Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Monkey Cage Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Kanisha Bond, Erica Chenoweth and Jeremy Pressman by Kanisha Bond, Erica Chenoweth and Jeremy Pressman Email the author April 13 at 7:00 AM Email the author Emma González, a survivor of the Feb. 14 school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, speaks at the March for Our Lives in Washington on March 24, 2018. (Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) On March 24, Parkland, Fla., high school students — in coalition with … [Read more...] about Did you attend the March for Our Lives? Here’s what it looked like nationwide.
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You really want to make a college basketball coach reconsider his career choice?Send him on a recruiting mission where both high school teams refuse to play man-to-man defense.“I hate showing up to a game and both teams play zone,” UNO coach Derrin Hansen said. “I’m just like, seriously? We’re gonna sit here for an hour, and both teams are gonna play zone?” The sport’s governing bodies can’t solve all the big problems in youth basketball, but they’re nibbling around the edges.The NBA and USA Basketball recently teamed up and released a set of recommendations for youth basketball boys and girls. For kids 11 and under, they propose smaller basketballs, shorter baskets and equal playing time. Those are pretty obvious.Three other suggestions were bolder:» No zone defenses for kids 11 and under. (Sorry, coaches, it doesn’t apply to high school teams.)» No 3-point line for kids 11 and under.» A 24-second … [Read more...] about Among coaches’ recommendations for youth basketball: No zone, no 3-pointers, yes shot clock
Sydney Whalen’s first dorm meeting last fall at the University of Alabama started with a typical icebreaker: Where is everyone from?Several hands went up when her residential adviser asked who was from Alabama and Georgia. It is the South, after all.And what about the Chicago area?“I’m not even kidding — we were the majority in that group,” said Whalen, a freshman from Mokena.For Whalen, a top student at Lincoln-Way West High School in New Lenox, the choice was easy. Alabama offered her a full-tuition scholarship covering four years of undergraduate work. The University of Illinois, which she also considered, did not offer anything.Whalen is part of a growing wave of Illinois high school seniors who, lured in part by generous financial perks, are leaving their home state for college. The number of Illinois freshman students enrolling in universities outside the state has jumped 73 percent since 2000, according to the Illinois Board of Higher … [Read more...] about Growing brain drain: University of Alabama’s gain in drawing Illinois students is a loss for Illinois schools
If there’s one thing that really bothers Sarah Jacques, it’s knowing that some people go to bed hungry at night.When the 16-year-old sophomore isn’t at Western Branch High School attending classes or rehearsing for drama productions, she helps with food drives at Point Harbor Community Church on Taylor Road. That concern for others is her platform while competing in pageants; locally, statewide and for an upcoming Classic American Miss 2019 competition.Sarah was crowned Classic American Miss Virginia Teen 2018 in December 2017, according to her mother, Jennifer Bent. There are many different pageant systems, Bent said; Classic American Miss is based in Kentucky.Now Sarah’s eyes are on winning the national pageant, which will be held in Louisville on Sept. 1 and 2. She’s been busy making appearances throughout Hampton Roads and volunteering in her community. Recently, she had the honor of riding in the inaugural St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Smithfield … [Read more...] about Classic American Miss Virginia Teen has a “big heart for helping others,” her mom says
0 View Gallery View Comments A local concrete company on Wednesday made a renewed push to garner support for a controversial project, unveiling plans for a "world class bike park" in one part of the foothills while asking for a new mine in another. Transit Mix Concrete said in a news release the park might eventually be built on the Pikeview Quarry property, a massive scar on a rugged patch of northwest Colorado Springs -- but only if the company can get permits from the state and the county to mine part of the Hitch Rack Ranch south of the city. Dozens of area residents and organizations have opposed the company's plans to build the second quarry off of Colorado 115 near Little Turkey Creek Road, citing concerns that the project could threaten the area's water supply and wildlife. Related: Punches thrown ahead of round two over proposed quarry south of Colorado Springs The company, which owns Pikeview, has said that if it's able to build the new mine, it will close the … [Read more...] about ‘World class bike park’ envisioned for Pikeview Quarry site in Colorado Springs