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The Student News Site of McCallum High School

The Shield Online

The Student News Site of McCallum High School

The Shield Online

While Fine Arts Academy director Gabe Reyes inspects the damage last April, then senior William Benson points to an all-to-common Mac malady: a water leak, this one outside of history teacher Clifford Stanchoss classroom.
Outdated Mac should be included in bond proposals
Shield editorial board July 18, 2022

The Board of Trustees will decide this week on the details of a bond proposal to put on the November ballot.  In four meetings last week, two virtual and two in person, the...

Before simply changing your profile picture to the Ukrainian flag ask yourself- why am I doing this?
6,042 miles.
May 4, 2022
Being told you didn’t meet a certain standard or expectation is a humbling and humanizing experience that, as much as it might hurt, teaches us important lessons.
Accepting rejection
April 25, 2022
Returning varsity players Allie Roshalt, Saraih Taylor, Vaughn Vandegrift and Rachel Nabhan enjoy a light moment during tryouts after Nabhan attempted a dig and ended up in a split during a scrimmage point.
For volleyball program, building a winner starts with building a family
Naomi Di-Capua, co-sports editor • August 6, 2022

The first thing an observer notices about the McCallum volleyball team is its sense of togetherness that runs through all four teams. So when volleyball tryouts started this...

Charlotte Stevens pole vaults at a meet on April 13. Photos courtesy of Stevens. Illustration by Lucy Marco.
Setting the bar high
April 30, 2022
Tucked away in a non-descript shopping center on North Lamar just south of Justin Lane, Tous les Jours is a hidden gem, a bakery with a warm environment and menu items pleasing to both the eye and the palate.
Tous les Jours offers something for everyone
Elyza Bradsby, Mac photojournalism • August 8, 2022

Since I am always a fan of trying new things, especially bakeries, I decided to try out Tous les Jours, a French-Asian bakery located at 6808 N Lamar Blvd B-115. The bakery’s...

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Home to greater immigrant diversity than any other place in New York, Jackson Heights often shares that diversity through food. One example is the Diwali Festival, a five-day long celebration of Hinduism and the victory of light over darkness. The Diwali Festival made a big in-person comeback in 2021 after the pandemic made it a virtual event in 2020. The street vendors in Jackson Heights offer another example. These vendors value the cultural exchange made possible through their cuisine but find it hard to negotiate the legal barriers to entry. Photo accessed on the Caitlin Regan Flickr account. Reposted here with permission under a creative commons license.
Jackson Heights street food vendors provide cultural exchange, struggle to survive amid city restrictions
Amaya Collier, opinion co-editor • July 25, 2022

QUEENS, New York—Among the plethora of fusion restaurants and food trucks ranging from South Asian to Latin American, 25-year-old Colombian immigrant Alisson Morelis resides...

In part 2 of our Feeback Loop conversation, Red River Trucking Company prime movers Joaquin Frazier and King Perez Cude talk about the benefits of adding a bass player, of having divergent musical tastes and of performing without a complicated agenda.
Frazier: 'He brings the energy. I bring the countriness.'
Evelyn Griffin, Julian Magee, and Theo Roe July 20, 2022

macshieldonline · Feedback Loop, Episode 8, Part 2 -- Red River Trucking Company In the second part of our conversation with the Red River Trucking Company, King...

Senior staff leaders Alysa Spiro (co-EIC), Lucy Marco (co-online EIC) and Madelynn NIles (co-EIC) proudly display the recently arrived fourth issue o 2021-2022 prior to heading out into the hallways to distribute it.
On Wednesdays we go to print
Evie Barnard, Sophie Leung-Lieu, and Alice Scott July 6, 2022

It’s fourth-period PhotoJ. 2019. Lucy Marco, Madelynn Niles and Grace Nugent are freshmen, getting their first taste of journalism in the intro class taught by adviser...

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The Mac drumline continued its recent tradition today by kicking off the first faculty meeting of the school year with a five-minute-long performance that brought the faculty to its feet in appreciation.
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