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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.

Ryan steps into renomination by Republicans

Ryan steps into renomination by Republicans

Eshika Kohli, Business Manager
November 21, 2016
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The renomination of House Speaker Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin on November 15 reduced rumors of a feud between Ryan and President-elect Donald J. Trump. Potential conflict could arise due to the fact that Ryan has a rival. Stephen K. Bannon, the former chairman of Breitbart News, does not appeal to Rya...

Giving Thanks for Low Prices

Giving Thanks for Low Prices

Max Torem, News Chief
November 17, 2016
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Earthquake rocks New Zealand

Earthquake rocks New Zealand

Amy Deng, Managing Editor
November 17, 2016
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Natural disasters often come as a surprise to towns, especially earthquakes. On the island of New Zealand, a 6.3-magnitude quake struck after midnight on Mon., Nov. 14. Hundreds of aftershock tremors have followed, spreading around the epicenter. The location of the epicenter is northeast of Chris...

Scientists try to map water flow underneath Yellowstone

Scientists try to map water flow underneath Yellowstone

Eshika Kohli, Business Manager
November 16, 2016
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The hidden plumbing system inside the earth’s crust that compels the famous Old Faithful geyser and other hydro-thermal features at Yellowstone National Park is being studied by various scientists from the United States and Denmark. The crater buried beneath the ground is said to be the largest...

Cincinnati football falls short of playoffs

Cincinnati football falls short of playoffs

Mark Huffer, Staff Writer
November 16, 2016
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The Bengals have a current record of 3-5-1. Yes, they actually tied a game. They ended in OT against the Redskins in London, England with a score of 27-27. The Cincinnati Bengals have not been to a Super Bowl since 1988 and have only had one more appearance in 1981. They lost both of them to the ...

Global markets unsteady after Trump victory

Global markets unsteady after Trump victory

Amy Deng, Managing Editor
November 11, 2016
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The results of the election not only affected the people but the economy as well. Donald Trump’s presidential win prompted markets to spin out of control. Investors quickly pulled their money out of the marketplace in a huge round of selling, leading to significant financial and economic implications....

Consumers buying sickness

Consumers buying sickness

Abby Lefton, Staff Writer
November 9, 2016
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According to the European Society of Endocrinology, drinking two or more sweetened drinks per day can double your chance of getting diabetes. Whether the drinks have sugar or artificial sweeteners, the risk factor for diabetes is still the same, so choosing the diet option of the same drinks may make...

Q and A: Matthew McMurry Assistant Professor of Psychology, Miami University

Q and A: Matthew McMurry Assistant Professor of Psychology, Miami University

Yasmine Guedira, News Chief
November 7, 2016
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Q: What interested you in the topic of addiction in adolescence? A: There are two parts to this question: 1) What interested me in addiction? and 2) What interested me in adolescence? First, I got interested in addiction during my undergraduate coursework in psychology. We learned that addiction is...

Band striking up for hunger

Band striking up for hunger

Kirsten Thomas, Staff Writer
November 4, 2016
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Mark your calendars! On Nov. 5 from 6-6:30pm, the marching band will be performing to collect canned foods for Operation Give Back. The performance will go on rain or shine. If the weather is nice, the band will perform at the SHS soccer stadium. If there is rain, the performance will take place in...

Japanese population decline leads to economic, cultural decline

Japanese population decline leads to economic, cultural decline

Anne Marsh, Copy Editor
November 3, 2016
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The negative effects of overpopulation have grown more and more evident in countries such as China and India. However, Japan has seen the epic downsides to a plummeting population as well. “Japan’s population has fallen by nearly 1 million in the past five years, in the first decline since...

Vine disappears into history books

Vine disappears into history books

Amy Deng, Managing Editor
November 3, 2016
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Popular social media platform, Twitter, has decided to end its video application Vine. Twitter acquired the app four years ago in order to bring videos to social networks. There was not a specific reason as to why the video-sharing app was closed, but they recently confirmed significant job cuts ...

Mean tweets with President Barack Obama on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Mean tweets with President Barack Obama on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Eshika Kohli, Business Manager
October 31, 2016
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With the presidential election only a few weeks away, President Barack Obama’s days in office are coming to a close. On October 24, Obama stopped by at ABC’s "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" during a West Coast fundraising trip. On the show, Obama took place in a comedic bit called “Mean Tweets.” This was the second part of a initial edition in an interview with Obama previously. Obama b...

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