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Social media use plays role in college admissions

Social media use plays role in college admissions

By Sydney Czyzon

February 20, 2015


Filed under Features

Social media plays a prominent role in the lives of teenagers. While approximately 95% of American teens have access to online activities, 81% of these adolescents use some kind of social media, according to a 2012 study completed by the Pew Internet Project. With more students attending college than...

Every penny counts: tips on scholarships

Every penny counts: tips on scholarships

By Paige Nonnenmacher

February 17, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

With an economy like it is today, a college education can be expensive. As tuition fees continue to rise, students are left to scavenge for monetary relief. However, thanks to “free money,” students can get the education they need to succeed without the unnecessary debt. Loans are extremely helpful...

Obama offers students alternate route to pay for college

Obama offers students alternate route to pay for college

By Taylor Campbell, my job title

February 16, 2015


Filed under Local & World

As students across the country prepare for crucial standardized tests which may determine their futures, president Barack Obama has been working on a plan that just might ease the fiscal load of community college attendees. Obama announced his plan, deemed "America’s College Promise," while speaking...

Freshman Thi Aye prevails over hardship

Freshman Thi Aye prevails over hardship

By Aparna Verma, Catonsville High School

January 9, 2015


Filed under Profiles, Showcase

At the age of seven, Aye and her family fled Myanmar, a small country snuggled into the coast of the Bay of Bengal.

Students travel to France for study abroad experience

Students travel to France for study abroad experience

By Kasey Carlson, Whitney Young Magnet High

January 8, 2015


Filed under School

A group of Whitney Young students and faculty have just returned from a ten-day trip to France. The trip was one of several study abroad trips offered through the school this year. Each student stayed with a French student and host family, some of whom stayed with American students when visiting...

Competitive bowling brings new meaning to high school students

Competitive bowling brings new meaning to high school students

By Camelia Coffman, Whitney HS, Rocklin, Calif.

December 9, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Youth Bowling can be considered a sport, however, it can also be a means for students to earn scholarship money for college.

Art student receives Gates Millennium Scholarship

Art student receives Gates Millennium Scholarship

By April Valdez, Vidal M. Treviño School of Communications and Fine Arts, Laredo, Texas

May 29, 2014


Filed under Profiles

Visual Arts student Lizeth Terrazas said she cried when she found out she received a Gates Millennium Scholarship this spring. Just 1,000 students nationwide receive this award yearly. "I didn’t think I was going to get it because I was one out of 52,000 people that applied," Terrazas said. "I...

Fashion scholarship brings students to the runway

Fashion scholarship brings students to the runway

By Celeste Burke, Carlsbad HS, Carlsbad, Calif.

January 24, 2014


Filed under News

Haute couture demands brilliant designers with wild imaginations, but with thousands of teenagers fantasizing about becoming the next Vera Wang, their chances are slim. However, the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise (FIDM) has just increased that percentage. Every year, FIDM offers ...