HOT INK - 2013 issue


  • Valedictorian policies vary among schools

    By Josh Pericas, Edmond Memorial High School | Published: Fri, May 8, 2009

    As senior year concludes, students reflect on their achievements and success throughout the academic years. Every year schools celebrate the success of their students with graduation. It is common for most graduations to have one valedictorian and sometimes a salutatorian. But Edmond Public...

  • The Michael Phelps Scandal

    By Hot Ink Staff | Updated: Fri, May 8, 2009

    American swimmer Michael Phelps, who has won 14 career Olympic gold medals, was photographed using a bong, a device used for smoking marijuana. The photo seen around the world was released by the British tabloid News of the World. On Feb. 27, officials announced that Phelps would not be...

  • News ways to find your music fix

    By Lillie Roney, Edmond North High School | Updated: Fri, May 8, 2009

    As the Internet becomes even more popular, online music sales are soaring. But the availability of music on the Web doesn’t just help rock stars. Local bands are going online to get noticed by fans and agents. The most popular online music store is iTunes with over 8,000,000 songs. Other...

  • Newspapers fight readership decline

    By James Borders, Bishop McGuiness High School | Updated: Fri, May 8, 2009

    Since the economic slowdown began, 12 newspapers in major U.S. cities have ceased publication, according to an industry Web site. Newspapers in Denver, Baltimore and Seattle were victims. But at least one local expert says print journalism companies will be able to stay afloat by are rapidly...

  • Leaving in the legacies

    By Tori Beechum Carl Albert High School | Updated: Fri, May 8, 2009

    Late in blowout wins, some high school sports coaches choose to leave star players in the game instead of playing little-used substitutes. Others prefer to use late-game situations as practice, trying different combinations of players and plays. But on the team that keeps its stars in the...

  • Local schools implement multi-layered drug policies

    By Rachel Calvert, Heritage Hall School | Updated: Fri, May 8, 2009

    Bullet the drug dog roams through the high school parking lot, sniffing around students’ vehicles. Trained to bark at the scent of contraband like alcohol, tobacco and drugs, Bullet has been paying surprise visits to Heritage Hall High School for only a few years. He is free to roam the parking...

  • Achieving success on the ACT

    By Conner Rohwer, Mustang High School | Updated: Fri, May 8, 2009

    Don’t panic, it’s just a test. At least that’s what almost anyone will tell you; it’s easy for them to say since most of them aren’t the ones taking the ACT. The fact of the matter is that the ACT is more than just a test. It decides what colleges you are accepted to, helps determine the...

  • Teens face tough food choices

    By Ashlee Harper, Deer Creek High School | Updated: Fri, May 8, 2009

    “They serve French fries everyday.” Marissa Conway, a freshman at Deer Creek High School has noticed that French fries are often on her cafeteria’s menu. She and other students throughout the area have all agreed that the choices of healthy food are disappearing. “I think it’s...

  • Facebook: The Odds and Ends of a Teen Addiction

    By Natasha Panchal, Heritage Hall School | Updated: Fri, May 8, 2009

    Sara Patterson’s Facebook status is updated everyday. “Ugh, biology homework…” But Patterson, a freshman at Edmond Santa Fe High School, does not just use Facebook to talk about her boring science homework. She uses it to spread word about tickets for the upcoming show Edmond’s...

  • Volunteers make a difference in OKC

    By Hannah Bingham, Edmond Memorial High School | Published: Mon, May 11, 2009

    Smiles, bags of groceries, bottles of antibiotics and hugs all have at least one thing in common: volunteers hand them out for free. In 2007, Oklahoma City had 1,930 homeless residents, and volunteers provide them with much of the help they get. School clubs, church groups, charitable...

  • My trip to Boston with an ultimate fan

    By Ben Luschen, Classen School of Advanced Studies | Updated: Mon, May 11, 2009

    "Love's loves you both!" The words still echo through my mind in disbelief. When Zebulun Paul Benbrook -- better known as Zorgon throughout the Oklahoma City area -- was awarded a free trip to see the Celtics play the Thunder in the Garden, only one thing went through my mind: "I'm going...

  • Hot Ink Multimedia

    Updated: Mon, May 11, 2009

    Oklahoma City’s Tornado Alley Girls is a roller derby team with a growing reputation of being quick on their skates and fast to help out meaningful causes. The team, established in 2006, dedicated their March 29 match to raising money for cancer research and have dedicated past competitions,...

  • About Newsroom 101

    Updated: Mon, May 11, 2009

    Newsroom 101 is presented by the News & Information Center staff at The Oklahoman in conjunction with the newspaper's Educational Services Program. The 10-week program is for high school students interested in different areas of journalism and is designed to cultivate the skills needed to be...

  • Oklahoma City grows into a big league city

    By Ben Luschen, Classen School of Advanced Studies | Updated: Mon, May 11, 2009

    Twenty-five years ago, minor league baseball was the only sports show in Oklahoma City. But in the last quarter century, sports have done a lot of growing up in the metro. Area residents have seen the 1989 Olympic Festival, minor league successes in hockey, baseball and football and numerous...

  • Citizenship exam: not so easy

    By An-nam Tran, Dove Science Academy | Updated: Fri, May 8, 2009

    Being born a U.S citizen is easy enough, but the process for an immigrant to become one is not simple. Legions of immigrants take the citizenship exam every year, but the lengthy and sometimes stressful process could be difficult even for a natural-born American. The exam has four parts:...


Newsroom 101

Newsroom 101 is an award-winning program for high school students presented by The Oklahoman. The program is for students who are interested in journalism and would like to produce stories, photos, videos and more for a newspaper and website. Newsroom 101 began in 1994 and has won the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers twice, most recently in 2006, and has been a finalist eight times.

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