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NHS starts planning upcoming canning

NHS starts planning upcoming canning

Jack Loon

October 29, 2013


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The National Honor Society is sponsoring the annual December Canned Food Drive this year. The drive will be supporting Free Store Food Bank, for the poor of Cincinnati. The success of the drive has decreased every year, according to director Valerie Nimeskern. "Less and less students are gettin...

MAP-ping test opinions

MAP-ping test opinions

Benjamin Ruskin, Social Media Director

October 29, 2013


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Look at the clock, then look at the computer screen, look at the clock again, then look at the computer screen: the cycle of MAP testing. Is it necessary? “I think it is good that we have map tests, but it does not seem worth it to mess up the schedule,” said Jacob Spiegel, 9. Some studen...

Natural disaster shakes Philippines

Natural disaster shakes Philippines

Atiya Dosani

October 22, 2013


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Buildings toppled and people panicked on Oct. 15 when an earthquake hit Carmen, a small town on the island of Bohol. The high magnitude caused islands throughout the central Philippines to feel the effect. “A magnitude 7 earthquake has an energy equivalent to around 32 Hiroshima atomic bombs. This one had a magnitude of 7.2,” said R...

Day of the Dead spirit lives vivaciously

Day of the Dead spirit lives vivaciously

Emily Tyler

October 21, 2013


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   In early November, the graveyards of Mexico are blooming with yellow and orange marigolds, houses smell of spices and baking bread, and extravagant alters are in every home. Día de los Murtes, or Day of the Dead, is a two day Mexican holiday honoring family members who have passed away. ...

Signups close for South America spring break adventure

Jack Loon

October 18, 2013


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SHS is providing an opportunity for students to visit Peru and experience its rich culture spring break. Students will visit some of the most well-known sights of Peru, such as Plaza de Armas, Urubamba valley, and Machu Picchu. The signups are closed, and the traveling party consists of thirt...

Destructive typhoon Fitow hits China

Destructive typhoon Fitow hits China

Atiya Dosani

October 13, 2013


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A tropical cyclone moving over 94 mph landed in China on the morning of Oct. 7. The Xinhua News Agency reported that over 1,700 houses and almost 116,000 acres of crop land were destroyed. At least five people have died and several others are still reported to be missing. According to Xinhua, ...

Model UN disbands conference, negotiates terms for upcoming events

Model UN disbands conference, negotiates terms for upcoming events

Joseph Ahn

October 3, 2013


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With one practice conference at Mount Notre Dame High School (MND) out of the way, Model UN (MUN) is beginning to prepare for their two upcoming conferences. “We have a bunch of able and talented people this year. I was really impressed with what we were able to do at the MND conference, and ...

Get your scare on with seniors

Jordan Baker

September 20, 2013


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Senior Halloween is a tradition that has been at the High School for nearly 16 years.  It is a great opportunity for seniors to let loose and have a full day of fun. It’s also a day to see the effort that the seniors have put into their costumes.  They spend a lot time working on these cost...

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