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  • Harold Ekeh has accomplished an amazing feat he was admitted to all eight Ivy League universities
    High school senior Harold Ekeh accepted to all eight Ivy League universities
    For the second year in a row, one lucky high school senior was accepted into all eight Ivy League universities. On March 31, 2015, Harold Ekeh, a senior at Elmont Memorial High School in Long Island, New York logged onto his computer and...
  • A Girl Like Her is a tragic tale worth telling
    A Girl Like Her is a tragic tale worth telling
    A Girl Like Her: Rated “PG-13“ (1 hour 33 minutes)Starring: Jimmy Bennett, Hunter King, Lexi Ainsworth, Stephanie Cotton, Linda BostonDirected by: Amy S. WeberWe’ll be honest with you, on some levels, this film is far more...
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    Letting young kids ‘sip’ alcohol linked to teen drinking
    Children who are allowed a sip of their parents’ wine or beer may be more likely to start drinking in high school than their “non-sipping” peers, according to new research. The study, published online in the March 30 Journal of...
  • Students apathetic approach to learning
    Students apathetic approach to learning
    As reported to this writer by a substitute teacher in the New York City school system it has been eye opening to learn of the apathetic attitude of many of our city's youth. On any given day, thousands of young adolescents go off to the one of...
  • Pilot Philly Hackathon
    Pilot Philly High School Hackathon Recap
    On Friday, January 30, high school students from around the area gathered together for a 24 hourHackathonat University of Pennsylvania. The goal of the 100 students was to create a new web or mobile application under 24 hours within the following...
  • McFarland, USA
    McFarland, USA
    The town of McFarland, California is North of Los Angeles and South of San Jose. More specifically, it is near Bakersfield and not too far south of Fresno. San Diego is practically spitting distance from Tijuana. I say this because much of...
  • The power of faith and family in 'When the Game Stands Tall'
    The power of faith and family in 'When the Game Stands Tall'
    How do you hold onto hope when everything you believe in is destroyed?Inspired by a remarkable true story, “When the Game Stands Tall” is about a team of football players from De La Salle high school who are renowned for their 151 game...
  • The DUFF
    Don't be a DUFF
    The Duff: Rated “PG-13” (1 hour 40 minutes)Starring: Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos, Skyler SamuelsDirected by: Ari SandelIf you are looking for a funny, teen comedy about the outsider coming into their own,...
  • Drug Testing for HS athletes focuses on Vero Beach, Florida
    Drug Testing for HS athletes focuses on Vero Beach, Florida
    As more and more high schools across the nation grapple with the decision whether or not to randomly drug test student athletes, Vero Beach High School in Indiana Hills Florida decided to punt on the decision rather than incorporate it as the law...
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    Common Core State Standards make teaching the autistic a little harder
    Common Core State Standards in high school education seems like a good idea. It will help to put all students within a state on the same educational track and will allow for future colleges and employers to truly compare applicants with each other...
  • Angel Eyes
    Stratus, Oregon will never be the same in 'Angel Eyes'
    Brielle moves back to Stratus, Oregon to live with her father and attend high school there. She is still troubled by the loss of her friend Ali, who was murdered recently and so her outlook on life is a bit darker, more somber. Then she meets Jake...
  • Homeschooling High-school Students
    High-School Classes At Carnegie Natural History Center
    Parents of high-school students (grades 9 - 12) who enjoy exploring science will want to check out the upcoming Spring series of Biomimicry classes at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. These classes meet on Thursdays (February 5, February 12...
  • All Cheerleaders Die
    All Cheerleaders Die
    There are people who love horror films and only horror films. For these people, they can never get enough. They will look at anything and everything. There are the people who like movies about high school and sports. Then there are people who like...
  • Helping your teen grow up
    Helping your teen grow up
    In my experience, technology in the form of texting, video games and social media offers yet another form of addiction. The reason young people turn to these distractions is that they are looking for an escape from unpleasant feelings, at least...
  • Best buddies from high school
    Cliques and clubs in high school
    Looking back at high school, I remember so many factions of people. There were the jocks, the socials, greasers, cheerleaders, drama clubs, etc. Many of us were divided by the social boundaries of these clubs and sometimes we rarely strayed from...
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