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No school Jan. 8 due to winter weather

No school Jan. 8 due to winter weather

January 8, 2018


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There is no school on Mon., Jan. 8 due to the winter weather. The ice storm that hit the area overnight and in the early morning left behind icy roads, which could have caused treacherous conditions for drivers. As the week progresses, temperatures are expected to rise before once again falling over...

Poverty in India worsens

Poverty in India worsens

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

December 25, 2017


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Polls determine Republican majority strength

Polls determine Republican majority strength

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

December 13, 2017


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On Dec. 12, Senate candidate Roy Moore lost to Democratic candidate Doug Jones. It was a narrow win, with Jones receiving 49.9 percent of the votes to 48 percent. Alabama is a staunch Republican state, rendering the election unexpected despite the allegations Moore is facing. This dropped the Repub...

Puerto Rico fights uphill battle

Puerto Rico fights uphill battle

Harsitha Kalaiarasan, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


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Hurricane Maria is old news to the general population who saw the destruction inflicted on the island in late September. Although awareness was spread and efforts given, Puerto Rico is far from what it used to be. In early October, a little more than 15 percent of the population possessed electric...

Boy Scouts attempt to increase participants

Boy Scouts attempt to increase participants

December 6, 2017


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During the multitude of gender issues and discussion, Boy Scouts of America (BSA) welcomes girls into Cub Scouts. The individual dens (groups) will remain single gender, all boy or all girl. “This unique approach allows the organization to maintain the integrity of the single gender model while a...

Student Council cancels winter dance

Student Council cancels winter dance

Jenna Bao, Executive Editor

November 30, 2017


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  This year’s winter dance, scheduled to take place Sat., Dec. 2, has been cancelled.   “We like to throw events that are fun for everyone. Having only sold 150 tickets, that's only 150 people who [would] be there, and in a huge room like the Commons, dancing [would] be really awkward....

National Diabetes Month raises awareness

National Diabetes Month raises awareness

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2017


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Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the U.S. If not controlled, it can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems. Nearly one in ten Americans have diabetes; that is more than 30 million people. There are three main types of diabetes: type...

Alt-right speaks in Cincinnati

Alt-right speaks in Cincinnati

Yvanna Reyes, Video Chief

November 30, 2017


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Everyone has heard of the First Amendment. It differentiates America from much of the world as it outlines freedom of religion and press, the right to assembly, and the freedom of speech. Americans cherish these rights and the liberty that they justify. However, beliefs may not always align with the ...

Trump Administration decision revokes residency

Trump Administration decision revokes residency

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


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For almost 20 years, the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program has allowed 2,500 Nicaraguans to legally stay in the U.S. However, in the Trump administration’s recent decision, by Jan. 5, 2019, they will need to have either left the United States or have obtained other means of legal residence. According...

‘Polling’ our weight

‘Polling’ our weight

Jenna Bao, Executive Editor

November 8, 2017


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   18-year-old seniors got to share their votes for the first time on Tues. Nov. 7. However, many opted to head to the polls not as voters, but as workers.   Anyone 17 or older (who is a citizen and has not been convicted of a felony) may sign up to work at polling locations throughout the c...

Controversial white nationalist speaker ignites backlash over University of Cincinnati appearance

Controversial white nationalist speaker ignites backlash over University of Cincinnati appearance

Adhiti Chundur, Associate Editor

November 8, 2017


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Neville Pinto, President of the University of Cincinnati (UC) sent out a letter on October 27 explaining his decision to allow Richard Spencer, President of the white supremacist think tank the National Policy Institute, to speak at the campus. Earlier in October, Spencer made headlines when he re...

Students lend hands

Students lend hands

Claire Myers, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


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Many locations became filled with voters to vote for this year’s general election in November. People from all over Hamilton County came together to help volunteer to work the election polls. This included students who were involved in Youth at the Booth. “Working at the polls allowed me to see the proce...

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