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Sophomore artist achieves success through talent, passion

Sophomore artist achieves success through talent, passion

Sanah Jivani, Klein Collins HS, Spring, Texas

March 25, 2014


Filed under Profiles

Her hands effortlessly flow across the canvas as she depicts her thoughts on paper. Her passion stems from her grandfather, who was also an artist. Art plays a major role in her life, shaping her as a person. She dedicates hours to her work, until she knows she has created a masterpiece. Sophomore...

Learning for Life aims to put LHS recycling first

Learning for Life aims to put LHS recycling first

Will Foreman, Linganore HS, Frederick, Md.

March 24, 2014


Filed under Features

The football rivalries between Linganore, Oakdale and Urbana are intense and passionate. On Friday nights we paint up, we scream, and we bleed red and black. The real contest, though, is not football – it’s recycling. The Learning for Life students are going for the I-70 trophy of trash. They want...

Students enjoy freedom of online and blended classes

Students enjoy freedom of online and blended classes

Fernanda Galera, Lewisville HS, Lewisville, Texas

March 17, 2014


Filed under Features

Cindy Nguyen liked the freedom; she didn’t need to show up to class every day. Marilyn Castro could enjoy the comfort of her home while completing assignments at her own pace. Josue Varela was able to catch up on his sleep. Jimmy Nguyen had the chance to manage his time and schedule. All these...

Wrestling with love

Wrestling with love

Laura Godinez, Lewisville HS, Lewisville, Texas

March 14, 2014


Filed under Profiles, Sports

No sound. No voices. Nothing. No crowd chanting her name. No teammates cheering her on. No coach giving her advice. Her heart’s beating faster and faster. Thump-thump. Thump-thump. Thump-thump. She hears the whistle blow. Tweeeeeeet. Her heart beats one last time, hard. Thump. Then i...

Through financial struggle, hope still shines

Through financial struggle, hope still shines

Sarah Foster, Mattoon HS, Mattoon, Ill.

March 11, 2014


Filed under Features

To others, it would be considered far from perfect. But for them, it couldn’t have been better. The Gentry family, circled in a cluster of chairs, looks back on those days. It’s felt as if a century has passed since they ate dinner in a restaurant. They used to go bowling whenever they wanted...

Recipe: How to make vanilla macarons

Recipe: How to make vanilla macarons

Jessica Chang and Priscilla Pan

March 10, 2014


Filed under Features

Ahh macarons. (Not macaroons, mind you. Those are mounds made of shredded coconut.) Have you ever drooled over them in a bakery window? (psht… we don’t know what you’re talking about). Those cute little sandwiches with their complementary feet might seem intimidating (and they sort of are), but...

Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers

Sally Cochran and Gennifer Geer

March 7, 2014


Filed under Features

Most students just have to face teachers for a few hours each day. These students at Blue Valley High School in Stillwell, Kan., share what it is like to go home to the same people they have seen all day at school. They have a parent as teachers.

Las Vegas student immerses himself in K-pop culture

Las Vegas student immerses himself in K-pop culture

Patricia Ascano, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas

March 4, 2014


Filed under Music, Profiles

If you see sophomore Tyler Antonio around the school, you wouldn’t expect him to be a dedicated fan of Korean pop. But as it turns out, he considers himself to be a true fan of the K-pop industry. Southwest Shadow: What lured you into Korean pop? Tyler Antonio: When I was first lured into K-pop, I actually...