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College applications and SATs take a back seat for disaster victims

College applications and SATs take a back seat for disaster victims

Lucy Fried, Shalhevet High School

November 15, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

For 12th-grade students, the impending college or gap-year experience can consume one’s mind, and becomes the theme of every conversation. But for students affected by recent natural disasters, the focus of senior year has shifted. Ari Rosenthal, who lives in Santa Rosa, Calif., where a sudden...

Freshman English classes participate in privilege walk activity

Freshman English classes participate in privilege walk activity

Hadley Hudson, Vandegrift High School

November 9, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

A hundred students standing on a field. A voice, booming from a tower ahead of them, asking question after question. After each question, the divide between the students grows bigger and bigger, eventually spanning the whole field. Friends separate, the students at the front keep moving up, and the students...

Protests Against Administration and Dress Code Policy Erupt at Edina High School

Protests Against Administration and Dress Code Policy Erupt at Edina High School

Will Schwinghammer and Jenna Simon, Edina High School

November 2, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

After a year of conflict, Edina High School students seem to have found a common cause behind which to rally. On Sept. 13, a school-wide protest was organized in response to what was perceived to be a stark and sudden change of the school’s implementation of its dress code. The protest was organized...

Cam High to Change more than 50 Years of Tradition with Graduation Gowns

Cam High to Change more than 50 Years of Tradition with Graduation Gowns

Chloe Schicker, Adolfo Camarillo High School

October 26, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Students at Adolfo Camarillo High School will no longer be provided with two different graduation gown colors and will have to choose just one for all graduates in a vote to be held this month. Oxnard Union High School District (OUHSD) plans to establish a policy later this month that limits high...

Let’s Talk Business: Student Starts Fashion Company

Let’s Talk Business: Student Starts Fashion Company

Neelansh Bute, Marquette High School

October 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Some fashion apparel companies start in the midst of a bustling, economically-stimulating environment. Aéropostale, 1973, New York City. Others humbly originate from the rusted familiarity of a sedan's trunk. Nike, 1964, Eugene, Ore. Arman Virdee, senior, decided to take a slightly different path....

Smoke from Napa wildfire breaches Carlmont

Smoke from Napa wildfire breaches Carlmont

Justin Som, Carlmont High School

October 23, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Roughly 70 miles of highway separates Carlmont and the raging fires in Napa. Yet only three days after the blaze started on Oct. 8, Carlmont students were already wheezing, blanketing their faces, and grabbing face masks. The fire had thankfully not traveled all the way from the North Bay to Carlmont....

Senior creates community service project

Senior creates community service project

Eliza Benyaminova, Mayfield High School

October 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Andrea Melaragno takes time out of her day to help the community, single handedly starting an event to support residents’ in domestic violence shelters. A couple years ago, Melaragno found out that her cousin had been in multiple shelters throughout her life. “Hearing stories about someone in...

Spotlight: Vickey Karl

Spotlight: Vickey Karl

Hannah Hoffmann, Parkway West High School

October 16, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

For sophomore Vickey Karl, summer meant memorizing six pages of music on a vibraphone and learning her performance part for the 2017-2018 season of band. Summer also brought about the sudden news that after weeks of learning her part in the performance, she would not be able to perform. “The week...