Thursday, December 1, 2022

Academics

Pandemic stress aged teens’ brains

Stress from the pandemic seems to have caused some premature aging in adolescent brains. No word yet if it's permanent.

Supreme Court to rule, again, on college admissions

Does affirmative action in college admissions make sense? Does it help students, universities, or society at all?

On banning LGBTQ-related books (opinion)

Older students, i.e., those in high school, are generally opposed to banning any books. Many groups try to ban LGBTQ-themed books.

Corliss students take FAA’s drone-flying license exam

A Chicago high school is proud of its new drone-flying licensure prep class, which opens up career opportunities for STEM students.

Athletics

Championship caps winningest coach’s career

The winningest football coach in Illinois history coached his last game Friday, winning the Class 4A state title for the sixth time.

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.

Arts

Dramatists and ghosts in Downers Grove

Student-written and student-directed one-act plays wrap up at Downers Grove North right before a Christmas classic opens at Downers South.

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.

Pandemic stress aged teens’ brains

Stress from the pandemic seems to have caused some premature aging in adolescent brains. No word yet if it's permanent.

On banning LGBTQ-related books (opinion)

Older students, i.e., those in high school, are generally opposed to banning any books. Many groups try to ban LGBTQ-themed books.

Dramatists and ghosts in Downers Grove

Student-written and student-directed one-act plays wrap up at Downers Grove North right before a Christmas classic opens at Downers South.

Supreme Court to rule, again, on college admissions

Does affirmative action in college admissions make sense? Does it help students, universities, or society at all?

Recent Stories

Houston ISD closes due to boil-water notice

Houston's schools were closed Monday due to a boil-water notice triggered by a power outage at a water purification plant.

Corliss students take FAA’s drone-flying license exam

A Chicago high school is proud of its new drone-flying licensure prep class, which opens up career opportunities for STEM students.

Championship caps winningest coach’s career

The winningest football coach in Illinois history coached his last game Friday, winning the Class 4A state title for the sixth time.

On the remote learning ‘science’ (editorial)

Did remote learning contribute to "learning loss" during the pandemic? Some authors think so, but it's not that simple.

Student Reports

Dramatists and ghosts in Downers Grove

Student-written and student-directed one-act plays wrap up at Downers Grove North right before a Christmas classic opens at Downers South.

Supreme Court to rule, again, on college admissions

Does affirmative action in college admissions make sense? Does it help students, universities, or society at all?

On banning LGBTQ-related books (opinion)

Older students, i.e., those in high school, are generally opposed to banning any books. Many groups try to ban LGBTQ-themed books.

Bands in Macy’s 96th Thanksgiving Day Parade

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

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?

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.