Thursday, June 6, 2024

Academics

Old Chicago School Buildings Brace for Heat

Schools worry about excessive heat covering much of the South and Midwest. Chicago will hit a heat index over 110.

Wildfires in Hawaii Kill at Least 93

Almost 100 people have died and school life interrupted in Maui Co., Hawaii, after the state's deadliest wildfire in a century.

Student Suggests a Teen Vaping Solution Path

Teen vaping is getting worse, posing health risks to young people. Schools are trying to stop it, some more effectively than others.

Biden Seeks Different Remedy for Student Loans

A student loan forgiveness program launched by President Biden last fall is unconstitutional, according to the Supreme Court.

Athletics

Star Sportsmanship on a Wis. Cross-Country Track

Two cross-country runners displayed great sportsmanship at a Wis. meet as they stopped short of the finish line to help a competitor.

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.

Arts

Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour Comes to Chicago

Taylor Swift's Eras Tour opened Friday at Soldier Field in Chicago for the first of three sold-out shows.

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.

Voxitatis congratulates the ‘Chill’ Class of 2024

High school started in the middle of a pandemic for this year's graduates, but they still triumphed.

Wildfires in Hawaii Kill at Least 93

Almost 100 people have died and school life interrupted in Maui Co., Hawaii, after the state's deadliest wildfire in a century.

Star Sportsmanship on a Wis. Cross-Country Track

Two cross-country runners displayed great sportsmanship at a Wis. meet as they stopped short of the finish line to help a competitor.

Old Chicago School Buildings Brace for Heat

Schools worry about excessive heat covering much of the South and Midwest. Chicago will hit a heat index over 110.

Recent Stories

Student Suggests a Teen Vaping Solution Path

Teen vaping is getting worse, posing health risks to young people. Schools are trying to stop it, some more effectively than others.

Biden Seeks Different Remedy for Student Loans

A student loan forgiveness program launched by President Biden last fall is unconstitutional, according to the Supreme Court.

Heat, Smoke, Storms Dominate Weather Patterns

Heat waves in the south have brought death, storms in the Midwest have caused power outages, and smoke from wildfires persists.

Affirmative Action Banned in College Admissions

The Supreme Court ruled that using affirmative action in college admissions decisions is unconstitutional; policy shifts will follow.

Student Reports

Old Chicago School Buildings Brace for Heat

Schools worry about excessive heat covering much of the South and Midwest. Chicago will hit a heat index over 110.

Student Suggests a Teen Vaping Solution Path

Teen vaping is getting worse, posing health risks to young people. Schools are trying to stop it, some more effectively than others.

Students Sometimes Oppose Stricter Gun Control

Some students favor stricter gun control laws in the wake of an increase in school shootings; others are opposed.

2 Juveniles Shot Near Essex Elementary School

2 young people were shot near an elementary school just east of Baltimore Friday. Both are in critical condition; charges are pending.

Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour Comes to Chicago

Taylor Swift's Eras Tour opened Friday at Soldier Field in Chicago for the first of three sold-out shows.

Teacher Shortages, Retention, and Retirement

The end of the school year brings teacher retirements & student graduations. A teacher is remembered at a Catholic school near Baltimore.

On the DeSantis Presidential Bid

The presidential race is rolling, and we begin our coverage this summer with Gov Ron DeSantis, Republican of Florida.

We Congratulate the ‘Social Media’ Class of 2023

Big social media emerged when this year's graduates were born; smartphones got big when they were 7. Depression predictably followed.

Maryland & Illinois

2 Juveniles Shot Near Essex Elementary School

2 young people were shot near an elementary school just east of Baltimore Friday. Both are in critical condition; charges are pending.

Teens Arrested in Shooting of Waukegan VB Coach

Two teens were arrested and charged with the murder of a 1st-year volleyball coach at Waukegan High School in 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.