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Top Five Reasons Improving Your Diet Helps Your Body

Five ways to create a healthier diet along with helping your body and mind feel happier too!
January 23, 2021

     HOW ARE YOU? No, really, think about your body and your mind. Do you feel happy and healthy? Does it surprise you that 75% of Americans say they eat healthily, yet 80% don’t eat enough vegetables,...

Why I Am So Grateful to be Bilingual

To Gaby Pereda,12, the front door of her household provides a sturdy barrier between the two divisive aspects of her identity. On one side, Spanish is spoken to preserve her Venezuelan roots, yet on the other, the Spanish language rolls off her tongue as she steps into an English-speaking community.  In her most recent article, Pereda elaborates on some of the hardships Latinx parents have faced when it comes to deciding whether or not to teach their children Spanish. In addition, she reflects on why she believes she would not be the person she is today without her ability to speak Spanish and English fluently.
A look into the power of language
January 21, 2021

The front door of my family’s house provides a sturdy barrier between the two divisive aspects of our identity. On one side, Spanish is spoken to preserve our Venezuelan roots, yet on the other, the...

Anything But Ordinary

OFFICIALLY IN OFFICE. Today, President Joseph R. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn into office at the 59th Presidential Inauguration. From limited attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic to the first woman and woman of color to hold the office of the vice president, today’s inauguration will be remembered in more ways than one. To read more about some of the unique aspects of the day, keep reading!
Distinguishing the 59th Presidential Inauguration from years past
January 20, 2021

   Today, President Joseph R. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn into office at an inauguration ceremony that will go down in history in more ways than one.    Of course, an obvious...

It’s okay not to be okay

MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS. Months ago, your entire life had been turned upside down and backward. So much uncertainty had been thrown into your face and you simply went along with it. You took social distancing precautions, you got through what you thought would be a “short two-week break”, you ended up having to become adjusted to an entirely new school life, and you learned to get through lonely times. In short, you survived through a not-so-easy, to put it simply, year. So, it is OKAY to not be okay right now. It is equally important to prioritize your own mental health as it is the health of those around you.
January 19, 2021

     Over 300 days. 300 days since a vacation. 300 days since a normal school week. 300 days since many of us have gone to a party, a restaurant, a movie theater, an airport, a mall—the list goes...

Blue Ash Police’s New Wheels

BLUE ASH POLICE are going modern. They paired up with Sycamore Schools to design a new cop car. Out of about 20 participants, Abi Patel’s design won and will be featured on a news Blue Ash Police Department SUV.
January 15, 2021

It is not often that high school students get an opportunity to design something that has an impact on their community. However, Sycamore High School students received this opportunity when the Blue Ash...

Looking for a new movie to watch?

PASS THE REMOTE. When it comes to finding your next favorite movie, you never know until you try. Even movie posters and synopses can not determine whether you will end the movie with your eyes glued to the screen or closed shut after boredom rocked you to sleep.
You've come to the right place.
January 15, 2021

 On streaming services like Netflix, HBO Max, and Hulu, the collection of available films grows, shifts, and recycles. The large selection can make it difficult to start a movie without spending an hour...

What Happens Next?

WHAT’S NEXT? Only a few days after the riots on Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021, the United States Congress is growing increasingly more concerned about what their future will look like, with many different untravelled roads ahead. The question of whether to blame President Donald Trump for inciting the attacks and leading the country down the long road of a possible impeachment or removal looms ahead as the country holds its breath for Inauguration day on January 20, 2021. Whether to reprimand or punish the president or let him be. Whether to pursue another impeachment or just give him a slap on the wrist. All questions our Congress will soon face as the motions for different governmental actions begin and the clock ticks closer to the beginning of a new administration in a few short days. Read the full story at the link in our bio.
Breaking down the question of another impeachment.
January 12, 2021

   It has been six days since the storming of the Capitol rocked the nation on January 6, 2021.     And it’s been a rough couple of days, to say the least.     Only a few days after...

Evermore Review

EVERMORE. Taylor Swift recently dropped a new album which acts as a sister album to Folklore, which she released earlier this year.
December 17, 2020

  As of December 11, Taylor Swift has announced a new album called Evermore and released it overnight. This news might not strike many people as important, but as a Taylor Swift fan, her albums are the...

Fuller’s Football Career Ends Due to COVID-19

Four words read on the back of Sarah Fuller’s football helmet: ‘Play Like A Girl’. While her career as a kicker may be over due to COVID-19 restrictions, Fuller has inspired female athletes and begun to break boundaries in college sports across the country.
December 15, 2020

   Four words read on the back of Sarah Fuller’s football helmet: ‘Play Like A Girl’. While her career as a kicker may be over due to COVID-19 restrictions, Fuller has inspired female athletes...

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December 15, 2020

     

Staying healthy at home

WORKING OUT. Whether you are in quarantine or just staying at home, exercise is a great way to boost your mood and your mental health.
Simple ways to get the exercise you need
December 11, 2020

  After a long school day, whether virtual or in-person, going home and exercising may often be the last thing on our minds. While school is mentally exhausting, it does not provide the level of activity...

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