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From Cameroon to Pittsburgh

From Cameroon to Pittsburgh

By Julia Poppa, North Allegheny Senior High School

October 23, 2020

This story was originally published on The Uproar on October 23, 2020.

Paying It Forward: A Cup of Commonwealth Offers Coffee and Community During Pandemic

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By Alex Gonzalez and Sadie Bograd

October 22, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have had to get creative with how they handle customers and in-person business interactions. In a city with over 500 restaurants and a state with the most fast-food restaurants per capita, many companies struggled to stay open after Gov. Andy Beshear closed b...

How They Roll

How They Roll

By Sophia Elliott, North Allegheny Senior High School

October 20, 2020

This story was originally published on The Uproar on October 20, 2020.

Peninsula Humane Society and local shelters adopt new safety measures due to COVID-19

Peninsula Humane Society and local shelters adopt new safety measures due to COVID-19

By Payton Zolck, Carlmont High School

October 20, 2020

With the rate of animal adoptions increasing due to COVID-19, Peninsula Human Society and other shelters alter their adoption and volunteering processes, while adopting safety measures that align with COVID-19 protocols. This story was originally published on Scot Scoop News on October 19, 2020....

Sidelined

By Tenley Wright and Miguel Paredes Reyes

October 20, 2020

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

MHSNews | Students Adopt Pets in Quarantine

MHSNews | Students Adopt Pets in Quarantine

By Cassie Sun, Marquette High School

October 19, 2020

Many students adopted furry companions to keep them company during quarantine. This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on October 17, 2020.

Young voters reflect on the upcoming election

Young voters reflect on the upcoming election

By Izzy Rejino and Natalie Cullen

October 19, 2020

Managing editors Natalie Cullen and Izzy Rejino ask seniors who are eligible to vote about the upcoming election. This story was originally published on The Dispatch on October 16, 2020.

Football, cheer, band finally get their home debut

Senior CJ Lucas and the Highlander football team finally got their home debut on Friday night.

By Lindsay Bonetti, Baldwin High School - PA

October 14, 2020

This story was originally published on Purbalite on October 14, 2020.

WTV Live | Behind the Scenes

WTV Live | Behind the Scenes

By Erin Mosier, Omaha Westside High School

October 13, 2020

This story was originally published on Westside Wired on October 12, 2020.

College applications during COVID

By Tenley Wright, Alexis Bahensky, Haden Batchelder, and Camille O'Neill

October 13, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 9, 2020.

Sanitary solutions

By Emma Baker, Jonathan Willis, Annabelle Harshbarger, Miguel Paredes Reyes, and Carson Fox

October 12, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 9, 2020.

Rolling into Lucas

Rolling into Lucas

By Noah Naidoo, Nolan Novotny, Justin Lewis, and Christian Giordano

October 8, 2020

A freshman turned his hobby into a business during quarantine by making and selling longboards with his dad. This story was originally published on The Red Ledger on October 8, 2020.

Distanced Donations

Distanced Donations

By Chaney Kelly, John Falco, and George Burrus

October 6, 2020

Junior Kendall Carll finds a way to give back to a local organization, and make a difference in the community. This story was originally published on The Red Ledger on October 6, 2020.

Clubs keep connection through virtual meetings

Clubs keep connection through virtual meetings

By Ruya Yaman, Carlmont High School

October 6, 2020

Carlmont has over 130 clubs, and a vast majority of them are heavily reliant on in-person interaction. However, with this semester's distance learning plan, there have been many alterations in how these clubs are run. Attributions: Footage obtained from the Alzheimer's Association Clips obtained ...

Cupcake cart

By Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla, Dominic Humm, Garrett Wilcoxen, and Mila Dell Apa

October 6, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 2, 2020.

Claire Mack cranks out crunch cakes for the community

Claire Mack cranks out crunch cakes for the community

By Kiana George, Carlmont High School

October 5, 2020

84-year-old San Mateo resident Claire Mack was a high school dropout who overcame obstacles and served her community as an activist, local tv host, author, and city mayor. Now she’s the owner of a successful business, Claire's Crunch Cake. Music by https://Bensound.com This story was originally pu...

Football becomes final fall sport to see action when they hit field in some Saturday Night Lights this weekend

Members of the varsity Lancer football team practice on the Stadium field. Though they were able to begin practices in late August, the season faced delays due to St. Louis County regulations surrounding COVID-19. The Rockwood School District finally authorized high contact sports to play outside the county limits.

By Joey Weaver, Lafayette High School

October 5, 2020

Varsity football kicked off its season Oct. 3 against Marquette. Though the game ended in a 41-7 loss, it did represent the last sport to finally get the opportunity to compete this fall. Joey Weaver from the digital media staff talked to the sports community to get their thoughts on the delayed season...

Sewing bandanas for dogs

By Edison Geiler, Anna Blumenthal, Paige Fortney, and Noah Walls

October 5, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 2, 2020.

Senior Shares Her Passion to be in the Medical Field

Senior Shares Her Passion to be in the Medical Field

By Katie Schowe, Marquette High School

October 5, 2020

This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on October 2, 2020.

MHSNews | How Music Teachers are Adapting to Online Learning

MHSNews | How Music Teachers are Adapting to Online Learning

By Jack Huster, Marquette High School

October 1, 2020

This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on September 25, 2020.

A Graduation They’ll Never Forget

A Graduation They'll Never Forget

By Erin Mosier, Omaha Westside High School

October 1, 2020

This story was originally published on Westside Wired on September 29, 2020.

Talent turned into business

By Jenna Reynolds and Dana Summers

September 28, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on September 18, 2020.

Firefighters overcome heated adversity of wildfires

Firefighters overcome heated adversity of wildfires

By Preston Kwok, Carlmont High School

September 28, 2020

With many wildfires spreading throughout California, the demand for firefighters has been excessive. Their jobs are challenging due to many safety factors the they must adhere to. However, these predicaments give each one of them a unique story to tell. Footage provided by: CalFire media Vimeo P...

Band program marches on, despite COVID-19 guidelines

With their horns up, the Prosper Mighty Eagle Band practices their 2020 halftime show. The band is set to perform their show with scores from Earth Wind and Fire at home football games.

By Gianna Galante, Prosper High School

September 25, 2020

The Mighty Eagle Band at Prosper High School has faced numerous challenges due to COVID-19. According to band director Brandon Holt,when the safety of the students is put into play, thorough planning and attention to detail are due. Holt and other band program members share their "effective and efficient...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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.

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...

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,...

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.

‘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.

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....

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