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‘I’m a 17-year-old senior in high school … and I’m fighting for my life’

‘I’m a 17-year-old senior in high school … and I’m fighting for my life’

Amin Touri, Watertown HS, Watertown, Mass.

November 13, 2014


Filed under Local & World News, News, Showcase

High school seniors have a lot to be concerned about, with the college application process looming. Seniors that are also student-athletes often end up with twice the concerns and half the time. But for Watertown High senior and boys’ soccer goalie Joe Keikian, a recent lymphoma diagnosis put any of those concerns in perspective, and fra...

Honor Flight pays tribute to veterans

Honor Flight pays tribute to veterans

Savannah Whitmer, Lovejoy HS, Lucas, Texas

November 13, 2014


Filed under Local & World News, News, Showcase

Veterans from the Korean War and World War II were honored on a flight home from the nation’s capitol this week in honor of Veterans Day. Honor Flight, a nonprofit service dedicated to honoring veterans, provides a volunteer Guardian for each man and woman on an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. “Th...

‘This story needs to be told’

‘This story needs to be told’

Andrea Duncan, Lewisville High School, Lewisville, Texas

September 15, 2014


Filed under Local & World News, News

After six years, loved ones of sisters and former LHS students Sarah and Amina Said have helped in the telling of a story in search of justice. Sarah and Amina were murdered in the back of a taxi cab in Irving on Jan. 1, 2008. Their father, Yaser, was quickly suspected for the crime and has never...

Fires break out in North County

Fires break out in North County

Elizabeth Tarangelo, San Dieguito Academy, Encinitas, Calif.

May 22, 2014


Filed under Local & World News, News

SDA students stepped out of their second period classes today to the sight of an ominous cloud of black smoke. Due to the hot, dry conditions that California has been experiencing over the past several days, there have been several wind-driven brush fires started throughout San Diego County. Tuesday’s...

Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi visits United States

Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi visits United States

Allen Dishigrikyan, Clark Magnet HS, La Crescenta, Calif.

May 12, 2014


Filed under Local & World News, News

Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan teenager, broke the vicious cycle of life in the slums through the ancient game of chess.

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Yeshivah Gedolah covers Sterling’s name on its sports pavilion

Yeshivah Gedolah covers Sterling’s name on its sports pavilion

Mati Hurwitz, Shalhevet HS, Los Angeles

May 8, 2014


Filed under Local & World News, News

Yeshiva Gedolah of Los Angeles covered up the “Donald T. Sterling Pavilion” sign on its building Monday, April 28, after news broke of the donor’s widely criticized comments to his girlfriend on a recording obtained by TMZ. The school doesn’t “condone his remarks,” according to a secretary...

E-Cig problem spurs policy change

E-Cig problem spurs policy change

Sorayah Zahir, Rowlett HS, Rowlett, Texas

May 5, 2014


Filed under Local & World News, News

After a long string of electronic cigarette-related issues on campus this year, the administration has enacted its first e-cig policy. “Administration was fed up with the fire alarms and the city said it’s too much crying wolf,” Assistant Principal Shae Creel said. Last month, the fire alarm...

A 180-mile ride helps people with Multiple Sclerosis

A 180-mile ride helps people with Multiple Sclerosis

Sydney Thomas, Klein HS, Klein, Texas

May 1, 2014


Filed under Local & World News, News

The sweat runs down junior Lawrence Mangaoang’s face and drenches the white shirt with red and blue stripes that separates him and his team from the rest. He gazes at the beautiful scenery that lines the designated bike path and he thinks back on the opening gate. The large banner welcoming the bikers...