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Initiative assists first-generation students

Initiative assists first-generation students

By Rob Flores, Cerritos College

October 8, 2015


Filed under School

Although there are programs that assist various groups, such as EOPS which helps first-generation college students, Cerritos College president Dr. Fierro doesn't want to believe in labels. "I would like our campus as a whole to become aware that we also serve first-generation students," Fierro stated. A...

CHS teacher returns as principal

CHS teacher returns as principal

By Aparna Verma & Sarah Neumann, Catonsville High School

September 24, 2015


Filed under Profiles, School

Earlier this summer, Matt Ames became the new principal for CHS. If that name sounds familiar, it’s probably because in 1977, Matt Ames was a student teacher for the CHS art department. A year later, he was hired at CHS, and eventually became art department chair. He then left to become an assistant...

Car accident rates for juniors skyrocket

Car accident rates for juniors skyrocket

By Madi Winfield, St. Teresa's Academy

September 24, 2015


Filed under School

Junior Payton Seever was driving down I-435 Sept. 16 and was looking to change lanes when she lost control of her car and collided with a pickup truck. The truck sustained no harm, but Seever’s car, already slightly damaged, faced some minor repairs. “The front headlight was shattered and it punched...

New health science academy brings career opportunities to Bearden

New health science academy brings career opportunities to Bearden

By Katie Matthews

September 21, 2015


Filed under School, Showcase

Freshman year is an interesting time for many students as they figure out how to transition from middle to high school and start to think about what they want to do after they graduate. Getting involved in Bearden’s health science program made that transition so much smoother for now-senior Avery...

GHS students initiate drive to aid homeless youth

GHS students initiate drive to aid homeless youth

By Alexa Gutierrez

May 26, 2015


Filed under School

Statistics say that every year there are nearly 2,000 homeless youth in the Grand Rapids area. Therefore, HQ, a newly opened drop-in center in Grand Rapids, is trying to aid in providing rest, resources, and readiness to those youth facing homelessness. While HQ is aiding the youth, Krystal Owens...

Senior prank upsets students, administration

Senior prank upsets students, administration

By Staff

May 26, 2015


Filed under School, Showcase

Dunbar High School’s “School Wide Expectations” policy specifically prohibits senior pranks. However, that hasn’t deterred at least some students from moving forward with what some refer to as a tradition. This year’s first public prank initially appeared to have been perpetrated by the...

SAFE program increases driving safety awareness

SAFE program increases driving safety awareness

By Calder Hollond and Ashley Novo-Gradac

May 22, 2015


Filed under Health, School

We’ve all heard the sayings like “click it or ticket," as well as the horror stories about fatal, yet avoidable, driving accidents. But even with driving safety being taught to us at an early age, do students at BLHS actually follow basic safety measures like putting on a seatbelt? That was the...

Students selected for prestigious summer program

Students selected for prestigious summer program

By Spencer Dawson

May 19, 2015


Filed under School

Junior Miguel Gonzalez was in his yearbook class when he checked his email and saw that the Governor’s Honors Program had sent him an email. Nervously, he opened it to see the congratulatory message. He had been selected to participate in the GHP summer program for Spanish. “I was beyond thrilled...

Prowler holds signing day for returning staff

Prowler holds signing day for returning staff

By Yuri-Grace Ohashi

May 15, 2015


Filed under School

Who says signing days are only for athletes? As a prelude to the official Feb. 5 high school signing day for college athletics, The Prowler staff conducted its own signing day to celebrate its editors and reporters who signed up to return to the staff for the 2015-2016 year. “It was a nice break...

New building embracing ‘flexibility’

New building embracing ‘flexibility’

By Alexa Fishman

May 14, 2015


Filed under School

UPDATED--Construction on the new building is on time and is set to finish in July, and the administration is now focusing on space usage and furniture. According to school leaders, all options are open, including which rooms will be used for classes and how many classrooms there will be. The plans...

The makings of a yearbook

The makings of a yearbook

By Ashley Johnson

May 14, 2015


Filed under School

When the end of the school year is on the horizon, students anxiously anticipate the arrival of the The Spartan Annual yearbook. On distribution day, excited students head down to the mezzanine to pick up their new yearbook. Teachers and students crack open the book and scavenge through more than...

Inspiring teacher honored by trade education group

Inspiring teacher honored by trade education group

By Sarah Feustle and Sumin Woo

May 14, 2015


Filed under School

Jamie Gaskin's recent honor was no surprise to the students of the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning teacher. "He cares about the students, not just about teaching, but making that connection to the student so they really care about the class and care about him,” junior Mike Ditzel said. The...

Landslide vote crowns unlikely Prom King

Landslide vote crowns unlikely Prom King

By Kaitlyn Aaron

May 13, 2015


Filed under School

Dusk was hitting as students gathered around Danville Golf Club’s balcony in anticipation to hear who would be announced Prom King and Queen. Students had been rallying and rooting for one particular student all week to be crowned, but nerves were still high as the moment finally arrived. The beating...

New year brings golf cart access to campus

New year brings golf cart access to campus

By Erin Schilling

May 12, 2015


Filed under School, Showcase

Junior Drew Dohany rides the bus faithfully almost every day. As the buses pulled out of the loop after the 3:45 bell on one of the final days of first semester, he noticed that the construction on the long-awaited golf cart parking lot, complete with white-lined parking spaces, was completed. The new...

A flag of pride to some, a sign of racism to others

A flag of pride to some, a sign of racism to others

By Savannah Whitmer

May 12, 2015


Filed under School, Showcase

150 years after the Civil War ended and the Union was brought back together, some people in the South still acknowledge the Confederacy by flying rebel flags. Multiple students on campus can be seen with Confederate merchandise, including flags on cars, clothes, or other visible accessories, despite...

Professionals discuss careers with students

Professionals discuss careers with students

By Erina Loupos

May 12, 2015


Filed under School

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is one of the most common questions that kids get asked throughout their school years. While some have dream careers, many students are unsure about what they would like to pursue in the future. On March 19, Regina Dominican hosted Career Day. This special...

Future of district computers disputed

Future of district computers disputed

By Michael Huber

May 11, 2015


Filed under School

Struggles arose between Cam High teachers and the district IT (Information Technology) department concerning the future of approximately one hundred computers that have recently been replaced. As it stands, the district plans on recycling the various outdated computers as per their policy concerning...

New testing arrives; varied reactions ensue

New testing arrives; varied reactions ensue

By Stephanie Rountree

April 22, 2015


Filed under School

While student opinions of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test vary, proctors agree that the administration has suffered few glitches. “It went as expected,” proctor and English chairman Jason Bowman said. "It wasn’t chaos. It was organized. The students...

Sartorial scandal: grad gowns are talk of DHS

Sartorial scandal: grad gowns are talk of DHS

By Morgan Banville

April 21, 2015


Filed under School

On January 21, 2015, Interim Associate Principal Joanne Desmarais sent an email to seniors and their parents. In the email, Ms. Desmarais wrote, “As school officials begin our early preparations for this year’s commencement ceremony, we would like to bring to your attention a change in practice regarding...

District searches for Gleaton replacement

District searches for Gleaton replacement

By Sarah Schisla

April 20, 2015


Filed under School

After a meeting last Thursday, April 2, only three candidates remain for the position of Carlmont Principal. In light of her husband’s health issues, Principal Lisa Gleaton announced her resignation on January 21, pledging to finish out the school year. Almost immediately, the search for a new...

Sit, stay, listen

Sit, stay, listen

By Julia Perry

April 20, 2015


Filed under School, Showcase

Talking to animals always seems easier than talking to people; they listen, but don't judge. For many students, reading in front of an audience can be a daunting task, or for some, a very stressful or difficult situation. However, the benevolent presence of animals can help. At Watertown High School,...

Peer-education club hosts “guys panel”

Peer-education club hosts “guys panel”

By Emma Bruce

April 16, 2015


Filed under School

BVNW’s REbeL, a peer-education club that focuses on healthy body image, hosted a "guys panel" today in the little theater. Seven male students and two male teachers answered questions about body image that students asked anonymously at lunch last week. According to REbeL sponsor Carolyn Potter,...

New club inspires controversy, discussion

New club inspires controversy, discussion

By Ridah Syed

April 15, 2015


Filed under School

Tweet sent. Sophomore Spencer Kahn takes a deep breath. He waits for the inevitable backlash that is bound to come from what he’s done. His phone buzzes with notifications of favorites, retweets and a slew of replies. Kahn scrolls through his Twitter timeline to see the hashtag #SHEBRON appearing...

Weslow named General Studies principal

Weslow named General Studies principal

By Alexa Fishman

April 15, 2015


Filed under School

Mr. Daniel Weslow, a longtime educator and former director of the Upper School at New Roads in Santa Monica, has been chosen to be Shalhevet’s new General Studies Principal, the Boiling Point has learned. Head of School Rabbi Ari Segal told the faculty of his decision just before 10 a.m. this morning....

Mieras hopes to educate others after difficult life lesson

Mieras hopes to educate others after difficult life lesson

By Katie Berrell

April 10, 2015


Filed under School, Showcase

In an institution where learning is the ultimate goal, it’s not just the students who are learning life lessons. “What I just lived through has definitely shaped me,” Orono activities director Bucky Mieras said. Last May after a busy work day and having drinks with friends, Mieras chose to...

It’s back to school for Mr. Danovitch

It’s back to school for Mr. Danovitch

By Alexa Fishman

April 9, 2015


Filed under School

After becoming increasingly interested in the philosophy of education during 11 years at Shalhevet, General Studies Principal Mr. Roy Danovitch plans to attend an intensive school leadership program next year at Columbia University in New York. The program, called the Klingenstein Institute, is one...

Social media can be vehicle for bullying

Social media can be vehicle for bullying

By Harrison Otto

April 8, 2015


Filed under School

Cyberbullying has taken its toll on millions of people across the globe. Students at BASH are not immune, as a recent incident involving Yik Yak, the anonymous social media app, proves. Earlier this year, students used Yik Yak to cyberbully numerous others without revealing their identity, causing...

Engineering club builds interest

Engineering club builds interest

By Drew Brown

April 6, 2015


Filed under School

Earlier this year, students formed a new engineering club. Already 40 members strong, the club has had the unique opportunity to explore and learn at a variety of different facilities such as Nestle Purina, Washington University and Boeing. At each of these locations, students were exposed to immense...

Putting a ‘Face’ to a name: students use FaceTime to meet author

Putting a ‘Face’ to a name: students use FaceTime to meet author

By Sarah Payne

April 6, 2015


Filed under Books, School

Ernest Hemingway. John Knowles. Raymond Carver. What do these authors have in common? Unfortunately, they’re all dead. Most students don’t have the opportunity to interact with the authors of the books they’re reading. With this in mind, English teacher Jason Griffith introduced LA T...

Locle school convinces school bored to bann grammer

Locle school convinces school bored to bann grammer

By Rachel Hayes

April 1, 2015


Filed under School, Showcase

Meny studants at Tunstall high School and schools all over the whole entire world may argue that the grammer that they are forced to take at school is absolutely obsurd! The English classes enforcing said grammer lessons and stuff unfortunately takes precious time away from important classes such...

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