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THE DEATH OF PRINCE PHILIP. Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, Prince Philip died today. He went peacefully in his home at Windsor Palace. He dedicated his life to Great Britain but was sometimes too frank with his comments. Read to find out more about Prince Philip’s life!

His Majesty’s Death

Tillie Berge, Staff Writer April 10, 2021

   The British Monarchy website less than 48 hours ago read, “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke...

Pictured above is sophomore Claire Dillon who received her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on March 29. “I think it's the tiniest thing...like you're just getting a needle poked in your arm for a quick second and it really does help with the coronavirus efforts so, like I said, if you can get it, absolutely do it… It keeps you safe, it keeps those around you safe,” Dillon said.

An Effective Success

Pfizer reports 100% efficacy rate in 12-15-year-old vaccine trials
Claire Berlier, Feature Editor April 5, 2021

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was found to be 100% effective in protecting against symptomatic disease during clinical trials for children from ages 12–15, according to the company as of March...

In a battle of the one seeds, Gonzaga takes on Baylor for the NCAA National Championship game starting tonight at 9:20 PM ET. Which team will secure their schools first ever championship?

NCAA Basketball Finals Preview

Battle of the one seeds
Drew Berke, Sports Editor April 5, 2021

   After the phenomenal game-winner by Gonzaga's Jalen Suggs in an overtime victory against UCLA(watch here), the two teams are set in what will be the battle of the one seeds between Gonzaga and Baylor....

REVIEW: ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE. With the  Covid-19 virus taking a hit towards movie production in Hollywood, there has been a lack of big blockbuster films that we have been so accustomed to. Released on HBO Max “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” gives Snyder’s vision of what 2017’s “Justice League”  should have been. But is Snyder’s version truly superior, or just a four hour mess?

Zack Snyder’s Justice League: Review

Jack Wolfe, Business Manager April 1, 2021

I was never initially invested in the #SnyderCut twitter movement. After the underwhelming initial release of “Justice League” in 2017, I figured I would wait another two to three years for Warner...

As opening day gets underway, the Cincinnati Reds play the St. Louis Cardinals at home and get set for the long season ahead. With the division being up for grabs this year, the Reds look to build off of last year and achieve the ultimate goal of the World Series Championship. 
Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

Opening Day

The top contenders of this year's MLB season.
Drew Berke, Sports Editor April 1, 2021

   As the Major League Baseball season gets underway, the hope is that this year will bring much more normalcy after having to settle for a 60 game regular season last year due to COVID-19. While Major...

MASKED EMOTIONS. William Shakespeare once said that “the eyes are the window to the soul”, something that has only become more clear in the past year as masks have left our eyes as our main facial features. Centuries after Shakespeare's time, modern studies have indeed shown that the eyes do reveal more than what is perceived through speech alone. So how have eyes becoming our most visible feature affected our nonverbal communication? 
Above, Claire Dippold, 9. Photo via Cassidy Tyler

Masked Emotions

How masks affect our nonverbal communication
Cassidy Tyler, Staff Writer March 29, 2021

William Shakespeare once said that “the eyes are the window to the soul”, something that has only become more clear in the past year as masks have left our eyes as our main facial features. Centuries...

A full year after the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the United States is one of many countries around the world that is well into vaccine distribution. This month, the eligibility age is working its way down to the younger generations.  Beginning on March 29th, anybody age 16 and older in Ohio is eligible to receive the vaccine.

Ages 16+ Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine in Ohio

Ella Schulte , Staff Writer March 26, 2021

     A full year after the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the United States is one of many countries around the world that is well into vaccine distribution. In December of 2020,  vaccinations...

FOSTERING. According to The Humane Society, about 70% of cats that enter shelters are euthanized—put to death humanely. Tragically, this is because shelters have become so full that they do not have space or resources to properly care for all of the animals that need help. 
   Obviously, you can always help shelters by donating or volunteering but not many people know that you can actually foster animals at home. Fostering means that you and your family take care of an animal—usually, a cat or dog—for as little time as a week or until that pet is able to be adopted. My personal specialty is cats and kittens but there are also countless resources to help you foster puppies or dogs as well.

Is Fostering For You?

How you can save animals from home
Danielle Hershenson, Staff Writer March 24, 2021

According to The Humane Society, about 70% of cats that enter shelters are euthanized—put to death humanely. Tragically, this is because shelters have become so full that they do not have space or resources...

After the Atlanta-area shootings, Junior Sophie Leong posted a drawing she made featuring Asians she looks up to (above) to help spread awareness on hate crimes and encourage people to share their stories.

Aftermath of Atlanta-area shootings

Claire Berlier, Feature Editor March 23, 2021

   Tuesday, March 16, a man named Robert Aaron Long, 21, suspected of killing eight people in Atlanta-area spas, was arrested. Six of those killed were Asian women, four of them being South Korean. The...

March Madness Upsets

The first major upheavals of the month
Carly Thiel, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

     

VACCINATIONS. Almost all SHS staff members have been fully vaccinated, and as we are taking steps toward a healthier school experience, we can’t help but celebrate this victory after a year of so much uncertainty. Read below for more!

“Get in, get your shot, and go”

SHS faculty reflect on vaccinations after being completely immunized
Deeya Prakash and Maya Bierhoff March 13, 2021

   Is normal finally returning? Recently, teachers at SHS have been taking the COVID-19 vaccine, and hesitant, yet optimistic, thoughts of normalcy have been flitting across our minds. Different teachers...

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