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Roller coasters speak loudly in library

Roller coasters speak loudly in library

By Nina Cipriani, Altoona Area High School

March 20, 2019


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Academic physics classes created roller coasters to showcase in the high school library March 13 and 14. Students had to put together a roller coaster from scratch. This is the third marking period benchmark for the academic physics students that participated. Benchmark: how it was graded To grade ...

St. Louis youth gather downtown to demand action regarding climate change

St. Louis youth gather downtown to demand action regarding climate change

By Maria Newton and Sabrina Bohn

March 20, 2019


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The Youth Climate Strike US held a national walkout today, March 15, attended by students across the United States as part of a global movement; it is estimated that about one million students worldwide in 125 different countries took part, with over 100 students in St. Louis going on strike in front ...

Juniors: the future awaits

Juniors: the future awaits

By Hannah Reichert, Meridian Senior High School

March 20, 2019


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The juniors at Meridian High School have started to prepare for the SATs, ACTs, and their senior year. However, some juniors have already started to go on college visits and apply for scholarships. Many students have already thought about their future and who they want to be when they grow up. "They...

Graduation gets pushed back as snow days pile up

Graduation gets pushed back as snow days pile up

By Nina Cipriani, Altoona Area High School

March 20, 2019


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One of the most controversial things having to do with school is the snow days: whether or not there should be one and whether or not there should be a two-hour delay. But, with snow days comes makeup days, and with makeup days comes a delay in graduation. Students do not want to go to school any...

Trends of academic dishonesty in South Forsyth

Trends of academic dishonesty in South Forsyth

By Lauren Holiday, South Forsyth High School

March 20, 2019


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It’s been a long, rough year for just about any student who has to multitask their lives. Jobs, family, extracurriculars, and preparing for colleges all alongside having to worry about grades in classes are some of the stressors students can face on a day-to-day basis. Most students are able to find...

City Hosts Theme Based Day on MLK’s Last Speech “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”

City Hosts Theme Based Day on MLK’s Last Speech “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”

By Mariam Keita and Ellis Chen

March 19, 2019


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City High held a celebration of the life of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. instead of holding regular classes on Friday. Students flocked to a plethora of activities and discussions about Civil Rights and the legacy of Dr. King. Humanize My Hoodie - a movement based on the use of art to eliminate...

Students organize a walkout combatting environmental apathy

Students organize a walkout combatting environmental apathy

By Maria Newton, Parkway West High School

March 19, 2019


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A nation-wide walkout is being organized by students all over the nation, including senior Noah Wright, to pressure lawmakers to take action regarding climate change. “It is a call to action for lawmakers to address the threat of climate change. There are some specific demands, the most important being support for the Green New Deal,” Wright said. “Students acro...

Personalized Valentines poems bring in revenue for annual trip

Personalized Valentines poems bring in revenue for annual trip

By Isabella Craparotta '19, Grosse Pointe South High School

March 19, 2019


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Valentine’s Day is a day full of thoughtful, loving gestures, and the advanced creative writing class (ACW) helped spread the love at South this year. But due to the number of snow days received the weeks of January 28 and February 4, the ACW had only days to prepare. The class created a fundraiser...

La Salle Junior Christine Bynum Takes a Stand to Lower the Oregon Voting Age

La Salle Junior Christine Bynum Takes a Stand to Lower the Oregon Voting Age

By Olivia Aragon, La Salle Catholic College Preparatory

March 19, 2019


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Nearly fifty years ago, many argued that anyone eligible to be drafted in the Vietnam War should be allowed to vote. In July of 1971 President Richard Nixon signed the 26th Amendment that lowered the voting age to 18 years old. Now, lawmakers in Oregon have unveiled a plan to lower the voting age to ...

Things are building up at Memorial

Things are building up at Memorial

By Hailey Mullet, Elkhart Memorial High School

March 19, 2019


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It’s no secret that Elkhart Memorial High School as we know it is starting to look less and less recognizable. There have already been some major changes to our school, but the construction going on now is only a glimpse at what is to come.   The first couple steps through Memorial’s front doors...

Citizens aid Nourishing Network during “snowpocalyse” troubles

Citizens aid Nourishing Network during “snowpocalyse” troubles

By Annika Prom, Mountlake Terrace High School

March 18, 2019


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In the midst of cold weather, warm acts of kindness melted the snow. Community members supported the Nourishing Network (NN) in its efforts to deliver weekend meals to families in the Edmonds School District (ESD). The NN was unable to meet its weekly goal of distributing food to students on Thursday,...

Students buy Maddie Made apparel

Students buy Maddie Made apparel

By Amariah Smith, Richmond High School

March 18, 2019


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Maddie Brunton is thinking of ideas for new designs for her business. She has started selling clothing, jewelry, magnets, and cups on Instagram and Facebook. Her business so far is a big success and Maddie is inspired to come up with new ideas every day. “My inspiration was just because I love making stuff for other people and I like buying t...

First LA Teacher Strike in Decades Ends With Smaller Classes, Bigger Paychecks

First LA Teacher Strike in Decades Ends With Smaller Classes, Bigger Paychecks

By Molly Litvak, Shalhevet High School

March 18, 2019


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Days of intermittent downpour didn’t stop teachers from the Los Angeles Unified School District from picketing and marching last month to get a contract with smaller class sizes, more nurses, and higher pay. Lasting from Jan. 14 to Jan. 22, the first teachers strike in Los Angeles in 30 years ended ...

Six Houses Away

Six Houses Away

By Caitlyn Truong, Yorba Linda High School

March 18, 2019


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On the rainy afternoon of February 3, a small plane crashed in a neighborhood near Glenknoll Elementary in Yorba Linda. Five were killed, including the pilot of the plane and four residents of the home it crashed into. Along with the complete destruction of the plane and house, the resulting fire, while...

Warren shapes 2020 primary with trip to Georgia

Warren shapes 2020 primary with trip to Georgia

By Royce Mann, Henry W. Grady High School

March 18, 2019


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Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, South Carolina and Georgia. The Peach State is not often considered one of the first stops on a presidential campaign trail, but that could change soon. With a year to go until the Iowa Caucus, the state that was until recently considered a Republican stronghold has rec...

Students honor Beth Dunlap through #18for18

Students honor Beth Dunlap through #18for18

By Saba Ali, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2019


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“1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18,” chant students in Mrs. Lynn Hatzikostantsis' group fitness class as they do 18 push-ups. These students participated in the #18for18 challenge to honor Beth Dunlap, a junior at Downers Grove North High School, who died from injuries...

Losing a legend

Losing a legend

By Angelina Hicks, Cathedral Catholic High School

March 14, 2019


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When University of San Diego High School/Cathedral Catholic High School social science teacher Mr. Don DeAngelo began his USDHS career 23 years ago, he never expected to befriend a hardworking, charismatic principal like Dr. Richard Kelly. “He was just an incredibly supportive employer,” Mr. DeAngelo...

District hires Heardt as new principal, begins replacement process

District hires Heardt as new principal, begins replacement process

By Nicole Konopelko, Pittsburg High School

March 13, 2019


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Starting in July, current assistant principal Kelynn Heardt will take over as the head principal of Pittsburg High School. The USD 250 Board of Education approved Heardt’s hiring in its regularly scheduled board meeting on March 4. Heardt will replace principal Phil Bressler, who resigned in early...

A Night to Remember

A Night to Remember

By Taylor Hofbauer, Millard West High School

March 12, 2019


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Blue and silver balloons hung in the air, clusters of twinkling lights lined the room and projected stars floated along the walls. In the midst of a large crowd of teenagers stood junior Joseph Drwal dancing along to the loud music. Dressed in a navy tuxedo with a black bow tie he picked out completely...

Declining Interest in Voting?

Declining Interest in Voting?

By Kelvin Ku, McKinley High School

March 12, 2019


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A lot of media outlets have focused on the declining voter numbers of millennials but not everyone seems worried that Generation Z may face the same problem. “I think as you get older you’ll care more, you’ll have more to lose, you’ll have jobs, and you’ll have families, and you’ll realize ...

City adopts ranked-choice voting

City adopts ranked-choice voting

By Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

March 9, 2019


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To implement the ranked-choice voting system, the City Council needed all of its members to approve the change, according to St. Louis Park mayor Jake Spano. “The City Council had to vote unanimously in favor otherwise it would not pass,” Spano said. “The Council did vote unanimously, so (ranked-choice...

WW ’19: Realizing who you are takes time: alliance hosts panel for sophomores

WW ’19: Realizing who you are takes time: alliance hosts panel for sophomores

By Madeline Maurer and Max Brande

March 9, 2019


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Students all around Wayland High School are members of the LGBTQ+ community, but not everyone knows who they are. Three resident members of the LGBTQ+ community held a panel in the lecture hall on the morning of Friday, Feb. 1 to begin the final day of Winter Week. This panel was designed to offer a...

Board of Education begins search for new principal, extends timeline

Board of Education begins search for new principal, extends timeline

By Nicole Konopelko, Pittsburg High School

March 8, 2019


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The USD 250 school district has kicked off its search for a candidate to replace head principal Phil Bressler, who resigned in early January to seek a superintendent position. The hiring process will be led by superintendent Rich Proffitt and assistant superintendent Dr. Brad Hanson. The district’s...

Clean Shave, Cleaner Finish

Clean Shave, Cleaner Finish

By Valerie Davis, North Allegheny Senior High School

March 8, 2019


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As choral students walked into the choir room on Friday, March 1st, they did not expect the sight before them. There were even a few gasps and giggles as the group beheld the sight of Mr. Schmiech, a man with a legendary mustache and beard, now sporting a freshly shaved face. Schmiech agreed to shave...

Strength In Numbers

Strength In Numbers

By Lauren Doran and Sue Jacob

March 7, 2019


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Casa Grande High School is one of a few schools within the Petaluma School District and is the largest out of all of them, with a student population of 1,700. Throughout the years, Casa Grande has experienced many milestones and achievements. Aside from the outstanding and wide selection of AP classes...

Triton’s Triumphant Trophies

Triton’s Triumphant Trophies

By Jeremy Duford, Triton High School

March 7, 2019


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Triton has a new trophy case on its way, closer than the community might know. Hosting over 70 awards from sports such as Wrestling, Football, and Softball, Triton’s trophy case represents the decades of success that Triton’s athletics has worked so vigilantly to achieve. Unfortunately, as...

Anime Club hosts Super Smash Bros tournament for fifth year in a row

Anime Club hosts Super Smash Bros tournament for fifth year in a row

By Robyn Epstein, Colonia High School

March 7, 2019


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Anime club hosted their annual Smash Bros Tournament Wednesday, January 23. This year many hopefuls signed up. However, there can only be one winner. This is the fifth year the Anime Club hosted their Smash Bros tournament. There were 28 people who participated in this event. The cost to join was...

Hi-Spots article on air quality prompts close look at TTAD pools

Hi-Spots article on air quality prompts close look at TTAD pools

By Olivia Young, Tigard High School

March 7, 2019


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    An opinion piece in the January edition of Hi-Spots, Swim center air quality needs to be addressed, called upon the Tigard Tualatin Aquatic District  to look into the air quality at the Tigard Pool based on the high rate of asthma and breathing complaints among the high school team’s swimme...

Citing Student Handbook, Fairness rules admin cannot enforce school rules at Starbucks if student has not checked in to school

Citing Student Handbook, Fairness rules admin cannot enforce school rules at Starbucks if student has not checked in to school

By Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Shalhevet High School

March 7, 2019


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In the first public Fairness case of the year, a ruling based on a technicality raised but did not clearly answer the question of when and whether students have to follow school rules when off campus. Senior Donna Grunfeld brought the case to the Fairness Committee Jan. 7 after she was approached...

ASB gives insight into campaign process

ASB gives insight into campaign process

By Maya Lip, Carlmont High School

March 6, 2019


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Students from all grades work on establishing their campaign weeks before voting day on March 4. Many new candidates, as well as a lot of the current officers, are putting in their efforts to gain the position they seek. During elections, the majority of Carlmont only sees posters filling locker...

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