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What can journalism students learn from the Kirby Delauter debacle?

What can journalism students learn from the Kirby Delauter debacle?

Lancer Media Staff, Linganore High School

January 9, 2015


Filed under Local & World News, Opinions

UPDATE: Kirby Delauter issued an apology to the reporter on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Original story: On January 6, 2015, a news outlet claiming to be the North Korean News Service tweeted about Frederick County councilman Kirby Delauter’s recent attempt to “restrict press freedom” in Fr...

Water hyacinth creates trouble

Water hyacinth creates trouble

Devin Wickstrom, Stagg High School, Stockton CA

January 6, 2015


Filed under Local & World News, Uncategorized, Video

The highly mobile water hyacinth plant causes headaches for the city, state, businesses and boaters. Devin Wickstrom at The Stagg Online explores the causes and effects of the invasive overgrowth.

Legend’s death relights chewing tobacco debate

Legend’s death relights chewing tobacco debate

Angela Cooper-McCorkle, National University

January 2, 2015


Filed under Local & World News, Sports

Nolan Jirsa is eight years old. He doesn’t know that Tony Gwynn is dead at 54, or anything about the salivary gland cancer that killed the San Diego Padres icon. What Nolan knows is baseball as it should be: played fair, for fun, surrounded by happy fans. Nolan plays for the Warriors, part of the...

Scientists study comets hoping to unlock secrets to origin of universe

Scientists study comets hoping to unlock secrets to origin of universe

Athena Quddus, Adolfo Camarillo HS, Camarillo, Calif.

December 9, 2014


Filed under Local & World News, News, Showcase

After over a decade since its launch in 2004, the spacecraft Rosetta successfully reached comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (comet C-G) on Nov. 12, 2014, making it the first spacecraft in history to ever successfully land on a comet. Dr. Claudia Alexander, JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratories)/ NASA (National Aerona...

Thousands turn out in Minneapolis to protest NFL team name

Thousands turn out in Minneapolis to protest NFL team name

November 18, 2014


Filed under Local & World News, News, Showcase

The Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area is home to more than 35,000 members of American Indian tribes — among the largest population in U.S. cities. Given the region's history with Native Americans, there have been numerous controversies about team names throughout the years. The push to chan...

Minneapolis holds largest protest to date

Minneapolis holds largest protest to date

Maddie Flom, Holy Family Catholic HS, Victoria, Minn.

November 18, 2014


Filed under Local & World News

The largest protest to date against the Washington, D.C., NFL team name and mascot took place Nov.2, when around 5,000 protesters marched from the University of Minnesota to TCF Bank Stadium. The protesters held up signs, some saying, “No honor in racism,” “trivialization of American Indian history...

Protesters march against NFL team at the U of M

Protesters march against NFL team at the U of M

Breandan Gibbons, St. Paul Academy and Summit School, St. Paul, Minn.

November 18, 2014


Filed under Local & World News

At 8 a.m., in 39-degree temperatures, on Nov. 2, 4,500 people gathered in front of TCF Back Stadium for the largest protest to date of the Washington football team’s name. The protest and preceding march were lead by government officials and First Nations leaders as well as other public figures. The...

John Amaechi encourages treating strangers well

John Amaechi encourages treating strangers well

Alexa Jankowski, Emily Boardman, and Zachary Nosanchuk

November 17, 2014


Filed under Local & World News, News, Showcase

The world would be better if people paid more attention to those around them. “The truth is, it’s just paying attention to people and being there, not just with your body,” John Amaechi, a retired NBA basketball player turned psychologist told students in the small auditorium second period Oc...