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Spanish morning announcements help ESOL students feel more included

Spanish morning announcements help ESOL students feel more included

Cinthya Salas, Watkins Mill High School

April 13, 2018


Filed under News

It started two weeks before prom, when ESOL Paraeducator Maria Decarballo started noticing that ESOL students knew little about activities going on around school. "They didn’t even know they could vote for a Homecoming court,” Decarballo said. This realization led to her idea to provide announcements...

New policy aims to reduce hallway congestion, keep campus clean

New policy aims to reduce hallway congestion, keep campus clean

Sara Doyle, St. John's School

April 12, 2018


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As Isabel Ballard walks through the school, giving prospective families a view into student life, she warns visitors to be cautious of misplaced bags lining the hallways. “When I walk through the locker area where everyone keeps their sports bags, it’s usually cluttered there,” Ballard said....

Walk the walk and talk the talk

Walk the walk and talk the talk

Samantha Martin, Carlisle High School

April 11, 2018


Filed under News, Student Protests

Harsh wind, below-freezing temperatures, and snow did not stop Carlisle High School students from walking out of school in support of gun control on March 14. The walkout, held exactly one month after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, was attended by over...

“Students’ lives matter”

“Students’ lives matter”

Jessica Buxbaum and Camerynn Hawke, Walt Whitman High School

April 10, 2018


Filed under News, Student Protests

Students around the country participated in demonstrations March 14 to support gun reform and honor the Florida students killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Feb. 14. Whitman students organized two demonstrations: one walkout for students on school grounds and one for those...

Podcast: Students walk out in nationwide gun violence protest

Podcast: Students walk out in nationwide gun violence protest

Talisman Staff, Ballard High School

April 10, 2018


Filed under Audio, Multimedia, News, Student Protests

Joining thousands of schools nationwide, Ballard students walked out of their second periods on Wednesday in a protest for gun control legislation that included speeches from students as well as two state legislators and Governor Jay Inslee. The walkout was part of a national response to the recent shooting...

The surprise Nor’easter

The surprise Nor’easter

Allyson Heard, Bangor Area High School

April 1, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The hum of generators echoing throughout the Lehigh Valley, 248 busier than ever, lines for gas stations three blocks long, this (kind of) unexpected nor’easter caught the East Coast off guard leaving everyone frantically finding ways to keep warm and occupied on Friday, March 2 through Wednesday,...

Softball players locked out of bathroom facilities

Softball players locked out of bathroom facilities

Samantha Chu, Carlmont High School

March 30, 2018


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Unbeknownst to many students at Carlmont, there are young children on campus. And they're taking over the bathrooms near the softball field. Located in G1 and G2, Happy Campers' new daycare opened at Carlmont on March 1. According to Principal Ralph Crame, it was implemented because the Sequoia...

Dr. A. Jordan Wright (’97) speaks to faculty, affinity groups

Dr. A. Jordan Wright (’97) speaks to faculty, affinity groups

Ryan Chang, St. John's School

March 28, 2018


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Between having to kneel during the Lord’s Prayer and the frequent, casual use of homophobic slurs, Dr. A. Jordan Wright (‘97) was never fully comfortable during his time at St. John’s. “I was Jewish and gay, and we didn’t have affinity groups back then,” Wright said. “The community was...