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Carnegie Hall awaits junior violinist

Carnegie Hall awaits junior violinist

Brooke Colombo, Liberty High School

December 20, 2017


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After picking up the violin at age four, junior Megan Lin had no idea she would one day be following in the footsteps of famous orchestral musician Yo-Yo Ma. Over winter break Lin will fly to New York to attend the same elite program as Ma, the New York String Orchestra Seminar, and play the violin at...

Block scheduling fosters in-depth learning

Block scheduling fosters in-depth learning

Melissa Schill, Normal Community High School

December 6, 2017


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49 minutes. 49 minutes to take attendance. Settle the class down. Collect homework. Pass out worksheets. Begin a group discussion. Separate the students into groups. Shuffle the desks around. Log in to the computers. Pack everything back up. All this in 49 minutes. Cramming all of this — not to...

Jesuit novice makes impact on choir

Jesuit novice makes impact on choir

Jacob Deighton, De Smet Jesuit High School

December 5, 2017


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Jesuit Novice Jeff Miraflor was sent to begin his Jesuit high school experiment. What he didn’t know was that he was going to be able to come and help teach one of his life’s passions. Read the full story, written by Brennan Dolnick, here. 

Zombies in the classroom

Zombies in the classroom

Bradley Davis and Haidyn McKenzie, Lovejoy High School

December 5, 2017


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Animation teacher Ray Cooper has students zombify their teachers while turning his classroom into an apocalyptic wasteland in all the while teaching his students photoshop and flash. View the original video here. 

Juniors, seniors take annual trip to Ashland

Juniors, seniors take annual trip to Ashland

Harrison Moon, Sacramento Country Day School

November 29, 2017


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Each year, juniors and seniors travel to Ashland, Oregon, for four days during the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Students watch plays, explore the town of Ashland and experience outdoor activities such as whitewater rafting or bicycling. This year’s featured play was Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,”...

Let’s talk about sexism

Let’s talk about sexism

Anjali Jha, Walt Whitman High School

November 9, 2017


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“Ladies, this is not a beach. Cover up your butt, cleavage, and bra straps. Boys, this applies to you too.” Last spring, assistant principal Kathy McHale’s voice rang over the PA system, reminding students of Whitman’s dress code. Following the announcement, now-senior Rabhya Mehrotra went...

I am a Musician: Nehalem Chudnoff

I am a Musician: Nehalem Chudnoff

Yvanna Reyes, Sycamore High School

October 11, 2017


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See the video and more from the series here. 

San Francisco protesters rain down on white supremacy

San Francisco protesters rain down on white supremacy

Connor Lin and Talia Fine, Carlmont High School

September 21, 2017


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Rain sprinkled down on San Francisco City Hall as 500 protesters lit candles to stand in solidarity with Charlottesville, Virginia. As the wind blew signs across the park, citizens stepped forward to share the stories of prejudice and injustice in their lives. On Aug. 12 in Charlottesville, Virginia,...