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Rob Lyrical discusses music, influences

Rob Lyrical discusses music, influences

November 22, 2019

This story was originally published on Blueprint on November 22, 2019.

Rodriguez overcomes traumatic experience

Rodriguez overcomes traumatic experience

By Dany T Medhin, Harrisonburg High School

November 22, 2019

“The last thing I remember was that my mom wasn’t there.” Senior Paloma Rodriguez was in second grade when her mother was detained and deported by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). “At first we didn’t really know what happened. My dad wasn’t telling us anything and I don’t...

On the outside looking in

On the outside looking in

By Reuben Stoll, Walt Whitman High School

November 21, 2019

March 1, I sat in my government class anxiously waiting for the end of the day. When the clock struck 2:30 p.m., I was bouncing with excitement like every other Whitman lacrosse player. It was the first day of the season. I walked to the locker room, then to the field, visualizing the games to come,...

Families in community use app to track their teens

Families in community use app to track their teens

By Kate Fernandez, Granite Bay High School

November 21, 2019

In 2008, the tracking app Life360 was released, and it has recently grown immensely in popularity. Founded by Chris Hulls and Alex Haro, the app allows those who have downloaded it to share their location with others in their “circle,” and even alerts participants when other members of the circle...

Preschool in High School

Preschool in High School

By Magdalena Laughrey, Olivia Schenk, and Jahnavi Srinivas

November 20, 2019

This story was originally published on The Uproar on November 20, 2019.

Out of sight, out of mind

Out of sight, out of mind

By Hanah Kitamoto and Marta Leira

November 20, 2019

The soft glow of the SMART Board beams at the front of the room, casting a low-lit shadow over the faces of those residing in the front row. As you are concentrating on the presentation in front of you, the disgraceful “ding” of an unsecured cell phone jolts you from your focus. As you attempt to...

Creating Cash Cult

Creating Cash Cult

By Megan Glasgow, Kirkwood High School

November 19, 2019

Dressed in jeans, sneakers, and a T-shirt, John Allen, senior, looks like he could fit right into a high school crowd. But blending in is next to impossible for him, as shown by his precise style. His cuffed jeans have butterflies on them and his tee contrasts with spiders and skulls. The sweater tied...

Finding the Light: Students find ways to cope with mental health issues

Finding the Light: Students find ways to cope with mental health issues

By Anna Owsley and Ben Wieland

November 18, 2019

Mill Valley, along with the rest of the nation, faces a mental health crisis of massive proportions. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in six children between six and 17 experience a mental health disorder every year. Within the school, the situation is even more dire: 39 percent...

Bound In A Body

Bound In A Body

By Megan Percy, Faith Jacoby, Natalie Walsh, Anna Carroll, and Lanie Sanders

November 18, 2019

Forced To Fit (In) The ideal body is plastered all over social media, ruining the self esteem of young individuals Faith Jacoby, Staff Reporter She pushes through the group of students crowding the door as the bell rings. Her laces are caught under her shoes as she hurries to the ...

Voiceless

Voiceless

By Kailey Gee and Jenna Wang

November 18, 2019

Inappropriate touching. Unwanted sexting. Catcalling down the hallways. All of the above have happened right here at West High. Almost five years ago, WSS wrote a cover story titled ‘No Excuse’ about the culture of sexual harassment in West High at the time. Through detailed accounts of catcalling,...

Forgotten Youth: when college is not your first choice

Forgotten Youth: when college is not your first choice

By Aaliyah Rapping, Kelly Tran, Kamryn Harty, and George Lefkowicz

November 15, 2019

When 2018 graduate Peter Bowden began Grady in 2014, he lived next to a crackhouse that was undergoing renovation on Boulevard. Growing up, he saw friends jailed and even killed. Bowden said kids around him engaged in illegal activities to make money for their families at an early age. “They’re...

Same School, Different Levels

Same School, Different Levels

By Carrington Peavy, Beachwood High School

November 15, 2019

Beachwood City Schools is a thriving and diverse school district home to a population of over 1,500 students. The district is ranked #6 in Ohio, according to the most recent school report card data. BHS earned four A’s and two B’s on the state’s indicators. 72% of BHS students took one o...

Is Mac football a ‘have’ or a ‘have not’?

Is Mac football a ‘have’ or a ‘have not’?

By Grace Nugent, McCallum High School

November 14, 2019

Ant bites. That’s an injury the McCallum football players are worried about, ant bites. The field is full of the eusocial insects, the little things squirming around the mounds and piles of dirt that are scattered sporadically on the multi-purpose field that the team utilizes for practice. “It’s...

Portage Northern campus shuts down after shooting threat

Portage Northern campus shuts down after shooting threat

By The Staff, Portage Northern High School

November 14, 2019

This story was originally published on The Northern Light on November 14, 2019....

“Hey Guys”

“Hey Guys”

By Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Iowa City High School

November 14, 2019

“Oh hey guys,” a friend says as they enter a room. Murmurs of “hi,” “hey,” and “what’s up?” can be heard in response. However, no one objects to the use of the word “guys.” This word, along with various other traditionally masculine words, are starting to be called into question...

The disposable struggle

The disposable struggle

By Lois Ramilo, Clark Magnet High School

November 13, 2019

The world is sinking in waste. According to a study conducted by the World Bank, humans have generated over 2 billion tons of solid waste. That means each person produces about 0.74 kilograms of waste per day, with waste generation expected to increase by about 70 percent in 2050. 0.74 kilograms doe...

Donté Clark: A messenger of hope

Donté Clark: A messenger of hope

By Lauryn Leong, Monte Vista High School

November 13, 2019

As he listened to students of the Black Student Union speak, a former poet realized that they all had a similar challenge — self-discovery. Starting this year, poet Donté Clark began visiting classes at Monte Vista every other week on Thursdays to discuss the challenges they face. “From what...

“Ok boomer” meme reveals generational divides

“Ok boomer” meme reveals generational divides

By Cheyenne Miller, Seward County Community College

November 13, 2019

It’s on hoodies, in the news and on every social media site known to the Internet; it even has its own song. The “Ok boomer” meme is the latest joke to become massively popular online--but not everyone thinks it’s funny.  “Ok boomer” is a dismissive phrase that Generation Z kids and Generation...

It’s Not All in Your Head: Mental Health in Athletes

It’s Not All in Your Head: Mental Health in Athletes

By Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Iowa City High School

November 12, 2019

Before the sun has risen, Heidi Stalkfleet ‘22 pulls her goggles down over her eyes and dives into the cold pool. This early morning swim practice is followed by school, another swim practice, homework, and finally sleep–only to get up at five am and do it again. This is the daily routine of many...

More than a water girl

More than a water girl

By Jessica Maldonado, Hagerty High School

November 12, 2019

Under the Friday night lights, running up and down the sidelines, covering gashing wounds and making sure everyone is hydrated; student athletic trainers are the sisterhood that works behind the scenes. Student trainers help all sport teams with medical issues. They attend practices and work the games...

A Day in the Life of Identical Twins

A Day in the Life of Identical Twins

By Victoria Weckmann, Iowa City High School

November 11, 2019

According to Very Well Family, 0.45 percent of all pregnancies are identical twins, or about one in every 250 births. “Most people are really shocked and a lot of people don’t even realize [that I’m a twin] in the beginning,” said Savanna Josephson ‘21. “[People we know] will feel bad...

The Brain Issue: Normal

The Brain Issue: Normal

By Molly Higgins, Kirkwood High School

November 11, 2019

Two girls spend their time between classes talking excitedly, laughing gleefully and almost always dancing. Clare Sullivan, junior, said she and Lucy Salamon, senior, were born to be best friends. Each of them were also born with an extra chromosome. “We’ve been friends for pretty much my entire...

Social media posts camouflaged as news

Social media posts camouflaged as news

By Talia Lissauer, St. Louis Park High School

November 11, 2019

Evolution of news Communications and journalism professor at the University of Minnesota Chris Ison said the modernized media has replaced reliable news from trained journalists with posts from online bloggers. “Journalists used to be the gatekeepers. Those were the folks who d...

How Do Students Discuss Depression?

How Do Students Discuss Depression?

By Haileigh Steffen, Iowa City High School

November 11, 2019

Alison* swung her legs down from her newly painted pastel desk. She smiled to one side. “I’m in preschool mentally, but physically, I guess I’m in the 10th grade. I don’t know how I got there. I really didn’t deserve it,” Alison said. Alison was wearing a bright cardigan and an array...

Photo essay: We got booed at a Trump rally… again

Photo essay: We got booed at a Trump rally… again

By Gina Nguyen, The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science

November 8, 2019

At this age, Friday nights are known to be spent at football games, at parties or for some, at home in your bed to finally catch up on all the sleep you lost that week. But, for over 10,000 people, myself included, last Friday night was spent with the President. That's right, the President of the United...

Why We Didn’t Attend the Trump Rally

Why We Didn’t Attend the Trump Rally

By Olivia Doyle and Anthony Mondelli

November 8, 2019

President Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Downtown Lexington on Monday, Nov. 4. He hoped to convince supporters to vote for Matt Bevin in the 2019 Kentucky gubernatorial race and campaign for the 2020 presidential election. While many student journalists would be flocking to such a rally with...

When a Tower Falls

When a Tower Falls

By Zachary Khouri, Brianna Cheng, Auva Soheili, Maddy Ting, and Miki Nguyen

November 7, 2019

The Kincade Fire If you took an image of any of the 15 fires that have afflicted California in the last week, it would look like a snapshot from hell. Here in the Belmont-San Carlos area, the air pollutant PM 2.5 lingers in the air, a cautious reminder of the fires that burn not so far ...

The Brain Issue: More than just a cautionary tale

The Brain Issue: More than just a cautionary tale

By Emma Lingo, Kirkwood High School

November 7, 2019

On Brett Radake’s dresser, there’s a photo of his younger-self with an arm thrown around a smaller boy with glasses. Both of them are looking into the camera with goofy smiles on their faces and a house party is in full swing behind them. Brett has kept this photo with him for over a decade. Under...

Shedding Light on Special Education

Shedding Light on Special Education

By Kaitlyn Piggott, Troy High School

November 6, 2019

Please note that all of the parents and students interviewed have had their names changed not only to protect their family’s privacy, but also in respect to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. The names of the special education teacher’s name as well as the director of Special Education’s nam...

The Brain Issue: An unforgettable memory

The Brain Issue: An unforgettable memory

By Maddie Meyers, Kirkwood High School

November 6, 2019

Imagine waking up and remembering what happened on a random day 12 years ago – not just main events, but specific details such as getting out of bed at 7:25, the red flannel shirt your father wore and afternoon rain showers. For people with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM), these experiences may be part of their daily routine. Jake Hausler, Mary Inst...

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