Headliners in Education

Lauv performing at The Met in Philadelphia on Aug. 19, 2022.
When Lauv, Hayley Kiyoko, and Aidan Bissett get together, there's nothing to do but bop
Anjali Darji, Rancocas Valley Regional High • September 5, 2022

It’s a hot summer night in Philadelphia and there is a line around the corner of The Met buzzing with excitement in anticipation of seeing Lauv on his All 4 Nothing Tour...

Neck Deep performing during Sad Summer Festival at Skyline Stage at the Mann in Philadelphia on July 30, 2022.
Let’s be Sad together: Sad Summer Festival 2022
Anjali Darji and Janjabill Tahsin August 8, 2022

It’s the dog days of summer, and everyone was gathered with their friends, family, and loved ones outside of Skyline Stage at the Mann in Philadelphia in anticipation of...

Chase Atlantic in concert at Pier 17 in New York as part of the Cold Nights tour on July 30, 2022.
Chase Atlantic’s “Cold Nights” tour heats up New York City
Hannah Steinberg, Pelham (N.Y.) Memorial High • August 3, 2022

Magnetic energy and passionate expression radiated from the songs that were emitted from a rooftop in the heart of the city that never sleeps.  On July 30, 2022, thousands...

Mitski brings “Laurel Hell” to Boston’s Roadrunner
Mitski brings “Laurel Hell” to Boston’s Roadrunner
Amera Lila, UMass Boston • August 2, 2022

Following years of inactivity, Japanese-American artist Mitski jumped back into the alternative/indie music scene with the anthem-riddled "Laurel Hell," an album that can...

Def Leppard performing their set in Nissan Stadium in Nashville on June 20, 2022.
Legends of rock perform in Nashville in a satisfyingly wicked style
Colin James, Mississippi State • July 20, 2022

After a long and insufferable rain delay, the crowd was finally allowed to sit in the seats within Nissan Stadium to experience Joan Jett, Def Leppard, Poison, and Mötley...

School of Rock Wakefield crushing high notes in Europe in June 2022.
Teen musicians from Massachusetts rock the stage in Lisbon
Katherine Schick, Watertown High School • July 6, 2022

From June 18-26, 2022, seven teenage musicians from Massachusetts went from performing gigs in local venues to rocking out at the famed Rock in Rio Lisboa music festival in...

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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...

Mindy Todd (far left) hosted Crafting Equitable Solutions to the Climate Crisis, which featured Cheryl Andrews-Maltais, Danielle Deane-Ryan, and Peter de Menocal (left to right), and was presented by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on July 19, 2022.
Investment of time and energy key to equity in climate crisis solutions, say WHOI panelists
Rei Wolfsohn, Hunter College • August 22, 2022

According to panelists at the Crafting Equitable Solutions to the Climate Crisis event, presented by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution...

The beauty of the mountains of West Virginia cant hide the ugliness of the court fight over the land below.
Supreme Court reduces EPA’s power, but West Virginia climate activists say the fight’s not over
Rei Wolfsohn, Deepa Gautam, Alison Mercure, and Seon Pollard July 28, 2022

In the June 30 ruling on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, the Supreme Court of the United States leaned on the Major Questions...

Wesley T. Jones as Keith Watson (left) and Elena Hurst as Hector Tobar in Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, at American Repertory Theater in Cambridge through Sept. 24, 2022.
“Twilight: Los Angeles 1992” examines issues unearthed in Rodney King riots with us today
Emily Schwartz, Newton South • September 16, 2022

Journalism is the first draft of history, Philip Graham, the former publisher and printer of The Washington Post, once said. In its most common...

Brendon Henderson, host and creator of the Wait in the Wings channel on youTube, speaks with student journalists in the Headliners of Summer newsroom via Zoom on July 20, 2022.
Brendon Henderson points spotlight behind Broadway curtains with his "Wait in the Wings" YouTube channel
Katherine Schick, Watertown High • July 31, 2022

“It shouldn’t go away just because it wasn’t as big as ‘Hamilton,’ ” said Brendon Henderson, host of “Wait in the Wings.”  From...

Idina Menzel is playing Bea in the world-premiere run of WILD: A Musical Becoming at American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass.
"WILD: A Musical Becoming" has a lot of love to share with audience, environment
Toni Carton, Headliners in Education • December 15, 2021

When there’s three standing ovations before a world-premiere musical has even ended, you know it’s a good one.  On Dec. 9, 2021,  opening...

From left, Colin Farrell as John Volanthen, Joel Edgerton as Harry Harris, and Viggo Mortensen as Rick Stanton in Thirteen Lives.
"Thirteen Lives" is a beautiful, dramatic retelling of 2018 Thailand cave rescue
Riya Mahanta, Algonquin Regional High • August 4, 2022

While most are familiar with the 18-day rescue effort of 12 teenage boys and their soccer coach trapped inside a Thailand cave, Ron Howard’s “Thirteen Lives” depicts...

Minion Kevin, Gru (voiced Steve Carell), and Minion Stuart in Illuminations Minions: The Rise of Gru.
“Minions: The Rise of Gru" is a villain's heartwarming origin story
Amera Lila, UMass Boston • June 30, 2022

“Minions: The Rise of Gru,” releasing in theaters July 1, is now the fifth addition to the “Despicable Me” franchise. Set in the 1970s, the film follows a young felonious...

‘The Green Knight’ combines fantasy with horror
‘The Green Knight’ combines fantasy with horror
Imani Hill, Suffolk University • August 4, 2021

Folklore and mythical tales evolve throughout the years. Some directors interpret these stories differently. From fairy tales to urban legends, it is always up to the viewers...

A scene from the new film Summertime.
‘Summertime’ radiates young talent in a vibrant Los Angeles
Sarah Lukowski, Suffolk University • July 22, 2021

“Summertime” brings in the heat with its upbeat scenes, lively slam poetry and striking shots of everyday life in the City of Angels. This film, directed by Carlos López...

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A look to the future: The overturning of Roe v. Wade with constitutional law professor Ronald Chen
Anjali Darji, Rancocas Valley Regional High • August 1, 2022

“Very uncertain,” said professor Ronald Chen, a Rutgers Law School professor when asked the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of constitutional law after the...

Press Secretary Jen Psaki holds a press briefing on March 9, 2022, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House.
White House journalists give insight into what their jobs are actually like
Fiona Feingold, Quince Orchard High • July 28, 2022

As a student interested in pursuing journalism as a career, my questions about the field abound. Do I need to major in journalism? What will my career prospects look like...

The beauty of the mountains of West Virginia cant hide the ugliness of the court fight over the land below.
Supreme Court reduces EPA’s power, but West Virginia climate activists say the fight’s not over
Rei Wolfsohn, Deepa Gautam, Alison Mercure, and Seon Pollard July 28, 2022

In the June 30 ruling on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, the Supreme Court of the United States leaned on the Major Questions Doctrine to determine the EPA...

Men gather on the Delhi-Agra highway to block incoming traffic.
Protests Emerge in Delhi over the Agnipath policy
Shriya Dharmapurikar, Durham Academy • July 22, 2022

The government of India announced on June 14 a new army reform plan: Agnipath. Agnipath, which means “road of fire” in Hindi, is a new policy to recruit young people into...

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When hygiene meets sustainability
When hygiene meets sustainability
Michelle So / Arcadia (Calif.) High March 9, 2023

(Michelle So from Arcadia (Calif.) High School was a winner in Headliners in Education's February 2023 contest for Best Story of 2022. Read the original story in the Arcadia...

Lasagna Love founder Rhiannon Menn (right) leans in near her young daughter as they both spoon sauce into lasagna pans. The organization was founded through Menns desire to help families who were in need during the pandemic and has now expanded to anyone in a hardship.
Lasagna Love: Spreading kindness in every bite
Nina Wilson, Wayland High • September 8, 2022

For two years now, the organization Lasagna Love has rippled across the globe with a goal to raise spirits through comfort food.  It all began when founder Rhiannon Menn...

Pressto: A new way of teaching writing in the Digital Age
Pressto: A new way of teaching writing in the Digital Age
Anjali Darji, Rancocas Valley Regional High School • August 25, 2022

Born of ambitions to be a simple student journalism platform, Pressto has grown into a tool that takes the dread out of writing, making it something teachers and students...

Mindy Lee is a Site Reliability Engineer at Google.
Mindy Lee of Google shines a light for future generations of female engineers
Mitali Mittal, Dougherty Valley High School • August 22, 2022

Mindy Lee is a Site Reliability Engineer at Google who took time recently to answer questions from the Headliners of Summer newsroom about her experiences as a female in a...

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The Biltmore, the largest mansion in the United States, has more than 4 acres of floor space.
Exploring Asheville, N.C., and the Blue Ridge Mountains
Fiona Feingold, Quince Orchard High • September 6, 2022

An up-and-coming travel hot spot, Asheville, N.C., attracts all kinds of tourists: foodies, art lovers, and adventurers alike. With innovative restaurants, a robust art scene,...

A wooden figure stands on the shore of Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park.
My trip to Hawaii: The age of over-tourism
Emily Boyle, Cherry Hill High • July 31, 2022

There isn't much to say about Hawaii that hasn't been written, painted, or sung about in great length. This July, my family and I explored the 11,000 miles of unique culture...

CityWalk at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Universal Studios Hollywood: Rides, reviews, and recommendations
Apoorva Khandelwal, California High School • August 29, 2021

“Aww,” the crowd said when animal actors came on stage. “Ahhhh,” the audience screamed in excitement when water was dumped on them from WaterWorld. Universal Studios Hollywood...

Isabella Namaksy stands before a map of the Colorado Trail after completing her five-week solo hike.
Hiking the Colorado Trail alone
Maya Dawson, Conifer High • August 14, 2021

After senior year, some students spend the summer relaxing. Others go to parties. Recent Conifer (Colo.) High School graduate Isabella Namaksy, however, spent her last summer before...

The Aqua volcano adds a breathtaking backdrop to picturesque Antigua, Guatemala.
Why visit Antigua, Guatemala, of all places? Well, there's the coffee, the volcanoes, the architecture . . .
Min Ji Choi, Christian Academy of Guatemala • August 10, 2021

With the deadly virus around the world, life has become more stressful and restricted. In order to get rid of all the anxiety, the best solution is to go on a break. A place where...

King Richard himself (right) performs in the musical, one of the many free shows to be found at King Richards Faire in Carver, Mass., through Oct. 22, 2017.
A day at King Richard’s Faire is one you will not soon forget
Angelina Kemmett, Matignon • September 29, 2017

Walking into King Richard’s Faire in Carver, Mass., you are instantly transported to the 16th century. Mothers and fathers walk around in corsets or plague masks, with turkey...

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

Maybe I’m just a nerd with too much free time on my hands, but I seem to have made my way onto Booktok in the past few months. It was by a...

Paige (pictured above) is the Beacon Hill Books & Cafe cartoon mascot.
Beacon Hill Books & Cafe: A fresh page for Boston
Amera Lila, UMass Boston • July 12, 2022

This coming fall, Boston’s most avid readers have something to look forward to with the opening of Beacon Hill Books & Cafe. Located...

The Curie Society: The first all-female STEM graphic novel
"The Curie Society": The first all-female STEM graphic novel
Sidhi Dhanda, Hopkinton High School • August 29, 2021

Heather Einhorn and Adam Staffaroni, of Einhorn’s Epic Production (EEP), published “The Curie Society” this spring in partnership with...

Mark Simon on Zoom with the Headliners of Summer newsroom.
Mark Simon -- a journalist whose highlights include time with ESPN, writing books, digging for stats, and creating podcasts -- encourages students to ‘differentiate’
Seon Pollard, Hunter College • August 20, 2022

During a recent Zoom meeting with the Headliners of Summer newsroom, guest speaker Mark Simon encouraged students to pursue their interests and own lane when choosing careers. Whether...

Pitcher Haylie Wagner will be playing in the Athletes Unlimited softball season every weekend in August in Rosemont, Ill.
Athletes Unlimited building professional sports leagues for the female athletes of today and in the future
Margaret LeBeau, Glenbard East High • August 3, 2022

Athletes Unlimited marked its third softball season on Friday, July 29, in Rosemont, Ill. AU has given players an opportunity that most female athletes don’t: to show their...

Women cyclists race on St. Charles Road on July 26 in Lombard, Ill. Margaret LeBeau
Chicago suburbs host global cycling event, thrilling residents of all ages
Margaret LeBeau, Glenbard East High • July 28, 2022

On July 27, in Downtown Lombard, just a short train ride away from Chicago, residents of all ages packed the sidelines, just inches away from a cycling race with participants...

The Ole Miss baseball team parades through Oxford, Miss., on June 29, 2022, as part of the celebration marking its NCAA national championship.
Ole Miss baseball team comes home as NCAA champions
Kara Graham, Tupelo (Miss.) High School • July 1, 2022

Many college baseball players in the NCAA wish to have the chance to hear the dirt crunch under their cleats and round the bases with their team play for the national championship...

Ole Miss baseball players gear up for a game at Swayze Field.
Fans of Ole Miss baseball cheer their team all the way to Omaha and the College World Series
Kara Graham , Tupelo (Miss.) High School • June 18, 2022

There is a town that lies in the north central hills of Mississippi by the name of Oxford. Oxford is a place of literary history, tradition, and has an abundance of nightlife....

The interpretation of Title IX is at the crux of any conversation regarding trans student-athletes.
Opinion: The irony of fairness in the trans youth sports debate
Michaela Wang, Newark Academy • July 31, 2021

In early March, the New Jersey statehouse introduced the “Fairness in Women’s Sport Act,” which would “secure a fair and level playing field” in women’s sports...

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Five members of the Brookline High Class of 2020 (from left) Anna Dong, Clay Baker-Lerner, Dee-nah Wattana, Renata Shen, and Yiming Fu.
Facing the unknown and the unprecedented
Anoushka Mallik, Brookline High • May 18, 2020

As COVID-19 swept through the nation, many lives were thrown off course, including those of many students in the Class of 2020. In the midst...

Two members of the Westborough (Mass.) High Class of 2020 (from left) Sam Stucchi and Rachel Lehman.
Reflective and somber, excited and hopeful
Shannon Clark, Westborough High • May 18, 2020

Your local movie theater is closed. So is the breakfast place everyone dines at. You can’t even walk down the street without a mask covering...

Three members of the Iowa City West High Class of 2020 (from left) Brett Cherry, Kaitlyn Hansen, and Nolan Lounsbery.
'I wish I had known that this would be the end'
Hanah Kitamoto, Iowa City West High • May 18, 2020

Typically during this time of year, high school seniors could be seen wearing their caps and gowns walking across a stage, or being occupied...

'Together in a beautifully ironic way'
Evan Fleischer, Watertown High • May 18, 2020

Being a senior myself who is directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, it is hard to know that my ending to high school will be a very lessened...

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