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From female to male

From female to male

Dan Fishbein

May 15, 2015


Filed under Profiles

When sophomore Alex Cosentino turned 3, he realized that he did not belong. Born Meredith Cosentino, he had been raised as a girl in accordance with his sex. Even at that young age, though, he knew there was something different about him. 12 years later, Cosentino would identify as a transgender male. “Whenever...

Understanding Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Restoration” bill

Understanding Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Restoration” bill

Emily Dickson

May 12, 2015


Filed under Local & World News

In the past few weeks alone, Apple has pulled out of the Big Data conference scheduled for the end of April in Indiana, the NCAA Mid-American Conference has announced a boycott all events and championships in Indiana, and many celebrities are cancelling performances in Indiana, all whilst tweeting profusely...

Allies need to focus on transgender rights

Allies need to focus on transgender rights

Clayton Kistner

February 12, 2015


Filed under Health, Opinions

“Fix society. Please.” These were the final words of 17-year-old transgender girl Leelah Alcorn’s suicide note that she posted on blogging website Tumblr on Sunday, Jan. 28. Leelah’s story isn’t uncommon. According to The Trevor Project, a non-profit organization that focuses in suicide...

Group pushes for more options for transgender students on overnight trips

Group pushes for more options for transgender students on overnight trips

MaryClare Colombo, Plano Senior HS, Plano, Texas

December 3, 2014


Filed under News, School News

The Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) organization recently addressed the issue of transgender rooming on school overnight trips in a letter to Principal Sarah Watkins in October. Last year, transgender student senior Sydney Dela Rosa had to room alone or room with her biological sex with no other options....

League ruling discriminates against transgender students

League ruling discriminates against transgender students

Parker Breza, Benilde-St. Margaret's School, St. Louis Park, Minn.

October 29, 2014


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

When the MSHSL chose not to vote on the trans* inclusion policy this month, they didn’t just delay the ability for hundreds of trans* students to participate in high school athletics — they also sent the message that trans* equity wasn’t politically advantageous and therefore unnecessary.

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Missouri school makes accommodations for transgender students

Missouri school makes accommodations for transgender students

Abby Christensen, Kirkwood HS, Kirkwood, Mo.

October 16, 2014


Filed under Features, Showcase

Before coming to Kirkwood High School, his peers and teachers refused to use male pronouns around him, and he was not allowed to use the male restrooms or try out for male sports teams, even though he has identified as male for as long as he can remember.

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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 News

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...

‘The Hinterlands’ musical has underlying positive message

‘The Hinterlands’ musical has underlying positive message

Keegan Nicholas, Great Falls HS, Great Falls, Mont.

March 31, 2014


Filed under Movies

Due to a few structural differences that make it part of its own genre, "The Hinterlands" is unlike many other series that seem to run rampant on YouTube. Set up as a segmented chronicle of a high school misfit, "The Hinterlands" acts as a mini-drama with a positive underlying message. Additionally...