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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...

Brazilian football team crashes in Columbia

Brazilian football team crashes in Columbia

Jason Merkel, Staff Writer
December 2, 2016
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On their way to a regional tournament, a plane carrying a Brazilian football team, Chapecoense, crashed near Medellin, Columbia. Of the 81 people on board, 76 are confirmed dead, and five are still alive in hospitals. Chapecoense was a division one football team in Brazil, and they were flying to...

Painters produce murals to preserve history

Painters produce murals to preserve history

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-in-Chief
December 1, 2016
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Cincinnati is known for many things: chili, pork production, the Reds, or even ice cream; however, many do not know of Cincinnati’s ties to toy production. A mural, which is part of the Artworks’ Cincinnati Heritage series, is being created to commemorate the city’s deep connection with childhood...

Plane crashes in Colombia

Plane crashes in Colombia

Amy Deng, Managing Editor
December 1, 2016
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Rescuers scanned a Colombian hillside for survivors from a devastating plane crash. On Mon., Nov. 28, an Avro RJ85 was en route from Santa Cruz, Bolivia to Medellin when it crashed near Rionegro, Colombia. According to CNN, 72 passengers and nine crew members were on board, and at least 75 people were...

Facebook faces fake news

Facebook faces fake news

Yvanna Reyes, Staff Editor
November 30, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Lately, social media users have complained about deceptive ads and news stories making their way onto platforms. In particular, Facebook has been criticized for allowing these hoaxes on accounts’ news feeds. The media giant has endured an alarming amount of pressure from its users, some of whom wer...

Three viruses, one mosquito

Three viruses, one mosquito

Harsimran Makkad, Web Editor-in-Chief
November 22, 2016
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The Zika virus may not be the only virus causing strange infections in South America, according to two new studies released on November 14. Now, dengue and chikungunya may also be transmitted alongside Zika. “Mosquitoes can be infected with Zika and chikungunya at the same time and could, in theory, i...

2016 stays hot

2016 stays hot

Sydney Weiss, Social Media Director
November 21, 2016
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Scientists are claiming that 2016 may be the world’s hottest year. As of data thus far, as long as the remaining months are consistent, this will be the hottest year in history. Ironically, President Elect Donald Trump simply does not believe in global warming. “The concept of global warming w...

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