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When students speak up

When students speak up

Adhiti Chundur, Sycamore High School

April 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Protests

Activism, a result of students’ unwillingness to sit at the sidelines, is a way for them to become active agents of their own future. Now there has been a new wave of student protests in regard to gun violence. “I think it is important for students to get involved in causes they believe in because...

Senior Sophie Herrmann advocates for Students Demand Action program

Senior Sophie Herrmann advocates for Students Demand Action program

Lorenzo Cerda, Benilde-St. Margaret's High School

April 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Protests

In wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, high school students around the country have spoken out over epidemic of mass shootings in American high schools. At BSM, senior Sophie Herrmann has gotten involved in the conversation and has taken initiative in the...

DHS alum Tomassi wins at ‘Jeopardy!’

DHS alum Tomassi wins at ‘Jeopardy!’

Meghan Edwards, Danbury High School

April 17, 2018


Filed under Features

In the category “DHS alumni for $500 -- Jennifer Tomassi.” A) Who is an astrophysicist, B) Who is a “Jeopardy!” winner or C) Who is a superhero. If you chose answer choice B, then consider yourself hypothetically $500 richer, because DHS class of 1996 member Jennifer Tomassi took home $20,401...

Smashing the glass ceiling: Annika Kline

Smashing the glass ceiling: Annika Kline

Adler Bowman, Kirkwood High School

April 11, 2018


Filed under Features

Annika Kline, sophomore, has always been a little off-beat. About 30 percent (10/33) of percussionist in the KHS band are female, but Kline is the only girl that played snare drum during the 2017 Pioneer Pride Marching Band season. Kline has been playing percussion since fifth grade, and she said...

Junior Crystal Sung is Finalist for Student Member of State Board of Education

Junior Crystal Sung is Finalist for Student Member of State Board of Education

Anastasia Reimann, Classical Academy High School

April 5, 2018


Filed under Features

Junior Crystal Sung sits next to me on the bench in the hallway near Room 113, and she’s unlike any other interviewee I’ve talked with. Every interview is different because every person is different, but Crystal is particularly different — this is her third year on staff, and she already knows...

College-bound students weigh how far to fly the coop

College-bound students weigh how far to fly the coop

Hannah Jannol, Shalhevet High School

March 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Every year, many Shalhevet graduates leave California to pursue college degrees on the East Coast, in the Midwest and other regions hundreds or thousands of miles from home. But some stay local. But it is not as common nationwide. Of entering college freshmen in 2016, 38 percent attended college within...

Waldrop creates home in old school bus

Waldrop creates home in old school bus

David Beck, Harrisonburg High School

March 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Sarah Waldrop, an art teacher in her first year of public school employment, soon won’t have an average living situation. “This time last year my husband showed me a couple Youtube videos of tours of other school busses that have been turned into tiny homes, and said, ‘Look at this. We should...

Cycling Towards New Beginnings

Cycling Towards New Beginnings

Lois Ramilo, Clark Magnet High School

March 29, 2018


Filed under Features

It was pink and red. Red as the dying roses in Clark’s Rose Garden. I still remember the first bike I ever had. The bike was a baby pink, decorated in a Strawberry Shortcake motif, with the little TV character plastered all over the bike’s metal body. The tires were pearl white, with sparkling flares...