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Sports photographer captures joy and defeat

Sports photographer captures joy and defeat

Isabel Hanewicz, Robinson High School

January 23, 2015


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Jeff Tuttle is a big believer in doing what you love. And as a sports photographer for over 20 years, he’s spent his time pursuing his passion. He knows it’s never going to make him rich. There’s not a lot of money in sports photography, but for a guy who has been nominated for two Pulitzer...

Featured alumnus: Nathan Larimer

Featured alumnus: Nathan Larimer

Jess Salmon, Bellwood-Antis High School

January 19, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Showcase

Some people don’t believe in luck or chance--that one can simply be in the right place at the right time. Bellwood-Antis graduate Nathan Larimer knows all about luck, and the value of being in the right place at a time when one's life could change forever. In the last few years, with some hard...

Making his mark: swimmer sets a gold standard

Making his mark: swimmer sets a gold standard

Noah Sanchez, Klein Collins High School

January 16, 2015


Filed under Profiles, School News, Sports, Uncategorized, Video

His arms slice through the water as he makes his way toward the wall. Faster. He knows he can do it. He can break another record. His outstretched fingers make contact with the wall as he glances up at his time — 49.62 seconds. That is how long it took senior Kyle Hendricks to smash the record...

Champion equestrian comes home

Champion equestrian comes home

Rachel Kuhr, Juan Diego Catholic High School

January 14, 2015


Filed under Profiles, Sports

After leaving Juan Diego Catholic High School for a year and a half, senior Claire Jan decided it was time to return to the campus where her educational journey began. A student at the Skaggs Catholic Center since kindergarten, Jan could not imagine graduating from anywhere else. Jan has been training,...

Freshman Thi Aye prevails over hardship

Freshman Thi Aye prevails over hardship

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.

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From wrestling to racing: Tamara Gilbert’s longform athlete profiles

From wrestling to racing: Tamara Gilbert’s longform athlete profiles

Tamara Gilbert, Juan Diego Catholic High School

January 6, 2015


Filed under Profiles, Showcase, Sports

Sports rarely make compelling journalism all by themselves--it's hard to make a simple play-by-play appeal to an audience wider than your school or town. You need to take a more comprehensive approach, find an interesting angle, and convince readers (even those who've never seen your team play) that...

Paper towns: a new way to build a city

Paper towns: a new way to build a city

Svannah Nguyen, Klein Collins High School

January 5, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Uncategorized, Video

He pays attention to every detail. He folds and constructs. He draws and creates. He builds the city of London. Senior Jason Manus is not the usual canvas-and-paint kind of artist, but rather one with a unique ability. He showcases his talent through paper models of cities and buildings. “When...

Kuipers and Vargo leave it all on the field

Kuipers and Vargo leave it all on the field

Maxwell Shukuya, Sacramento Country Day School

December 15, 2014


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Usually, he’s an eighth-grade history teacher. Maybe you know him as the college counselor. But armed with a pile of spreadsheets, a computer and 18 years of experience, he’s transformed. Chris Kuipers is the manager of his own pro football team. So how has Kuipers kept his double-life secret...