Headliners in Education

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

“The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald,  the nearly 100-year-old novel that most Americans can’t avoid reading in high school, has interesting commentary on the...

A Maleficent cosplayer spreads her wings around Captain America at Brooklyn Comic Con on Sunday, June 9, 2024, at Major R. Owens Community Center.
Dressed for success: Fifth annual Brooklyn Comic Con super on many levels
Michele Schultz, CUNY Kingsborough Community College • June 20, 2024

This June marked the fifth anniversary of Brooklyn Comic Con, and the weekend celebration featured exciting panels as well as many cosplayers walking on the convention floor. Among...

Timothée Chalamet (center) remains front and center as a young Willy Wonka gets his start in Wonka. (Jaap Buittendijk/Warner Bros. Pictures)
'Wonka' finds sweet spot for audiences of all ages
Katherine Schick, Watertown High School • December 20, 2023

“Every good thing in the world started with a dream, so you hold on to yours.” Possibly the most memorable quote of ‘Wonka,’ the new movie musical, Willy Wonka...

Wilson Pipestem (left), Hepsi Barnett (center), and Chief Jim Gray took part in the Dec. 4 Institute of Politics forum on the Osage Nation and the film “Killers of the Flower Moon.” (Courtesy Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics)
Osage Nation refuses to be defined by its darkest moments
Katherine Schick, Watertown High School • December 14, 2023

A panel discussion at Harvard University addressed the dark history of the Osage Nation’s struggle for sovereignty with the American federal government, with the panel calling...

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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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...

Ana Margarida (standing) taking a moment before singing a Fado classic with Pedro Martins (left) playing the Portuguese guitar and Yuri Reis playing the standard guitar.
Fado Na Baixa: A magical evening of Portuguese music
Victoria Mação, Everett High • August 17, 2023

On a Wednesday evening in Porto, Portugal, a small audience filled Fado na Baixa, a cozy and popular Fado house. Artists Ana Margarida and Gonçalo Mendes sang in their respective...

For my entire life, I’ve loved performing and being on stage in whatever capacity that may be, says Audriix. (Photo courtesy Ben Lovell)
Don't let the spelling fool you, Audriix sounds like a singer you want to get to know
Hailey Baker, Quince Orchard High • August 13, 2023

In 2021, up-and-coming singer-songwriter Audriix (pronounced like the name "Audrey") went on tour with Madison Beer for 27 shows as her opening act. She gained quite a fan...

Soul 2 The Bone, which prides itself on being able to play all styles of music and connecting with the audience, performs at the Al Larson Prairie Center on July 15, 2023, in Schaumberg, Ill.
Soul 2 The Bone rocks Schaumburg with unforgettable show
Zehra Ozcan, James B. Conant High School • August 11, 2023

During their performance on July 15, all members of the Soul 2 The Bone band really proved their music goes straight to the audience’s soul, making people dance like nobody's...

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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...

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...

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...

The author poses during a tour of Casino Nobile.
Postcards from Italy: Casino Nobile a must-visit for its art, architecture, and importance
Katherine Schick, Watertown High School • August 3, 2023

In the west of Rome stands a regal estate of gardens, a palace, mansion, theater, stables, athletics fields, and more. Purchased in 1797 by Giovanni Torlonia of the Torlonia noble...

Fun Fact: These gorgeous Highland cows are the oldest registered breed of cattle in the world!
The Picturesque British Isles: The Scottish Highlands
Leah Knipper-Davis, Iowa State • August 1, 2023

The Scottish Highlands were extremely gorgeous and reminded me of the scenery in Western Canada and Alaska. It was a gorgeous day with bright blue skies, which was great, and...

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 Argentina four times, where you can...

A Maleficent cosplayer spreads her wings around Captain America at Brooklyn Comic Con on Sunday, June 9, 2024, at Major R. Owens Community Center.
Dressed for success: Fifth annual Brooklyn Comic Con super on many levels
Michele Schultz, CUNY Kingsborough Community College • June 20, 2024

This June marked the fifth anniversary of Brooklyn Comic Con, and the weekend celebration featured exciting panels as well as many cosplayers walking on the convention floor. Among...

Wilson Pipestem (left), Hepsi Barnett (center), and Chief Jim Gray took part in the Dec. 4 Institute of Politics forum on the Osage Nation and the film “Killers of the Flower Moon.” (Courtesy Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics)
Osage Nation refuses to be defined by its darkest moments
Katherine Schick, Watertown High School • December 14, 2023

A panel discussion at Harvard University addressed the dark history of the Osage Nation’s struggle for sovereignty with the American federal government, with the panel calling...

Brothers Pat (left) and Tim Curran run Curran Media, which has been successful working with college athletes who have large social media followings. (Courtesy Curran Media)
Curran Media uses winning formula in NIL arena without using big-name athletes
Simon Bleier, Westborough High School • August 31, 2023

A second-string walk-on defensive lineman at Elon University is probably the last person you’d expect to be making hundreds of thousands of dollars with almost 2 million...

Cassie Semyon (top center) of Spectrum News talked with student journalists working in the Headliners of Summer newsroom Aug. 9, 2023.
Journalist Cassie Semyon urges student journalists to be proactive on their career journeys
Seon Pollard, Hunter College • August 15, 2023

“If you want to succeed, you must drive that vehicle of success yourself. When you get to campus, don't hit the brakes. Put your foot on the gas.” Those were the words...

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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...

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

“The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald,  the nearly 100-year-old novel that most Americans can’t avoid reading in high school, has...

A Maleficent cosplayer spreads her wings around Captain America at Brooklyn Comic Con on Sunday, June 9, 2024, at Major R. Owens Community Center.
Dressed for success: Fifth annual Brooklyn Comic Con super on many levels
Michele Schultz, CUNY Kingsborough Community College • June 20, 2024

This June marked the fifth anniversary of Brooklyn Comic Con, and the weekend celebration featured exciting panels as well as many cosplayers...

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...

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,...

Brothers Pat (left) and Tim Curran run Curran Media, which has been successful working with college athletes who have large social media followings. (Courtesy Curran Media)
Curran Media uses winning formula in NIL arena without using big-name athletes
Simon Bleier, Westborough High School • August 31, 2023

A second-string walk-on defensive lineman at Elon University is probably the last person you’d expect to be making hundreds of thousands of...

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...

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...

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...

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
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
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
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
The anti-queer protesters hold their placards on the sidelines as the pride parade marches by, one of which roughly translates to, “Conversion is the answer.
LGBTQIA+ and Counterprotesters Clash During 14th Daegu Queer Culture Festival
Elizabeth Ryu / Daegu (South Korea) International School, Grace Chae / Daegu (South Korea) International School, and Jade Lee / Daegu (South Korea) International School April 9, 2023
A family of nine navigates the challenge of having a legally blind parent.
When the world fades away
Ariana Beggs / Maize (Kan.) Career Academy April 9, 2023
Student Journalists Meet With Legislators About First Amendment Bill
Violetta Atocha / The Clinton School April 9, 2023
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...

Brothers Pat (left) and Tim Curran run Curran Media, which has been successful working with college athletes who have large social media followings. (Courtesy Curran Media)
Curran Media uses winning formula in NIL arena without using big-name athletes
Simon Bleier, Westborough High School • August 31, 2023

A second-string walk-on defensive lineman at Elon University is probably the last person you’d expect to be making hundreds of thousands of dollars with almost 2 million...

Olger Escobar (right) holds up his new New England Revolution jersey along with Curt Onalfo, the teams technical director, after signing his pro contract July 26, 2023.
Olger Escobar: Only 16 and already a pro
Sam Shea, Watertown High School • July 31, 2023

"Now that I'm older, I felt like I should set the standard a lot. I obviously worked hard throughout the year to be able to get to this point."  Those were the words of...

The author poses on the field at Estádio da Luz, home of S.L. Benfica in Lisbon.
Soccer Jerseys: A perfect fit for anyone around the world
Victoria Mação, Everett High • July 16, 2023

All around the world, soccer fans represent their home country or favorite club. Whether it be the Portland Thorns or Real Madrid, everyone loves to represent their favorite...

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...

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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

“The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald,  the nearly 100-year-old novel that most Americans can’t avoid reading in high school, has...

Joshua David Robinson, Firdous Bamji, Steven Skybell (left to right) play more than 50 roles in The Lehman Trilogy at Huntington Theatre in Boston, while musician Joe LaRocca (background) is also deserving of his own spotlight.
In "The Lehman Trilogy," an otherwise stellar show fails to nail the finale
Victoria Dolan, Hull High School • July 23, 2023

An epic spanning 3.5 hours and covering over a century of events, “The Lehman Trilogy” follows the build and collapse of Lehman Brothers,...

The 2022-23 critic team from Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg, Md.
Quince Orchard High's theatre program shines at 23rd Cappies Gala at Kennedy Center
Hailey Baker, Quince Orchard High • July 10, 2023

On June 12, 2023, the Kennedy Center hosted the 23rd Cappies gala, honoring outstanding high school theatre in the National Capital Area. Among...

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