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Air Force band holds concert at DCHS

Air Force band holds concert at DCHS

By Kaylee P.

February 17, 2015


Filed under Music, School, Showcase

The U.S. Air Force "Heartland of America Vortex" band traveled to David City High School on Feb. 9 to offer a clinic for middle and high school music students and hold a music concert for the student body. Vortex entertained the school with music such as Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” and Katy Perry’s...

Student spotlight: Kate Sullivan

Student spotlight: Kate Sullivan

By Rachel Ellis, Parkway West High School

January 23, 2015


Filed under Profiles

On Dec. 12, Parkway West High School senior Kate Sullivan made the decision to join the Army. But it wasn’t until recently that this was the path that she wanted for her future. “Originally I just wanted to go to [college] for criminology and psychology, then make my way into the Police Academy,"...

Sophomore nominated for Operation Homefront award

Sophomore nominated for Operation Homefront award

By Cintia Vickery, Rider High School, TX

January 14, 2015


Filed under School

Sophomore Kallie Wagner’s father, Master Sergeant James Wagner, is a fighter crew chief and has been deployed four times. He has been to South Korea, Saudi Arabia and twice to Iraq. Kallie remembers each of those deployments. Now she has been nominated for Operation Homefront Military Child of the Year, an award g...

Honor Flight pays tribute to veterans

Honor Flight pays tribute to veterans

By Savannah Whitmer, Lovejoy HS, Lucas, Texas

November 13, 2014


Filed under Local & World, News, Showcase

Veterans from the Korean War and World War II were honored on a flight home from the nation’s capitol this week in honor of Veterans Day. Honor Flight, a nonprofit service dedicated to honoring veterans, provides a volunteer Guardian for each man and woman on an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. “Th...

A heroic life lost: Role model alumnus dies serving in Afghanistan

A heroic life lost: Role model alumnus dies serving in Afghanistan

By Dan Fishbein, Algonquin Regional HS, Northborough, Mass.

November 10, 2014


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Brian Arsenault loved hockey. When he took the ice adorned in his number 3 maroon and gold uniform, he found happiness. Hockey, as a sport, demands leadership. Two teams take the ice for an hour, and one emerges with a hard fought victory. Fights often break out. Scores are close. Someone needs to...

Land of broken dreams

Land of broken dreams

By Lauren Bally and Estrella Gonzales

May 1, 2014


Filed under Showcase

In a matter of seconds, everything that Julio Arroyo and Luis Vargas had worked toward since middle school had vanished. Their years of JROTC and their dreams of the Army ended in rejection.

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


Filed under Features

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,...

Downsizing the military would bring financial benefits

Downsizing the military would bring financial benefits

By Nick Cohen, St. Paul Academy and Summit School, St. Paul, Minn.

March 25, 2014


Filed under Opinions

The Pentagon recently made an order to reduce the size of the United States military to pre-WWII levels, raising large-scale national debate on the role of the U.S. military in future conflicts worldwide. As it stands, the military is set to reduce from around 520,000 active members to somewhere betw...