Monday, October 18, 2021

Academics

Let’s face it: Perfection doesn’t exist

For many teens, higher grades in school lead to higher levels of anxiety and a tendency toward perfectionism, which is complete unattainable.

1st Amendment protects Instagram post about Covid

Can a student post about Covid without fear of retaliation by well-meaning police officers who claim they're acting in the community's best interests?

Study finds increasing suicide rates among Black girls

Why are Black adolescent girls committing suicide at increasingly higher rates in the US? Could it be an effect of racism and prejudice?

On the day front pages changed forever

We honor first responders of 9/11/2001 and military and civilian soldiers who defended this nation afterwards with a personal account of how national journalism changed that horrible day.

Sex ed still poor after research, student, popular pleas

How can sex ed be improved in today's world where movie stars and politicians have trouble with the rules?

Arts

Prospect’s Knight of Champions turns 25

The competitive marching band season in IL is in its 4th weekend, with student and parent volunteers at each school providing support.

R. Kelly finally convicted of sex trafficking

Singer R Kelly was convicted Monday of 8 counts of sex trafficking and 1 count of racketeering. He faces life in prison.

Marching band kids at risk for heat illness

Like student-athletes, marching band students are also at risk of heat-related illness during the summer and early fall. Stay protected.

Band Day 2021 in Urbana-Champaign

It was Band Day Saturday at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. About 22 high schools from the state joined the Marching Illini for halftime.

Athletics

Ravens d. Broncos, 23-7

There's a double standard apparent when we consider African American quarterbacks playing actively at the top level of pro football.

Talk draws attention to student-athlete mental health

Student-athletes suffer mental health problems, but the push to "suck it up" can make them more likely than others to avoid getting help.

Now US News ranks elementary, middle schools

A magazine has launched national and state rankings for elementary and middle schools based on tests. Good idea or irrelevant?

Better mental health if you eat more fruits and veggies

Children who eat a better diet, packed with fruit and vegetables, have better mental wellbeing, a new study from the UK has found.

Tragic Covid-related deaths in Florida’s Polk Co.

Despite deaths from Covid among school staff members in Florida, Gov Ron DeSantis continues to penalize school officials who want mask mandates.

How to ask your date to Homecoming

Often with modifications due to the ongoing pandemic, high schools across the country are resuming some Homecoming activities, including dances.

Recent Stories

Should schools mandate vaccines?

The position of student opinion writers varies as widely as adults' viewpoints when it comes to mandates imposed on students to get vaccinated.

Shooting at Timberview HS after a fight

3 people, including 1 student, were injured when an 18-year-old student opened fire after a fight at a high school in Arlington, Texas.

Can high-dosage tutoring close the pandemic gap?

The pandemic saw students fall behind; missed learning is worse for students of color & those from high-poverty schools. Can tutoring help?

Ravens d. Broncos, 23-7

There's a double standard apparent when we consider African American quarterbacks playing actively at the top level of pro football.

Student Reports

How to ask your date to Homecoming

Often with modifications due to the ongoing pandemic, high schools across the country are resuming some Homecoming activities, including dances.

Should schools mandate vaccines?

The position of student opinion writers varies as widely as adults' viewpoints when it comes to mandates imposed on students to get vaccinated.

Can high-dosage tutoring close the pandemic gap?

The pandemic saw students fall behind; missed learning is worse for students of color & those from high-poverty schools. Can tutoring help?

Ravens d. Broncos, 23-7

There's a double standard apparent when we consider African American quarterbacks playing actively at the top level of pro football.

Prospect’s Knight of Champions turns 25

The competitive marching band season in IL is in its 4th weekend, with student and parent volunteers at each school providing support.

Projects reflect real problem solving better than tests

Students using project-based learning in the curriculum retain more compared to students un non-project-based programs.

Student reviews: Kanye West’s Donda

Kanye West finally dropped his much-anticipated album Donda, his tenth, last weekend. Students have heard it.

Talk draws attention to student-athlete mental health

Student-athletes suffer mental health problems, but the push to "suck it up" can make them more likely than others to avoid getting help.

Bus routes suffer amid driver shortages

A nationwide shortage of bus drivers is causing confusion, missed pick-ups, and frustration for parents.

Taliban advances in Afghanistan as US withdraws

The situation in Afghanistan as Pres. Biden withdrew US troops is unstable and dangerous, as Taliban forces have taken over large cities.

Summer camps in Rockford teach 21st-century skills

A summer camp in Rockford, IL, was conducted in person this year. Robots, drones, artistic creations, video production, and (of course) extra SAT prep.

Maryland & Illinois

Book this food truck from Balto. Co. C.T.E.

A food trailer built for Baltimore County Public Schools culinary arts programs may be the first of its kind in Maryland.

IL dist. to pay $35K to student over gun speech

An IL student who opposed stronger gun laws following the school shooting at a Fla. HS will be compensated for unfair treatment.

IL students can soon take ‘mental health’ days

Students in Ill. will be able to take a few days off each year to look after their own mental health, based on a new law signed last month.

800 students quarantined in Baltimore County

Several hundred students and staff in Baltimore Co. Public Schools are quarantining after close contact with Covid-positive people.

10 students rescued by boat during Ida’s flooding

Rescue personnel had to travel by boat to rescue 10 students and the bus driver, who were trapped in high water in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.