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A day in the life of a Whitman pom

A day in the life of a Whitman pom

Eva Herscowitz, Walt Whitman High School

March 27, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Whitman poms team has dominated Division III for the last two years. To see how they prepared for their debut in this year’s Division II counties and what a typical day of competition day entails for the squad, I shadowed the poms team from Feb. 2 to Feb. 3. Friday, February 2, 3:00 p.m. In the main...

‘Little fish, big pond’

‘Little fish, big pond’

Jessica Lu, Sycamore High School

March 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

As he walks into the building in the early morning, sophomore Carson Foster looks like any other student at SHS. With his profound modesty and humility, one might not even know that he is anything more than a regular kid who just happened to transfer from St. Xavier High School. But as a swimmer who...

The Transfer Toss-Up

The Transfer Toss-Up

Addy Smith, Iowa City High School

March 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In October, after a crushing defeat in the state championship football game, West High players took to Twitter to criticize the opposing team, Dowling Catholic. Not because of the refs, or poor sportsmanship, but because of the number of Dowling’s transfers, who the West players believed had had their...

Dressed with a smile

Dressed with a smile

Madison Gallo, Pascack Valley High School

March 21, 2018


Filed under Sports

Joe Poli always showed up to work in the same outfit and the same smiley face pin. Now, almost 30 years after his death, his close friend Jeff Jasper wears his own smiley face pin in memory of him. From 1978 to 1989, Poli was the principal of Pascack Valley and was a close friend of history teacher...

Early school start prevents Prosper from extra practice

Early school start prevents Prosper from extra practice

Zachary Markey, Prosper High School

March 21, 2018


Filed under Sports

The football team might be a few steps behind the competition when their much anticipated season begins Friday. While the abnormal mid-August start to the school year has put Prosper students in the classroom, it has also taken Prosper football players off the field. “We usually have a whole week...

Reaching new heights

Reaching new heights

Nhun Mawi, Lewisville High School

March 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

She grips the pole with firm hands, steadying her gaze down the runway. She feels the sweltering sun above her, overhears the faint murmurs of her teammates and the scuffle of shoes hitting the Tartan track surface. Her heartbeat thumps faster as she braces herself, lifts her pole in the starting position...

From the Redhawks to the Eagles, Ajayi soars to the Super Bowl

From the Redhawks to the Eagles, Ajayi soars to the Super Bowl

Keegan Williams, Liberty High School

March 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

In the heart of Cowboys country, the Philadelphia Eagles have an unusually large fanbase on campus, as 2011 graduate Jay Ajayi took the field as the starting running back for the Eagles in Super Bowl LII. “I was very happy and ecstatic knowing what just happened,” mother Kemi Ajayi said. “I...

Brainerd Brawl Leads to Season Suspension and Concerns For Student Safety

Brainerd Brawl Leads to Season Suspension and Concerns For Student Safety

Meghan Duncan, Chattanooga Central High School

March 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

Students are riled up after a violent fight occurred at a Brainerd High School basketball game against the Austin-East Road Runners. The Panthers were in the lead just before half time when the fight broke out. TSSAA officials state that the two players from each team chased after a loose ball. Shortly...