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April 2018 Staff Editorial: Staying silent to raise awareness

April 2018 Staff Editorial: Staying silent to raise awareness

April 27, 2018


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Bullying is that unspoken presence in schools. The question is not if it is in schools but where it is in schools. Bullying can affect anyone, and can specifically affect LGBTQ+ youth because of their identity. Nearly nine in ten LGBTQ students experience verbal harassment, according to “Gay, Lesbian...

Anniversary of Columbine highlights concerns about school safety

Anniversary of Columbine highlights concerns about school safety

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

April 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Full disclaimer: I was not alive in 1999, and I can only imagine what reaction the tragedy at Columbine had from the perspective of someone who was alive for seven out of 12 of the deadliest mass shootings.   Students want more than zero tolerance policies, clear backpacks, and deadlocked school doors. These precautions do not remove the dan...

Restaurant Reviews: Mazunte Taqueria, Archa 9 Thai Kitchen, Miguels Pizza

Restaurant Reviews: Mazunte Taqueria, Archa 9 Thai Kitchen, Miguels Pizza

Adhiti Chundur, Associate Editor

April 10, 2018


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Name: Mazunte Taqueria Address: 5207 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227 Mazunte is a casual, self-service style street food restaurant near Hyde Park. There are a variety of Mexican foods available, but my friend and I went for the tacos. As a vegetarian, I opted for the veggie tacos and limonata...

March 2018 Columns: Advocating for DACA recipients’ integration, improvement of book-to-movie adaptations

March 2018 Columns: Advocating for DACA recipients’ integration, improvement of book-to-movie adaptations

Allyson Bonhaus, Sara Margolis

March 26, 2018


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OPINION: The March 5 deadline for action has passed. In September, Donald Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) with a six-month gap time in order to come up with new legislation to deal with those who immigrated as young children and have lived in America for most of thei...

March 2018 Staff Editorial: Making your voice heard

March 2018 Staff Editorial: Making your voice heard

March 23, 2018


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“You are too young to understand.” “Let the grown ups deal with it.” We have all heard these lines before. Essentially, they communicate that the “real world” is too complicated, our perspectives too limited, and the problems too complex for kids. When it comes to modern social or political...

Undocumented immigrants live in horrific reality

Undocumented immigrants live in horrific reality

Madeleine Suh, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018


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As average U.S. citizens, we constantly hear from our government about the undocumented immigrants that hide within our country. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), associated with the government, arrest these individuals under any circumstance. Recently, the Trump Administration has been cracking...

Grief calls for action

Grief calls for action

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief

March 21, 2018


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The walkout said a needed message. But it did not say all that students needed to hear. I have lived through several news cycles chronicling mass shootings before, but Parkland was different. I saw myself in that school, fearing the steps in the hallway, wondering if I would be hearing a lecture on...

When students speak up

When students speak up

Adhiti Chundur, Associate Editor

March 20, 2018


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Activism, a result of students’ unwillingness to sit at the sidelines, is a way for them to become active agents of their own future. Now there has been a new wave of student protests in regard to gun violence.   “I think it is important for students to get involved in causes they believe in becau...

Even before I knew about major shootings

Even before I knew about major shootings

Hannah Lee, Opinion Chief

March 19, 2018


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With the March 14 nationwide walkout honoring the 17 lost lives in the Florida shooting and expressing our need for change, I began thinking about what I believed in gun control. I do not want to get too political, and my lack of knowledge of representatives and law will restrain me some. However,...

Parents’ Opinions: Supporting walkout, sharing views on school safety

Parents’ Opinions: Supporting walkout, sharing views on school safety

March 18, 2018


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The following is a letter written by a group of Sycamore parents, supporting the walkout and discussing their views about school safety, which was shared with us by Felicity Tao. It was sent to the superintendent and the Board of Education. Dear Mr. Forsthoefel and Members of the Sycamore Schools Board of Education: Thank you...

Apple Watch: Waste or Great?

Apple Watch: Waste or Great?

Kirsten Thomas, Spotlight Chief

March 18, 2018


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You have seen them around school, your jobs, and maybe even at home. Are you interested in the Apple Watch? If you are looking to invest in one, you are in the right place. Apple offers a few different types of watches: the Apple Watch Series three, Apple Watch Nike plus, Apple Watch Hermes, Apple...

Faculty Opinion: Reflecting on walkout

Faculty Opinion: Reflecting on walkout

March 15, 2018


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The following is written by science teacher Mr. Robert Seiple, who reflects on the school walkout that occurred on March 14. The 2017-18 school year will be a memorable one for me as a teacher. Perhaps two days stand out above the rest: the solar eclipse in the fall and yesterday’s student walkout...

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