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  • Upperclassmen Awards May 4

  • Band Concert May 3 at 7:00 p.m.

  • AP Testing May 1-12

  • Jazz Concert May 1 at 7:00 p.m.

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...

Scientists continue presentations at District Science Fair

Scientists continue presentations at District Science Fair

Harsimran Makkad, Web Editor-in-Chief
March 17, 2017
Filed under News

13 students participated in the UC Science and Engineering Expo on March 11. Eight students were from the high school. These students had all received superiors at high school Science Fair, which was held on January 28. The fair at UC was the next level. At UC, students received award money and ...

Causes of Climate Change

Causes of Climate Change

Adhiti Chundur, Print Editor-in-Chief
March 17, 2017
Filed under Infographics, News

Historically good time

Historically good time

Jenna Bao, Creative Projects Director
March 17, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Spring break is quickly approaching, but for a few juniors, there is one more big event to get through prior to relaxation. The regional round of National History Day (NHD) will take place on March 18, the Saturday after the last day of third quarter, at the University of Cincinnati. The national...

Child neglect becomes serious issue

Child neglect becomes serious issue

Maddi Saunders, Staff Writer
March 16, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

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Easy as π

Easy as π

Sydney Evans, Print Editor-in-Chief
March 14, 2017
Filed under News, Photo of the Day, Wild Art

BC Calculus students celebrate math through a love of π...

Refuge for refugees

Refuge for refugees

Adhiti Chundur and Yasmine Guedira
March 11, 2017
Filed under News

The term “sanctuary city” refers to a city that shields undocumented or illegal immigrants from deportation forces. Typically, the city limits local law enforcement’s cooperation with federal immigration officers and does not allow inquiries into an individual’s immigration status. “I am...

Cincinnati declares status as Sanctuary City

Cincinnati declares status as Sanctuary City

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-In-Chief
March 6, 2017
Filed under News

There have been recent reports of turning Cincinnati into a “Sanctuary City,” where people of all backgrounds, documented or not, will be protected. “The term ‘sanctuary city’ is a broad term that describes up to 300 communities that have policies protecting the nation’s 11 million undo...

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