Fans around the world mourn the death of Prince

Miyah Powe

Senior, Bullis High School, Potomac, MD

Spring 2016

Prince performing during halftime at Super Bowl XLI in 2007.

Prince performing during halftime at Super Bowl XLI in 2007.

This Spring was raining purple as cities across the United States and around the world mourned the death of music legend Prince on April 21.. He was found in an elevator at his Paisley Park home. Prince’s death was later determined to be caused by an accidental opioid overdose.  He was 57.  Fans flocked to his Paisley Park home and studios in Minnesota after hearing of his passing.
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U.S. Women’s soccer players demand equal pay with men’s teams

Aminah Cole

Freshman, Bishop McNamara High School, Forestville, MD

Spring 2016

They’ve won three Women’s World Cup title championships and have been one of the most successful teams in international women’s soccer.  They are ranked number one and were chosen in 1997 and 1999 as the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Team of the Year.  Despite such accolades, as the U.S. Women’s Soccer team prepares for the 2016 Summer Olympics, fair pay has become an issue.  The team has gone to battle to get fair wages.

The United States Women’s Soccer team recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee as the U.S. Women’s World Cup Team as Olympic Team of the Year for their performance in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The United States Women’s Soccer team recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee as the U.S. Women’s World Cup Team as Olympic Team of the Year for their performance in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

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Metro riders weary of security problems

Nick Mortensen

Senior, Annandale High School, Annandale, VA

Spring 2016

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DC Metrorail station platform

DC Metrorail station platform


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Advanced Placement vs. International Baccalaureate: Banneker students debate which is better

Caitlin Ballard

Junior, Benjamin Banneker High School, Washington, DC

Spring 2016

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Storm White is struggling with making a big decision that will impact the rest of her academic career.

Benjamin Banneker High School in NW Washington, DC.

Benjamin Banneker High School in NW Washington, DC.


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