Best of SNO High School Edition

Prowler holds signing day for returning staff

Prowler holds signing day for returning staff

Yuri-Grace Ohashi

May 15, 2015


Filed under School News

Who says signing days are only for athletes? As a prelude to the official Feb. 5 high school signing day for college athletics, The Prowler staff conducted its own signing day to celebrate its editors and reporters who signed up to return to the staff for the 2015-2016 year. “It was a nice break...

Capturing emotion around the world

Capturing emotion around the world

Jack Densmore

May 13, 2015


Filed under Profiles, Showcase

Power on, check ISO, check shutter speed, check white balance, focus, shoot, capture the emotion of the battlefield, a soldier, or a wife crying over her husband who is sick with the deadly Ebola virus, or climbing a muddy hill to get the shot of the family of gorillas on top. Anything that can make...

While earthquake shakes Nepal, pop news dominates

While earthquake shakes Nepal, pop news dominates

Kendall Tipton

May 5, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake occurred Saturday, April 25 in Nepal, 50 miles northeast of the capital city, Kathmandu. In the days following the quake, more than 5,500 are confirmed dead, more than 10,000 are injured, and hundreds are still reported to be missing. Yet, despite this tragedy, many major...

Truth, trust, and Brian Williams

Truth, trust, and Brian Williams

Grace Spiewak

March 11, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Journalists are bound to a certain set of rules--namely, reporting the facts. That's what makes them journalists and not novelists, and that's why we (more or less) believe what they tell us. But what happens when that credibility is suddenly shattered? Here's Grace Spiewak at Regina Dominican High...

Je ne suis pas Charlie

Je ne suis pas Charlie

Faith Terry, Starr's Mill High School

February 9, 2015


Filed under Local & World News, Opinions

About two weeks ago, The Prowler staff gathered for a photo. We all held up pencils, an image shared on social media by countless others around the world to show support for journalistic freedom of expression in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris.

What can journalism students learn from the Kirby Delauter debacle?

What can journalism students learn from the Kirby Delauter debacle?

Lancer Media Staff, Linganore High School

January 9, 2015


Filed under Local & World News, Opinions

UPDATE: Kirby Delauter issued an apology to the reporter on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Original story: On January 6, 2015, a news outlet claiming to be the North Korean News Service tweeted about Frederick County councilman Kirby Delauter’s recent attempt to “restrict press freedom” in Fr...

2009 alumna lands front page dream job

2009 alumna lands front page dream job

Renee Kochinski, Henry P. Becton Regional HS, East Rutherford, N.J.

December 10, 2014


Filed under Profiles

Melanie Anzidei, an alumna of the 2009 Becton Regional High School graduating class, is making front page news — literally. Recently, the journalist has had two front page stories published in The Record newspaper, both revolving around Black Friday and the Thanksgiving holiday. Her biggest break, ...

Journalism is not (usually) a bloody sport

Journalism is not (usually) a bloody sport

Mia Karr, Harrisonburg HS, Harrisonburg, Va.

March 12, 2014


Filed under Opinions

“Do you need anything?” the woman says to the young man with the bandage on his forehead. “I think I might need stitches,” he says. You and me both, buddy. I stop eavesdropping on the conversation and then I hear the lady say “...has to have happened within the last six hours...” So...