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Alumnus helps fight Ebola in Sierra Leone

Alumnus helps fight Ebola in Sierra Leone

By Elizabeth Driver, John Carroll High School

February 5, 2015

In order to not become contaminated, a family reluctantly stands a safe distance away from the burial of their loved one. They gaze upon Public Health Officials dealing with the body to prevent Ebola from spreading to any more people. Though the family would prefer to prepare and bury the relative themselves,...

Candy Prohibition: Is there a double standard?

Candy Prohibition: Is there a double standard?

By Katherine Speiker, Owatonna HS, Owatonna, Minn.

November 6, 2014

In fundraising, it is obvious that you need to sell what people are buying. It’s the simple business of supply and demand. And in a high school, nothing sells faster than food. Not to mention that food is also one of the more fun things to sell, too. It is hard to find something else that teenagers...

Sleepless in school: Schedule doesn’t match sleep needs

Sleepless in school: Schedule doesn’t match sleep needs

By Shalavé Cawley, Legacy HS, Mansfield, Texas

November 5, 2014

Teenagers have a hard time falling asleep before 11 p.m., and with many students waking up as early as 5 a.m. to catch the bus, a shocking number of high schoolers aren’t getting a sufficient amount of sleep.

No need to eat meat if we’ve got vegetables

No need to eat meat if we’ve got vegetables

By Elen Hakoupiani, Clark Magnet HS, La Crescenta, Calif.

October 24, 2014

Imagine saving more than 8 billion animals a year, just in the United States, by shutting out the animal food industry which includes clothing, cosmetics and home goods produced by slaughtered animals. Well, during the summer, I came across a video on YouTube called "Why You Should Consider Being a Vegetarian,"...

District takes proactive measures related to Ebola

District takes proactive measures related to Ebola

By Anahi Castro, North Garland HS, Garland, Texas

October 20, 2014

Even though administrators told students not to panic, out of 2,511 students, about 500 students did not come to school.

Blindfolded: Senior describes dealing with family disease

Blindfolded: Senior describes dealing with family disease

By Caroline Purtle, Texas HS, Texarkana, Texas

October 14, 2014

“It’s today.” “It’s today.” “It’s today.” Not today. Not again. My eyes look out the window and see a landscape of the world, then the Black Cape of Coping draws a blind to the beauty. A time of balance is blindfolded in a moment of desolation. I know one day I will remove...

ALS gets dumped on social media

ALS gets dumped on social media

By Julia Wunning-Zimmer, Kirkwood HS, Kirkwood, Mo.

October 1, 2014

Beads of sweat cascade down her back. Adrenaline courses through her veins, while she clenches her fists and squeezes her eyes shut in anticipation of the freezing sensation that she is about to undergo. Her mind races. She is doing this for not only the enjoyment of her friends and family who view ...

Start the school day later

Start the school day later

By Phillip Smith, Legacy HS, Mansfield, Texas

September 26, 2014

Teens across America experience sleep deprivation. Recent studies show teenagers learn better later in the day, therefore the school board needs to make school times later. Classes begin at 7:25 a.m. in the Mansfield high schools and most buses pick up students from their bus stop around or before...

Confessions of a germaphobe

Confessions of a germaphobe

By Snovia Moiz, Cinco Ranch HS, Katy, Texas

September 24, 2014

I wash my hands four times every morning. Once after using the toilet, once before brushing my teeth, once after brushing my teeth, and finally after doing my makeup. As I sit here typing this with strep throat, I will tell you without shame that I am the person who least deserves to be sick. I follow ...

School responds to federal crackdown on unhealthy snacking

School responds to federal crackdown on unhealthy snacking

By Ellen Kan, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Va.

September 22, 2014

A federal mandate may threaten to alter what many students hold close to heart: food.

Virginia governor visits school’s cafeteria

Virginia governor visits school’s cafeteria

By Brenna Cowardin, Harrisonburg High School, Harrisonburg, Va.

September 17, 2014

It isn’t every day you can find the governor of Virginia eating in the Skyline Middle School lunch room, but Monday, Aug. 25, was one of those days. Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe stopped by the middle school to discuss HCPS’s local school lunch program and how to expand...

Beverage ban is all wet

By Taylor Wieneke, Civic Memorial High School, Bethalto, Ill.

October 29, 2013

Starting this school year, Civic Memorial students have not been allowed to bring outside drinks into the building or drink beverages in the classroom, a change that could be harmful to students’ health. Many of these students are outraged; some need their coffee to start off the morning before...

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center continues scheduled visits to health classrooms

By Marcia Brown, Shaker Heights HS, Shaker Heights, Ohio

October 3, 2013

A Note from SNO: This is an ongoing story from The Shakerite news staff at Shaker Heights High School in Ohio. We've chosen to highlight a few of the several stories published to date on this topic as an example of how a news staff can cover a developing story from multiple angles.Print Editor in Chief Shan...

E-cigarettes should not be allowed in school

E-cigarettes should not be allowed in school

By JagWire Staff, Mill Valley HS, Shawnee, Kan.

September 5, 2013

Glancing over in class, you see vapor emerge from someone’s mouth, and what appears to be a cigarette in his hand. However, it’s actually an electronic cigarette, and the use of it is becoming a problem during the school day. While it seems it’s common knowledge not to smoke in school, ...