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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....

Painting projects

By Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla and Michelle Zhang

March 13, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 12, 2020.

FHN E – SPORTS Team Discusses Their Passion For Gaming

FHN E – SPORTS Team Discusses Their Passion For Gaming

By Gabriel Lobato, Michael Mellor, and Raymond Shea

March 13, 2020

This story was originally published on FHNtoday.com on February 24, 2020.

MHSNews | Teachers Try TikTok

MHSNews | Teachers Try TikTok

By Jackson Estwanick and Shon Sayfuddinov

March 13, 2020

Four MHS faculty members take on TikTok by reacting to content, trying filters and performing the viral "Renegade" challenge. This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on March 10, 2020.

Preparing for the future

By Edison Geiler and Jordan Bakar

March 12, 2020

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

From the classroom to the courtroom

From the classroom to the courtroom

By Will Hanson, De Smet Jesuit High School

March 11, 2020

This story was originally published on The Mirror on March 9, 2020.

Zoey’s in the Driver’s Seat

Zoey’s in the Driver’s Seat

By Brynna Kern, Atlantic High School

March 11, 2020

This story was originally published on AHSneedle on March 10, 2020.

MHSNews | Competitive Weight Lifter Prepares for American Open

MHSNews | Competitive Weight Lifter Prepares for American Open

By Lexie Diekroeger, Marquette High School

March 11, 2020

Sometimes failure in one area can lead to success in another. After getting cut from the soccer team, junior Adam Withinton found a love for competitive weightlifting. This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on March 6, 2020....

Up and coming artists

Up and coming artists

By Danika Kusumoto and Chelsee Sawai

March 10, 2020

Teenagers recently have been producing their own music and finding success, such as Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell at this year’s Grammy awards. Students at Mid-Pacific find inspiration in these self-made musicians, releasing their own music on mainstream music platforms. We interviewed...

Smith joins LHS for Black History Month presentation

Smith joins LHS for Black History Month presentation

By Kevin Vera, Lafayette High School

March 10, 2020

Cardinals Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith spoke at Lafayette on Feb. 21 for a Black History Month presentation organized by his niece, freshman Claireece Cross. Before and after the presentation, Smith took photos with students and signed autographs. If you took a photo with Smith after the presentation,...

Video: Talent To Spare

Video: Talent To Spare

By Chaney Kelly, Lee Kinnebrew, Jake Piccirillo, and Bradley Kofahl

March 9, 2020

Many of us got stuck on a childhood t-ball or soccer team, but this lovejoy student found something else right up his “alley.” LNN takes to the lanes. This story was originally published on The Red Ledger on February 25, 2020....

Video: The Sky’s the Limit

Video: The Sky’s the Limit

By Nathan Fowler and Natalie McLaren

March 5, 2020

Flying model airplanes is a timeless childhood activity, but what happens when we grow up? LNN takes you above and beyond in this feature. This story was originally published on The Red Ledger on February 26, 2020....

Why do we still need Black History Month?

Why do we still need Black History Month?

By Ulaa Kuziez, Parkway West High School

March 3, 2020

Black History Month is celebrated every February as an homage to the contributions of African Americans who have shaped American history. This celebration was started in 1915 by historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans leaders not only to celebrate achievements of African Americans,...

MHSNews | Boys Varsity Basketball Earns “Josh Merz Night” Win

MHSNews | Boys Varsity Basketball Earns “Josh Merz Night” Win

By Jackson Estwanick and Shyam Punnachalil

March 3, 2020

A "Senior Night" is an annual tradition that many MHS athletics and activities hold to honor their senior members. However, this year's boys varsity basketball team celebrated differently as they only had one senior on the roster, Josh Merz. This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on February 28, 2020....

Students become the choreographer in YDC

Students become the choreographer in YDC

By Erin Quaid, York Community High School

March 3, 2020

Friday mornings, while most students are still at home getting ready for school or still asleep, York Dance Company members are in the black box studio by 6:45 a.m. getting ready to show off their best dance moves. York Dance Company (YDC) is a non-competitive dance group where students put in countless...

Carlmont’s Heritage Fair celebrates diversity

Carlmont’s Heritage Fair celebrates diversity

By Andrew Ghazouli, Carlmont High School

March 3, 2020

This year's heritage fair featured a variety of performances that highlighted the vast cultures present in Carlmont's student body. The immersive experience enabled students to experience different parts of the world in a familiar and fun environment. This story was originally published on Scot Scoop News on Fe...

Sewing to success

By Brenna Batchelder and Haden Batchelder

March 2, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 20, 2020.

HOSA Surgical Simulators

By Bailey Christensen, Millard West High School

March 2, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 26, 2020.

H+ performance

By Natalie Eljamal and Annabelle Harshbarger

March 2, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 27, 2020.

A striking talent

By Jenna Reynolds and Dana Summers

February 28, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 27, 2020.

Oath of Enlistment

Oath of Enlistment

By Steven Reybein, North Allegheny Senior High School

February 27, 2020

This story was originally published on The Uproar on February 27, 2020.

ELS Basketball Game Brings School Together

ELS Basketball Game Brings School Together

By Peter Elliott, Lake Forest High School

February 26, 2020

Lake Forest hosted New Trier for the 24th annual ELS basketball game last Thursday, a game that once again proved to be one of the best all-school events of the year. Watch how it unfolded in this game recap produced by junior editor Peter Elliott. This story was originally published on The Forest ...

Flying up in the music

By Annalise Smalley and Morgan Weir

February 24, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on January 30, 2020.

For the love of the game

For the love of the game

By Will Hanson, De Smet Jesuit High School

February 24, 2020

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

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...

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