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Relay for Life resolutes

Relay for Life resolutes

Hannah Lee, Feature Co-Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The Montgomery event of Relay for Life was a success. A total of 69 teams helped raise a grand total of $85,057.41 of donations. Every dollar will be given to help support the research to find a cure for cancer. “I thought it was a really good experience, and it was so fun to spend time spending 1...

Students learn about heroin epidemic

Students learn about heroin epidemic

Nathan Colliver, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Sycamore Community Schools partnered with local law enforcement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Hamilton County Coroner’s office, and the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office to present to students the documentary “Chasing the Dragon”...

Doctor classifies disorder

Doctor classifies disorder

Kamaria Walton, Lead Beats Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is often associated with people who have fought in wars or dealt with horrific abuse in their lifetime. One doctor argues that the term is not severe enough to describe the horrific emotions Syrian children are dealing with. Doctor M.K. Hamza calls the disorde...

No one rests during Relay for Life

No one rests during Relay for Life

Hannah Lee, Feature Co-Editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Relay for Life is a fundraising walk to help with the fight against cancer. The Montgomery Area event takes place at the high school from 6:00 p.m on Sat., Apr. 8 to 6:00 a.m. on Sun., Apr. 9: a total of 12 hours with a goal of raising a total of $100,000. So far, about $25,000 have been raised....

Court says ‘no’ to discrimination based on sexual orientation

Court says ‘no’ to discrimination based on sexual orientation

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under News

On Tues., Apr. 4, the United States Court of Appeals of the Seventh Circuit ruled in favor of protecting gay individuals in the workplace based on the 1964 Civil Rights Act. This action increases the chance that the issue will be resolved by the Supreme Court. In the eight-to-three vote, the judg...

St. Petersburg suffers bombing at metro

St. Petersburg suffers bombing at metro

Eshika Kohli, Business Manager
April 6, 2017
Filed under News

An explosion occurred in the midst of a train traveling from Sennaya Ploshchad to Tekhnologichesky Institut in Moscow. “In the metro car, everyone expected death, if I can say that. After the explosion, everyone expected consequences. Then we were taken out, and people began to help each other, broug...

Generation of addicts emerges

Generation of addicts emerges

Adhiti Chundur, Print Editor-in-Chief
April 5, 2017
Filed under News

Heroin has been splayed over headlines in grotesque ways: overdoses, deaths, and infections. However, some of the long term effects go unnoticed. Heroin overdoses are an immediate and graphic reminder of the epidemic currently raging in the United States. But even those not directly taking heroin ar...

Number of drug-addicted babies spikes

Number of drug-addicted babies spikes

Kirsten Thomas, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under News

Sadly, Ohio has been a part of the heroin epidemic. There has been a large increase in fatalities due to drug overdoses. This has lead to more babies being born addicted to drugs. According to WLWT, the rate has risen higher than eight times since 2005. Due to a mother using drugs while pregnant, babies can be born addicted and face serious medical issues. Some of these include breathing pr...

Cincinnati Exchange Project

Cincinnati Exchange Project

Adhiti Chundur, Print Editor-in-Chief
April 3, 2017
Filed under Infographics, News, Showcase

One trick helps with avoiding nighttime bathroom breaks

One trick helps with avoiding nighttime bathroom breaks

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer
April 3, 2017
Filed under News

A new study in Japan states that consuming less salt can help reduce the number of bathroom trips in the middle of the night. Nocturia, which usually occurs in those aged over sixty, can lead to feeling tired, stressed, and moody. “This is the first study to measure how salt intake affects the frequency...

Uber self-driving cars drive back on track

Uber self-driving cars drive back on track

Amy Deng, Managing Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Self-driving cars have proven to be the current challenge for tech companies. Figuring out a way to maneuver passengers without a human driver has been a goal many corporations have had. Companies such as Google and Uber have been testing out such self-driving cars in order to find the flaws that ...

Parents ditch cribs for baby boxes

Parents ditch cribs for baby boxes

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under News

Following New Jersey, Ohio has become the second state to offer free baby boxes for newborns this year. Every baby box, provided through the partnership between Baby Box Co. and hospitals, contains $150-worth child care products, clothes, mattress, and fitted sheets. Additionally, each box doubles as...

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