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Comic book artist draws on own heritage for stories

Comic book artist draws on own heritage for stories

Amanda Livingston, Akins HS, Austin, Texas

January 7, 2014


Filed under Profiles

As a young child Gene Yang, graphic novel artist and writer, wanted to be an animator and dreamed of someday working for Walt Disney. The Chinese graphic novel artist and writer, visited students of Akins High School on Sept 25, 2013. Once he began collecting comic books, his mind changed....

Bixby morning routine includes drive-by ministry

Bixby morning routine includes drive-by ministry

Emily Thornton, Bixby HS, Bixby, Okla.

December 20, 2013


Filed under Profiles

Despite the noise from heavy traffic, John Robb’s voice echoes with the gospel, past gas pumps and car doors and off of the brick wall that holds QuikTrip at 151stand Memorial in Bixby, Okla. Robb is a permanent presence, wearing down the curbside grass most weekday mornings between 7 a.m. and noon. Passers-by...

Student finds success in speed skating

Student finds success in speed skating

Rachel Lyons, Benilde-St. Margaret's School, St. Louis Park, Minn.

December 16, 2013


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Like many other Benilde St. Margaret’s students, sophomore Gunnar Lundberg once called himself a hockey player. However, upon realizing he lacked passion for the sport and disliked the bulky pads, he quit. “I’ve always loved the ice, and after I quit hockey, I missed it [and] started speed skating....

Texas student ranks #1 on QuizUp app

Texas student ranks #1 on QuizUp app

Troy Allen, Lufkin HS, Lufkin, Texas

December 11, 2013


Filed under Features, Profiles

If you want to learn more about art history, there is an app for that, and senior Cody Carter has mastered it by climbing to the top of the charts to be ranked number one in the world on the world's largest trivia app "Quiz Up." After playing the Jeopardy style head-to-head trivia game "Quiz Up" for only two weeks, Carter has made headway quickly rising to the top of the...

‘Love at first sound’

‘Love at first sound’

Olivia Beier, Westside High School, Omaha, Neb.

December 10, 2013


Filed under Music, Profiles

Senior Matt Dornan’s locker isn’t the cleanest thing in the world. Shoved inside of it are three instruments, euphonium, marching baritone and bass trombone along slide his backpack and a small black tool box, his cleaning kit. On the top shelf, seven values sit, lined up perfectly from largest to s...

Exchange students find new home on Texas swim team

Exchange students find new home on Texas swim team

Troy Allen, Lufkin HS, Lufkin, Texas

December 5, 2013


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Traveling over the largest body of water, two high school juniors use their love for water to connect with their new classmates and find comfort in a new country through their local high school swim team. Foreign exchange students Ludovica Lopez and Julia Mokkonen are learning to adjust to their new...

Teacher shares inspiring journey from West Africa to Pennsylvania

Teacher shares inspiring journey from West Africa to Pennsylvania

Carly Crofcheck, Tyrone Area HS, Tyrone, Pa.

October 15, 2013


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If there were a Tyrone Area High School award for miles travelled on life’s journey, TAHS French and chemistry teacher Ganieyou Salamy would be a strong favorite to win. Salamy was born and raised in Côte d’Ivoire, also known as Ivory Coast, in West Africa. Salamy’s parents were originally...

Teen rapper is never satisfied, seeks to build legacy

Teen rapper is never satisfied, seeks to build legacy

Desiree Gillem, New Town HS, Owings Mills, Md.

September 23, 2013


Filed under Music, Profiles

“A rapper is only as good as his last verse,” says Darius “Jay Verze” Exum, Class of 2013. Exum, 17, started rapping around the age of seven, but he never actually recorded anything until he hit the age of 12. Music is his main focus right now, and school has kind of been put on hold for the...