Profiling Meara Waxman

Like many students, rising junior Meara Waxman writes for her school newspaper. But the Charlotte, N.C., resident didn’t just join the paper on a whim — she has been involved with journalism since the sixth grade. Waxman wrote for her middle school newspaper and at her high school is known for her column, “Movies You…

Profiling Morgan Boydston

Lights, camera, report. Morgan Boydston is no stranger to the stress of the camera. Boydston’s childhood was not only filled with soccer practice and algebra but also auditions. At the age of 4, Boydston was already auditioning for multiple commercials and movies. She quickly realized she had a knack for being in front of the…

Farmers’ market comes ‘full circle’

BERKELEY, Calif. — The Maevey family  skips the supermarket. They come to the Berkeley Farmers’ Market to shop for their groceries and to teach their daughter, Shannon, how to be healthy, they said. They are trying to turn an ordinary trip to the grocery store into a fun and educational family event. When first approached and…

Unmasked: A super-sized love affair

“Everybody loves a hero. People line up for them, cheer them, scream their names.” Those were words May Parker uttered to her superhero nephew Peter Parker in Sam Raimi’s iconic Spider-Man 2. Those words, however, push past Peter, and resonate with an audience grounded in the real world; a world full of little boys who tie…

Non-journalist Angelica Das still delivers the news

“I am not a journalist,” confessed Angelica Das to a group of twenty or so teenage professional newswriting hopefuls. And yet, she still had some “hard-hitting” information to offer students. Das, the Associate Director at the Center for Social Media at American University, kicked off her presentation by asking students to take a mind-trip back…

Alicia Zheng advocates gender equality

At the tender age of 16, Alicia Zheng is already a feminist activist and trying to make changes in her high school. Zheng, one of three presidents of the Gender Conference Committee at The Webb Schools in  Los Angeles, Calif., has strong feelings about gender equality and hopes to level the playing field for young women The…

The Reporter: Evan Berkowitz

In sixth grade the majority of students are concerned with socializing, goofing around and having fun, Evan Berkowitz,  spent his time writing  and forming his own personal newspaper, “The Reporter.” Almost five years later, not much has changed for Berkowitz, who simply changed his writing venue to his high school newsroom. “Sixth through seventh grade I…

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Anything but boring: Janae Cephas

There are four adjectives 16-year-old Janae Cephas uses to describe herself. Supportive. Nice. Introverted. Boring. Cephas, though, is anything but boring. The Laurel Maryland Catholic high school student is no stranger to shouldering leadership positions. A rising junior, Cephas is involved in a myriad of extracurricular activities, one being “Poms,” a sport combining cheerleading and dance. Cephas…

Voice of America

American radio broadcaster reaches the world

Spread throughout the halls are historic murals depicting historical government acts such as the Social Security Act and the New Deal programs brought about by the Great Depression. These eye-catching pieces of art were painted by artist Ben Shahn in the 1940s. All of these murals can be seen on a tour of the Voice…

NSLC profile: Ruth Milburn

“I hope to make a splash. I want to be famous to be honest with you,” said Ruth Milburn, a student from Slatington, Pa., when asked about her journalism goals. Milburn hopes to become famous one day by writing for a national publication such as National Geographic, USA Today or The New York Times. She…