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Valedictorian speeches sparks controversy

Valedictorian speeches sparks controversy

Isabella Magato, Cartoonist

September 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Over the years, the valedictorian speech has been considered an academic honor. Recently, there has been controversy about preparing and delivering the lecture. Some schools are holding auditions for this honor or getting rid of the title altogether, rather than handing the opportunity to just one stu...

Shopping for Fall

Shopping for Fall

Grace Zhang, Copy Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

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‘A Quiet Place’ vs. ‘The Nun’: How to Make a Successful Horror Film

‘A Quiet Place’ vs. ‘The Nun’: How to Make a Successful Horror Film

Alex Jowanovitz, Associate Video Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

2017 was a great year to be a horror movie fan, and this is coming from someone who does not care for horror movies that much (They are too scary, okay?). Last year saw some critically and commercially successful horror outings including Jordan Peele’s Oscar-winning “Get Out” and the feature...

Cincinnati tries to recover

Cincinnati tries to recover

Allyson Bonhaus, Editor in Chief

September 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Thursday, Sept. 6, Cincinnati became a scene of violence. A man carried a bag with 250 rounds of ammunition and a Taurus 9 mm semi-automatic handgun. No motive can be found yet. For about five minutes Omar Enrique Santa Perez terrorized Cincinnati’s landmark Fountain Square. Three people were kill...

Fall brings fashion

Fall brings fashion

Grace Zhang, Copy Editor

September 12, 2018


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Coffee fanatic drinks in city

Coffee fanatic drinks in city

Allyson Bonhaus, Editor in Chief

August 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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Journalists explore Detroit

Journalists explore Detroit

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer

August 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The summer before senior year was a busy one for sure. At home, I was waking up early mornings to train for my end-of-season swim competition. Away, I went to a West Point camp in New York and then I vacationed in Chicago. But, who would have guessed that out of all my travels, my week in Detroit ...

May 2018 Staff Editorial: Debating legitimacy of conspiracy theories

May 2018 Staff Editorial: Debating legitimacy of conspiracy theories

May 21, 2018


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Conspiracy theories have been a part of our culture since the nineteenth century, probably even before. From assassinations to disappearances, or airports to extraterrestrials, conspiracy theories are a part of history. Almost one half of all U.S. citizens believe at least one conspiracy theory according...

May 2018 Columns: Contemplating summer, endorsing athletes

May 2018 Columns: Contemplating summer, endorsing athletes

Hannah Lee and Abigail Lefton

May 21, 2018


Filed under Columns

OPINION: As college looms closer and closer, filling summer break with internships, part-time jobs, and standardized testing seems to become of greater importance than laying on the beach and letting time drift away with the sea salt breeze. In reality though, being productive 24/7 is pretty m...

‘The other side’

‘The other side’

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

When we hear the words “opioid crisis,” we tend to think about the tragic lives lost to addiction and overdoses.   But there is another opioid crisis that rages on at the same time, one that many do not think about: the inability of pain patients to obtain the medication they need to funct...

April 2018 Columns: Remembering Columbine, paper books

April 2018 Columns: Remembering Columbine, paper books

Allyson Bonhaus and Sara Margolis

May 1, 2018


Filed under Columns

OPINION: April 20 means a lot to society. It is 420, the numerical code for marijuana. It is also Adolf Hitler’s birthday. But most importantly, it is the 19th anniversary of the first major school shooting at Columbine High School. At the time, this shooting had the highest number of deaths ...

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