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Dance instructor leaves behind legacy

Dance instructor leaves behind legacy

By Morgan Collier

April 23, 2015

Music plays as the girls spin on their toes and the counts are spoken clearly for dancers to hit their marks. Laughter and silly talks fill the air in Lorna Badon’s dance studio – a second home for many students, and a place of safety and security. This studio, full of dreams, hopes and ambitions,...

Stepping between worlds

Stepping between worlds

By Kaitlin Maloney

March 16, 2015

For most athletes, trying to balance schoolwork with three-hour practices and a 10-minute commute home is difficult enough. However, senior twins Carly and Hayley Mangan travel 45 minutes each way to practice at their Irish step dance school in Montville, CT. They make the commute four to five days...

As electronic music gains popularity, here’s a guide

As electronic music gains popularity, here’s a guide

By Connor Allison, Decatur HS, Decatur, Ga.

June 9, 2014

In an era of technology where one can open a laptop with a production suite and create a full song, it's easy to go from bedroom producer to festival DJ in a matter of months, without a professional studio or equipment.

Essay: Why the world should dance more

Essay: Why the world should dance more

By Anurima Kumar, Community HS, Ann Arbor, Mich.

April 24, 2014

“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.” -- Friedrich Nietzsche I may not practice dance every day, but I cannot imagine my life without it. Ever since the age of five, I have been learning an Indian classical dance form called Bharatanatyam. When my first teacher moved I remember her words that stuck with m...

Planning a perfect Promposal? Follow these rules

Planning a perfect Promposal? Follow these rules

By Lyndsey Hill, Klein HS, Klein, Texas

April 23, 2014

Although some girls began their prom countdown on their first day of high school, other less enthusiastic students are still getting their prom plans together. This has left them scrambling to find the perfect dress, make reservations, and even find dates. What was done two generations ago with a...

At annual ethnic fair, students explore cultures

At annual ethnic fair, students explore cultures

By Anna Konstant, Hinsdale Central HS, Hinsdale, Ill.

April 22, 2014

Students, teachers, and parents explored different cultures, such as Egyptian, Indian, Greek, Polish and Latin, at this year’s Ethnic Fair. Sponsored by International Club, people were able to learn about these different cultures through bulletin boards displayed in the cafeteria. Students, teachers,...

School’s new breathalyzing policy nets no violators

School’s new breathalyzing policy nets no violators

By Hannah Kloos, Edina HS, Edina, Minn.

March 4, 2014

In hopes to create a safe environment for all Edina High School students attending the 2014 Sweetheart’s dance, a number of new policies were instituted, including increased administration and police presence, and, most notably, random breathalyzer tests. Eighty students were breathalyzed at the dance...

‘Tis the season for Promposals

‘Tis the season for Promposals

By Jessica Lowrie, Colonia HS, Colonia, N.J.

March 3, 2014

It’s that time of year again when people are getting asked to prom in both extravagant and simple ways. The seniors try to top others and make their “promposal” the best anyone has ever seen. What is a “promposal” exactly? How does it happen? What is the planning behind all of it? The term...

All shook up: Sophomore performs as Elvis impersonator

All shook up: Sophomore performs as Elvis impersonator

By Gracie Long, Legacy HS, Mansfield, Texas

January 28, 2014

Putting on an Elvis costume and gelling his hair, sophomore Drake Milligan slips into his blue suede shoes while he prepares for another show. Milligan performs as an Elvis Presley tribute artist. He sings, acts and dances just like Elvis. “I saw an Elvis impersonator one time by accident and...

Kansas boy moves from dance team manager to performer

Kansas boy moves from dance team manager to performer

By Sidney Hallak, Jordan Reinhardt, and Liz Kuhlmann

September 14, 2013

After the Dazzler dance team tryouts in April, Kevin Murakami became the first boy to be on the school dance team  at any Blue Valley school. Murakami is now headed into his senior year, and hopes to make it the best yet while he dances with the other girls instead of managing. View original story...