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State budget cuts take toll on Del Val

State budget cuts take toll on Del Val

By Cori Raike, Abigail Hancsin, Brianna Barbadora, Clare Erwin, Wyatt Titus, and Molly Boetsch

February 26, 2020

Del Val is currently experiencing a 5-year decrease in state funding, and the effects are going to be felt by everyone in the community in the coming months. The Delphi recently spoke with Superintendent Daria Wasserbach and Business Administrator Teresa Barna concerning this year's round of state ed...

Banning of Single-Use Plastics Will Take Effect in the Aloha State

Banning of Single-Use Plastics Will Take Effect in the Aloha State

By Mahealani Deenik, Joby Lum, and Holly Ikeda

February 26, 2020

With several revisions, the anticipated Bill 40, one of the most restrictive single-use plastic bans in the country, was signed on December 17, 2019, by Mayor Kirk Caldwell. The council passed Bill 40 on a 7-2 vote. Stated by the City & Council, "In order to protect the health, life, and property...

Vaping? The real cost

Vaping? The real cost

By Jazmin Chavira, Middle College High School

February 26, 2020

Watermelon, Strawberry Milk, Mango, Churro, Red Bull, Girl Scout Cookies, Key lime Pie, Sherbert. Fun flavors and no strings attached. It seems like a fun time, right? Wrong. The use of electronic cigarettes is skyrocketing among high schoolers and even landing some in the hospital. Manuel Carrillo...

Amber Coon wins battle with sepsis

Amber Coon wins battle with sepsis

By Hannah Reichert, Meridian Senior High School - IL

February 26, 2020

On Feb. 8, senior Amber Coon noticed her shoulders, back, and neck felt tight and like she could not move well. On the morning of Feb. 10, at 4:30 a.m., Coon was rushed to the hospital after she woke up and noticed she could only move her fingers and toes. Her dad, Justin Coon, and mom, Sonja Coon, then...

Whooping Cough spreads at Jesuit

Whooping Cough spreads at Jesuit

By Virginia Larner, Jesuit High School

February 26, 2020

While Coronavirus is dominating the global health scene, locally, Jesuit faced its own health scare in the last couple months with the whooping cough disease, known more formally as pertussis. With at least four confirmed cases, Jesuit saw unusually high numbers of the rare illness this season.  ...

Lincoln alum makes history as Portland’s first black female fire chief

Lincoln alum makes history as Portland’s first black female fire chief

By Archie Barnes, Lincoln High School - OR

February 26, 2020

In 1995, when Lincoln alumnus Sara Boone began her training with the Portland Fire Service, she was the first woman of color to join the force. Today, 25 years later, she remains the sole woman of color on a team of 730 working at the Portland Fire Department.  Six months ago, Boone was promoted...

Houselessness concerns students and staff

Houselessness concerns students and staff

By Hadley Steele, Lincoln High School - OR

February 26, 2020

Camps belonging to houseless people border the sidewalks of NW Salmon Street and can’t be missed by students dropped off for school or walking to Westside during break. Some have been relocated or removed by the city, but others still remain in place.  Lincoln has a history with houselessness that...

5 CHS Students Charged After Bathroom Robbery Reveals Handgun

5 CHS Students Charged After Bathroom Robbery Reveals Handgun

By Morgan Bragg, Clarksburg High School

February 25, 2020

5 CHS students were arrested Monday, Feb. 10 after one teen brought a handgun to school and was robbed by other students inside a school bathroom.  Just after 1 p.m., an administrator informed school resource officer Jonathan Pruziner that a CHS student was robbed in one of the school bathrooms....

Clases de Colocación Avanzada: Los Segregadores no Intencionales

Clases de Colocación Avanzada: Los Segregadores no Intencionales

By Emma Chiu, Woodside High School - CA

February 25, 2020

To read this article in English, click here. El perfil de Woodside de 2018 a 2019 refleja una población diversa. La mayoría de los estudiantes son latinos (49 por ciento) o caucásicos (40 por ciento). Los estudiantes afroamericanos, asiáticos, isleños del Pacífico y de raza mezclada com...

Buttigieg Covers Multitude of Issues at Large Rally in Arlington

Buttigieg Covers Multitude of Issues at Large Rally in Arlington

By Morgan Fischer, Dominion High School

February 25, 2020

On Sunday, February 23rd, Pete Buttigieg: the mayor of South Bend, Indiana and candidate for 2020 Democratic Presidential nominee, traveled to Arlington, VA to speak to Virginians before Super Tuesday on March 3rd. The event, which took place at Washington-Liberty High School’s football field, was...

Wauwatosa West Principal to Retire after Serving District for 29 Years

Wauwatosa West Principal to Retire after Serving District for 29 Years

By Sara Stanislawski, Wauwatosa West High School

February 24, 2020

Wauwatosa West Principal Frank Calarco will retire at the end of the 2019-2020 school year after serving as the West Principal for the last 10 years.  Calarco is no stranger to the Wauwatosa School District. Prior to his appointment as West’s Principal, Calarco served as Roosevelt Elementary...

Car break-ins become frequent in Hinsdale

Car break-ins become frequent in Hinsdale

By Sophie Burns, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

February 24, 2020

Hinsdale, Ill. and other Chicago suburbs have seen a recent uptick in car break-ins. Criminals from the city have been streaming in towards these towns as they pose easy targets: residents often leave cars unlocked, occasionally with the key inside. On February 11, seven cars across town were burglarized...

Citizens debate how to solve the homeless crisis

Citizens debate how to solve the homeless crisis

By Dylan Ebs, James Bowie High School

February 24, 2020

After two stabbings involving homeless individuals in Austin, the controversy around the homelessness crisis has entered the mainstream again. In early January, a homeless man went on a stabbing spree, leaving one dead and three injured. Later that month, a homeless woman stabbed five people at 6th Street...

All means all: United Methodist Church split

All means all: United Methodist Church split

By Kate Schreiber, Kirkwood High School

February 24, 2020

An “I heart Jesus” lanyard with a rainbow ribbon and Black Lives Matter pin hangs around his neck and tattoos cover his arms. Recently, a man at the post office asked him what kind of motorcycle he drives. He doesn’t own one, he responds. He drives a green Dodge Caravan with two kids under 10 years...

Religious divisions

Religious divisions

By Angelina Hicks, Cathedral Catholic High School

February 21, 2020

When First United Methodist Church of San Diego lead pastor Rev. Trudy Robinson thinks about Christianity and the LGBT community, she welcomes all people. “[FUMC] will remain a place where all are welcomed as beloved children of God, and our pastors will continue to focus on the discipleship of...

Church security concerns persist

Church security concerns persist

By Savannah Dupper, Cathedral Catholic High School

February 21, 2020

When Cathedral Catholic High School student Cameron Nash ‘20 attended Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on a recent trip to New York City, he found the church’s heavy security measures as an unpleasant reminder of church shootings and violence. “It was disconcerting because I had to enter through...

The Story of History Rewritten

The Story of History Rewritten

By Kaitlyn Piggott, Troy High School - MI

February 21, 2020

The New York Times released an article on Jan. 12, 2020 examining American History textbooks produced by the same authors in two states: California and Texas. For the most part, their findings were as follows: While the facts were presented in both, Texas textbooks tended to agree more with republican...

In Memoriam: Lily Constance Weaver

In Memoriam: Lily Constance Weaver

By Elenna Mach & Gili Golan, Rockville High School - MD

February 21, 2020

“She was bigger than life,” physical education teacher Frank Weaver said about his late daughter, Lily Constance Weaver. “She loved just being nice to people and having a good time and living life to the fullest. Lily never let her sickness bring her down, she was always happy and smiling.” ...

Methodist Church to vote on split

Methodist Church to vote on split

By Hannah Reichert, Meridian Senior High School - IL

February 21, 2020

On March 5-15, the General Conference of the United Methodist Church will meet and vote on legislation which will decide on the fate of the church. The United Methodist Church has struggled with the issue of homosexuality since the 1970s and the legislation that passed then was that a homosexual could...

Principal of five years resigns

Principal of five years resigns

By Isabel Kjaer, Marta Hill, and Kaia Myers

February 21, 2020

Though the decision to resign was hard to make, Principal Scott Meyers said it was ultimately made easier because of the potential positive effects on his life.  “I'm going to miss being a part of almost 1,500 students' lives. It is a really important thing and I take it very seriously. I'll miss...

Traffic troubles tenants

Traffic troubles tenants

By Jenna Crowley, Cathedral Catholic High School

February 21, 2020

Veronica Pinillos ‘20 has experienced the high school morning routine for four years: wake up, get dressed, brush teeth, eat, wipe the remaining sleep from the eyes, and drearily climb into the car. Unlike many students, however, Pinillos lives about five minutes away from Cathedral Catholic High School. ...

More Bang for the Buck: TASD Budget has District in the Black

More Bang for the Buck: TASD Budget has District in the Black

By Haydn Loudenslager, Tyrone Area High School

February 20, 2020

The Tyrone Area School District can make a strong argument that it gets more for its money than just about any school district in Pennsylvania. Over the years, Tyrone has been able to accomplish more with less, achieving academic success on a tight annual budget. In the past five years, Tyrone...

What Happens Next? A Legal Look Ahead at Middleton High School’s Ongoing Nude Photograph Investigation

What Happens Next? A Legal Look Ahead at Middleton High School’s Ongoing Nude Photograph Investigation

By Ella Roach, Middleton High School - WI

February 20, 2020

Over a week has passed since the Middleton Police Department first received a report of nude photographs being shared at Middleton High School. Since then, MHS administration has released very little information about the ongoing investigation. They have declined to comment on the incident to The Cardinal Chro...

Impact of the Caucuses Felt Up and Down the Ballot

Impact of the Caucuses Felt Up and Down the Ballot

By Shoshie Hemley, Iowa City High School

February 20, 2020

The caucuses draw national attention to Iowans as presidential candidates tour the state, trying to persuade voters to stand in their corner on February 3. However, while the caucuses are on a national level, they affect local politicians as well.  Linn County Supervisor, Stacey Walker, is the Bernie...

The coronavirus causing temporary corporate shutdowns

The coronavirus causing temporary corporate shutdowns

By Christine Guido, Sacred Heart Greenwich

February 19, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) originated in three patients from Wuhan, China in December 2019.  With the majority of cases in mainland China, the virus continued to spread rapidly, claiming 26 lives by January 22, then jumping to 80 deaths within five days.  Currently, there are over 1,800 deaths and...

Masked from Panic

Masked from Panic

By Brianna Cheng, Anita Beroza, Isabella Wesson, and Kasey Liu

February 19, 2020

A new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) emerged from Wuhan, China, at the beginning of the new year. According to the CDC, the reported symptoms are varying, but common ones are fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. What makes this strain different from the last major coronavirus outbreak i...

Kentucky’s Search for the Next Commissioner of Education

Kentucky’s Search for the Next Commissioner of Education

By Logan Justice, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School - KY

February 18, 2020

When newly elected Governor Andy Beshear replaced all board members of the Kentucky Board of Education, Commissioner Wayne Lewis resigned. Governor Beshear’s campaign to have an education first outlook included a promise to "clean house" and remove appointees by former Governor Matt Bevin. In...

The effects of stereotypes and racism are felt within the school and community

The effects of stereotypes and racism are felt within the school and community

By Anna Owsley, Zach Shrader, and Aiden Burke

February 18, 2020

Sophomore Drew Morgan shares his personal story Morgan sheds light on how racism and stereotypes have impacted his life An elderly, white man approached the baseball field concession stand. He stopped to stare at sophomore Drew Morgan who was busy preparing a large order of Icee...

Students and administration face racist language within the classroom

Students and administration face racist language within the classroom

By Steven Curto and Ben Wieland

February 18, 2020

While sitting through another day of AV Production Fundamentals last year, junior Beth Desta got into a heated argument with a boy sitting next to her in class. Desta doesn’t remember what instigated the conflict. What she does vividly recall, though, is the boy’s response. “He disagreed...

How to be a ‘mate’ from miles away

How to be a ‘mate’ from miles away

By Samantha Powers, McCallum High School

February 18, 2020

Email to Michelle Heustess from Paul Laws: Subject: Cry from smoky, smoggy Melbourne Hello Michelle, The last few days, it’s like fog here, 24 hrs a day. Except it’s smoke from the bush fires that are still burning in so many places. The elderly and very young are being warned to minimize [...

One year later

One year later

By Magnet Feature Staff, Owatonna High School

February 18, 2020

Editor's Note: This is part one of a three-part series about the changes OHS has experienced in the past year since the lockdown on  Feb. 11, 2019. This article is not a comprehensive summary of the whole event; whereas the focus is on administrative action and school-wide changes. One year ago toda...

Backer refutes real estate claims, admits wrongdoing advocating for students with special needs

Backer refutes real estate claims, admits wrongdoing advocating for students with special needs

By Ethan Peter and Ally Ortmann

February 18, 2020

KSD School Board member Julie Backer admitted she stepped out of line advocating for students with special needs in an interview with TKC, but also provided documents refuting the real estate claims against her. A 51-page censure resolution with supporting documents detailing Board Policy violations by Backer was released Tuesday, F...

Members of a Manual family killed in St. Louis car crash

Members of a Manual family killed in St. Louis car crash

By KC Ciresi, duPont Manual High School

February 17, 2020

Four Louisvillians died in a car accident near St. Louis, Missouri Friday morning on the way to a volleyball tournament in St. Louis, Missouri. YPAS freshman Brennan Prather's mother and sister, Lesley Prather (40) and Rhyan Prather (12), respectively, were among the victims. Brennan and his father,...

RB reacts to the Democratic New Hampshire primary results

RB reacts to the Democratic New Hampshire primary results

By Shalah Russell, Riverside Brookfield High School

February 17, 2020

Primaries and caucuses are a series of electoral contests organized by a party, either Democratic or Republican, that allow voters to express their current preferred candidate. Though the primaries don’t determine which candidate will be chosen as the party’s presidential nominee, they do determine...

Teens Question First Iowa Caucus and Democratic Candidates

Teens Question First Iowa Caucus and Democratic Candidates

By Henry Mildenstein and Mira Bohannan Kumar

February 17, 2020

A room bursting with adults shouting and praising their candidates, long lines in her elementary school gym, the mini-caucuses in which she was allowed to participate: When she was a child, Mariam Keita ‘20 attended many caucuses with her parents. Now, she says she can’t imagine not caucusing. “I...

Students address concerns with Mississippi K-12 education

Students address concerns with Mississippi K-12 education

By Cameron Thomas, The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science

February 17, 2020

With it being an election year, people are discussing policy and social issues now more than ever. Whether about universal health care, gun control or immigration policies, people tend to be the most passionate about issues that affect them directly. This is why the public k-12 education system has been...

Wisconsin Department of Justice Investigates Nude Photographs of Minors Shared at Middleton High School

Wisconsin Department of Justice Investigates Nude Photographs of Minors Shared at Middleton High School

By Ella Roach, Middleton High School - WI

February 17, 2020

The Middleton Police Department received the initial report of nude photographs of minors being passed around on Tuesday, February 11, according to a written statement. They began working with the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District to identify students who may have been victimized or were involved...

Student Voices, New Voices

Student Voices, New Voices

By Ella Williams, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School - KY

February 17, 2020

New Voices legislation aims to give greater protection against the censorship of school-sponsored publications and news sites. Currently, 14 states have enacted these laws: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont,...

One Year Later

One Year Later

By Myra Bajwa, Metea Valley High School

February 14, 2020

Clayton Parks, Trevor Wehner, Russell Beyer, Vicente Juarez, and Josh Pinkard were shot and killed in the mass shooting at the Henry Pratt warehouse in Aurora on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.  The day before, Feb.14, marked the anniversaries of both the Northern Illinois University shooting of 2008 and...

Second Anniversary of Parkland School Shooting Brings Reminders of Gun Violence

Second Anniversary of Parkland School Shooting Brings Reminders of Gun Violence

By Sofia Cruz, Coral Gables Senior High School

February 14, 2020

The second anniversary of the infamous Parkland school shooting is approaching, casting a shadow over the upcoming Valentine's Day. On Feb. 14 of 2018, gunshots were reported at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when a former student initiated one of the deadliest mass shootings in the history ...

‘A very last option’: Harris to revamp Limited Choice program

‘A very last option’: Harris to revamp Limited Choice program

By Alex Rozar, Lafayette High School

February 14, 2020

After years of existence with little change, Rockwood’s Limited Choice program is being overhauled, Executive Director of Student Services Terry Harris said. The program, which allows Rockwood students to transfer to another school within the district free of charge, has been around for a long time,...

Coronavirus hits ESOL teacher Liljun Zhu’s hometown

Coronavirus hits ESOL teacher Liljun Zhu’s hometown

By Joseph Lee, Pittsburg High School - KS

February 14, 2020

On Jan. 31, the World Health Organization declared a national health emergency in response to a coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. The coronavirus, dubbed COVID-19, continues to spread throughout Hubei Province, home to nearly 60 million people and considered a transportation hub. ESOL teacher...

Coronavirus outbreak threatens freshmen China trip

Coronavirus outbreak threatens freshmen China trip

By Dante Coppola and Garrett Spooner

February 13, 2020

Novel Coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China, has taken the world by storm since the outbreak escalated in mid-January. Health officials found the source of the infection, Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, which has a thousand stalls selling fish, chickens, pheasants, marmots, snakes, deer and...

Every person counts

Every person counts

By Emily Corona, Middle College High School

February 13, 2020

What is the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau, and why is it so important? The U.S. Constitution mandates the country to count its population once every 10 years.  The data gathered influences policy making and the regulation of funding and services for the following 10 years.  This census will determine...

California voting age potentially to be lowered to 17

California voting age potentially to be lowered to 17

By Juliette Setudeh-Nejad, Oak Park High School - CA

February 13, 2020

A new bill about the voting age in California, Assembly Constitutional Amendment Eight (ACA-8), has passed in the state assembly and has been referred to the Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee. The bill states that “a United States citizen who is at least 17 years of age and resident in the...

As 2 cases of new coronavirus confirmed in Southern California, public health measures ramp up worldwide

As 2 cases of new coronavirus confirmed in Southern California, public health measures ramp up worldwide

By Kathy Fang and Eric Fang

February 13, 2020

Three new cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have been confirmed in California and Arizona yesterday, as health departments around the world increase disease control measures and as Harker recommends additional safety initiatives to limit the virus’ spread.  As of today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also confirmed one new case...

The fight for funding: Charter schools rally at state capital for National School Choice Week

The fight for funding: Charter schools rally at state capital for National School Choice Week

By Aiya Hunter and Jessica Carter

February 13, 2020

On January 22, charter schools of Missouri rallied at the state capital to address the funding discrepancy between charter and other types of public schools. Missouri charter schools report receiving around $1,100 less per student than state public schools. National School Choice Week (NSCW) originally starte...

Out of the red: California passes a temporary law removing menstrual product sales tax

Out of the red: California passes a temporary law removing menstrual product sales tax

By Emily Xia, Monta Vista High School

February 13, 2020

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]alifornia’s Senate Bill 92 went into effect on Jan. 1 2020, removing the sales tax from menstrual products and diapers. By passing this law in June 2019, California added itself to a list of 12 other states, such as New York and Maryland, that have also exempted hygiene products...

KSD School Board President Darnel Frost and board member Julie Backer announce joint statement Feb. 10

KSD School Board President Darnel Frost and board member Julie Backer announce joint statement Feb. 10

By Ally Ortmann, Kirkwood High School

February 12, 2020

At the KSD Board of Education meeting Feb. 10, an agenda item set to present a resolution to censure board member Julie Backer was not moved forward. KSD School Board President Darnel Frost amended the previously distributed meeting agenda, announcing that Backer and the board had agreed on a joint sta...

The rise of anti-Semitism in American high schools

The rise of anti-Semitism in American high schools

By Lindsey Fine, Jupiter High School

February 12, 2020

Boarding the bus on her way home from school, then freshman Brielle Cohen walked through the narrow aisle and took her seat just to be faced with drawings of Swastikas and other anti-Semitic doodlings. Sitting in classes, Cohen has been told things like“Jews shouldn’t be here today because they all...

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