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Remembering WWII POW Hayden Walk

Remembering WWII POW Hayden Walk

By Kathleen Cempa

April 2, 2015

Here is yet another beautiful use of the longform story template, from Kathleen Cempa of the Eagle Eye News. This well-written and evocative piece is brought to life with various artifacts, documents, photos, hand-written letters, even telegrams. A very interesting read and a lovely tribute. Seventy years ago t...

Pikesville students experience Israeli culture, conflict

Pikesville students experience Israeli culture, conflict

By Jarred Belman

February 27, 2015

This summer, 27 Baltimore area high school students, including six from Pikesville High School, visited Israel through the Baltimore Zionist District. Over 28 days, teens were able to fully embrace their Jewish cultures through various activities, including climbing Mount Masada and getting to float...

January marks 70 years since liberation of Auschwitz

January marks 70 years since liberation of Auschwitz

By Jessica Sieling

February 20, 2015

January marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the largest concentration camp run by the German Nazis in World War II. The death camp was located in southwestern Poland and consisted of the original camp, Auschwitz I, and 45 satellite camps surrounding it. In the beginning, Auschwitz...

American Sniper: patriotism or propaganda?

<i>American Sniper</i>: patriotism or propaganda?

By Claire Lefton, Sycamore High School

February 12, 2015

“In the latest Hunger Games movie, Philip Seymour Hoffman’s "Plutarch" views propaganda footage… and says, 'It’s a little on the nose, but of course so is war.' He could be talking about American Sniper,” film critic David Edelstein wrote in New York Magazine. Clint Eastwood’s extremely success...

Freshman Thi Aye prevails over hardship

Freshman Thi Aye prevails over hardship

By Aparna Verma, Catonsville High School

January 9, 2015

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