A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Celebrate the pen

January 28, 2016 11:53am | Max Rand

“It took 60 years and 3 inventors for the ballpoint pen and the ballpoint pen to be made of a metal ball of ink,” according to an article on ballpoint pens from the website How Products are Made. The patent for this invention was issued […]

"Hey" you

December 18, 2014 9:56am | Sam Pearl

It’s Friday night, and you and your girlfriends decide to watch your high school’s hockey team take on another team. Bundled up in the rink, you notice that player number three is pretty cute. You’ve seen him a couple of times around school and you definitely want […]

Let's cheer the cheerleaders for once

December 11, 2014 9:57am | Hannah Linquata

It’s Sunday afternoon at Pinkerton Academy. Judges check the blue mats for hair pins. Team moms hang posters and signs. The stands are packed. Lights radiate heat. Boys and girls warm up behind the bleachers. Suddenly the crowd roars as DJ Tim announces Bedford High School and athletes set […]

Not worth it

September 24, 2014 3:40pm | Lindsay Irwin

When you think of a school fundraiser, what comes to mind? Maybe a couple of kids at a bake sale or some going door-to-door with raffle tickets to sell. Seldom do you hear of a benefit that purposely exploits living things. In this case it was […]

Count the hours

June 9, 2014 11:36am | Holly Grace

15,120 hours of grade school. 2,160 nights of homework. 840 tests. 410 classmates. Uncountable selfies. Infinite memories. Almost zero days left. Students count the days; 17, 16, 15, and so on, until suddenly they’re down to single digits – few enough to count on their […]

Help the homeless

May 25, 2014 6:39pm | Erika Schaper

The streets of Concord can be seen as lively, diverse and beautiful, particularly in the last few weeks with trees and perennials in full pre-summer bloom, but to others that beauty is superficial. The railroad tracks beneath South Main Street and Stickney Avenue are trashed, literally, […]

Once is for all

May 25, 2014 5:58pm | Lindsay Irwin

On Broadway it is very rare to get into a story before actors even open their mouths. Once, however, has this amazing “it” factor. Not only did it win eight Tony Awards in 2012, but a recent performance began with audience members exploring the stage and enjoying drinks as they listened to music, […]

Lighten up

May 4, 2014 10:31am | Nick Carlson

In classrooms and Twitter feeds everywhere, optimism and positivity are slowly in decline. Student at Concord High seem to spend a majority of their lunch and free time on campus complaining about their “monster of a teacher” or masses of homework. Twitter has become heavily populated with the moans […]

U.S. less melting pot than salad bowl

April 15, 2014 2:45pm | Ashish Bhattarai

The United States of America has seen a large influx of immigrants and refugees over the period of its history. From pilgrims from England to Nepali-speaking refugees from Bhutan, all have come to settle here in a hope for new life. Everyone arrives ready to […]