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Teacher Connects with Students: Making It Personal

Teacher Connects with Students:  Making It Personal

Ava Dieck, Student of Journalism
November 6, 2016
Filed under 300-Word Story, Features

She stands confidently in the front of the room, with 30 sets of eyes staring back at her, gliding easily through her lecture as each set stays fixated upon her. One hand shoots up. She already knows what is coming next. “How would you know anything about this anyway?” She smiles knowingl... Read more »

True Identity Revealed Through Gender Transition

True Identity Revealed Through Gender Transition

Hope De Shaney, Student of Journalism
November 6, 2016
Filed under 300-Word Story, Features

Struggling to find oneself is always a difficult journey, but for one individual the journey is like crawling through hell itself. Sophomore Sage Cuminale shares his unique perspective. As a young teen-ager in middle school, Sage struggled heavily with depression. When asked to describe middle school S... Read more »

Living in a Foreign Country Requires People You Can Rely On

Living in a Foreign Country Requires People You Can Rely On

Arianna Robles, Student of Journalism
November 6, 2016
Filed under 300-Word Story, Features

Living in a foreign country feels as familiar as Mars.  This new world experience from the language to the culture confronts Chinese teacher Xue Yinghan daily because she knows how it feels to adapt to another country. Ms. Xue is originally from ShangDong Province, China. There she grew up and we... Read more »

Cross Categorical Teacher Helps Students Succeed

Cross Categorical Teacher Helps Students Succeed

Luke Kelley, Student of Journalism
November 6, 2016
Filed under 300-Word Story, Features

Faint sounds of unrecognizable chatter and laughter roams the school as classical music fills the room. The soothing music conflicts with the busy clicking and writing courtesy of Joseph Miller. He is always busy but many overlook why. What the busy man has to do is help his students succeed. What... Read more »

Former Singles Player Takes on Doubles

Former Singles Player Takes on Doubles

Ellie Callahan, Student of Journalism
October 26, 2016
Filed under 300-Word Story, Features

Seeing Kiki Risgaard on glowing green tennis courts swinging her red, striped racket through the air is not an unusual sight. What is unusual is the person playing with her on the court, her skilled doubles partner. Why is she not alone? It all starts last year with a stress fracture in her fo... Read more »

Student Details His Accident with Drunk Driver

Student Details His Accident with Drunk Driver

Ike Miller, Student of Journalism
October 26, 2016
Filed under 300-Word Story, Features, Showcase

Only 10 seconds can change the remainder of a person's life. Like any other night Max Nail decides to go for a drive in his new Audi. Out of nowhere his windshield shatters, airbag deploys and he is sent drifting uncontrollably into a tree. Max is hit by a drunk driver. The drunk driver runs... Read more »

Teacher Values Mentors that Encourage Students to Guide Learning

Teacher Values Mentors that Encourage Students to Guide Learning

Joe Delaney, Student of Journalism
October 25, 2016
Filed under 300-Word Story, Features, Showcase

Most students know Mr. Richard Frost as the loud, calculus teacher. But few wonder how he became that devoted teacher. He has always been outgoing, in high school he was a three-sport athlete, involved in multiple choir groups and was involved in math club, drama club and band. He went to college a... Read more »

Walters Love the Family Dog

Walters Love the Family Dog

Barbara Simon, Student of Journalism
October 25, 2016
Filed under 300-Word Story, Features

Mr. Ryan Walter, a popular math teacher at NHS is facing difficulties with his dog.  The situation affects the whole family, especially his two little daughters. The tragedy starts on Friday, Sept. 22 when the family’s female dog, Luna, a 6-month-old black Labrador, gets spade.  On the next da... Read more »

Color of Hair Draws Attention

Color of Hair Draws Attention

Emily Smock, Student of Journalism
October 23, 2016
Filed under 300-Word Story, Features

What starts as an act of rebellion turns into a normal part of Liam O’Connor's, life. It’s the second to last day of Liam’s eighth grade year. He walks into his Christian school. His uniform wrinkle free, his hair neatly combed and off to the side, it’s like any other day. Except toda... Read more »

His Determination Grants Him Ease on Longboard

His Determination Grants Him Ease on Longboard

Cody Wienandt, Student of Journalism
October 20, 2016
Filed under 300-Word Story, Features

The first time he steps on a board, he falls off. Feeling the sensation of being taken away by wind and a set of wheels, he chooses the wrong form and foot placement resulting in the board flying from beneath him, causing minor injuries, but more importantly frustration and determination. Afte... Read more »

The Middle Man: Offering a Level of Security that Is Taken for Granted

The Middle Man:  Offering a Level of Security that Is Taken for Granted

Cel Krause, Student of Journalism
October 20, 2016
Filed under 300-Word Story, Features, Showcase

Students flow down the halls like white rapids, crashing and swirling toward their next class, oblivious to any potential dangers surrounding them. “Quietly in the shadows” is a mere educational assistant. An educational assistant unlike any other. William Bauer, underrepresented and unidentifi... Read more »

Relating to a High School Student

Relating to a High School Student

Annie Stubing, Student of Journalism
October 18, 2016
Filed under 300-Word Story, Features

He grows up with supportive parents that encourage him to be his best. With his family as his rock, this Appleton East High School student finds himself involved in many activities. He thrives in DECA and serves as a crucial teammate for the basketball and football teams. He is the ideal image of a student athlet... Read more »

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