Following their (day) dreams

Walk into any classroom on the McCallum campus and it’s a safe bet that at least one of the students is a musician or in a band. This makes the annual Battle of the Bands competition a must-attend event for many of the school’s students — even more so because the winner and the runner-up […]

Universities, school districts respond differently to threat of omicron

Omicron. It loomed over my family as we drove cross-country to my grandmother’s house for winter break, hoping to evade the new strain of virus that spread more efficiently than before. But what we could work to contain on a personal level was building back home. The group chat for The Shield was inundated with […]

Between the borders

The story of the war in Ukraine broke in the middle of production for our fourth issue of The Shield. We felt compelled to include coverage but struggled to localize such major international news. One day as I was scrolling through Instagram, I saw a post from a former classmate, Sasha. She and her family […]

Back to the beginning

One of the most defining aspects of my time in high school was the nationwide teacher shortage. At the end of my sophomore year, more than 20 teachers had left McCallum. Undoubtedly this gave the school’s hiring team a good deal of work. It also created quite a lot of work for The Shield staff, […]

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