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  • No School Sept. 29 - Professional Development Day

  • Homecoming Game Sep. 22 at 7:00 p.m.

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My Furry Valentine

My Furry Valentine

Harsimran Makkad, Web Editor-in-Chief

February 10, 2017


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Tiny tigers take to Cincinnati

Tiny tigers take to Cincinnati

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 9, 2017


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Fiona, the hippo, is not the only baby to be recently born at the Cincinnati Zoo, as three Malayan tiger cubs were just introduced to the zoo this month. The tigers are currently under the careful watch of veterinarians and zookeepers in the nursery because their mother, Cinta, has still not shown the us...

French authorities find Louvre attack suspect

French authorities find Louvre attack suspect

Eshika Kohli, Business Manager

February 9, 2017


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29-year-old Egyptian Abdullah Hamamy was proven guilty of attacking soldiers with two machetes at one of the most popular museums of Paris on Fri., Feb. 3. At the same time as the incident, hundreds of tourists were visiting the museum and were quickly evacuated in small groups. “[We] weren’t to...

Lady Gaga Super Bowl performance draws no controversy

Lady Gaga Super Bowl performance draws no controversy

Amy Deng, Managing Editor

February 7, 2017


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With President Donald Trump in office for the past few weeks, the entertainment industry has been bursting with political attacks. Surprisingly, the Super Bowl halftime show was devoid of all political views. According to the New York Times, Lady Gaga had promised a statement of “inclusion” an...

SAG award speeches turn political

SAG award speeches turn political

Amy Deng, Managing Editor

February 6, 2017


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With awards season in full swing, actors and actresses are celebrated for their work in the film and television industries. In particular, in response to recent events, celebrities have used their big platforms to denounce President Donald Trump’s policies and actions. Following Meryl Streep’s...

Baby hippo receives name

Baby hippo receives name

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 2, 2017


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Amid constant care and around the clock watch, zookeepers at the Cincinnati Zoo have determined what they will be calling their baby hippo: Fiona. “Staff picked the name for the calf, which was born six weeks premature, because it means ‘fair’,” according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Born early to ...

Burqa ban sparks debate

Burqa ban sparks debate

Anne Marsh, Copy Editor

February 2, 2017


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With Trump’s new travel ban and the shooting in a Quebec mosque in recent days, “Islamophobia” has become a buzzword around the world. Islamophobia is defined as “dislike of or prejudice against Islam or Muslims, especially as a political force,” according to Oxford Dictionary. Across...

Early spring or six more weeks of winter?

Early spring or six more weeks of winter?

Harsimran Makkad, Web Editor-in-Chief

February 2, 2017


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  Cincinnati has experienced a lack of significant snowfall this winter. Currently, there has been a recorded 6.2 inches of snow for the season, with 4.2 inches in January.   This is far less than the typical 12.2 inches of snow Cincinnati gets in a winter.   “It’s so sad. We had so much ...

Science fair erupts with new ideas

Science fair erupts with new ideas

Harsimran Makkad, Web Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2017


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  “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.”   The theoretical physicist Albert Einstein’s words reflect the basis of science fair, an annual activity that provides the opportunity for all student...

Asia gains tremendous amounts of ‘e-waste’

Asia gains tremendous amounts of ‘e-waste’

Eshika Kohli, Business Manager

January 26, 2017


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As electronics such as refrigerators, TVs, air conditioners, or laptops become outdated, some electronic waste (e-waste) is transported across oceans to China. As stated by a recent United Nations report, “China now appears to be the largest e-waste dumping site in the world.” This may seem...

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

Sydney Evans and Adhiti Chundur

January 24, 2017


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 On Sat. Jan. 21 marches for women’s equality took place across the world. Even here in Cincinnati thousands of people, both male and female, from all walks of life took to the streets and gathered at Washington Park.  The march was kicked off by the event coordinator, Billie Mays at 11:55 a...

United Kingdom planning European Union exit

United Kingdom planning European Union exit

Eddie Wade, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017


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British Prime Minister Theresa May has committed to the final Brexit vote that will be sent to both houses of the UK Parliament to officially extract the UK from the European Union. May has said that the UK has had a “hard brexit.” With the goal of full immigration control and law-making, May feels that the UK c...

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