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Superintendent Bott names Meyer permanent Headmaster

Superintendent Bott names Meyer permanent Headmaster

Louie Goldsmith and Haley Bayne
January 10, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Superintendent Andrew Bott named Interim Headmaster Anthony Meyer the high school's permanent headmaster. The announcement, which came first in a faculty meeting on Tuesday afternoon was followed by an email to the high school community at 4 p.m. The text of Bott's email is below: January 10, 2...

A boxing essayist? A teacher? An inspiring man? ExCEL teacher Springs Toledo is all of the above.

A boxing essayist? A teacher? An inspiring man? ExCEL teacher Springs Toledo is all of the above.

Jordan Watts, Staff Writer
January 9, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

    Springs Toledo is a hardworking member of the ExCEL Program, but there are many things about him that students don’t know. In addition to being a teacher at the high school, he is also a boxing historian, an essayist for multiple boxing magazines and an author. He has publish...

Paraprofessionals extend consistent helping hand

Paraprofessionals extend consistent helping hand

Nick Eddinger, Staff Writer
January 4, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

They may not be helping you, or you may not even know who they are. But to the students they work with, they bring support, investment, and excitement to each individual’s academic and personal growth. Paraprofessionals provide invaluable helping hands to students with special needs. They work in...

Interest in building space inspires creation of bike shop

Jan Bloch, Staff Writer
January 4, 2017
Filed under News

As students pull up to school on their bicycles in the morning, some have broken brakes, rusty chains or flat tires. Students have no-where to repair them except a bike store an inconvenient three miles away. Teachers and students throughout the high school are attempting to open a workspace fo...

Mouse control policies raise ethical questions

Mouse control policies raise ethical questions

Rachel Vin, Staff Writer
December 21, 2016
Filed under News

A mouse “glue trap” is a flat, adhesive board that immobilizes mice on the sticky surface. Once caught on the board, assuming that the mouse doesn’t collapse into the glue and suffocate, the mouse will die over several days of starvation and dehydration. These traps are largely viewed as inhumane, ...

Day of Courage

Day of Courage

Valentina Rojas, Breaking News Managing Editor
December 17, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase

  The third annual "Asking for Courage" day took place on Dec. 15 at the high school. The "Middle Eastern" and "Say Their Names" blocks were new additions to the Day, joining into the mix of the "Telling Your Story" and "Latinx" blocks. For the past three years this day has educated and ...

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2016

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2016

December 8, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

Below, students and staff alike read the names of the 87 transgender people who were murdered in 2016. The Gender-Sexuality Alliance hosted their Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil during X-block on Dec. 7, 2016. Click on the audio below to hear the reading of the names at the vigil. ...

Application-based classes lack gender diversity

Application-based classes lack gender diversity

Iman Khan, Arts Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Females outnumber males in Social Justice, Global Leadership, Racial Awareness and other application-based classes at the high school. For some students and faculty members, the lack of males has caused a lack of varied perspectives in these classes. Social studies teacher Malcolm Cawthorne, who teaches the Racial...

Students Helping Older People Club boasts increased popularity

Students Helping Older People Club boasts increased popularity

Maddie Kostant-Greeley, Staff Writer
December 6, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

150 people signed up at the club fair for Students Helping Older People Club (S.H.O.P), and 130 people responded to their survey afterward. It’s three times bigger than the next-largest club. What is it that makes the club so popular? Junior Shahar Hartman who is one of the club leaders said that S...

Mouse trap usage at the high school deemed inhumane

Mouse trap usage at the high school deemed inhumane

Rachel Vin, Staff Writer
December 6, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

A mouse “glue trap” is a flat, adhesive board that immobilizes mice on the sticky surface. Once caught on the board, assuming that the mouse doesn’t collapse into the glue and suffocate, the mouse will die over several days of starvation and dehydration. These traps are largely viewed as inhumane, ...

“Serve my country to the last stitch”: Honoring alumni lost in World War 1

“Serve my country to the last stitch”: Honoring alumni lost in World War 1

Louie Goldsmith, Co-Editor-in-Chief
December 5, 2016
Filed under In-Depth, News, Showcase

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of American involvement in World War I. Though “The Great War” has been romanticized as a conflict in which American involvement quickly pushed a years-long stalemate into an outright Allied victory, over 100,000 American servicemen lost their lives...

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