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The wrong conversation

The wrong conversation

Anisa Khatana, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Every American high school student who has ever sat through a semester of health class in order to avoid the potential withholding of their diploma knows that the most effective form of birth control is abstinence. Or rather, that is what you could deduce from the final exam they so grudgingly filled...

National park advisory board resigns in protest

National park advisory board resigns in protest

Taylor Close, Leaflet Editor-in-Chief

January 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Since his inauguration in January of last year, many people around the country have spoken out against President Donald Trump’s actions. There have been women’s marches, people standing in solidarity with immigrants, and multiple other acts of protest. One act of protest happened this month when ...

Society faces feminism

Society faces feminism

January 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Is feminism dead? Is the battle over? Women have won suffrage, are accepted into colleges, and hold executive positions. Lately, the exodus of sexual predators seems to signal a society that banishes all who do not respect women (and men). However, how many knew about the predators and let it continue?...

Elvis supports school arts

Elvis supports school arts

Jack Wolfe, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Elvis Presley helped support the School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA). Although Elvis died 41 years ago, an Elvis impersonator Dean Z made it feel like he came back for one last song. The SCPA held a fundraiser for the purpose of getting enough money to help support after school activities l...

Dating evolves through ages

Dating evolves through ages

Claire Myers, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Many imagine their idea of the “perfect date.” The girl gets all dressed up in her favorite outfit. The boy goes up to the front door and meets her parents. Then, the two go to see a drive-in movie or a nice restaurant. But, in today’s society, it seems that the dating culture has changed. In...

Women’s March steps towards improvements

Women’s March steps towards improvements

Lydia Masset, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On Sat., Jan. 20, thousands of women from all over the area dawned their pink caps, dotted the "I"’s on their signs and made their way down to the Freedom Center. It is the second year women and those in support of equal rights have joined together after the anniversary of President Donald Trump...

Exhibit displays victims’ clothing

Exhibit displays victims’ clothing

Anne Marsh, Creative Projects Director

January 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With the rise of the #MeToo movement, the topic of sexual assault and, coincidentally, consent is central to more and more discussions all over the world. At the Maritime Community Centre in Brussels, a new exhibition titled ‘Is it my fault?’ features victims’ clothing worn at the time they...

Fiona captivates nation

Fiona captivates nation

Sydney Weiss, Social Media Director

January 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

She stole the hearts of Cincinnati and the nation. She is all over social media with her adorable photos and videos. She is almost one year old and still receives attention. All of the attention raises a valid question: is Fiona the baby hippo getting too much coverage? Ever since her premature birth...

Speaking out against sexual harassment equals catalyst for change?

Speaking out against sexual harassment equals catalyst for change?

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

2017 was known as the year of turmoil. What will 2018 be known as? The year of terror? The year of secrets? Or perhaps it will be the year of change, starting with the #MeToo movement and its 2018 progeny Time’s Up. Since actress Alyssa Milano urged victims of sexual harassment and abuse to com...

Wave of activism lies ahead in new year

Wave of activism lies ahead in new year

Harsitha Kalaiarasan, Staff Writer

January 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With the dawn of a new year, individuals strive to reflect on the past year and to learn and grow from mistakes. In 2017, the United States witnessed widespread movements, demonstrations, and protests that will linger in the memories of every American in the years to come. Following a divisive election...

North, South Korea unify Olympic hockey team, future possibilities alarm public

North, South Korea unify Olympic hockey team, future possibilities alarm public

Hannah Lee, Opinion Chief

January 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

North and South Korean officials have announced that they will be joining as one women’s hockey team for the Winter Olympics, taking place next month in Pyeong-Chang, South Korea, much to the surprise of the world. The Korean peninsula is still divided since the Korean War, and the two countrie...

YouTuber Logan Paul uploads insensitive video

YouTuber Logan Paul uploads insensitive video

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-in-Chief

January 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Our society likes to suppress and ignore issues until they explode into problems that are simply too hard to turn away from. While there are many examples of these issues in our current society, there is one in particular that has been recently grabbing headlines and stories nationwide. As teens...

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