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Third Life Skills retreat canceled

Third Life Skills retreat canceled

By Olivia Buccieri, Oak Park High School

March 5, 2019


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For the first time since former Life Skills teacher Dr. Jeff Appell created the Life Skills retreat, some seniors will not have the opportunity to attend. It was Feb. 26 when Principal Kevin Buchanan sent out an email to parents that their students who signed up to attend the third Life Skills retreat...

La Salle Administration Sees Nose Piercing Decision Process As Model for the Future

La Salle Administration Sees Nose Piercing Decision Process As Model for the Future

By Samantha Kar, La Salle Catholic College Preparatory

March 5, 2019


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A student committee of five La Salle students has worked with the La Salle administration to make a new change to the dress code that now permits a single, small stud nose piercing. Mr. Brian Devine, the Vice Principal of Student Life, and principal Mr. Andrew Kuffner hope to repeat this process...

MUR remodeling speeds up lunch lines, introduces new food options

MUR remodeling speeds up lunch lines, introduces new food options

By Nick Abraham and Jay Tipirneni

March 4, 2019


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A new and remodeled lunch line in the Multi-Use Room’s (MUR) opened on Tuesday, Jan. 15, featuring a salad bar, cashless payment, and the elimination of pre-portioned entrees. The new line, called the Pit Stop, will be a departure from Sequoia’s past process of serving lunch and brunch where students...

Fulmore MS embraces Lively change

Fulmore MS embraces Lively change

By Jazzabelle Davishines, McCallum High School

March 4, 2019


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The AISD Board of Trustees voted on Dec. 17 to rename the Fulmore Middle School campus due to the Confederate ties of its namesake. The district has been going through the process of renaming several campuses named after historical figures connected to the Confederacy. Several other campuses, including...

2019 Election brings big changes to Tampa

2019 Election brings big changes to Tampa

By Alanna Felton, Robinson High School

March 4, 2019


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Come March 5, Tampa will experience a serious shakeup in its government. Not only will the city elect a new mayor in the upcoming municipal election, it will also elect four new City Council members and approve or reject 18 amendments to the city charter. The mayoral race is such a crowded field that,...

Westboro Baptist Church preach at Thousand Oaks High School

Westboro Baptist Church preach at Thousand Oaks High School

By Amanda Lurey, Oak Park High School

March 3, 2019


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Westboro Baptist Church preached in front of Thousand Oaks High School Feb. 11, mentioning that Thousand Oaks is full of sinners, and that was why God sent the Borderline Bar & Grill gunman and the Woolsey Fire. In a press release posted on their website, WBC stated that “The wildfires that ravaged Thousand...

English teachers, students adapt to using Khan Academy in classroom

English teachers, students adapt to using Khan Academy in classroom

By Erika Krohomer, Danbury High School

March 2, 2019


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Beginning in January, the English Department has made it a requirement for all English teachers -- including Honors and AP --  to incorporate Khan Academy within their lesson plans for the purpose of assisting students. Khan Academy is a non-profit homework help site founded and run by Salman Khan, ...

Mind the gap: Addressing the $3 million budget gap

Mind the gap: Addressing the $3 million budget gap

By Ellie Knapp, Carlisle High School

March 1, 2019


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The Carlisle Area School District, for the sixth year running, has a budget gap of $3 million dollars. A budget gap, or the void between the planned spending and the revenue, means that the district has budgeted to spend $3 million more than the district will receive. This is not a simple problem...

A sweet surprise: long-term CHS9 custodian receives jersey from students

A sweet surprise: long-term CHS9 custodian receives jersey from students

By Christine Zacuai, Coppell High School

March 1, 2019


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After being given a class wordle and poster in an gratitude activity by students in CHS9 Spanish II teacher Christie Nelson’s sixth period class, CHS9 custodian Jose Rodrigues didn’t expect his next gift. Presented with a brand-new Ezekiel Elliott jersey from his favorite football team, the...

Best Buddies Creates Bonds, Friendships

Best Buddies Creates Bonds, Friendships

By Nathan Pianalto and Brendan Stewart

February 28, 2019


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The Best Buddies International chapter at RHS forges connections between mainstream and special education students, creating a lasting influence on its members by helping mainstream students become more understanding, patient and comfortable around students with intellectual and developmental disabilities....

Board meeting red-out: students stand in support of Student Council President representation

Board meeting red-out: students stand in support of Student Council President representation

By Abby Banks, Stillwater Area High School

February 28, 2019


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Inspired by senior Isabella Portelli, Student Council Senior Officer, many students showed up in red to the Stillwater School Board meeting Feb. 21 to support student leader representation at board meetings. A brainstorming suggestion to rotate the Student Council Presidents from their current seats...

‘Making Space’ for more Creativity

‘Making Space’ for more Creativity

By Ethan Vu, Lake Ridge

February 27, 2019


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The library is a great place for students to wind down and get away from all their academic stress. It allows students to take a break, read a book, or catch up on their homework. However, the new addition to the library will allow students the ability to do a bit more and express their creative side. ...

Genesys Works program offers a leg up on job skills training for current juniors

Genesys Works program offers a leg up on job skills training for current juniors

By Norah Austin, South High School

February 27, 2019


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A new opportunity has opened for current juniors at South. Now through March 1st, any junior who would like is able to apply to Genesys Works, a job skills development program. This program is meant to “provide pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities through...

Roots and Shoots brings Climate Action Plan to local businesses

Roots and Shoots brings Climate Action Plan to local businesses

By Maggie Klaers, St. Louis Park High School

February 27, 2019


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According to sophomore Roots and Shoots member Zoe Frank, Roots and Shoots has been campaigning the Climate Action Plan to local businesses. “(Since) the passing of the Climate Action Plan — which has a goal of getting St. Louis Park carbon neutral by 2040 — we have gone and spoken to business...

Fame in an instant: Senior becomes internet celebrity after chance encounter with ‘vlog’ star

Fame in an instant: Senior becomes internet celebrity after chance encounter with ‘vlog’ star

By Lucy Fried, Shalhevet High School

February 26, 2019


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Dylan and Dallas Corn were at Target buying carpet cleaner and gushers last Thursday, when they recognized Youtube star David Dobrik looking for pants for his friend. After some conversation, Mr. Dobrik -- known universally as “David” -- and his friends began to discuss video ideas with Dylan...

Aspiring senior architect wins $10,000 scholorship

Aspiring senior architect wins $10,000 scholorship

By Ryan Stanley, Prosper High School

February 26, 2019


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There were six scholarships to give out. Five had already been awarded, and the grand prize, a $10,000 scholarship, awaited its lucky recipient. With her hopes down, senior Arya George said she couldn’t believe it when her name was called. The two month ACE program (architecture, construction,...

Admissions supports multilingual families, introduces new programs

Admissions supports multilingual families, introduces new programs

By Emma London and Chloe Richards

February 26, 2019


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When admissions season rolls around and Archer opens its doors to prospective students, tours, interviews and campus previews take place on any given day. As one of Archer’s initiatives to be more inclusive and diverse, these events are increasingly becoming available in Spanish. Junior Angelica...

The physics of “calling it”

The physics of “calling it”

By Kayla Farrey, Benilde-St. Margaret's School

February 25, 2019


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It is no secret that second semester has begun with a rocky start. Due to the polar vortex, dangerous temperatures, and horrid road conditions, BSM has enacted three online school days and two late starts within two weeks. From an outsider’s perspective, three days may seem like a ridiculous amou...

Made from scratch

Made from scratch

By Valerie Msafiri, Wylie East High School

February 25, 2019


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One strand of thread tells a story. Quilts worth hundreds of dollars laid out in nonchalance, exuding a powerful archaic presence, captivating the room’s attention. From the soft yet firm texture on each quilt to the unique design of each patch, the blood, sweat and tears is apparent in each stitch....

Spreading warmth: The QC community bands together on the coldest days in 26 years

Spreading warmth: The QC community bands together on the coldest days in 26 years

By Sarah Danielson, Pleasant Valley High School

February 25, 2019


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When life-threatening cold weather made its way through the Quad Cities, many in the area without homes found warmth and hospitality when local volunteers banded together as a community. When January's polar vortex made its way through Eastern Iowa, temperatures dropped as low as minus 52 degrees...

WRCB Anchor David Carroll Discusses Journalism Career with the Central Digest

WRCB Anchor David Carroll Discusses Journalism Career with the Central Digest

By Preston Fore, Chattanooga Central High School

February 24, 2019


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David Carroll has been a beloved member of the Chattanooga community for many years as the face and voice of WRCB Channel 3. Last week, Carroll took the time to discuss his experienced career with the writers of the Central Digest. "Central has great kids, and the best principal in the world, [Finley...

Family-owned Bethesda Bagels franchise announces new store location

Family-owned Bethesda Bagels franchise announces new store location

By Katie Hanson, Walt Whitman High School

February 23, 2019


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In late August or early September of 2019, the popular Bethesda Bagels franchise will open a fifth store near Montgomery Mall, the company announced Dec. 21. The Fleishman family, who started the company in 1982, began leasing the Wildwood property last month and is in the process of buying equipment and d...

A drop in the bucket: Student enrollment goes down as the board looks to possible school closures

A drop in the bucket: Student enrollment goes down as the board looks to possible school closures

By Audrey Whitaker '19, Grosse Pointe South High School

February 23, 2019


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As enrollment continues to decline throughout the district, district officials, teachers and community members may face major changes due to less state funding. According to Dr. Jon Dean, deputy superintendent of the Grosse Pointe Public School System (GPPSS), enrollment in the district is based on...

Student Council spreads message of inclusivity with personalized paper hearts for student body

Student Council spreads message of inclusivity with personalized paper hearts for student body

By Shravya Mahesh, Coppell High School

February 22, 2019


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Valentine’s Day. A special day to celebrate love, characterized by roses, teddy bears, candy hearts and the color pink. However, since not all have a special someone to enjoy the day with, the Coppell High School Student Council wished to make the day exciting for every student with a special project. Since...

Staff Member’s Reactions to Pep Rally

Staff Member’s Reactions to Pep Rally

By Heather Rollins, A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts

February 22, 2019


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There are pep rallies, and then there are Dreyfoos pep rallies. Known throughout Palm Beach County schools and on YouTube, the amount of effort and pride put into each Spirit Week event has become legendary. Three new staff members—social studies teacher David Pardo, Assistant Principal Teneisha Finney,...

All-State: This is how they won it  

All-State: This is how they won it  

By Jazmine Garcia, Wylie East High School

February 21, 2019


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Sweat trickling down foreheads, trembling hands and shortness of breath are all symptoms of a musician experiencing what they have trained for since sixth grade. Every year band and choir students participate in what directors call one of the most rigorous audition processes in the country. Students...

New parking structure will be finished soon, will alter many aspects of campus

New parking structure will be finished soon, will alter many aspects of campus

By Valerie Kramer, Mater Dei High School

February 21, 2019


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At the south corner of campus, towering blocks of metal and concrete stretch toward the sky and multiply by the day as large construction trucks move in and out of the site. That is the scene that many students and parents notice when driving in and out of the school. However, soon enough, th...

Selling Sweets for a Good Cause

Selling Sweets for a Good Cause

By Katelyn Moran-Pearlman, Dallastown Area High School

February 21, 2019


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Every kids’ birthday should be special. When money is tight, that’s not always possible. One Dallastown student is trying to change that in a simple and tasty way. On Friday morning February 8, sophomore Emily Dias sold chocolate covered strawberries to students and staff to raise money to help...

WHS students reflect on their Super Bowl experience

WHS students reflect on their Super Bowl experience

By Nicole Erdekian, Wayland High School

February 20, 2019


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The Super Bowl is typically a popular attraction for WHS students. However, only a handful of students attended this year's Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, Georgia. Junior Alyssa Dennis and her twin sister, Olivia, watched the New England Patriots defeat the Los Angeles Rams, 13-3, in the lowest scoring...

Kearsley buried in snow days, puts safety first

Kearsley buried in snow days, puts safety first

By Jenna Robinson, Kearsley High School in Flint, Michigan

February 20, 2019


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Ice, snow, and frigid temperatures have taken over the Mitten state, closing hundreds of school districts. As of Thursday, Feb. 7, Kearsley has tallied 10 snow days. Superintendent Kevin Walworth said it is difficult to know what the right decision is when closing schools, but Kearsley will always...

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