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After three-quarters of online or hybrid learning, McDowell students feel to be successful teachers and students need to work together.

Being in school is not worth the hassle

Aaryah Belczyk January 25, 2021

My baby sister runs for the dog food. The dogs are running around, chasing each other.  I try to concentrate on my timed AP US History test. My mom yells across the kitchen as I slowly put in my airpods...

It was so good to see the beautiful clouds, sun, and buildings from a high perspective. This picture was taken right after take off mid- afternoon.

A Change in Altitude Changes Pandemic Attitude

Nellie Fallon December 17, 2020

The pandemic has ruined traveling around the world. It's a sad thing because thousands of planes were grounded and the airlines were shut down. It meant that the airlines and workers were on furlough and...

The bracelets, handcrafted by Guzowski, are made from unique beads and thread.

How the Pandemic Made Me Appreciate My Life and the Lives Around Me More

Riley Guzowski December 11, 2020

Before summer started, I would have described my style as nothing specific. I would just wear basic clothes or outfits I thought were cute. But in June, I decided I wanted to make some jewelry, just for...

Workers at Picassos restaurant supported Johnny Huebel by wearing his jersey number on Oct. 23 for #23strong day for Heubel.

Support Continues as McD Linebacker Recovers

Savannah Orzechowski November 5, 2020

 McDowell football starting linebacker, Jonathan (Johnny) Huebel, was life flighted to Pittsburgh on Sept. 25 after collapsing on the sideline during the game against Cathedral Prep.  This devastating...

Prepare your photos for online presentation

Prepare your photos for online presentation

Sample Staff Member, Staff Writer August 18, 2019

Your site automatically generates a series of scaled down images for each photo you upload for the various parts of your site that display different sizes of images. Cameras take pictures at a far higher...

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Take your stories beyond the text

Sample Staff Member August 18, 2019

Stories don't have to be for just the written word any more. Using some of the SNO FLEX features you can add embeddable objects, pull quotes, related story links, and videos all right along side the story...

Use social media to increase readership

Use social media to increase readership

Sample Staff Member, Staff Writer August 18, 2019

Social media platforms are the best way to drive traffic to your new site. So, set up a Facebook Fan Page, and get your audience to like your publication. Even add a Facebook Like Box to your website...

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Customize the look and feel of your site

August 18, 2019

The look and feel of this site is created by a combination of style and layout choices. To help get you started, your site came with a preselected style, but you can change this preset style to create...

Create a custom header

Create a custom header

Author, Writer August 18, 2019

Your header graphic should have your logo, organization name, tagline, and any other essential information about your program. Your graphic should be sized to 980px wide, and the height should be between...

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Adding a featured image enhances each story

Sample Student, Sports Editor August 18, 2019

There are two ways to add a photo to a story in WordPress.  One is to set the photo as a Featured Image for the story, and the other is to insert the photo into the body of the story’s text.  Your...

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Showcase area displays top stories in a variety of formats

Sample Student, News Editor August 18, 2019

This area at the top of the homepage is called the Home Top Story & Showcase Area. You can use this space to showcase your top stories. You have two options for this area: displaying a single Top...

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Sample Student, News Editor August 18, 2019

This is sample body text.  To delete this and other sample content, click on Manage under the Stories tab in your WordPress dashboard and just trash the stories that you no longer want to see. It is probably...

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