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From Teacher to Student and Back Again

From Teacher to Student and Back Again

Richard Pfeifer, Kirkwood High School

September 15, 2017


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Colleen Curran, Special School District (SSD) teacher, attempts to compile her laptop, school supplies and homework on her way out of her front door. She steps out into the hot summer night and walks to her car. She lets out a sigh of relief, only in her car she can find quiet. She shifts into reverse...

Starr’s Mill senior returns from the Phantom Regiment

Starr’s Mill senior returns from the Phantom Regiment

Amy Orr, Starr's Mill High School

September 13, 2017


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Senior Ryan Ragsdale recently returned from his summer spent marching with the Phantom Regiment, making him the first Starr’s Mill student to march in Drum Corps International while still in high school. “[It was] by far the best summer of my life,” Ragsdale said. “There’s no doubt it’s...

Emerson teen raises awareness of friend’s battle with cancer

Emerson teen raises awareness of friend’s battle with cancer

Nina O'Connell, Emerson Junior-Senior High School

May 31, 2017


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Jaiden Mason, a sophomore at Emerson Junior-Senior High School, is on a mission to help save her friend’s life. Her friend and neighbor, 14-year-old Natalie Lopac, has been fighting cancer for just about her entire life. "I want to say that the next time you think your life is over when you get...

Thin blue line

Thin blue line

Grant Schlichting, Cannon Falls High School

May 31, 2017


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It’s eleven O’clock on a Saturday night and Officer Paul Larson has just pulled over a rusted green blazer that has a tail light out. As he steps out of the squad car he gets called by dispatch in nearby Red Wing. “Status?” “15” Meaning check in in 15 minutes. Like clockwork he pulls the...

Walking to remember

Walking to remember

Julia Ganbarg, Pascack Valley High School

May 30, 2017


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Joanna Connors cannot stand cancer. So instead she walks. On Oct. 8, 2014, the unimaginable happened. Joanna Connor’s mother Lisa passed away from a rare form of leukemia known as Myelodysplastic Syndrome, or Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Since her mom was diagnosed on Oct. 18, 2013, the Connors family...

Community Bands Together to ‘Strike Out ALS’

Community Bands Together to ‘Strike Out ALS’

Matthew Correa, Patchogue-Medford High School

May 26, 2017


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On May 18th, 2017, Patchogue-Medford High School held its third annual ALS walk as part of the ALS Ride For Life. As described by alsrideforlife.org, the ALS Ride For Life is a patient-driven volunteer organization with a mission to serve the ALS community, raise public awareness, and raise money to...

Local rhythmic gymnasts find the sport challenging, yet rewarding

Local rhythmic gymnasts find the sport challenging, yet rewarding

Tiana Hovsepians, Clark Magnet High School

May 24, 2017


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Fourteen-year old Jodie Mendoza has been doing rhythmic gymnastics at Rhythmic Olympica in Glendale for six years now, and the Olympics is her ultimate goal. “It’s every girl’s dream to go, and it happens only every four years, so it’s really rare,” she said. Mendoza, along with the rest of...

Kicking history into new heights

Kicking history into new heights

Jayden Warren and Alonzo Lepper, Lewisville High School

May 24, 2017


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A yawn escapes his lips and his hands follow the motion he knows so well. Pens, pencils, ribbons and paints: it’s a run of the mill purchase that takes place at a cash register inside the Michael's craft store off of Stemmons Freeway every day. A 5-foot-6 Hispanic boy stands behind the counter in the...

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