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NaNoWriMo: 50k words, 30 days, utter exhaustion

NaNoWriMo: 50k words, 30 days, utter exhaustion

By Kayley Rapp, North Cobb HS, Kennesaw, Ga.

December 10, 2014

Every November, millions of writers undertake an enormous yet rewarding task: National Novel Writing Month, affectionately called NaNoWriMo. The task? Writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. On a last-minute, impulsive decision, I decided to participate in the challenge this year. Writing 50,000 wor...

Girl on fire: Feature twirler pushes limits on Friday night

Girl on fire: Feature twirler pushes limits on Friday night

By Rachyl Russian, Pittsburg HS, Pittsburg, Kan.

November 20, 2014

Twirling is something that is very familiar to sophomore Megan Munger. Recently, she decided to twirl with a twist. This is her 11th year twirling and second year for the school. Munger can twirl three batons at once; this summer she started to twirl fire. “From the end of July and until school started I ...

Freshman falconer: Student gains raptor permit

Spencer Sweeney, a freshman at Benilde-St. Margaret's School, has spent over two years working to become a permitted falconer.

By Frankie Vochko and Kasey Desmond

October 15, 2014

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.

Kind of an obsession: Teacher shares love for action figures

Michael DelDonno holds his most prized action figure, Warbird. DelDonno's collection takes up an entire room in his house, along with his garage.

By Natalia Alamdari, Klein Collins HS, Spring, Texas

September 14, 2013

Transcript: “I’m kind of always on the hunt for them. Everywhere we go, I have to stop and look. Even if we go to the drug store or something, I go straight to the toy aisle. If we go out to eat, if there’s a Toys R Us nearby, I’ll sneak over to the Toys  R Us. It’s just kind of an obses...