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Whodunnit? Biology class analyzes ‘artificial vomit’ to solve murder mystery

Whodunnit? Biology class analyzes ‘artificial vomit’ to solve murder mystery

Molly Litvak, Shalhevet High School

November 16, 2017


Filed under News

Holding the test tube as far away as possible, freshman Evy Rosenkranz crossed the classroom hoping that the chunky, brown and smelly mixture wouldn't spill. The substance was part of a lab exercise in Dr. Elizabeth Basheer’s freshman Biology class, and it was supposed to be vomit -- a key piece...

College applications and SATs take a back seat for disaster victims

College applications and SATs take a back seat for disaster victims

Lucy Fried, Shalhevet High School

November 15, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

For 12th-grade students, the impending college or gap-year experience can consume one’s mind, and becomes the theme of every conversation. But for students affected by recent natural disasters, the focus of senior year has shifted. Ari Rosenthal, who lives in Santa Rosa, Calif., where a sudden...

Freshman English classes participate in privilege walk activity

Freshman English classes participate in privilege walk activity

Hadley Hudson, Vandegrift High School

November 9, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

A hundred students standing on a field. A voice, booming from a tower ahead of them, asking question after question. After each question, the divide between the students grows bigger and bigger, eventually spanning the whole field. Friends separate, the students at the front keep moving up, and the students...

Under the radar

Under the radar

Josephine Rozzelle, Convent of the Sacred Heart High School

November 7, 2017


Filed under News

The Blue Angels’ ear-piercing shriek as the five jets fly over the Bay Area is the most audible aspect of the San Francisco Fleet Week, but it is only one of 14 events occurring in the week-long celebration, which began Oct. 1. San Francisco Fleet Week is the largest annual event held in Northern...

Protests Against Administration and Dress Code Policy Erupt at Edina High School

Protests Against Administration and Dress Code Policy Erupt at Edina High School

Will Schwinghammer and Jenna Simon, Edina High School

November 2, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

After a year of conflict, Edina High School students seem to have found a common cause behind which to rally. On Sept. 13, a school-wide protest was organized in response to what was perceived to be a stark and sudden change of the school’s implementation of its dress code. The protest was organized...

An Unexcused Walkout

An Unexcused Walkout

Richard Pfeifer, Kirkwood High School

October 31, 2017


Filed under News

News of a student-led walkout appeared in Kirkwood High School students’ Instagram and Snapchat feeds late Friday night. The proposed walkout is in protest of the Jason Stockley acquittal Sept. 15. Aysha McHaynes, a leader of the walkout, has been involved with social justice issues in Kirkwood before...

Cam High to Change more than 50 Years of Tradition with Graduation Gowns

Cam High to Change more than 50 Years of Tradition with Graduation Gowns

Chloe Schicker, Adolfo Camarillo High School

October 26, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Students at Adolfo Camarillo High School will no longer be provided with two different graduation gown colors and will have to choose just one for all graduates in a vote to be held this month. Oxnard Union High School District (OUHSD) plans to establish a policy later this month that limits high...

Smoke from Napa wildfire breaches Carlmont

Smoke from Napa wildfire breaches Carlmont

Justin Som, Carlmont High School

October 23, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Roughly 70 miles of highway separates Carlmont and the raging fires in Napa. Yet only three days after the blaze started on Oct. 8, Carlmont students were already wheezing, blanketing their faces, and grabbing face masks. The fire had thankfully not traveled all the way from the North Bay to Carlmont....