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Christmas is focused on presents

Christmas is focused on presents

Charlotte Weiss, Business Staff

December 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Over the years, Christmas has become more materialistic. The focus has changed from spending time with people one cares about, to opening gifts and getting items. I will admit that I do enjoy to receive presents and open them on Christmas, but I enjoy...

Review: Netflix’s ‘Dumplin’”

Review: Netflix’s ‘Dumplin’”

Jessica Lu, Social Media Director

December 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Summary: Plus-size teenager Willowdean (Danielle Macdonald) is the daughter of a former beauty queen, an idol in their pageant-obsessed town. Ever since she was little, Willowdean was raised by her beloved aunt Lucy. Lucy had a full-figure as well and taught her love herself for who she was (as well...

Sugar n’ Spice and everything nice

Sugar n’ Spice and everything nice

Gabby Khodadad and Henry Loeb

December 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In Cincinnati, we are fortunate to have a lot of options for brunch to choose from. This week we chose to eat at Sugar n’ Spice in Bond Hill. Sugar n’ Spice is a well-known breakfast tradition in Bond Hill. They are open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week. This is certainly not a gre...

How to ace midterms

How to ace midterms

Deeya Prakash, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

This article is purely satirical and not meant to be interpreted literally. Read at your own risk. Everyone nowadays is going on and on about the midterm exams. “When should I start studying? How long should I study for? Which classes should I delegate most of my time for?” are all questions t...

Minors Get Tattoos

Minors Get Tattoos

Isabella Magato, Cartoonist

November 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It is only legal to get a professionally done tattoo when you are of eighteen years of age, right? Wrong! If you have written consent from a parent or guardian, and the procedure is handled sanitarily, it is legal for a minor to get a tattoo. However, concerns have been raised about the safety a...

Nothing Bundt Perfect

Nothing Bundt Perfect

Gabby Khodadad and Henry Loeb

November 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Do you ever crave a sweet tooth? Have you ever wanted to try something new? Nothing Bundt Cakes is the perfect place. Nothing Bundt Cakes is a small bakery located in Mason on Mason Montgomery Road, right next to the Chipotle and in front of Staples and Hobby Lobby. Our very own Ms. Grace NeCamp...

Netflix’s “Sabrina” scares up new kind of magic: Review

Netflix’s “Sabrina” scares up new kind of magic: Review

Alex Jowanovitz, Associate Video Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Warning: This review contains spoilers for both the “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” television show, as well as the comic book of the same name. Sabrina the Teenage Witch has returned to TV, but not in the way you may remember her. From comic book character to sitcom star, Sabrina Spellman has undergon...

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Grace Zhang, Copy Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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Trend watching: colors, cutouts

Grace Zhang, Copy Editor

November 2, 2018


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Ohio considers air conditioning bill

Ohio considers air conditioning bill

Isabella Magato, Cartoonist

November 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Many professionals speak out about the effects of proper preparation for the school day such as the importance of eating healthy, getting the proper amount of sleep, studying, and much more. But what they forget to take into account is the temperature of the school building itself. Believe it or not,...

Does ‘Mean Girls’ discourage or encourage bullying?

Does ‘Mean Girls’ discourage or encourage bullying?

Charlotte Weiss, Business Staff

October 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I am sitting Sitting on the couch, next to friends, laughing at the insane plot of “Mean Girls.” On the screen, Cady Heron, played by Lindsay Lohan, gives Regina George, played by Rachel McAdams bars to make her gain weight, and then the question pops into my head. Does “Mean Girls” produce a h...

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Grace Zhang, Copy Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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