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Collaboration and pronouns are key to expanding GSA’s mission

Collaboration and pronouns are key to expanding GSA’s mission

Anabel McGuan and Nora Spadoni

September 23, 2014


Filed under News, School

At the first Gay Straight Alliance meeting of the school year, co-presidents Sophy Warner and Whitney Tyree gave club members a chance to say their names, grades and “their PGP’s — their preferred gender pronouns.” “And where would you fall if you were a raindrop?” asked Warner. “I would...

School responds to federal crackdown on unhealthy snacking

School responds to federal crackdown on unhealthy snacking

Ellen Kan, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Va.

September 22, 2014


Filed under News, School, Showcase

A federal mandate may threaten to alter what many students hold close to heart: food.

‘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

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...

School begins replacing AP courses with new advanced courses

School begins replacing AP courses with new advanced courses

Alexa Fishman and Sigal Spitzer

June 2, 2014


Filed under News, School

Beginning next fall, Shalhevet will begin eliminating Advanced Placement courses in the hope of replacing all of them with advanced courses offering more depth, critical thinking and problem-solving, administrators announced May 1. Two new courses will kick off the program next fall: Advanced Biology,...

Students take projects to international science fair

Students take projects to international science fair

Emilia Massa, Lincoln HS, Portland, Ore.

May 29, 2014


Filed under News, School

After winning awards at the PPS and State Science Fairs, junior Lukas Schwab and sophomore Clemen Deng will be competing in the international Intel Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles from May 11-16. Schwab placed second in both the PPS Science Fair and the Electrical Engineering portion of the S...

Students see military robots in action

Students see military robots in action

Nick Arnold, Sparkman HS, Sparkman, Ala.

May 28, 2014


Filed under News, School

Robots, thought to be a thing of the future, exist today to help the U.S. Army and NASA. The groups brought the robots to the library for students to observe. The Army has been using robots for years to help scope out areas, disable bombs and help out in all fields. NASA has joined the army by building...

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

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...

New program gives students a taste of reality

New program gives students a taste of reality

Chris Forte, Shawnee Mission North HS, Overland Park, Kan.

May 16, 2014


Filed under News, School

On Jan. 27 and Feb. 12 students participated in Reality U, a program intended to educate high school students about the intricacies of budgeting finances as an adult. Ms. Carol Ann Washer, one of the teachers whose classes participated in the program, describes it as a “big picture of budgeting after hig...