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One year after flood, students still struggle

One year after flood, students still struggle

Mark Vallejo, Akins High School

February 9, 2015


Filed under Health, Local & World

Senior Amanda Rios still has trouble sleeping through the night when she hears the sound of rain or thunder outside her home. “I get really worried,” Rios said. “I look out my window to make sure there is no rain on the street. Every time it starts raining hard I get freaked out that it can...

Je ne suis pas Charlie

Je ne suis pas Charlie

Faith Terry, Starr's Mill High School

February 9, 2015


Filed under Local & World, Opinions

About two weeks ago, The Prowler staff gathered for a photo. We all held up pencils, an image shared on social media by countless others around the world to show support for journalistic freedom of expression in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris.

Revisiting Ferguson in six acts

Revisiting Ferguson in six acts

Isabel Giovannetti and RHS Today staff, Robinson High School

February 4, 2015


Filed under Features, Local & World, Opinions

Is Ferguson, Missouri old news? We think it's important to revisit and remember. Robinson High School's coverage takes several different shapes in this longform piece. From a timeline of events, to social media reactions, to editorials and interviews, the RHS Today staff gives us a pretty comprehens...

For once, Danville wins first place

For once, Danville wins first place

Tiffany Bowker, Tunstall High School

January 30, 2015


Filed under Local & World, Opinions

Having lived in both Chesapeake and Virginia Beach, I'm not too terribly surprised to see that Danville, VA was recently voted most boring place in the state by Movoto Insider. Movoto's ranking criteria included things like nightlife, arts and entertainment, food options, and population densit...

Fixing society for Leelah Alcorn

Fixing society for Leelah Alcorn

Sydney Kinzy, Parkway West High School

January 29, 2015


Filed under Health, Local & World, Showcase

On December 28th, after leaving a suicide note on her Tumblr blog, 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn stepped out into traffic and was hit by a truck. “Please don’t be sad, it’s for the better. The life I would’ve lived isn’t worth living in…because I’m transgender,” Alcorn wrote. “To put...

Why The Interview is exactly what the world needs

Why <i>The Interview</i> is exactly what the world needs

Hannah Sutherland, El Modena High School

January 26, 2015


Filed under Local & World, Movies, Opinions

I’m not a fan of James Franco. I’m not a fan of Seth Rogen. I’m not a fan of raunchy buddy-comedies. I’m not really even a fan of world news. The recent Sony Pictures production The Interview, starring Franco and Rogen, has received both backlash and support for its depiction of the murd...

Baby Agnes Doe continues to inspire respect for life

Baby Agnes Doe continues to inspire respect for life

Myranda Mamat, Bellwood-Antis High School

January 23, 2015


Filed under Features, Local & World

It was a cold winter night in 1987 when a dog found the body of a baby girl abandoned near the backyard of a home near Kerbaugh Road in Bellwood. The child's body had been stuffed into a plastic bag. It was the kind of thing that rocks a small community. “I was reading a magazine about finding...

Terror in France escalates militant Islam conflict

Terror in France escalates militant Islam conflict

Becca Garner, Carlmont High School

January 19, 2015


Filed under Local & World

Nearly 15 years ago, America became the target of Al-Qaeda’s aggression in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Since the attacks, many more terrorist organizations have appeared throughout Europe. Most recently, on Jan. 7, gunmen opened fire on a staff meeting at the...