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Cameron Rozek, Online Managing Editor & News Editor
March 5, 2020

MONT BELVIEU, Texas — Black student faces discrimination due to his dreadlocks DeAndre Arnold is a senior at Barbers Hill High School who is being withheld from school events due to having dreadlocks.  Arnold’s family is of Trinidadian descent, and it has been a cultural and family tradition to grow dreadlocks that can grow long enough to reach the hips. Arnold has been growing his since seventh grade.  Arnold and his mother have carefully worked to style his hair so as not...

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Cameron Rozek, Online Managing Editor & News Editor
February 10, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Student expelled from Christian school over rainbow attire Freshman Kayla Alford was expelled from Whitefield Academy after staff discovered photos of her wearing a rainbow shirt and in front of a rainbow birthday cake.  Alford was celebrating her 15th birthday at a restaurant, her mother took a photo of her with the rainbow sweater on in front of a rainbow cake, and then posted on her facebook page.  The photo was shared with staff from Alford’s school, Whiefield...

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Cameron Rozek, Online Managing Editor & News Editor
December 26, 2019

KERANS, Utah — Student journalists fill need for community newspaper Students at Kerans high school publish a monthly issue of their school newspaper “The Cougar Claw.” Recently, they began distributing the paper to their town of roughly 35,000 people.  The students wanted to begin covering events for the entire town after they went without a local publication for several years. The paper has found itself connecting with older community members who aren't as savvy with online...

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Cameron Rozek, Online Managing Editor & News Editor
December 5, 2019

ELGIN, Ill. -  School hosts Autism awareness concert Elgin High School put on a band concert designed to be specifically for listeners with sensory disorders and autism. The concert was put on to help raise awareness and funding for students on the Autism spectrum.  Not only did the concert feature soft lights and calm music along with visual accompaniment, but provided a relaxed environment where the audience was not required to listen quietly.  The bands even provided headphones...

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Cameron Rozek, News Editor & Online Editor
November 1, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - School bans cell phones Lumen Christi High School banned cell phones on campus at the beginning of this school year. Reports say that staff and students find the change to be positive. Teachers have noted increased focus and attentiveness during class. The school is rather small, with a total of 70 students. As students arrive each day, phones are given to the administration and are returned when students leave.    SALINAS, Calif. - Students learn to suppress lethal...

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Cameron Rozek, News Editor, Online Editor
October 7, 2019

Anchorage, Alaska  Breckynn Willis is a 17 year athlete at Diamonds Highschool in Anchorage, Alaska. After winning a race, she was disqualified by the referee, who claimed her school-issued swimsuit violated the national standard. Alaska schools follow the national standard that requires the bottocks to be completley covered. Accusations against the referee and demands for the athlete to be given her victory have sprung up around the issue.    Houston, Texas Langham...

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