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Volunteering opportunities supports community

Volunteering opportunities supports community

Taylor Evans
December 12, 2013
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The holiday season is among us, so it is the time of year when we want to reach out and help those less fortunate than us.  Whether that is adopting a pet or volunteering at a soup kitchen, there are plenty of ways to help. Matthew 25 Ministries is an international humanitarian aid and disa...

Q and A with Christine Allen on SAT/ACT preperation

Q and A with Christine Allen on SAT/ACT preperation

Eli Zawatsky
December 5, 2013
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Q:  You used to teach an SAT prep course here at the high school. Explain to me what it was all about. A: “The course was called English Seminar, and it was a semester long class. Since the SAT and ACT tests both heavily consist of difficult vocab words, that is what the first part of the course is m...

Choir Concert approaches, practice makes perfect

Choir Concert approaches, practice makes perfect

Maddie Marsh
December 4, 2013
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This week is the final countdown for choir, deadline week, the final sprint to the finish line, because this week is concert week. The concert is scheduled for Dec. 5 at 7:00 p.m. There are no tickets, so everyone is encouraged to come. The performance will be held in the "Big Theater." There will...

Environmental Club awareness

Environmental Club awareness

Brooke Landrum
November 25, 2013
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The Environmental Club is one of most underrated clubs. The club's goal is to spread awareness about conservation and aid in the preservation of the natural world. “We hold meetings weekly and we will often go on trips to places all over the city to do acts of preservation,” said Mr. Ronald Hochst...

Students savor scholarly experience

Elijah Zawatsky
November 25, 2013
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Latin Club offers a place for lovers of the Latin language and Roman culture to further advance in their study of the Latin language. Its members meet in room 150 under the supervision of teacher Mr. Mark Torlone on Fridays after school. “I’ve been doing Latin Club since seventh Grade, an...

Deadly storms hit Midwest

Beverly Liu
November 23, 2013
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Around 1,000 homes were damaged and destroyed in the storm that swept through the Midwest on Sunday, Nov. 17. Six people were killed and dozens more were injured in Illinois. Suffering the most damage was Washington, Illinois, a town of 16,000. The tornado cut a path about an eighth of a mile w...

Students giving thanks in their own way

Madeline Marsh
November 22, 2013
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November, fall, thanksgiving; these words have certain connotations in our minds. Thanksgiving is a time of happiness, celebration, and family. SHS students scatter all over for Thanksgiving. “We go to my cousin’s house in Columbus for Thanksgiving, it is a lot of fun,” said Haseeb Ikram, 9. Whi...

Food for thought

Food for thought

Eli Zawatsky
November 21, 2013
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Psychology of volunteering: altruism

Lauren Kurtzer
November 21, 2013
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Doing well when already in a good mood is the Feel Good, Do Good phenomenon. It is what stimulates the good feeling when volunteering. AP Psychology teaches this and other aspects of the human brain. “It is a great class, and many people sign up,” said Mrs. Valerie Nimeskern, U.S. History AP and World History Accelerated teacher. Sh...

Shoeboxes bring joy to impoverished children

Emily Tyler
November 19, 2013
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Shoebox collection week is Nov. 18-25. Here is a list of nearby drop off locations. They are hungry. They are cold. They are disheartened. They are alone. Children all over the world, in over 100 countries have no reason to celebrate the holiday season until they are given a simple box. Operation ...

Q&A with Amal Saeed,10, President of Interfaith club

Q&A with Amal Saeed,10, President of Interfaith club

Elizabeth Rickert
November 16, 2013
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Q: What is Interfaith? Interfaith is a club where people from different religions come together and share their similarities and differences. Q: What religions are represented by the people who regularly come and by the activities that you do? Some religions that are represented at the me...

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