Thursday, September 23, 2021

Academics

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?

Digging into a gap in time at the Grand Canyon

Why have more than a billion years' worth of rocks gone missing from the geologic record at certain sites in the Grand Canyon?

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.

Arts

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.

Student reviews: Kanye West’s Donda

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

Movie review: Black Widow

The summer blockbuster, Black Widow gets a B from two student reporters in FL. Let us know what you thought.

Downers North to host Hoffman Estates, Aug. 27

High School football and marching band will look more normal this fall across the country. Most states start their seasons this month.

Athletics

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.

Was it a real school that played football on ESPN?

The ESPN national high school game last weekend was embarrassing, to say the least. Not only from a football perspective.

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?

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?

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.

Florida district court reinstates mask mandate ban

in Fla., the governor has banned mask mandates by local school boards, claiming that he is fighting for parents' rights.

Recent Stories

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.

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 Reports

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.

Movie review: Black Widow

The summer blockbuster, Black Widow gets a B from two student reporters in FL. Let us know what you thought.

Downers North to host Hoffman Estates, Aug. 27

High School football and marching band will look more normal this fall across the country. Most states start their seasons this month.

Naperville 203 strike possible on Aug. 19

A teachers' strike looms in a big Chicago suburb: salaries and paid leave to care for sick family members are the big issues.

Students report environmental racism in Houston

Environmental racism has plagued the Houston Metropolitan Area for decades, mainly because oil treatment plants are located near communities of color.

Asian American stereotypes in Hollywood

Exclusion of Asian-Americans in movies has contributed to bad behavior against Asians in this country. Not unlike educational testing.

Maryland & Illinois

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.

Finalists announced for Md. Teacher of the Year

8 finalists have been named for the 2021-22 Maryland state Teacher of the Year. We recognize and congratulate them all.