, and Brianna Howard

October 9, 2019

With first-quarter coming to a close, many students have at least experienced nervousness before a big test. Sweaty palms, dizziness, stomach aches, and stress headaches are just a few of the side effects test anxiety can cause. It's more than just being stressed out. Test anxiety is a type of ...

Foreign Natives

Foreign Natives

By Somya Thakur, Sakeena Badrane, Meryem Marasli, and Grace Lee, North Allegheny Senior High School

October 3, 2019

This story was originally published on The Uproar on October 3, 2019....

Scots Talk Episode 3: Coded Equally

Scots Talk Episode 3: Coded Equally

By Nihal Karim, Carlmont High School

October 2, 2019

In this episode, Nihal Karim sits down with Shiina Sugioka, a senior, to talk about the issues women face in STEM fields and the ways in which the Girls Who Code club tries to solve them. This story was originally published on Scot Scoop News on October 1, 2019....

In the seventh episode of ‘The S Word’, senior Excalibur co-editor in chief discusses her story

In the seventh episode of ‘The S Word’, senior Excalibur co-editor in chief discusses her story

By Stella Shenkman and Alexandra Dowd

May 14, 2019

In the seventh episode of The Shield podcast series, The S-Word, podcast host Alex Dowd, and producer Stella Shenkman sit down with one of McCallum’s 2018-2019 Excalibur co-editor in chief’s, senior Lilian Sease. Excalibur is the official McCallum literary magazine, which includes student-submit...

Culture over Coffee, Episode 33: Coaching styles in question

Culture over Coffee, Episode 33: Coaching styles in question

By Jeremy Ramsey, Pleasant Valley High School

April 19, 2019

Welcome to Culture over Coffee, the Spartan Shield’s podcast where we talk about pop culture, new trends, and other news outside of the PV school district over a cup of coffee. Episode #3: Spartan athletes and seniors Evan Kilstrom and Grant Zimmerman join Jeremy Ramsey to discuss their experiences...

In second episode of ‘The S Word’ podcast, GAHSMTA nominees take us behind scenes of ’42nd Street’

In second episode of ‘The S Word’ podcast, GAHSMTA nominees take us behind scenes of ’42nd Street’

By Alex Dowd and Stella Shenkman, McCallum High School

April 11, 2019

In the second episode of The Spoken Word, host Alex Dowd and producer Stella Shenkman sit down and talk with GAHSMTA-nominated members of the cast and crew of 42nd Street. Lauded as Austin's version of the Tony Awards, the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards celebrates musical thea...

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