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Minnesota Viking helps spread financial literacy

Minnesota Viking helps spread financial literacy

Kyle Makey, Hopkins HS, Minnetonka, Minn.

January 6, 2014


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This morning, the Hopkins High School media center was transformed into an NFL Financial Football stadium. Sixty students, teachers and NFL personnel attended to hear Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings. Jennings was here on behalf of the NFL and NFLPA in partnership with Visa to help promote...

New Age nicotine: Electronic devices replace traditional cigarettes

New Age nicotine: Electronic devices replace traditional cigarettes

Ashley Flores, North Garland HS, Garland, Texas

December 17, 2013


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Smoke swirls above the restaurant table, but no one is complaining. It’s not nicotine being released into the air; instead it’s a sweet strawberry smell. It’s an electronic cigarette. E-cigs are cigarette-shaped devices that allow the user to intake nicotine in a vapor form. They come in various...

Virtual currency Bitcoin gains popularity

Virtual currency Bitcoin gains popularity

Mustafa Bal, Thomas Jefferson HS for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Va.

December 16, 2013


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A new type of online virtual currency, Bitcoins, is becoming more and more popular in the public eye. Bitcoins work like any other type of currency, but contain many remarkable differences from the cash we’re used to. “I learned about bitcoins last year when they were worth $14 each,” sophomore...

Mary Beth Tinker takes her rights on a tour

Mary Beth Tinker takes her rights on a tour

Cara Brashears, Blue Valley Northwest HS, Overland Park, Kan.

November 20, 2013


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Read the story's parts: The Background: Speaking out at 13 years old The Motivation and impact Taking it to the road Reaching the Midwest Learn more about the Tinker Tour. The Tinker Tour is a project of the Student Press Law Center....

Squirrels wreak disaster on garden beds

Squirrels wreak disaster on garden beds

Kavya Ramakrishnan, Harker Upper School, San Jose, Calif.

October 29, 2013


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Attempts by the Gardening Club to plant onions and arugula in garden beds next to Main have been hindered by campus squirrels distributing their nuts, an annual problem. “There’s just so many of them,” said Ben Spencer-Cooke, English teacher and Gardening Club advisor, referring to the abundance...

After natural disasters, alumnus helps families rebuild lives one photo at a time

After natural disasters, alumnus helps families rebuild lives one photo at a time

Courtney Snapp, Bishop Kelley High School, Tulsa, Okla.

October 11, 2013


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When a tornado or earthquake occurs, it destroys everything. Bishop Kelley High School alumnus Brian Peterson, class of 1995, started a nonprofit organization that helps areas that have been effected by natural disaster. He collects cameras and gives them out to the people who were effected by a natural...

Student arrested for rape at school

Shane McKeon, Shaker Heights HS, Shaker Heights, Ohio

October 3, 2013


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A Note from SNO: This is an ongoing story from The Shakerite news staff at Shaker Heights High School in Ohio. We've chosen to highlight a few of the several stories published to date on this topic as an example of how a news staff can cover a developing story from multiple angles.Print Editor in Chief Shan...

Arrested student on ‘home detention;’ faces charges of rape and kidnapping

John Vodrey, Shaker Heights HS, Shaker Heights, Ohio

October 3, 2013


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A Note from SNO: This is an ongoing story from The Shakerite news staff at Shaker Heights High School in Ohio. We've chosen to highlight a few of the several stories published to date on this topic as an example of how a news staff can cover a developing story from multiple angles.Print Editor in C...