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Students participate in annual Relay for Life event

Students participate in annual Relay for Life event

Michael Sande

February 27, 2015


Filed under Health, Uncategorized, Video

Once a year, students and faculty gather in the Homestead field house to participate in the globally recognized fundraising event Relay For Life. Students check into this event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., bringing in sleeping bags, snacks and fundraising money to carry them until the end of the event at...

Survey: alcohol use down, pot up as school outpaces nation

Survey: alcohol use down, pot up as school outpaces nation

Sumin Woo and Holly Sutley

February 25, 2015


Filed under Health, Showcase

Although Dulaney's school-wide drinking rates appear to be declining, the overall rate remains high compared to the national average. An anonymous survey of 256 students in English classes of all grades and levels shows that half of students drink recreationally. The figure is down from 60 percent...

Too young to transition?

Too young to transition?

Jessica Gilligan

February 19, 2015


Filed under Health, Opinions

When 13-year-old Zoey entered puberty, her doctor prescribed medication to slow down her development--because she didn’t identify with the gender she was born as. This fairly new treatment has caused controversy in the medical community, as critics argue that blocking puberty is harmful to a child’s...

Eating disorders more common than you think

Eating disorders more common than you think

Katherine Green and Christina Elias

February 18, 2015


Filed under Health, Showcase

(Trigger warning: story contains frank discussion and first-person accounts of eating disorders) Katherine Green and Christina Elias at Dart News Online have written a great piece on eating disorders. Through sensitive and compassionate reporting, they've done a great job of putting real faces on...

Child abuse: An exploration of society, systems, and survivors

Child abuse: An exploration of society, systems, and survivors

Grace Gyolai

February 17, 2015


Filed under Features, Health, Showcase

Here's another great use of the longform template to tell a complex and multifaceted story. Grace Gyolai doesn't shy away from reporting on the tough stuff: Roxy Foster grew up in the suburbs with her mother, stepfather, and brother, but she did not live a typical life. Caught in a cycle where every...

Measles spreads to New York

Measles spreads to New York

Claudia Chen

February 16, 2015


Filed under Health, Local & World

On Jan. 25, a Bard College student with measles travelled on a New York train, possibly exposing other passengers to the virus. New York is now the 14th state involved in a current nationwide measles outbreak. News outlets reported that the student boarded the Amtrak train at Penn Station and got...

Hopeful Beginnings guides teen moms

Hopeful Beginnings guides teen moms

Laura Plata

February 16, 2015


Filed under Features, Health

Hopeful Beginnings is a non-for profit agency located in Arlington Heights that works with teens and women dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. To assist young women on their journey, the team utilizes a problem-solving approach where social workers offer a listening ear to young women who don’t ...

Uncapping the truth

Uncapping the truth

Mina

February 16, 2015


Filed under Health, School

Have you seen all the boxes and plastic bags filled with bottle caps lying around the school? Have you ever wondered what they are collected for? In a recent survey asking if students knew where the bottle caps go or why we collect them, only two out of ten answered correctly. Out of the eight that...