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Attitude

By Katie Arnold , Downers Grove South High School March 4, 2021

This story was originally published on Blueprint on February 24, 2021.

Where Are They Now: Fisch talks policy, state of the House of Reps.

By Mitch Fink, The Masters School March 4, 2021

Zach Fisch talks with Mitch Fink in segment two of the second episode of the "Where Are They Now?" podcast. In this segment, Fisch, the Chief of Staff to Rep. Mondaire Jones (NY-17), talks about Rep. Jones'...

Women in the workplace

By Lily Myszak, Downers Grove South High School March 3, 2021

This story was originally published on Blueprint on February 26, 2021.

Flourish: Stories of unconditional love

Exploring autism and its impact
By Kaylene Lin, Carlmont High School March 1, 2021

About one in 54 children have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Join host Kaylene Lin as she sheds a light on the autism...

Where Are They Now: Congressional Staffer Fisch recounts experience with Capitol insurrection

By Mitch Fink, The Masters School February 23, 2021

Zach Fisch didn't have long to adjust to his new job on Capitol Hill. Just four days after settling into his office in the Capitol Complex's Longworth Building, Fisch was given a rude introduction to Washington,...

Arospace Ep. 1: Blast off! Navigating the myth storm

Arospace Ep. 1: Blast off! Navigating the myth storm

By Chelsea Chang, Kasey Liu, and Maddy Ting February 22, 2021

In the first episode of Arospace, Maddy, Chelsea, and Kasey will be busting some myths about aromanticism and asexuality, as well as answering a few commonly asked questions. Later, they'll be joined...

Co-Editor Caroline White '21 interviews Julie Chapman from WPI Admissions  on  how Covid has affected the college admisisons process.

Our Corner of COVID: WPI Director of Recruitment Partnerships Julie Chapman Talks COVID and College Admissions

By Caroline White , Westborough High School - MA February 22, 2021

Director of Recruitment Partnerships Julie Chapman from the Undergraduate Admissions Office at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA shares her thoughts on how the pandemic has affected...

When you think of Monta Vista High School, what do you envision? Progressive students? Politically aware? A place where we delve into capitalist critiques and social justice issues?

The conservative minority

Exploring the extent to which education imposes the stigma surrounding conservative minorities at MVHS
By Rachel Jiang, Monta Vista High School February 18, 2021

When you think of Monta Vista High School, what do you envision? Progressive students? Politically aware? A place where we delve into capitalist critiques and social justice issues? How about the conservative...

Pandemicast: The Value of Vaccination

Pandemicast: The Value of Vaccination

By Will Eikenbary, Omaha Westside High School February 17, 2021

Ft. Naomi Choquette and Maddy DiPrima Intro Music: Stealth Groover by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License This story was originally published...

Two players cooperate in a football video game as an experimental form of therapy.

Game-changing therapy

Understanding therapist Monet Goldman’s unique approach to mental health in the video gaming community
By Brian Xu, Monta Vista High School February 11, 2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic, video games have seen a spike in popularity like never before, with three out of four Americans playing video games in the month of June alone, and half of them playing...

Teens unseen: Diversity at DGS

By Claire Valenti, Downers Grove South High School February 9, 2021

This story was originally published on Blueprint on February 9, 2021.

Running a soundcheck, seniors Caroline Wilburn, Maddie Moats and junior Christi Norris prepare to discuss Jane Bolin for this episode of

History’s Forgotten: Episode 5 – Jane Bolin, Black History Month

By Christi Norris, Caroline Wilburn, and Maddie Moats February 9, 2021

In this episode: For Black History Month, seniors Maddie Moats, Caroline Wilburn and junior Christi Norris discuss important contributions of African Americans throughout history in this episode...

CavsChat: Viral - Season Two, Episode Three

CavsChat: Viral – Season Two, Episode Three

By Gabriel Wagner and Chloe Grant February 9, 2021

Welcome to a very special episode of the Viral, hosted by Chloe Grant and Gabriel Wagner. In today’s episode, how has COVID-19 affected journalism, here in Coral Gables Senior High? How have publications...

College board abolishes essay section of standardized tests, subject tests

By Samantha Felner ‘22, Staples High School February 3, 2021

This story was originally published on Inklings on February 1, 2021.

White-Passing Episode 2: The weight of a name

White-Passing Episode 2: The weight of a name

By Ali Juell, Granite Bay High School February 2, 2021

Welcome to White-Passing, where I, Ali Juell, and Jillyan McKinney, the Ethnic Studies teacher at Granite Bay High School, discuss being White and Latinx. This podcast series will focus on ethnicity,...

Accepted seniors attempt to connect with their schools in a COVID world

Accepted seniors attempt to connect with their schools in a COVID world

By Grace Livecchi ’21, Staples High School January 29, 2021

This story was originally published on Inklings on January 26, 2021.

A scene from senior Conner Yin's music video for his song,

From the soul

Exploring the motivation behind MVHS students’ own music
By Diya Bahl, Monta Vista High School January 27, 2021

El Estoque · From the soul Pop, rap, R&B, indie, rock, heavy metal, lofi … the list of music genres goes on and on, but of course, everyone has their preferences. For senior Conner Yin,...

While seniors Maddie Moats and Caroline Wilburn speak into the mic, Junior Christi Norris records the latest episode of the

History’s Forgotten: Episode 4 – Holocaust Remembrance Week

By Christi Norris, Maddie Moats, and Caroline Wilburn January 27, 2021

In this episode: Schools and television have long told stories of the Holocaust — the mass genocide of 6 million Jews from 1941 to 1945 by the Nazi regime. Some of the most widely known stories...

Bike stores face unique situation during pandemic

By Marcus Johnson, Henry W. Grady High School January 27, 2021

This story was originally published on The Southerner on January 25, 2021.

The Prepcast cover art, hosts Julian Concepcion and Paulino Mercenari.

Prepcast Episode 7: Feminism Explained (feat. Olivia Martin-Johnson)

By Paulino Mercenari, Julian Concepcion, and Olivia Martin-Johnson January 26, 2021

https://soundcloud.com/user-950058360-439313180/prepcast-episode-7-feminism-explained In this next episode of the Prepcast, hosts Paulino Mercenari and Julian Concepcion bring on junior Olivia Martin-Johnson,...

The hosts of It’s Not Black and White, seniors Zoe DeYoung and Bri Davis.

It’s Not Black and White: AAVE, code-switching and digital blackface

By Zoe DeYoung and Bri Davis January 26, 2021

Transcript: [Funky music comes in.] Bri: I ain’t ever seen two pretty best friends. Zoe: Chile! Anyways, so... Bri: It’s the salty attitude for me. Zoe: Go off sis! Bri: Periodddddt. Bri:...

The panelists agreed that encouraging diverse perspectives in the classroom is essential but also that such exchanges need to happen organically to avoid tokenism and putting minority speakers uncomfortably on the spot. Mr. Myers said the pandemic has actually helped create safer spaces for this to happen by allowing more indirect ways to communicate in the online classroom.

Being actively anti-racist is sometimes uncomfortable

In part two of the first episode of 'Real Talk,' our panelists discuss how to use your voice to fight for what's right
By Theo Roe and Javier Vela January 25, 2021

macshieldonline · Real Talk Podcast: Episode 1, Part 2 In a continuation of episode one of Real Talk, host, Javier Vela, joined by Mac Student Leaders, Emily Arndt and Bobby Currie as well as English...

White-Passing Episode 1: Finding connection to two cultures

By Ali Juell, Granite Bay High School January 22, 2021

Welcome to White-Passing, where I, Ali Juell, and Jillyan McKinney, the Ethnic Studies teacher at Granite Bay High School, discuss being white and latinx. This podcast series will focus on ethnicity,...

Jacob Chansley, also known as the

Podcast: Inside the Mob: Jan. 6, 2021

Photojournalist shares harrowing experience covering Capitol insurrection
By Logan Schiciano, The Masters School January 21, 2021

As President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and others in the new Biden Administration call for unity, the country is just two weeks removed from the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol – the climax...

Navigating 10 months of coronavirus

By Yei Bin Andrews, Henry W. Grady High School January 20, 2021

Junior Yei Bin Andrews talks to Dr. Tom McGahan, Chief Medical Officer at Emory St. Joseph's Hospital, and the Pickering family about coronavirus cases on the rise and safety measures. This story was...

Pandemicast: Improving Extended Campus

Pandemicast: Improving Extended Campus

By Will Eikenbary, Omaha Westside High School January 19, 2021

Ft. Kim De La Cruz and Elise Smith Intro Music: Stealth Groover by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License This story was originally published...

APS staff, parents protest to remain virtual

By Lindsay Ruhl, Henry W. Grady High School January 19, 2021

Today, around 70 Atlanta Public Schools teachers, staff and parents demanded that APS should not return to in-person learning due to coronavirus safety concerns at a protest outside of the district board...

With insight about music production during the pandemic, Senior Emily Reish calls in music producer Carneyval and talks about his music, Covid, and more. Carneyval started music production in 2016, with his single

On The Mic Ep. 004 features Music Producer Carneyval

By Emily Reish, Prosper High School January 12, 2021

In this "On The Mic," podcast episode, host Emily Reish calls in music producer, Instagram and TikTok verified, Carneyval. This podcast covers the insides and outs of the music industry and what may...

Chaos at the Capitol

By Dana Richie, Henry W. Grady High School January 8, 2021

This story was originally published on The Southerner on January 7, 2021.

Beyond the Ponytail: Episode 3

By Emily Spillar, Colonia High School December 28, 2020

"Women's Rights," Episode 3. This episode covers 100 years of Women’s Suffrage, background information on the movement, an interview with Amelia Curia (CHS Historical Society Member), and how women still...

Seniors Caroline Wilburn, Maddie Moats and junior Christi Norris discuss different holiday topics.

History’s Forgotten: Episode 3 – Holiday Special

By Maddie Moats, Christi Norris, and Caroline Wilburn December 17, 2020

 In this Episode: Most families have their favorite holiday traditions to celebrate each year together, and for many of these traditions, there is a hidden and sometimes unusual history behind...

Our Footprint Ep. 7: Erasing our tracks

Our Footprint Ep. 7: Erasing our tracks

By Kaylene Lin, Carlmont High School December 16, 2020

After six episodes of exploring the climate crisis and the many avenues for change, the largest takeaway is that anyone can get involved. So in the series's finale of Our Footprint, host Kaylene Lin...

Oddballs Ep. 7: Doug the demon

Oddballs Ep. 7: Doug the demon

By Ruya Yaman, Carlmont High School December 15, 2020

Some may refer to Doug "Demon" Thompson as a real-life Icarus - he's constantly pushing his body to its extremes while literally playing with fire in his performances. Aiming to set endless new records...

Pandemicast: A Semester in Review

Pandemicast: A Semester in Review

By Will Eikenbary, Omaha Westside High School December 14, 2020

Ft. Diana Schergin and Zohra Sahak Intro Music: Stealth Groover by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License This story was originally published...

The ATLien Podcast: Holiday Traditions

By Stella Mackler and Lindsay Ruhl December 14, 2020

This story was originally published on The Southerner on December 11, 2020.

Drama Debrief: The excitement and glitches of tackling a virtual fall play

By Mackenzie Berry, Linganore High School December 11, 2020

Linganore Drama needed no help desk in their fall production of Help Desk, a play in 13 short virtual vignettes. The creative team for the show gathered to discuss the joys and challenges of experiencing...

Parents, students rally for face-to-face option

By Dana Richie, Elena Hubert, Ava Smith, and Kamryn Harty December 7, 2020

Over 150 parents and students from Atlanta Public Schools and DeKalb County Schools gathered on Dec. 6 along 10th Street for the Rally to Reopen Schools. Protesters, young and old, advocated for a face-to-face...

Maddie Moats, Christi Norris and Caroline Wilburn record episode two of the Best of SNO winning podcast,

History’s Forgotten: Episode 2 – Edith Wilson

By Maddie Moats, Christi Norris, and Caroline Wilburn December 2, 2020

In this Episode: Second wife and First Lady to President Woodrow Wilson, Edith Wilson was an impressive woman that played a critical role in America during and after WWI. After President Wilson...

One Seed Dos Flores: A Doctor, Lawyer and the Armed Forces

Episode Two: A Doctor, a lawyer, and the Armed Forces
By Gissel Inamagua and Dasy Inamagua November 30, 2020

Today, Gissel and Dasy talk about the influence that immigrants parents have on their children's career choices and from where the push to pursue STEM-related careers and high-earning jobs comes.  [Music...

Westminster Ties. Ep 3. Joseph White

Joseph White, senior, listen to him talk about his future as a rapper.
By Annessa Shively and Anna Fregene November 25, 2020

Join our hosts Annessa Shively, and Anna Fregene as they talk with, WCA Senior, Joseph White about his Westminster experience, faith journey, and future as a rapper. This story was originally published...

Oddballs Ep. 6: Candi Cane Cooper, animal whisperer

Oddballs Ep. 6: Candi Cane Cooper, animal whisperer

By Ruya Yaman, Carlmont High School November 24, 2020

Candi Cane Cooper is an animal communicator who has been able to talk with animals through telepathy to help with their physical conditions, behavioral anomalies, or just have a chat about the world's...

Westminster Ties. Ep 2. Mr. Murphy

Listen to Mr. Murphy, junior math teacher, talk about some of the things he has done.
By Logan Mann, Ian Gilbert, and Abby Johler November 24, 2020

Join our hosts Ian Gilbert, Abby Johler, and Logan Mann as they talk with, WCA Math Teacher and Parseltongue Co-Creator, Mr. Murphy about some of the languages he has created and what the process of creating...

In the debut episode of MacJournalism's new podcast,

New podcast covers equity, the AP classroom and more

'Real Talk" panelists insist that celebrating our differences is awesome but grouping us by them is not
By Theo Roe and Javier Vela November 20, 2020

 On the first episode of Real Talk, host Javier Vela is joined by Mac Student Leaders Emily Arndt and Bobby Currie (all members of the student equity panel that spoke to teachers in August), as well...

Our Footprint Ep. 6: The new age of tech

Our Footprint Ep. 6: The new age of tech

By Kaylene Lin, Carlmont High School November 19, 2020

After centuries of unsustainable industrialization, a tech company whose mission is to fight climate change seems almost too good to be true. But, Ecosia, an innovative, new search engine that plants...

Even if the ban on indoor dining was lifted, U-High students believe it is too unsafe during the pandemic and people should consider other options before dining inside.

Students concur with, adjust to recent ban on indoor dining to avoid infection risk

By Meena Lee, University of Chicago Laboratory High School November 17, 2020

U-High Midway · Winter Dining While many restaurants only sat customers outside during the summer, colder temperatures begin to pose problems for Chicago’s dining scene. As the city heads into winter,...

Pandemicast: Return to Remote

Pandemicast: Return to Remote

By Will Eikenbary, Omaha Westside High School November 17, 2020

Ft. Kade Martin and Natalie Webb Intro Music: Stealth Groover by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License This story was originally published on...

Gamers communicate with each other while playing their favorite games.

No Camping Ep. 6: Toxicity in gaming

By Sean Liuli and David Su November 12, 2020

Trigger warning: This podcast contains mentions of suicide. Toxicity has always been a huge problem in gaming. And with the recent events regarding the suicide of popular streamer Reckful, and the...

Part 2: A Conversation about the Changing Social Sciences Curriculum with Specialist Andrea Mendoza

By Sonal Prakash, Dominion High School November 6, 2020

This story was originally published on DHS Press on October 29, 2020.

Sitting at a computer recording with guest Ireland Holman who lives in Atlanta, Georgia, reporter Rusty Joe Gonzales covers the Netflix original series

Nearby filming fan discusses ‘the strange things’ behind ‘Stranger Things’

Entertainment reporter Rusty Joe Gonzales interviews Georgia resident Ireland Holman for a behind-the-scenes look at the filming and set of hit Netflix series 'Stranger Things'
By Rusty Joe Gonzales, Prosper High School November 6, 2020

What's it like to live near an avidly used, and secretly adored television set? Ireland Holman brings us behind the scenes from an outsider's perspective in Atlanta, Georgia, where popular Netflix...

Sitting down to record the first episode of

History’s Forgotten: Episode 1 – Charlotta Bass

Student journalists discuss impact of actual first vice presidential nominee woman of color
By Christi Norris, Maddie Moats, and Caroline Wilburn November 4, 2020

In this Episode:  With Joe Biden’s announcement of Kamala Harris as his Vice President pick, many consider her the first woman of color to be nominated as vice president in history, but this...

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