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Church shooter sentenced to death

Church shooter sentenced to death

Kamaria Walton, Lead Beats Editor
January 12, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

In the well followed case of the Charleston church shooter, Dylann Roof has been sentenced to death for murdering nine black people during a bible study session. The decision made by the jury was unanimous, meaning all members agreed to the verdict. “We will always love Dylann; we will struggle as ...

National Security Council member steals words

National Security Council member steals words

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer
January 12, 2017
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Yet another one of president-elect Donald Trump’s picks has come under the fire of criticism. On January 7, one of the National Security Council picks, Monica Crowley, has been accused of plagiarism in many instances in her book, “What the (Bleep) Just Happened?” According to a report by CNN Money, a revie...

Cincinnati votes on Preschool Promise

Cincinnati votes on Preschool Promise

Caroline Veraldo, Sports Chief
January 10, 2017
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Attorneys objecting through mock trial

Attorneys objecting through mock trial

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief
December 16, 2016
Filed under News

The legal season has begun, with students dissecting actual case law. Two teams will compete at the Miami scrimmage and the district competition. “I probably want to be a lawyer, and I like arguing and debate,” said Theodore Weng, 10. Each team practicing at different times during the week and fro...

Another week living through disaster

Another week living through disaster

Eddie Wade, Staff Writer
December 16, 2016
Filed under News

After a 6.5 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia’s Aceh province on the morning of Dec. 7, the cities surrounding the earthquake are left in ruins. With massive pieces of debris and rubble piled up, the search for survivors is on. With already 97 casualties, the citizens of Indonesia are preparing for t...

Apple designing new phone

Apple designing new phone

Alex Karev, Op-ed Chief
December 16, 2016
Filed under News

Many people remember the old flip phones of the not-too-distant past. Well, Apple has been granted a patent for a flexible iPhone that can fold in half and grip your clothes. This would potentially cut down on the need to stuff devices into pockets. The patent is for flexible display devices which f...

Man jailed over Trump plot

Man jailed over Trump plot

Kamaria Walton, Lead Beats Editor
December 15, 2016
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President-elect Donald Trump has had a few attempts on his life throughout his campaign the past few months, but this is the first one in which the man received a chance of major punishment. A British man named Michael Sandford attempted this action. In a Las Vegas rally, Sandford grabbed a nearby ...

Museum takes road less traveled

Museum takes road less traveled

Sydney Weiss, Social Media Director
December 13, 2016
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The Cincinnati Art Museum has always had a flaw: the entrance requires visitors to take the back door into the museum. It has finally been decided that a driveway leading from Eden Park will be constructed to ensure convenient museum entrance. "It’s a message that we at the Art Museum feel is probl...

OSU attack impacts beyond campus

OSU attack impacts beyond campus

Harsimran Makkad, Web Editor-in-Chief
December 9, 2016
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The attack of 11 people on the Ohio State University (OSU) campus has increased interest in arming students and staff. Ohio is one of 18 states that prohibits concealed carry on college campuses. Kentucky and Indiana allow universities to decide whether to allow or ban concealed carry. The proposal...

French succeeds supporting Haiti

French succeeds supporting Haiti

Jenna Bao, Creative Projects Director
December 6, 2016
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While French Club usually focuses on experiencing French culture, it recently undertook a more serious mission. The club and all levels of French classes worked to raise money for HavServe, a volunteer organization that will use the money to get immediate aid to Haiti after the devastating effects of...

Starting from scratch

Starting from scratch

Jenna Bao, Creative Projects Director
December 5, 2016
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Following a mistrial with a hung jury, Cincinnati may find itself starting all over again. Former UC officer Ray Tensing’s initial trial took place in November. He was charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter for shooting unarmed driver Samuel DuBose at a traffic stop in 2015. The trial h...

Ruckus occurs at Ohio State University

Ruckus occurs at Ohio State University

Eshika Kohli, Business Manager
December 2, 2016
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Abdul Razak Ali Artan carried out a knife attack on the Columbus campus of Ohio State University (OSU) on Mon., Nov. 28; 11 people were hospitalized. “I wanted to pray in the open, but I was scared with everything going on in the media. I’m a Muslim; it’s not what the media portrays me to b...

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