Great Journalism From America’s High Schools: Depression, Transgender Cheerleading and Kanye West Top February’s Picks

Mia Quagliarello / March 16, 2016

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“Wake up Mr. West. You may be a musical genius, but The Life of Pablo sounds like a cross between a barking dog and my baby sister crying.”

Yeow. Forget Twitter. There’s some Kanye dissing happening right now inside the Great Journalism from America’s High Schools Flipboard Magazine. Each month, we flip in up to 10 of the best stories submitted by student journalists across the U.S. The magazine is now updated with our judges’ picks for February 2016, including Holden Foreman’s review of Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo (cited above), written for St Louis’ Kirkwood High School.

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The judges’ No. 1 pick for this month is this riveting video featuring the illustrated story and narration of an anonymous Kirkwood High School student with depression and bipolar disorder. The video does a great job of telling a personal story through a visual medium while also imparting important practical information that could benefit other students.

Flip through the magazine for more poignant stories about…

  • Joel Tutor, a transgender female junior on the cheerleading team
  • What’s it like to be a high school student living with a heroin addict sibling
  • How skateboarding is forging friendship between two teenagers

Entries are open now for March/April 2016 (we’re combining months due to spring break). Submissions can be emailed to hsjournalism@flipboard.com or check out the guidelines for more details on what the judges are looking for. Winners will receive a sweet swag pack:

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~MiaQ is reading Dumplings 

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