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The Foreigner collapsed with exhaustion after bringing the ovo to the insect world during Cirque Du Soleil’s OVO, performed July 19, 2024, at Agganis Arena in Boston.
Exploring the world of OVO: Onstage and behind the scenes at Cirque du Soleil
Melina Zullas, Milton High School • July 24, 2024

And the lights come up! The audience is transported to a world of insects -- singing and violin-playing cockroaches, scrambling red ants,...

Goaltender Patrick Schulte catches the ball during Olympic training for the US mens national soccer team July 23, 2024, in Marseille, France. (Photo courtesy: Andrea Vilchez/USSF)
US men's soccer team aims for Olympic gold in Paris
Sam Shea, Watertown High School • July 23, 2024

No nation has been more successful in Olympic history than the United States. The stars and stripes have taken home 2,667 modern Olympic medals....

Modernas combination vaccine opens doors in fight against COVID and influenza
Moderna's combination vaccine opens doors in fight against COVID and influenza
Ishani Kaushik, Bellaire High School • July 22, 2024

Combination vaccines made by messenger RNA (mRNA) are the new way to go, according to Moderna president Dr. Stephen Hoge at the 2024 Goldman...

Country singer Tyler Childers performs to a sold-out crowd at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on July 3, 2024.
Tyler Childers brings Appalachian spirit to Saratoga Springs
Lilly Sabella, SUNY New Paltz • July 22, 2024

Country singer Tyler Childers’s Mule Pull ’24 Tour rolled into upstate New York on July 3, sending people playing dress-up as cowboys and...

AI is transforming the drug discovery and development process
AI is transforming the drug discovery and development process
Dhara Agrawal, Bellaire High School • July 21, 2024

In a rapidly evolving world, artificial intelligence is emerging as a revolutionizing force, transforming the way drugs are discovered and developed.  Generative...

Twenty-four scoops of ice cream — flavors ranging from Firecracker to Black Cherry to Dirt Cake — made up Hansen’s ice cream flight, costing only $15 at the local Wisconsin shop on June 8, 2024.
Here’s the scoop on Hansen’s 24-flavor ice cream flight
Ella Mitchell and Kevin Lynch July 20, 2024

What if you could squeeze an entire summer’s worth of adventure and exploration into one afternoon? What if you were allowed — nay, forced...

Best friends and bookstore workers pose for the camera during the summer of 2024 in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City.
Allow me to introduce the neighbors of Chelsea
Aliyah Billings, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts • July 16, 2024

From a young age, I've always loved talking to people and hearing their stories. This passion for communication and learning about others has...

Current and prospective Bruins players stretch after finishing their second day of their annual development camp July 2, 2024, at Warrior Arena.
NHL newbies hit the ice at Bruins' development camp
Dan Murphy and Ryan Guiel July 15, 2024

In the heat of summer, hockey players with NHL dreams hit the ice recently at Warrior Arena in Brighton, Mass., for the Boston Bruins' annual...

The Foreigner collapsed with exhaustion after bringing the ovo to the insect world during Cirque Du Soleil’s OVO, performed July 19, 2024, at Agganis Arena in Boston.
Exploring the world of OVO: Onstage and behind the scenes at Cirque du Soleil
Melina Zullas, Milton High School • July 24, 2024

And the lights come up! The audience is transported to a world of insects -- singing and violin-playing cockroaches, scrambling red ants, soaring scarab beetles, stretchy...

Country singer Tyler Childers performs to a sold-out crowd at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on July 3, 2024.
Tyler Childers brings Appalachian spirit to Saratoga Springs
Lilly Sabella, SUNY New Paltz • July 22, 2024

Country singer Tyler Childers’s Mule Pull ’24 Tour rolled into upstate New York on July 3, sending people playing dress-up as cowboys and cowgirls flocking to the Saratoga...

John Speredakos in Crumb Catcher. (Photo courtesy; Doppelgänger Releasing)
New suspense thriller 'Crumb Catcher' gives audiences a lot to chew on
Michele Schultz, CUNY Kingsborough Community College • July 15, 2024

Audiences will reach the end of ‘‘Crumb Catcher’’ and turn to their friends seated beside them: “How did we get here? What did we watch for an hour and 43 minutes?” “Crumb...

Hoobastank performed on the main stage at Frontier Days in Arlington Heights, Ill., on July 6, 2024.
Hoobastank rocks the stage at Frontier Days
Siomara “Alfred” Valdez, Palatine High School • July 11, 2024

As the sun began to dip below the horizon, the sounds of excitement and laughter filled the air. The carnival rides whirled as the gentle breeze rustled through the trees....

Lead vocalist Lynn Shipley harmonizes as the Hummingbird Syndicate performs at the Burren in Somerville, Mass., on June 29, 2024.
Three local bands strut their stuff at the Burren
Ryan Guiel, Maynard High School • July 8, 2024

On June 29, 2024, the Burren, a local pub in Somerville, Mass., hosted the Satch Kerans Band, Hummingbird Syndicate, and Mike Younger Trio (and friends) to perform on its...

Isaac Powell (Gatsby), Charlotte MacInnes (Daisy), and members of the ensemble in Gatsby: An American Myth at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass., through Aug. 3, 2024. (Photo credit: Julieta Cervantes)
New look at 'Gatsby' is a great achievement
Katherine Schick, Watertown High School • June 22, 2024
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Goaltender Patrick Schulte catches the ball during Olympic training for the US mens national soccer team July 23, 2024, in Marseille, France. (Photo courtesy: Andrea Vilchez/USSF)
US men's soccer team aims for Olympic gold in Paris
Sam Shea, Watertown High School • July 23, 2024

No nation has been more successful in Olympic history than the United States. The stars and stripes have taken home 2,667 modern Olympic medals. However, that level of greatness...

Current and prospective Bruins players stretch after finishing their second day of their annual development camp July 2, 2024, at Warrior Arena.
NHL newbies hit the ice at Bruins' development camp
Dan Murphy and Ryan Guiel July 15, 2024

In the heat of summer, hockey players with NHL dreams hit the ice recently at Warrior Arena in Brighton, Mass., for the Boston Bruins' annual development camp. The 35 players,...

The Boston Cannons Marcus Holman (left) tries to hit the ball away from Brian Tevlin during a 9-7 victory by the California Redwoods as part of Premier Lacrosse League action July 5, 2024, at Harvard Stadium.
Boston Cannons fans have a blast as Premier Lacrosse League returns to Harvard Stadium
Laura White and Ryan Guiel July 9, 2024

The Boston Cannons returned to Harvard Stadium as part of a weekend swing by the Premier Lacrosse League over the Fourth of July weekend. Four games were played featuring...

The 2024 Olympic roster for the US womens soccer team will feature some new faces. (Photo courtesy: US Soccer/Getty Images.)
New coach Emma Hayes says adaptability the key to making USWNT roster for 2024 Olympics
Payton Zagacki, Emerson College • June 30, 2024

With the announcement of the US Women's National Soccer Team’s roster for the 2024 Olympics, head coach Emma Hayes is bringing a fresh perspective and prioritizing versatility,...

Courtesy Searchlight Pictures
It's OK to pass up your shot to see "Next Goal Wins"
Anna Alvarova, Milton High School • November 23, 2023

“I can’t win.” “Then lose. But don’t lose alone, lose with us.” Inspirational, a bit cliché, and definitely something different, "Next Goal Wins" tells...

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Country singer Tyler Childers performs to a sold-out crowd at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on July 3, 2024.
Tyler Childers brings Appalachian spirit to Saratoga Springs
Lilly Sabella, SUNY New Paltz • July 22, 2024

Country singer Tyler Childers’s Mule Pull ’24 Tour rolled into upstate New York on July 3, sending people playing dress-up as cowboys and cowgirls flocking to the Saratoga...

Hoobastank performed on the main stage at Frontier Days in Arlington Heights, Ill., on July 6, 2024.
Hoobastank rocks the stage at Frontier Days
Siomara “Alfred” Valdez, Palatine High School • July 11, 2024

As the sun began to dip below the horizon, the sounds of excitement and laughter filled the air. The carnival rides whirled as the gentle breeze rustled through the trees....

Lead vocalist Lynn Shipley harmonizes as the Hummingbird Syndicate performs at the Burren in Somerville, Mass., on June 29, 2024.
Three local bands strut their stuff at the Burren
Ryan Guiel, Maynard High School • July 8, 2024

On June 29, 2024, the Burren, a local pub in Somerville, Mass., hosted the Satch Kerans Band, Hummingbird Syndicate, and Mike Younger Trio (and friends) to perform on its...

Fourth-gen K-pop idols spark live singing controversies 
Fourth-gen K-pop idols spark live singing controversies 
Leanne Yoon, Daegu International School • September 4, 2023

Kim, a fervent fan of star K-pop group IVE, cheered with exuberance as his angelic idols Wonyoung and Leeseo walked onto the stage with mics in their perfectly manicured hands....

Adele performing in front of a giant video screen and in front of a packed house during her residency at The Colosseum in Las Vegas on Aug. 5, 2023.
Adele, Maroon 5 bring unique personalities, performances to their Las Vegas residencies
Sahana Karthik, Westborough High School • September 4, 2023

At the moment, Maroon 5 and Adele are performing residencies in Las Vegas. While both artists have massive fan bases and chart-topping hits, their residencies promise distinctly...

All eyes were on Beyoncé when her Renaissance World Tour took over Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., on Aug. 1, 2023.
Beyoncé every bit the superstar performer, connecting with the audience and celebrating her 25-year career at Gillette Stadium
Katherine Wu, Algonquin Regional • August 17, 2023

After an extra hour of waiting, thousands of fans, including myself, erupted in screams Aug. 1 as Beyoncé took the stage for her 23rd show of the futuristic-feeling Renaissance...

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The wetland associated with Pochack Creek in Pennsauken, N.J., may not be eligible for EPA protection on future construction projects because parts of the creek flow through a pipe to the Delaware River.
The Sackett v. EPA ruling: A win for property rights or a loss for wetland protection?
Shreya Darji, Rancocas Valley Regional High School • July 29, 2023

Sackett v. The Environmental Protection Agency was decided by the Supreme Court on May 25, 2023, ruling for the Idaho couple, in a 9-0 decision. In...

Senator Bernie Sanders (right), Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (left), Bill McKibben, David Wallace-Wells, and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse held an online panel on climate change on July 12, 2023.
Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and colleagues dig deep on climate change
Rei Wolfsohn and Zehra Ozcan July 27, 2023

This debate is as old as climate change awareness itself. What can be done and who should do it? Vermont US Senator Bernie Sanders, Representative...

The spacious and welcoming la Feltrinelli bookstore at Largo di Torre Argentina in Rome.
Postcards from Italy: Read all about it at la Feltrinelli
Katherine Schick, Watertown High School • July 31, 2023

Located throughout Rome are bookstores, libraries, and cafes under the la Feltrinelli company. I’ve been to its bookstore on Largo di Torre...

Authors Elizabeth Blackwell (left) and Logan Steiner at the American Writers Museum in Chicago on July 9, 2023.
“Anne of Green Gables” helps launch an author back in time
Zehra Ozcan, James B. Conant High School • July 16, 2023

“What would I have done if I had been there?” For those interested in writing historical fiction, this question is key to creating engaging...

Layla Lee is a teenage author with more than 35,000 followers on Instagram, who uses social media primarily to promote her new book, Nothing But Shadows.
The virtues and vices of BookTok
Mitali Mittal, Dougherty Valley High • August 5, 2022
TV
Selling Sunset is back for its sixth season on Netflix.
It’s time for the sun to set on “Selling Sunset”
Ava Razavi, Redwood High School • July 1, 2023

The sixth season of “Selling Sunset” has arrived, packed with even more drama, designer outfits, and multi-million dollar mansions. This...

Kamala and her mother are welcomed at the airport by their relatives living in Pakistan in a scene from Ms. Marvel.. The flower garlands and many hugs exchanged in this scene are typical of many greetings one might see at a South Asian airport.
Director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy reflects on bringing authenticity and representation to “Ms. Marvel”
Boomika Velineni, Dougherty Valley High • July 29, 2022

Episode 3 of “Ms. Marvel” left fans with many questions after the titular character’s grandmother beseeched her family to come visit Karachi,...

Kamala Khan can be seen wearing the bangle which gave her the powers while talking with Bruno Carrelli. Although she can be seen pulling her sleeve up to cover it in front of others, she has a different level of trust with Bruno.
“Ms. Marvel” subverts common Desi tropes and brings a breath of fresh air
Boomika Velineni, Dougherty Valley High School • June 29, 2022

“It’s time to stop fantasizing,” Muneeba Khan, the titular character’s mother, says toward the end of the first episode. “I wish that...

Meet the Staff
Laura White
Laura White
Headliners of Summer

A rising junior at Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough, Mass., Laura is the visuals editor...

Sahana Karthik
Sahana Karthik
Headliners of Summer

Sahana is an upcoming senior at Westborough (Mass.) High School. She is currently a managing co-editor...

Ryan Guiel
Headliners of Summer

Ryan Guiel is a rising junior at Maynard (Mass.) High School, he’s a part of the school’s radio station;...

Ella Mitchell
Ella Mitchell
Headliners of Summer

Ella Mitchell is a Chicago(ish) native and second-year journalism and marketing major at George Washington...

Ishani Kaushik
Ishani Kaushik
Headliners of Summer

Ishani Kaushik is a rising sophomore at Bellaire High School in Texas. She's a reporter for her school's...

Best friends and bookstore workers pose for the camera during the summer of 2024 in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City.
Allow me to introduce the neighbors of Chelsea
Aliyah Billings, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts • July 16, 2024

From a young age, I've always loved talking to people and hearing their stories. This passion for communication and learning about others has...

Current and prospective Bruins players stretch after finishing their second day of their annual development camp July 2, 2024, at Warrior Arena.
NHL newbies hit the ice at Bruins' development camp
Dan Murphy and Ryan Guiel July 15, 2024

In the heat of summer, hockey players with NHL dreams hit the ice recently at Warrior Arena in Brighton, Mass., for the Boston Bruins' annual...

The Boston Cannons Marcus Holman (left) tries to hit the ball away from Brian Tevlin during a 9-7 victory by the California Redwoods as part of Premier Lacrosse League action July 5, 2024, at Harvard Stadium.
Boston Cannons fans have a blast as Premier Lacrosse League returns to Harvard Stadium
Laura White and Ryan Guiel July 9, 2024

The Boston Cannons returned to Harvard Stadium as part of a weekend swing by the Premier Lacrosse League over the Fourth of July weekend. Four...

Independence Day fireworks erupt over the Sugarloaf Regional Airport runway in Carrabassett Valley, Maine on July 4, 2024.
Fireworks are first and foremost on the Fourth
Dan Murphy, Isabelle Mondschein, Michele Schultz, and Laura White July 8, 2024

The United States was truly united over the last weekend, with everyone looking to the skies to enjoy the bombs bursting in mid air in celebration...

Best friends and bookstore workers pose for the camera during the summer of 2024 in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City.
Allow me to introduce the neighbors of Chelsea
Aliyah Billings, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts • July 16, 2024

From a young age, I've always loved talking to people and hearing their stories. This passion for communication and learning about others has grown and become a significant asset...

All of Manhattan, packed into one day
All of Manhattan, packed into one day
Aliyah Billings, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts • July 10, 2024

This summer, I had the opportunity to study at Columbia University’s Scholastic Press Association Summer Journalism workshop, which is a weeklong program for high school students...

There are many advantages to being in Cancun during the rainy season, including having plenty of room on the beach.
Embracing Cancun’s rainy season
Zara Bukhari, Bellaire High School • June 27, 2024

Cancun, Mexico, is a formidable vacation destination where the party never ends. This bustling city is filled with locals and tourists alike, and the streets are brimming with...

Adele performing in front of a giant video screen and in front of a packed house during her residency at The Colosseum in Las Vegas on Aug. 5, 2023.
Adele, Maroon 5 bring unique personalities, performances to their Las Vegas residencies
Sahana Karthik, Westborough High School • September 4, 2023

At the moment, Maroon 5 and Adele are performing residencies in Las Vegas. While both artists have massive fan bases and chart-topping hits, their residencies promise distinctly...

Postcards from Italy: Arrivederci Roma
Postcards from Italy: Arrivederci Roma
Katherine Schick, Watertown High School • August 29, 2023

That’s a wrap! Six weeks, 17 postcards, and a concerning amount of gelatos later, I am back in Massachusetts and finished with my Postcards from Italy series. I am so grateful...

The author (back right) makes the most out of the Fast Track ride at Epcot Center. (Courtesy Jules Giampaolo)
A list of the best thrill rides at Walt Disney World
Jules Giampaolo, Glenbard West High School • August 29, 2023

Walt Disney World, the family fan favorite, is known for being an enchanting children’s park, though many disregard the fact that the park offers much more than the stereotypical,...

The owner of the Ciuffetti Giuseppe leather specialty shop in Rome works on making a belt for a customer to bring back to the United States.
Postcards from Italy: Family-run leather shop is a genuine find
Katherine Schick, Watertown High School • August 28, 2023

As a teenager alone in Rome with little surveillance, it seemed inevitable when I first arrived that I would shop. A lot. And while the majority of the things I’ve bought have...

Piazza Trilussa, nestled in the streets of Trastevere, is filled with people each night, and there’s almost always a band playing.
Postcards from Italy: Memories to be made at Piazza Trilussa
Katherine Schick, Watertown High School • August 25, 2023

One of my first Postcards from Italy was about the exciting nightlife along the Tiber River below the Roman neighborhood of Trastevere. But don’t spend your whole night below...

The rocky beaches of Santa Marinella feature black sand and water that’s strikingly crystal blue.
Postcards from Italy: Jewels to be found at Italian beaches
Katherine Schick, Watertown High School • August 15, 2023

One of the most beautiful climates you can ever immerse yourself in is an Italian beach. However when you’re in Rome, beaches are harder to come by than say the Amalfi Coast,...

Chez Max is right outside of Dublin Castle.
The Picturesque British Isles: A touch of vintage
Leah Knipper-Davis, Iowa State • August 15, 2023

Throughout this trip, when I was going through the entire editing process, I thought it would be interesting and nice to add a little twist to what I was originally doing. I decided...

Postcards from Italy: No Harry Styles, but the Pope on a boat is pretty cool, too
Katherine Schick, Watertown High School • August 10, 2023

Picture this: You’re in Rome with three friends from Germany, Poland, and Spain, and you’re crossing the bridge above the Tiber River into Trastevere, Rome’s party district....

A Scottish man smiling for the camera with a pint of Guinness on The Royal Mile, Edinburgh.
The Picturesque British Isles: The People of Ireland and Scotland
Leah Knipper-Davis, Iowa State • August 10, 2023

I've always had an interest in street photography and candidly photographing interesting people living their lives, and I thought this trip was a phenomenal place to start! I feel...

Modernas combination vaccine opens doors in fight against COVID and influenza
Moderna's combination vaccine opens doors in fight against COVID and influenza
Ishani Kaushik, Bellaire High School • July 22, 2024

Combination vaccines made by messenger RNA (mRNA) are the new way to go, according to Moderna president Dr. Stephen Hoge at the 2024 Goldman Sachs Global Healthcare Conference. Dr....

AI is transforming the drug discovery and development process
AI is transforming the drug discovery and development process
Dhara Agrawal, Bellaire High School • July 21, 2024

In a rapidly evolving world, artificial intelligence is emerging as a revolutionizing force, transforming the way drugs are discovered and developed.  Generative AI tools...

Best friends and bookstore workers pose for the camera during the summer of 2024 in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City.
Allow me to introduce the neighbors of Chelsea
Aliyah Billings, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts • July 16, 2024

From a young age, I've always loved talking to people and hearing their stories. This passion for communication and learning about others has grown and become a significant...

All of Manhattan, packed into one day
All of Manhattan, packed into one day
Aliyah Billings, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts • July 10, 2024

This summer, I had the opportunity to study at Columbia University’s Scholastic Press Association Summer Journalism workshop, which is a weeklong program for high school...

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Video: 2023 LOHS Teacher of the Year
Anthony Schulte / Lake Orion (Mich.) High, Nate Havrilla / Lake Orion (Mich.) High, and Annika Russell / Lake Orion (Mich.) High May 23, 2023

Anthony Schulte, Nate Havrilla, and Annika Russell from Lake Orion (Mich.) High School were the winners Headliners in Education's April 2023...

This picture of pizza at Zorbas in San Francisco by Jameson Datoc of Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco was honored in the category of BEST FOOD PHOTO in HiE’s April 2023 contest.
Photo and graphic contest winners (February-April 2023)
Headliners in Education May 23, 2023

The following photos and graphics were honored in Headliners in Education's (free) contests. For information about Headliners in Educations or...

Counting calories: UK implements law mandating menu labels
Counting calories: UK implements law mandating menu labels
Eden Leavey / The American School in London May 23, 2023

(Eden Leavey from The American School in London was a winner in Headliners in Education's April 2023 contest for Best Food Story. The original...

Dakota the Husky was looking for a forever home on Dec. 2.
Inside the Sacramento animal shelters
Zema Nasirov / Sacramento (Calif.) Country Day School and Ava Eberhart / Sacramento (Calif.) Country Day School April 9, 2023

(Zema Nasirov and Ava Eberhart from Sacramento (Calif.) Country Day School was a winner in Headliners in Education's March 2023 contest for Best...

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