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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

Morgan Eye

Morgan Eye, co-social media managing editor, co-opinion editor

In their third year in MacJournalism, Morgan Eye will serve the staff as one of two social media managing editors and opinion section editors. Eye believes that the best thing they can do as a journalist is to tell the stories of people whose stories are untold or under-represented. Eye first demonstrated a knack for storytelling when creating an award-winning broadcast news piece chronicling the struggles of high school freshmen during their year of pandemic-induced virtual schooling. The piece, “The Fish are Drowning,” was published nationally by PBS Student Reporting Labs and became one of the first MacJournalism broadcast packages to earn an NSPA Best of Show award. Eye continued telling powerful, underrepresented stories this summer when they were the top student in their class at Boston University’s Summer Journalism Academy. While many of their peers chose to write news stories about national events, Eye opted to tell the story of Vivian Luo, a.k.a.‘violinviiv’, a financial analyst turned street-violinist who battled a rare disease (acanthamoeba keratitis) to pursue her life’s passion for music. Eye hopes to continue telling stories that matter for her remaining two years in MacJ and beyond.

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SENIOR SEASON: Decked out in their jerseys, senior Parker Mitchell takes a photo of senior Sophia Kramer and friends before the first day of school in the senior parking lot. The night before, the class of ‘23 decorated their cars to show their senior pride going into their last year of high school. “It’s tradition for seniors to come and take [pictures] the morning before the first day of school,” Kramer said. “Being able to share that memory together is definitely bittersweet. I’m super excited for this year but I am anticipating all the lasts.” Reporting by Alice Scott.

Welcome back to Mac

August 16, 2022
CORE MEMORY: Following senior Ocean Reilley’s performance of an impromptu Irish drinking song, he and senior Eden Goodman embrace. “I was overwhelmed with happiness,” Goodman said. “It was like, ‘Core memory: unlocked.’” Photo by Madelynn Niles. Reporting by Alysa Spiro.

Coffee and cupid

February 15, 2022
Alongside junior Oliver Harrington (left) and senior Holden Satterwhite (right), senior Will Sharp (center) performs his saxophone solo in the band’s UIL competition show, “Mirage”, at the UIL Area Marching Band Contest. Photo by Morgan Eye.

Looking Sharp

December 15, 2021
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