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Family

Family

The sun had set, and the caretakers of the daycare were waiting for the last pair of parents to arrive. Sophomores Rashad and Sean Huggins’ parents, however, never showed up; instead, when the daycare facility called the parents, they said they no longer wanted their children. At the ages of three, the twin brothers went […]

Confinement

Confinement

Sophomore Katie Neu wasn’t looking to get arrested. At the mall with a friend on a sunny day, she was looking to have a good time. That’s why when the manager of the store ordered her and her friend to the back to empty out their bags, revealing the ill-gotten gains therein, Neu said things […]

Opportunity

Opportunity

This special report on OPPORTUNITY covers the difference between determinism and determination, how students who live thousands of miles away from parents cope and the pressure on second generation immigrants to succeed. The black and white images of dirty children, women wrapped in shawls and men holding on to suitcases fill the history of America. […]

Deception

Deception

Deception is a pervasive issue. This special report covers the mistaken deception associated with lawyers, the deception anonymous cyberbullies pull over victims and the deception one Kenyan refugee used to immigrate to America. It was 2008 when 12-year-old John* boarded a plane for the first time in his life. With the possibility of never seeing […]

Modern Medicine

Modern Medicine

As sophomore Anna Wright was growing up, her dad began to worry about her. Although she seemed healthy, she had stopped gaining weight and growing taller. “I fell off my growth curve, and I was a lot shorter than everyone else, so [my dad] started asking my primary care doctor about it. He would bring […]

Generation Me

Generation Me

We are the children of the X’ers and the younger siblings of the Y’s. We are obsessed with ourselves, some scholars say, naming us Generation Me. Others argue we are best defined by our dependence on and desperation for technology, titling us the iGeneration. We are unrivaled competitors, spoiled techies and avid multitaskers ­­— a […]

Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes

Stereotypes define the ways many students interact, especially gender stereotypes as you will see in this special report. Gender stereotypes affect everything from how both genders view the other to how individuals view themselves… Senior Jessica Jost felt the words slap her in the face as others made fun of her for getting a job […]

4 months after the tornado

4 months after the tornado

On May 22, a merciless EF5 twister, the highest intensity possible, ripped through Joplin, Mo., population 49,000. With scores of citizens dead, millions of dollars lost and an entire town devastated, recuperation has been possible only through the will power and human perseverance of both volunteers and Joplin’s residents… Forty minutes after the class of […]