Music misdiagnosed: A loss of voice, discovery of identity

By Christina Elias When Iliana Brodsky woke up on the day of the most important auditions of her high school career, her voice was gone. So she did what most singers would: she pretended nothing was wrong. “I couldn’t speak,” Brodsky said. “I couldn’t even whisper. Nothing was happening. And I did what you were … Continue reading Music misdiagnosed: A loss of voice, discovery of identity

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Drawing the line between heritage and history

A local group aims to change perceptions of Confederate flag. By Christina Elias For many in the South, the Confederate battle flag is a common sight. Following the shooting of nine African-Americans in a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, this past June, the flag has come under fire as a symbol of white supremacy … Continue reading Drawing the line between heritage and history

Eating disorders are more common than you think

Members of the STA community share their struggles with body image and eating disorders. By Christina Elias and Katherine Green DoSomething.org‘s website defines body image as “the way that someone perceives their body and assumes that others perceive them. This image is often affected by family, friends, social pressure and the media.” According to the … Continue reading Eating disorders are more common than you think

Inmates unlock potential in design programs

A program in a Kansas penitentiary has close ties to St. Teresa's Academy. By Christina Elias and Gloria Cowdin LEAVENWORTH, KAN. – The two-lane Highway 5 that winds its way through the fringes of Leavenworth, Kan., seems as unassuming a road as any, bordered intermittently by lazily grazing cows and small barns. About ten minutes … Continue reading Inmates unlock potential in design programs