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Chinatown cookie company delivers good fortune for 58 years and counting

Chinatown cookie company delivers good fortune for 58 years and counting

By Kiana George, Carlmont High School

February 21, 2020

As time progresses, more and more factories are becoming machine operated, but in San Francisco, one factory, known as the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company, is the last standing homemade fortune cookie factory in the country. Although it can’t compete with the speed or volume of other cookie factories,...

MHSNews | Badminton Club Sees Growth in Members

MHSNews | Badminton Club Sees Growth in Members

By Zara Tola and Shon Sayfuddinov

February 21, 2020

Out of all of the sports activities offered at MHS, senior Claire Zhang said there is one sport she truly can enjoy like no other: badminton. “I’m not a really athletic person or someone who is really good at sports,” Zhang said. “I remember in middle school, one of the P.E. activities that...

Autobiographies

Autobiographies

By Magdalena Laughrey, North Allegheny Senior High School

February 21, 2020

This story was originally published on The Uproar on February 21, 2020.

Taking the plunge

By Jordan Bakar and Connor Robb

February 21, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 19, 2020.

MHSNews | NHS Hosts Annual Blood Drive

MHSNews | NHS Hosts Annual Blood Drive

By Katie Schowe and R.C. Gioia

February 21, 2020

National Honors Society hosted the annual blood drive in the small gym on February 3, giving students and teachers the opportunity to save lives. This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on February 12, 2020....

Beyond the Books

Beyond the Books

By Marilyn Buente and Noah Keckler

February 19, 2020

This story was originally published on On the Record on December 4, 2019.

Engineering department brings education to the real world

Engineering department brings education to the real world

By Flint Frohman and Mark Platt

February 19, 2020

Many here at BSM probably know someone in the engineering department, but many outside the class may not know what happens in the hands-on program. The BSM engineering class is a unique program, with a high level of autonomy over what projects and activities one does in the class. “I would say it’s...

eLearning explained

By Elizabeth Hahn and Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla

February 17, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 5, 2020.

Bringing language to elementary schools

By Jenna Reynolds and Dana Summers

February 17, 2020

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

Video – DuRT Robotics team prepares for competition

Video – DuRT Robotics team prepares for competition

By Armon Wallace, De Smet Jesuit High School

February 14, 2020

This story was originally published on The Mirror on February 14, 2020.

Carlmont staff expresses their love for music through their Motown band

Carlmont staff expresses their love for music through their Motown band

By Phoebe Gulsen, Carlmont High School

February 14, 2020

Carlmont staff members Dave Gomez, Cindy Shusterman, and Jerome Harris are part of the Smokin' Slice of Mojo band. They play a variety of music, from classic rock to Motown. The members spend time practicing and performing all over the Bay Area to continue their lifelong hobby of playing music.  This st...

MHSNews | More Than Meets The Eye

MHSNews | More Than Meets The Eye

By R.C. Gioia, Marquette High School

February 13, 2020

Richie Tienter is not like other freshmen. Five months after he was born and after numerous doctor visits, his parents were told that he had optic nerve hypoplasia, a disorder characterized by the underdevelopment of optic nerves. This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on February 5, 2020....

Dr. Shuvo Roy: Revolutionizing the scientific and medical industries

Dr. Shuvo Roy: Revolutionizing the scientific and medical industries

By Josh Barde, Carlmont High School

February 12, 2020

Dr. Shuvo Roy has been researching and developing a new and better way for kidney failure patients to live a more natural life. The artificial kidney and nanotechnology may revolutionize the scientific industry as well as allowing dialysis patients around the world to enhance their quality of life.  This st...

Impeachment explained

Impeachment explained

By Talia Lissauer and Marta Hill

February 12, 2020

Below are the transcripts to the two animated videos. The videos are available on YouTube and embedded in the transcripts below.  In the midst of this historic impeachment of President Donald Trump, Echo is here to clear up confusion around the process. On July 25th, Trump called President of U...

Geiler vs. Geiler

By Natalie Eljamal and Miguel Paredes Reyes

February 11, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 5, 2020.

West journalists take on boxing

West journalists take on boxing

By Tosh Klever, West High School

February 11, 2020

Boxing is not a sport many athletes decide to take on. For the well-conditioned athletes at ICOR Boxing the boxing gym prioritizes the community and personal growth of their members. For the last three months, West Side Story staffers decided to face the challenge of learning this fearsome sport. This video features...

Caring through cards

By Elise Isakov, Henry W. Grady High School

February 10, 2020

This story was originally published on The Southerner on February 7, 2020.

Activist group Moms 4 Housing wins right to stay in Oakland house, protests Bay Area housing crisis

Activist group Moms 4 Housing wins right to stay in Oakland house, protests Bay Area housing crisis

By Eric Fang, The Harker Upper School

February 10, 2020

A group of homeless mothers called Moms 4 Housing reached an agreement with Wedgewood Properties on Jan. 20 to buy the Oakland home they had illegally occupied from Nov. 18 to Jan. 14. Their fight to stay in the vacant house drew national attention to the housing crisis in the Bay Area. After hundre...

Stress from tryouts hinders performance

Stress from tryouts hinders performance

By Andrew Ghazouli, Carlmont High School

February 10, 2020

Every season, many athletes have to try out to keep playing their beloved sport. But oftentimes, the stress and pressure to play at their best during this period of time undermines their true capabilities. This story was originally published on Scot Scoop News on February 6, 2020....

Annual flower festival kicks off Chinese New Year’s celebration

Annual flower festival kicks off Chinese New Year’s celebration

By Ethan Man, Carlmont High School

February 7, 2020

Every year, people gather in San Francisco to celebrate the flower fair where they can browse and make purchases from the displays of flowers, fruits, and candy, simultaneously learning about Chinese culture. The festival is the first of many leading into Chinese New Year, and potential festival-goers...

Second degree Black belt

By Dana Summers and Michelle Zhang

February 7, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on January 24, 2020.

Blackmon finds victory on varsity wrestling as sophomore

Blackmon finds victory on varsity wrestling as sophomore

By Alli Bishop, Lafayette High School

February 6, 2020

Sophomore Seraphina Blackmon has been on varsity wrestling since her freshman year. Her teammates describe her as positive and hard working. Blackmon wants to wrestle in college, and her goal is to win State during her high school career. "She always comes in here and she wants to get better, so she...

Lafayette hosts annual Jazz Festival

Lafayette hosts annual Jazz Festival

By Emily Budde, Lafayette High School

February 6, 2020

All four Rockwood High Schools Jazz Bands gathered on Jan. 15 to perform at the annual Jazz Festival in the Theater. Lafayette's Jazz Band performed two pieces, one of which they only had six rehearsals to prepare for. "When we learn and grow together, that's when the Jazz really comes out," senior...

Video – Comeback of the houses

Video – Comeback of the houses

By Connor Pohl, De Smet Jesuit High School

February 5, 2020

This story was originally published on The Mirror on February 4, 2020.

Behind the Scenes: Big Fish the Musical

Behind the Scenes: Big Fish the Musical

By Izzy Rejino and Natalie Cullen

February 3, 2020

This story was originally published on The Dispatch on January 31, 2020.

48 States for autism awareness

By Kaitlyn Willard and Edison Geiler

February 3, 2020

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

Tennis passion brings family together

Tennis passion brings family together

By Phoebe Gulsen, Carlmont High School

February 3, 2020

Many Carlmont students choose to partake in a daily sport, whether it be through the school, an outside club, or as a recreational activity. Very few students use this as an opportunity to spend time with their family. Sophomore Nikhila Raman spends almost all of her free time playing tennis with her...

MHSNews | Lacing Up: Shoe Entrepreneurs On The Rise

MHSNews | Lacing Up: Shoe Entrepreneurs On The Rise

By Shon Sayfuddinov, Marquette High School

January 31, 2020

With the growing popularity of sneaker culture, young entrepreneurs have began to start their own shoe businesses. Senior Chase Callahan has been in the business of selling and collecting shoes since 6th grade, and has an extensive inventory with sneakers ranging in price from 200 to 30,000 dollars. This st...

Unified in Speech

By Annabelle Harshbarger and Kaden Roth

January 31, 2020

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

Jugglers join for Friday’s farewell

Jugglers join for Friday’s farewell

By Bekah Algaze, Starr's Mill High School

January 30, 2020

On Dec. 21, Peeples Elementary School former and current jugglers gathered together in the Whitewater High School gymnasium to celebrate coach Deborah Friday’s retirement. Friday has coached the juggling team for 29 years. Her last wish before retirement was to watch one performance by all the jugglers...

Building bots

By Jordan Bakar and Connor Robb

January 29, 2020

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

After Hours

After Hours

By Jayce Haun, Wentzville Liberty High School

January 28, 2020

Every day when you walk through the doors of the school in the morning, you may notice how clean the school is. This is not possible without our hard-working custodians. From Monday through Friday, from 2:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., night custodians, Shawn Johnson and Jeff Risch are working hard in the 200...

New kids on the block

By Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla and Olivia Oeth

January 28, 2020

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

FHSD Sues JUUL

FHSD Sues JUUL

By Gabriel Lobato, Francis Howell North High School

January 27, 2020

This story was originally published on FHNtoday.com on January 6, 2020.

Providing HOPE for cancer

By Kaitlyn Willard and Miguel Paredes Reyes

January 24, 2020

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

Yearbook’s dedication is often disregarded

Yearbook’s dedication is often disregarded

By Ava Richards, Carlmont High School

January 22, 2020

Despite being an integral part of welcoming summer vacation, many remain unaware of the work that goes into creating the yearbook. The lengthy process starts and ends with Carlmont’s dedicated yearbook staff, who create the book completely from scratch.  This story was originally published on Sc...

Behind the scenes: dancers prepare for choreography showcase

Behind the scenes: dancers prepare for choreography showcase

By Edward Chen, Bailey Maierson, Olivia Doan, and Fareen Dhuka

January 21, 2020

In the weeks leading up to the Student Choreography Showcase, dancers squeezed in rehearsals in the VST dance studios, scrambling to finish and teach their choregraphies. The showcase, known as STUCHO, allows St. John’s dancers to actively select the creative aspects of dance performances, such...

Home Sweet Tiny House

By Jenna Reynolds and Dana Summers

January 21, 2020

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

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.

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