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Finding value through pain

Finding value through pain

Tanya Raghu, Coppell High School

January 3, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Growing up, if asked what she wanted to be, former Coppell resident Pam Cope did not say a doctor, teacher or astronaut. She said a wife and a mother. When she made her vows to unconditionally love her husband, Randy Cope, she was sure to fulfill her promise. Even if it meant tirelessly cleaning...

Where Are They Now? Samantha Palumbo

Where Are They Now? Samantha Palumbo

Danielle Alpert, Southern Lehigh High School

December 29, 2017


Filed under Features

Members of the Channel 2 Spartan News team may not necessarily see themselves going into the television industry. However, that is exactly the path taken by 2010 Southern Lehigh graduate Samantha Palumbo, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Television, Radio, and Film from Syracuse University and...

Lewis Makes a Difference

Lewis Makes a Difference

Jessica Varela, Lake Ridge High School

December 28, 2017


Filed under Features

It’s the job of teachers and educators to make students feel like their future is bright and they can do anything they put their mind to. For one particular student that saw no future whatsoever, Associate Principal Melanie Lewis was there to guide her and show her that anything is possible. Lake...

Yes, Virginia, There is Still Holiday Spirit

Yes, Virginia, There is Still Holiday Spirit

Nicole Niemiec, Patchogue-Medford High School

December 25, 2017


Filed under Features

With college application deadlines approaching and midterm exams coming around the corner, it’s hard to fathom that the holiday season is already among us. For seniors, it’s a challenge to choose between the $50-$85 dollar application fees and those perfect gifts for your friends and family. It feels...

Sisters reenact Jesus Christ’s birthday with family

Sisters reenact Jesus Christ’s birthday with family

Eliza Benyaminova, Mayfield High School

December 24, 2017


Filed under Features

Every Christmas Eve, the Casey sisters (Olivia and Claudia), along with the rest of their family, carry on a tradition of reenacting the day Jesus was born. This unique and fun filled family tradition began with their grandmother who did the same thing with her class at St. Paschal Baylon School....

Junior Sophie Pellegrino recounts recovery from anorexia with spiritual healing

Junior Sophie Pellegrino recounts recovery from anorexia with spiritual healing

Kelsey Long, Parkway West High School

December 20, 2017


Filed under Features

Junior Sophie Pellegrino beat anorexia and recovered after a long period of struggling. Now, she uses her story to help others who are suffering. Her disorder started in eighth grade. She would wake up, look in the mirror and weigh herself. After that, she would go into the kitchen, eat around five grapes...

Dog Days

Dog Days

Jay Dolan, De Smet Jesuit High School

December 19, 2017


Filed under Features

In spite of being at an all boys school, Ginger and Lizzy attend class like it’s their own. And at the end of the day, they are finally let outside and are able to relieve themselves at the bewilderment of passerbyers. In Tom Sothers honors American history classroom, dogs roam free. Ginger and...

Some students say high school dress code sexist, biased, figure-shaming

Some students say high school dress code sexist, biased, figure-shaming

Jackson Margolis, Sacramento Country Day School

December 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

With nearly all sophomores, juniors and seniors believing that there is some gender or body type bias in the dress code, according to a Sept. 26 Octagon poll, the dress code is one of the most controversial rules on campus. On Sept. 28 sophomores Aaron Graves and Naomi Turnbull, junior Nate Jakobs...