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Teachers discuss their thoughts on remote learning

Teachers discuss their thoughts on remote learning

Claire Berlier, Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

   Remote learning: this is a new experience for all students. And for all teachers. They have to find a way to teach from home, miles away from their students, unlike the usual, at most, 15 feet. So, how do you accomplish this?    The first thing to consider is the assignment. Social studies teacher Mr. ...

Getting Reliable News During A Pandemic

Getting Reliable News During A Pandemic

Bhaavya Jha, Broadcast Editor

March 28, 2020

   The country is on lockdown, everything is in chaos, and everything is confusing, so how can I trust the news I get?     The obvious answer is that you need to make sure that the information you have received is from a reliable source, and not something your friend forwarded you through social med...

Local sewing community pays it forward

Local sewing community pays it forward

Grace Zhang, Associate Web Editor

March 26, 2020

   Growing up, we’ve read about history, learned about history, and now? We’re living through history. As the Coronavirus pandemic spreads, it seems as if we as students can’t do anything to help...well, of course, other than staying at home and practicing social distancing.    But a few S...

Cincinnati vs. COVID-19

Cincinnati vs. COVID-19

Katie Mott, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

  Just the name sends chills up the spines of many after seeing the impacts of this virus on China, Iran, Italy, and several other countries. Now the virus, not even visible to the human eye, has made its way to U.S. soil—including Ohio.      According to WLWT, the first three cases of coronavirus we...

Breaking Down the Presidential Primaries

Breaking Down the Presidential Primaries

Serene Tarabishi, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

The presidential primaries.       “What on earth are those?”— has become the common response to any questions or updates related to this confusing process. So let me try to briefly explain.       The presidential primaries are designed to determine which candidate will rep...

Are snowball fights a thing of the past?

Claire Berlier, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

 Sledding, snowball fights, snow angels—these are just a few of the activities people are not enjoying this year as Cincinnati has had hardly any snow as of January 2020.    In fact, January 2020 was almost marked the lowest snowfall for the month of January on record. However, on Jan. 31, we h...

How Long Will Chemicals Be in our Drinking Water? Apparently Forever.

How Long Will Chemicals Be in our Drinking Water? Apparently Forever.

Serene Tarabishi, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

   For those keeping up with Cincinnati’s local news, you may have been surprised to see stories headlining “forever chemicals” in our drinking water. These chemicals are described as “forever” because of their inability to break down over time, causing them to clog up bloodstreams and org...

Coronavirus update

Coronavirus update

Emma Chi, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

   17 years ago, people thought SARS would be the biggest virus outbreak ever, infecting 8,000 people and killing 774. Doctors never found a cure to SARS, and people never expected another virus outbreak just a decade later. The coronavirus’ numbers have already exceeded that of SARS. According to worl...

Remembering the nine helicopter crash victims

Remembering the nine helicopter crash victims

Allison McElroy, Trends Chief

February 5, 2020

 On Sunday, Jan. 26,  a helicopter crash in Los Angeles resulted in the deaths of 9 people. One death hit the nation especially hard: the loss of basketball legend and retired Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant.      News headlines and social media feeds have been flooded with messages mourning the l...

Royal shakeup: who’s watching?

Royal shakeup: who’s watching?

Claire Berlier, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

 Once upon a time, across the pond, there was a prince and princess who wanted to quit. Can they do that? Does anyone even care?    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are stepping away from the British monarchy, so they can live a quieter life outside the public eye.     The couple wrote in ...

#AustraliaIsBurning

#AustraliaIsBurning

Serene Tarabishi, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

 You’ve seen it all over your Instagram. The countless stories and tags, the artists’ posts and heartbreaking documentaries, it’s a never-ending stream.       The infamous Australian wildfires have been ravaging the continent for months, burning over 16 million acres and leaving th...

You are not getting drafted

You are not getting drafted

Ria Parikh, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

I’m sure you have all heard the popular rumors and even jokes relating to “World War 3” and the fear of normal citizens getting randomly drafted into this. I’m here to tell you not to fret and get a better picture of what is actually happening between the US and Iran.    This new y...

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