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Meet the geese

Meet the geese

By Hannah Hoffmann

May 22, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

No geese were touched or harmed during the making of this article. Only pictures were taken. Observe the wild Canadian goose in its natural habitat, the school grounds. Watch as the goose chases an innocent student across the front lawn; scientifically donned with the title of “plumeis odium” ...

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,...

PHS student volunteers time at Maryland Zoo

PHS student volunteers time at Maryland Zoo

By Hannah Stoller

March 10, 2015


Filed under Profiles

Throughout the year, each Pikesville student has his or her own preferred way to spend the weekend. Some hang out with friends, some attend football games, some work, and some choose to stay home and catch up on sleep. However, not many students can say that they spend eight hours of their day standing...

Mice infestation becomes schoolwide problem

Mice infestation becomes schoolwide problem

By Chase Charaba, Emerald Ridge HS, Puyallup, Wash.

October 28, 2014


Filed under News, School

Emerald Ridge’s pet mice are scampering around in the walls all around you, but don’t panic just yet. Just two months into the school year, ER staff and students have spotted mice roaming the halls and lurking in the corners. Confirmed sightings have occurred in the library, office and the career...

Foxes cause disturbances on school property

Foxes cause disturbances on school property

By Zac Johnson, Blue Valley Northwest HS, Overland Park, Kan.

October 22, 2014


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Huskies are no longer the only animals associated with BVNW. Recently, foxes have been spotted outside of the school causing disturbances. “I think the foxes are more of an annoyance,” lead daytime custodian Ronnie Goodson said. “I’ve only seen them running around; they don’t come up to...

Freshman falconer: Student gains raptor permit

Freshman falconer: Student gains raptor permit

By Frankie Vochko and Kasey Desmond

October 15, 2014


Filed under Profiles, Showcase

Freshman Spencer Sweeney has dedicated her time for two years to pursue her passion and join the ranks as a permitted trainer of birds of prey.

Science building gets new mascot

Science building gets new mascot

By Caroline Cravens, Leander HS, Leander, Texas

September 25, 2014


Filed under Features, Showcase

Class pets are usually pretty simple – goldfish, hermit crabs and the like. In the new science building, Dr. Rasmussen’s bearded dragon named Spyro isn’t just unusual for LHS, he’s also got a recessive trait that make him a unique shade of yellow. While most bearded dragons are brown, his yellow...

Quirky, miniature and spiny: Students choose hedgehogs as pets

Quirky, miniature and spiny: Students choose hedgehogs as pets

By Noor Qureishy, St. Paul Academy and Summit School, St. Paul, Minn.

March 28, 2014


Filed under Features

Among the classic cat, dog, and fish lovers, only a few dare to adopt these quirky, miniature mammals, otherwise known as hedgehogs. Senior Katherine Jones and freshman Ross Kirby are two among these fearless owners, who battle hedgehog flu and clingy (also spiny!) pets, while bearing affection f...

Holy moly! Rogue mole on the loose

Holy moly! Rogue mole on the loose

By Erin O'Brien, Algonquin Regional HS, Northborough, Mass.

February 17, 2014


Filed under News

Papers are scattered everywhere. Chairs are turned over, and the office is in disarray. Calamity has struck Algonquin: a mole is on the loose. As you walk between classes, be on alert for a five-fingered feral animal that may be scampering anywhere around the halls. Nearing the end of the school day...

Puppy Bowl X: Everything you wanted to know

Puppy Bowl X: Everything you wanted to know

By Cunniff Kids News staff, Cunniff Elementary School, Watertown, Mass.

January 31, 2014


Filed under Features

Reporters from the Cunniff Kids News have their questions about Sunday's big show answered by the producers at Animal Planet. View original story. Puppy Bowl X will be airing this Sunday on Animal Planet starting at 3 p.m. There will be a lot of fun at Puppy Bowl this year, including more than 60 dog...

Squirrels wreak disaster on garden beds

Squirrels wreak disaster on garden beds

By Kavya Ramakrishnan, Harker Upper School, San Jose, Calif.

October 29, 2013


Filed under News

Attempts by the Gardening Club to plant onions and arugula in garden beds next to Main have been hindered by campus squirrels distributing their nuts, an annual problem. “There’s just so many of them,” said Ben Spencer-Cooke, English teacher and Gardening Club advisor, referring to the abundance...