Friday, November 25, 2022

Academics

5-foot lake-effect snowfall in western New York

Lake-effect snow from Lake Erie came to western New York communities over the weekend, shattered records, and closed schools.

Is this critical race theory?

In teaching America's racist past, including the Jim Crow laws, a TN judge ruled that kids should be allowed to use their own minds to decide.

NASA launches Artemis I to the moon

NASA (finally) launched Artemis I to the moon, and thousands of people watched in awe, a Florida student reports.

Hurricane Nicole lays waste to Florida coast

Just a few short weeks after Hurricane Ian's destruction, Hurricane Nicole made landfall Thursday, bringing its own destructive storm surge to beaches.

Athletics

State final football games set in Illinois

Spectacular play on snow-dusted fields has led 16 varsity football teams to the state finals next weekend in Champaign.

Lincoln-Way East d. Neuqua Valley in 8A Round 2

The IHSA playoffs are in the 2nd round this weekend, a round that often brings surprises and outstanding games. This was one of them.

Undefeated IL football teams after Week 6

We congratulate the 45 Illinois high school football teams that have qualified for the playoffs and are now 6-0 on the season.

Arts

Bands in Macy’s 96th Thanksgiving Day Parade

For the second year following the pandemic, marching bands performed in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Music and art for whose sake, again?

Does taking band or other fine arts and music classes improve your scores on math tests? Maybe, esp. if you're at an affluent school.

2 Macy’s bands in 1 stadium in Orlando

Several champion bands marched Saturday in Orlando, Fla., including groups from Tarpon Springs and Parkland, Fla.

Bands in Macy’s 96th Thanksgiving Day Parade

For the second year following the pandemic, marching bands performed in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

K-3 teachers who ‘Say Gay’ in Fla. may lose license

The Florida State Board of Education approved a rule that could take licenses away from K-3 teachers who violate a new state law.

Wild turkey spotted in the vicinity of Niles West

One of the most common subjects in student newspapers throughout every year, reliably, is the Thanksgiving holiday. Most stories are about food.

One student’s advice about dealing with bullying

Bullying is something US students should be prepared to deal with so it doesn't take them to depression. Here's some advice from a student.

Recent Stories

State final football games set in Illinois

Spectacular play on snow-dusted fields has led 16 varsity football teams to the state finals next weekend in Champaign.

5-foot lake-effect snowfall in western New York

Lake-effect snow from Lake Erie came to western New York communities over the weekend, shattered records, and closed schools.

Is this critical race theory?

In teaching America's racist past, including the Jim Crow laws, a TN judge ruled that kids should be allowed to use their own minds to decide.

Educators critique Blueprint for Maryland’s Future

Some want an accountability board to revise the proposed implementation details of what the state calls the Blueprint for Maryland's Future.

Student Reports

Wild turkey spotted in the vicinity of Niles West

One of the most common subjects in student newspapers throughout every year, reliably, is the Thanksgiving holiday. Most stories are about food.

One student’s advice about dealing with bullying

Bullying is something US students should be prepared to deal with so it doesn't take them to depression. Here's some advice from a student.

NASA launches Artemis I to the moon

NASA (finally) launched Artemis I to the moon, and thousands of people watched in awe, a Florida student reports.

Student declares tests an enemy of modern education

What good are standardized tests anyway? Do they just give corporations profit while impeding the progress of students and teachers in our schools?

Halloween: fun, fright, costumes, carving, candy

For many students, Halloween is among the most-liked holidays. It's not a day off of school, but it has all sort of fun and tasty things in it.

Students can embrace a new era of ‘classical’ music

Classical music in the 21st century (or, technically, Western art music) isn't popular among students but makes important contributions to art.

Student reviews: Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Even if you haven't seen the Netflix miniseries about Jeffrey Dahmer, you have certainly heard about it. Here's what students say.

Vaping use among high & middle schoolers ticks up

The use of vaping products decreased last year among middle and high school students, but it increased a little in 2022.

Maryland & Illinois

Wild turkey spotted in the vicinity of Niles West

One of the most common subjects in student newspapers throughout every year, reliably, is the Thanksgiving holiday. Most stories are about food.

Educators critique Blueprint for Maryland’s Future

Some want an accountability board to revise the proposed implementation details of what the state calls the Blueprint for Maryland's Future.

Swatting threat in Towson originated outside the U.S.

A threat against Towson High School was received Thursday, and school and police officials are taking it seriously out of an abundance of caution.

2 students charged in Pana with threatening violence

Active shooter threats were found on bathroom stalls. Police cleared the campus and arrested the students who allegedly made the threats.