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My invisible uncle

My invisible uncle

By Leah Crenshaw

March 23, 2015

Like most high school kids now, I don't remember much from 2001. I don't remember the first Harry Potter movie premiering. I don't remember my first few days of K4 classes at St. James Day School. I don't remember my uncle, Michael Morgan Taylor, stock trader for Cantor Fitzgerald on the 104th floor...

Seeing double: life as a twin

Seeing double: life as a twin

By Melanie Amato

March 16, 2015

Once a rare phenomenon, now about one in 30 babies born in the United States are twins. That means that statistically, Manchester High School should have around 27 sets of twins. Melanie & Mark I happen to be a twin myself. My brother Mark and I often disagree, but I would not change being...

Lending a hand in the family business

Ani Sinanyan made these cupcakes at her family's bakery in Glendale, Calif., where she works.

By David Olvera-Sanchez, Clark Magnet HS, La Crescenta, Calif.

May 7, 2014

After finishing their classes earlier than other students (due to the lessened class requirements), many seniors utilize this extra chunk of time to relax with friends or catch up on homework. However, senior Ani Sinanyan has little time to waste because every day she goes straight from school to work...

Goodbyes are hard as military families move overseas

Goodbyes are hard as military families move overseas

By Isabel Hanewicz, Robinson HS, Tampa

April 21, 2014

In the back of Dawn McPeak’s classroom, junior Sebastian Figueroa sits quietly, a small pile of papers in hand. Unlike most of his peers, he doesn’t have a backpack, just a few forms, all that’s left to tie him to the school. Today, the last day before holiday vacations, is his last day. Over break,...