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World Language department hosts panel presentation

World Language department hosts panel presentation

By Claudia Chen, Blue Valley Northwest High School

January 14, 2015

From first-year Latin students to fourth-year Spanish students, anyone studying world languages was invited to attend Blue Valley Northwest's first ever World Language Professional Panel presentation this past Friday. During their Latin, German, Spanish or French class periods, World Language...

2009 alumna lands front page dream job

2009 alumna lands front page dream job

By Renee Kochinski, Henry P. Becton Regional HS, East Rutherford, N.J.

December 10, 2014

Melanie Anzidei, an alumna of the 2009 Becton Regional High School graduating class, is making front page news — literally. Recently, the journalist has had two front page stories published in The Record newspaper, both revolving around Black Friday and the Thanksgiving holiday. Her biggest break, ...

Scientists study comets hoping to unlock secrets to origin of universe

Scientists study comets hoping to unlock secrets to origin of universe

By Athena Quddus, Adolfo Camarillo HS, Camarillo, Calif.

December 9, 2014

After over a decade since its launch in 2004, the spacecraft Rosetta successfully reached comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (comet C-G) on Nov. 12, 2014, making it the first spacecraft in history to ever successfully land on a comet. Dr. Claudia Alexander, JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratories)/ NASA (National Aerona...

Astronaut alum beams answers from space

Astronaut alum beams answers from space

By Daniel Krugman, Dulaney HS, Timonium, Md.

November 21, 2014

1993 graduate Reid Wiseman has just returned from 165 days aboard the International Space Station. In between orbiting 70 million miles and conducting 160 experiments, he found time to email answers to a staff reporter’s questions.

This senior girl rushes toward the fire

By Sebastian Ortiz, Lufkin HS, Lufkin, Texas

January 23, 2014

You won't typically find high school girls rushing toward a fire, but Shelby Mathison is not your typical girl. This 17 year-old is a member of the volunteer fire department. "I've wanted to be a firefighter since I was, like, 11 or 12," she said, "and it's my passion because I like to help other...

After being pulled backstage, student begins bright music career

After being pulled backstage, student begins bright music career

By Andie Naugler, Carlsbad HS, Carlsbad, Calif.

October 17, 2013

For some, it is a dream to work with professional artists in the music industry, but for senior Anthony Castelli, it is a dream that has come true. Castelli got his start by simply writing about the many concerts he attended. "I started off critiquing concerts and I would send analysis of every...