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More than just a children’s book

More than just a children's book

By Maddie Fricker, Homestead High School

January 23, 2015

Ever since she was in elementary school, Liz Bryde, technology services manager for the Mequon-Thiensville School District, has known she wanted to become an author. She explains that, even in her day-to-day life, she concocts stories for inanimate objects. “I see something,” Bryde says, “and...

Tournament for Tots brings joy to the holidays

Tournament for Tots brings joy to the holidays

By Justine Phipps, Carlmont High School

December 23, 2014

Imagine being a six-year old with no presents sitting under your Christmas tree. It's not because you were naughty, but because your family was not able to buy you toys for the holidays. Something as simple as a toy car or a teddy bear could make a difference in a child's holiday experience. For...

Merry Giftmas: Too much of the holiday season may end up ruining it

Christmas decorations for sale in a Christmas shop

By Cierra Smith, Westlake HS, Austin, Texas

December 19, 2013

Thanksgiving is over, and the holiday season has finally arrived, and yet it seems like it has already been here for quite a while. Just a few short weeks ago in mid-October, I entered a Macy’s in the mall and, lo and behold, there were no ghosts, ghouls or decorative cobwebs for Halloween and...