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Looking at both sides of the Heartbeat Law

Looking at both sides of the Heartbeat Law

April 13, 2019


Filed under Opinion

On Thurs., April 11 Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed the heartbeat bill into law. The heartbeat law prevents women from having an abortion once a heartbeat is detected, which is typically around the five or six-week mark. This law is now being considered “one of the most restrictive abortion laws i...

Why we cover Autism Awareness Month

Why we cover Autism Awareness Month

Kirsten Thomas, Web editor

April 4, 2019


Filed under Autism Awareness Month, Opinion

The entire month of April, our staff is covering Autism Awareness Month. Our coverage will include those of students, teachers and local businesses affected by Autism. We will also branch out and cover topics throughout our country regarding Autism, such as beliefs society may have and also celebritie...

‘Spider-Verse’ spins a unique new web: Review

‘Spider-Verse’ spins a unique new web: Review

Alex Jowanovitz, Associate video editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion

2018 was a great year to be a Spider-Man fan. The popular Marvel Comics hero had several significant events happen to him across all forms of entertainment in the last year. Comic book writer Dan Slott wrapped up his decade-long run of “The Amazing Spider-Man” Insomniac Games released the highly acclaimed ...

TXT surprises audience with unique concept

TXT surprises audience with unique concept

Bhaavya Jha, Copy Editor

March 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The countdown for the next member’s release, the countdown for the next teaser release; this is how you build up suspense, a lot of it. This is exactly what Big Hit Entertainment, the company that manages Beyond The Scene (BTS), did. But, using strategies like these are pretty common to gain more ...

Melville’s epic adventure entices readers

Melville’s epic adventure entices readers

Harsitha Kalaiarasan, Feature Chief

March 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The Pequod overflowed with both life and death. Harpooners aboard rejoiced the arduous hunt that followed the beasts of the sea throughout Southern waters—that is the whale. No, this description is not a summary of a "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie but a glimpse into the nautical world imagined...

Netflix’s ‘Umbrella Academy’ is equally weird and wonderful: Review

Netflix’s ‘Umbrella Academy’ is equally weird and wonderful: Review

Alex Jowanovitz, Associate video editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Surprise! Streaming juggernaut Netflix has another hit on their hands. After recently offing all of their original Marvel programming (including "Daredevil" and "The Punisher"), the platform has debuted another superhero series that is, admittedly, pretty crazy. Based on the Dark Horse comic series w...

Not so Great Currito

Not so Great Currito

Gabby Khodadad, PR Team

March 6, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Mexican food is a huge favorite among the city of Cincinnati. One new popular Mexican fast food restaurant is Curitto. Currito is a good choice for a quick dinner. Currito is a build your own type of meal restaurant. Currito is very similar to Chipotle and Qdoba. You have the option to eat in or t...

Student finds foreign object in food

Student finds foreign object in food

Lindsey Brinkman, Arts and Entertainment Chief

March 5, 2019


Filed under Opinion

You never expect it to happen to you until it does. It was Fri., Feb. 22, and I just had gotten home from the OMEA orchestra contest. I had not had the chance to eat dinner yet so my mom took me to Chipotle as a reward. As a Chipotle fanatic, I was quite excited. I went in, ordered my food, and then got...

The New Kind Of Healthy

The New Kind Of Healthy

Delaney Ciolota, Secretary

March 4, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Maplewood is a new restaurant located in Mason, Ohio which offers healthier options for dining customers to enjoy. Not only do they offer a variety of healthy choices, but the endless options are also delicious too. I have gone to Maplewood three times now and every time I dine there I am amazed...

Review: Rooted Juicery

Review: Rooted Juicery

Henry Loeb, PR Team

March 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion

This week I decided to try a craze in the health food world: juiceries. I went to Rooted Juicery and Kitchen in Mariemont. They also have locations in Oakley and in Downtown Cincinnati. Juice bars, in general, are known to be overpriced for what you are getting but I decided to try it anyway. ...

India unites in mourning, anger

India unites in mourning, anger

Bhaavya Jha, Copy Editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Imagine leaving your wife, young kids, and your lovely parents to serve your country in the military. You know that this might be the last time you will ever see them, but you know your duty towards your country comes before that, and you do not get to see them. No, I’m not making this up. This is a true...

Driving solo

Driving solo

Anisa Khatana, News Chief

February 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I tug my jacket closed as I cross the parking lot, struggling against the oppressively strong winds. As I pull the keys out of my pocket and hear a metallic clank, I realize that I don’t know how to start the car. Approximately 50 seconds earlier, I was sitting in the waiting room at the Seven Hil...

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