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No Labels Attached: LatinX Immigrants- “We Came Here for a Better Life”

No Labels Attached: LatinX Immigrants- “We Came Here for a Better Life”

By Nicole Calderon, Yeishaliz Cancel Ortiz, Allison Ferguson, and Kelsey Golden

January 17, 2020

This story was originally published on DHS Press on January 17, 2020.

MHSNews | Meet Mel

MHSNews | Meet Mel

By Shon Sayfuddinov, Marquette High School

January 17, 2020

From the classroom to the parking lot, former teacher Mel Carusso made a career change that brought her to Marquette. After leaving a job that she loved, Mel was unsure of where her new position behind the wheel would take her. This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on January 13, 2020....

Hardworking and caring: SRO Deputy Fah strives for more than safety

Hardworking and caring: SRO Deputy Fah strives for more than safety

By Nate Martell and Jackson Schou

January 14, 2020

This story was originally published on Spartan Shield on January 12, 2020.

Students unwind and relax through Toquet Hall’s “Happy Painting” program

Students unwind and relax through Toquet Hall’s “Happy Painting” program

By Serena Ye, Staples High School

January 13, 2020

This story was originally published on Inklings on January 7, 2020.

MHSNews | Freshman Wrestling Competes in Rockwood Quad Invitational

MHSNews | Freshman Wrestling Competes in Rockwood Quad Invitational

By Jackson Estwanick, Marquette High School

January 10, 2020

Last night, freshman wrestling took on the Rockwood Quad Invitational to face host Lafayette, along with Eureka and Rockwood Summit. Just past the midseason mark, the Mustangs team of wrestlers are mostly new to the sport, and have been working to improve their standings. This story was originally pu...

Video: Kosher Conundrum: Off-Campus Eating

Video: Kosher Conundrum: Off-Campus Eating

By Addie Bassin, CHARLES E SMITH JEWISH DAY SCHOOL

January 10, 2020

This story was originally published on The Lion's Tale on January 9, 2020.

Video: When Life Gives You Limits

Video: When Life Gives You Limits

By Chaney Kelly and Jackie Carroll

January 10, 2020

At some point in time, we all go through something that questions our ability to overcome. One of our teachers here at LHS finds himself facing another trial in everyday life, but how he carries on is astounding. LNN's Chaney Kelly and Jackie Carroll let us in. This story was originally published on...

Back to Bassics

By Edison Geiler and Connor Robb

January 9, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on December 18, 2019.

Drawing portraits

By Logan Berggren and Bailey Christensen

January 9, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on December 19, 2019.

Quad City organization shines light on making new traditions

Quad City organization shines light on making new traditions

By Sakshi Lawande and Eesha Lawande

January 9, 2020

This story was originally published on Spartan Shield on January 6, 2020.

Video: Bean & Berry Documentary

Video: Bean & Berry Documentary

By Jacob Toth, Bethel Park High School

January 7, 2020

Students love visiting The Bean & Berry to recharge during the early part of the school day. The Bean, which is in its fourth full year, is run and managed by students in marketing and DECA. This short documentary highlights the many features of the much-loved coffee shop. This story was originally pu...

Video story: Coach Wright’s 10-year running streak comes to an end

Video story: Coach Wright’s 10-year running streak comes to an end

By Grace Hampton, Baldwin High School - PA

January 6, 2020

This story was originally published on Purbalite on January 3, 2020.

Lights, music, Christmas

Lights, music, Christmas

By Advik Dixit, Liberty High School - TX

December 26, 2019

Planning on majoring in lighting design and production, senior Kyle Strickland usually puts his talents on display in various theatre productions in the area. However, every December for the last 6 years, he brings a little extra holiday spirit to his house.  ”I’ve always grown up with chr...

Visualizing Vietnam

By Mackenzie Gonzales and Chloe Parker

December 20, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on December 19, 2019.

On the Mend?

On the Mend?

By Olivia Delancy, Miami Country Day School

December 20, 2019

On September 19th in the Garner Center Cafeteria a commotion broke out amongst students, prompting our Upper School director to make a negative comment regarding a predominantly black community. What followed was a primetime report by Channel 7, an article in the Miami Herald, the eventual resignation...

MHSNews | Hooping Shows Heart

MHSNews | Hooping Shows Heart

By Jackson Estwanick, Marquette High School

December 19, 2019

Yesterday, a student versus staff basketball fundraiser was held in the large gym during flex time, hosted by Future Business Leaders of America, also known as FBLA. Proceeds from the event would be split. While FBLA would keep half of the money for their upcoming district and state competitions,...

Lincoln on strike

By Logan Berggren and Olivia Oeth

December 18, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on December 12, 2019.

Get your motors running

By Jenna Reynolds and Michelle Miller

December 16, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on December 13, 2019.

Musical talent expressed at annual Coffee House

Musical talent expressed at annual Coffee House

By Chloe Baker, Lafayette High School

December 16, 2019

On Nov. 6, a variety of students performed at the annual Coffee House. Guitar teacher Traci Bolton put on the event. "You always need an outlet to express yourself," Bolton said. "Whether that be music, art, writing, there are plenty of avenues for that. Coffee House, with this nice sort of casual...

MHSNews | American Cricket Academy Club Visits PE Classes

MHSNews | American Cricket Academy Club Visits PE Classes

By Shon Sayfuddinov, Marquette High School

December 11, 2019

A new sport has been introduced to students in Personal Fitness and Wellness classes: Cricket. Throughout the semester, members of the American Cricket Academy Club (ACAC) visited MHS to familiarize students with the sport. This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on December 2, 2019....

MHSNews | First Amendment Heroes

MHSNews | First Amendment Heroes

By Katie Schowe, Marquette High School

December 10, 2019

Students from across the St. Louis area were invited to the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse to interact with key figures involved in landmark 1st amendment court cases on November 7. Speakers included Lynne Jackson, as well as Cathy Frey and Mary Beth Tinker. This story was originally published on...

No Labels Attached: Breaking Gender Stereotypes in Sports

No Labels Attached: Breaking Gender Stereotypes in Sports

By Morgan Fischer, Alison Pataky, and Karen Ramos

December 10, 2019

This story was originally published on DHS Press on December 10, 2019.

A Climate Change of Mind

A Climate Change of Mind

By Andrew Weaver, Miami Country Day School

December 10, 2019

Miami is ground zero for climate change activism. But what do activists really want? Every Friday in Miami Beach, hundreds of protestors take to the streets encouraging politicians to legislate, voters to think and all citizens to up their game at protecting the planet. As one protest sign aptly said...

MHSNews | Wanderbus Brings German Culture to Marquette

MHSNews | Wanderbus Brings German Culture to Marquette

By R.C. Gioia, Marquette High School

December 9, 2019

German students took their learning of the language outside the classroom November 13, as they boarded the Wanderbus. The Wanderbus is a travelling program that teaches students German language and culture on the go, and Marquette was its only stop in Missouri. This story was originally published on...

AFJROTC students establish discipline through Drill Team

AFJROTC students establish discipline through Drill Team

By Chloe Baker, Lafayette High School

December 6, 2019

"Drill Team is just like any other sports team. We compete and we take movements like left faces, right faces and about-faces and we create a sequence. This sequence, along with discipline, is performed in front of a judge," Cadet Colonel Vrisha Jagdish said. This story was originally published on Th...

Special Abilities Awareness Week: A Look Inside the Work Experience Program

Special Abilities Awareness Week: A Look Inside the Work Experience Program

By Morgan Fischer, Alison Pataky, and Karen Ramos

December 6, 2019

This story was originally published on DHS Press on December 6, 2019.

Ripe for Learning

Ripe for Learning

By Erica Negrini, Abby Kachur, and Audra Sapp

December 6, 2019

This story was originally published on The Uproar on December 5, 2019.

Jani Wilkens Behind the Desk

Jani Wilkens Behind the Desk

By Coong Tran and Joshua Wright

December 3, 2019

This story was originally published on FHNtoday.com on November 26, 2019.

Conservation and Conversations: The Smithsonian’s National Zoo

Conservation and Conversations: The Smithsonian’s National Zoo

By Sam Brook, Chloe Postlewaite, and Taila Lee

November 26, 2019

Even on rainy days, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute in Washington D.C. provides educational insight for everyone from youth to adults. Founded in 1889 and offering free admission, the zoo features over 2,700 animals and more than 390 species from Asia, Africa,...

Cafeteria Workers: The Lifeblood of NASH

Cafeteria Workers: The Lifeblood of NASH

By Emilie Whitewolf, Faith Nguyen, and Vanessa Lacruz

November 25, 2019

This story was originally published on The Uproar on November 25, 2019.

A sweet passion

By Jenna Reynolds and Dana Summers

November 25, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 14, 2019.

Preschool in High School

Preschool in High School

By Magdalena Laughrey, Olivia Schenk, and Jahnavi Srinivas

November 20, 2019

This story was originally published on The Uproar on November 20, 2019.

Dia de los Muertos shows Local Traditions

By Melissa Ledezma and Emily Lopez

November 15, 2019

Our first annual Dia de los Muertos festival took place at Godinez Fundamental High School's library on Nov. 4, 2019. This story was originally published on Grizzly Gazette on November 14, 2019.

Teacher goes viral on popular Vsco app

By Alexis Bahensky, Millard West High School

November 14, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 8, 2019.

Video: Teacher’s Pet

Video: Teacher’s Pet

By Chaney Kelly and Bradley Kofahl

November 11, 2019

Everybody needs a best friend, and the children of Lovejoy Elementary have a furry companion to share their ups and downs with everyday. This story was originally published on The Red Ledger on November 6, 2019.

Thousands of steps, hundreds of miles, three make it to state

Thousands of steps, hundreds of miles, three make it to state

By Walker Shippy, Liberty High School

November 11, 2019

Hours and hours of training. Thousands upon thousands of steps adding up to hundreds of miles. All the work is going to be put to one final test as senior Amelia Jauergui, sophomore Jada Williams, and freshman Grace DeShetler go for a title on Friday in the girls 5A state cross country meet in Round Rock beginning at 1:...

VIDEO: Baldwin hosts regional tournament for Special Olympics athletes

VIDEO: Baldwin hosts regional tournament for Special Olympics athletes

By Pratiksha Timsina and Brooke Scanlon

November 8, 2019

This story was originally published on Purbalite on November 8, 2019.

Culinary kids cater

By Anna Blumenthal and Dana Summers

November 8, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 7, 2019.

Leading the crowd

Leading the crowd

By Valerie Benzinger and Christopher Bland

November 7, 2019

This story was originally published on Farmers' Harvest on November 7, 2019.

Video: Finding Your Forte

Video: Finding Your Forte

By Arya Raju and Jackie Carroll

November 7, 2019

Bringing his talents to the chamber orchestra during his first year at Lovejoy, a sophomore knows how to put the pedal to the metal, but with music. This story was originally published on The Red Ledger on November 7, 2019....

Experimenting with Halloween

By Edison Geiler and Alexis Bahensky

November 7, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 6, 2019.

Deer Valley Environmental Education

Deer Valley Environmental Education

By Abby Kachur, Erica Negrini, and Audra Sapp, North Allegheny Senior High School

November 5, 2019

This story was originally published on The Uproar on November 5, 2019.

Road to the Olympics

Road to the Olympics

By Taylor English, Pleasant Valley High School

November 1, 2019

This story was originally published on Spartan Shield on October 24, 2019.

MHSNews | Senior Friday Night Lights

MHSNews | Senior Friday Night Lights

By Jadynne Watts, Marquette High School

November 1, 2019

Not only did the Varsity football team celebrate their win against Pattonville on Oct. 11, but they also celebrated senior night along with cheer, Mystique and marching band. This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on October 22, 2019....

A tradition of family fun at Vala’s

By Logan Berggren and Olivia Oeth

November 1, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 30, 2019.

Video: Trump ignites support in Dallas rally

Video: Trump ignites support in Dallas rally

By Alishba Javaid, Coppell High School

October 31, 2019

This story was originally published on Coppell Student Media on October 30, 2019.

MHSNews | Marching Band Performs for Gateway Warriors Golf Tournament

MHSNews | Marching Band Performs for Gateway Warriors Golf Tournament

By Shon Sayfuddinov, Marquette High School

October 31, 2019

On October 7, marching band attended the Gateway Warriors Golf Tournament at St. Albans Country Club to perform for the opening ceremony. This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on October 17, 2019....

Senior band show provides students with leadership opportunities

Senior band show provides students with leadership opportunities

By Kate Stewart and Cienna Pangen

October 30, 2019

This story was originally published on Spartan Shield on October 25, 2019.

What she tackles, she conquers

What she tackles, she conquers

By Bekah Algaze, Starr's Mill High School

October 28, 2019

Seventh grader London Mckeehan plays wide receiver and defensive line. As the first girl on an all boys football team, she tries to find opportunities to motivate and encourage her fellow teammates. The Panthers, remaining undefeated, secured the victory in the county championship against the Bennett’s...

Loud and Rowdy

Loud and Rowdy

By Joey Weaver, Lafayette High School

October 23, 2019

When the Superfans show up, expect loud and rowdy. Superfan leaders Jake Sherman, Joey Moorkamp and Callie Harrison share their tactics on keeping the student section in sync. This story was originally published on The Image on October 23, 2019....

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