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West Virginia Lawmaker Asked to Resign

February 14, 2019 7:40pm | Molly Roche

Eric Porterfield, a Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, has been called to resign from the West Virginia Democratic Party after making extremely offensive remarks towards the LGBT+ community. Porterfield publicly stated that he believes that members of the LGBT+ community are, […]

Valentine’s Day Can Truly Be Great For Everyone

February 14, 2019 7:39pm | Maddy McFarlin

February 14th, an amazing day that many people celebrate. A day for couples to get together and celebrate their love for each other. They get flowers, chocolates, teddy bears and all kinds of extravagant gifts to show their love. The only down side about it […]

What Matters Most to People Today?

February 8, 2019 10:01pm | Aiden Kelley

I guarantee that everyone has heard an older relative say something along the lines of “back in my day, we didn’t have this” or “when I was younger, we paid more attention to this rather than that.” So what does that mean? When you think […]

Pet Prisons

February 1, 2019 7:01pm | Maddy McFarlin

We all remember the time in our lives when we would go to the pet store on our free time just to look at how cute the puppies and tiny pets are. We never realized how truly bad the conditions those animals are living in. […]

Money Money Money

January 27, 2019 5:04pm | Maddy McFarlin

Everything in the world is based on money and that is just about it. Everyone constantly says that they have a specific purpose in life, but truly we live to make money that is our purpose. Money is our purpose. We go to school at a […]

What Should Schools Really Teach Us?

January 27, 2019 5:02pm | Aiden Kelley

You always hear the classic “you’ll need this in the real world” from your teachers, but do you actually? Last I checked, not everybody needs to know how to find the true meaning of a poem or memorize essentially useless math formulas. The United States […]

Trump’s Trangender Military Ban Passes in SCOTUS

January 25, 2019 5:13pm | Samuel Stone

In July 2017, Trump released a tweet saying that transgender individuals would not be allowed to serve openly in the military. That it excluded them from services based on the economic burden of covering their surgeries due to their service entitling them to medical care. […]

How Advertisements Affect Children

January 18, 2019 7:34pm | Maddy McFarlin

Everyone knows the saying “Monkey see, monkey do.” That saying is talking about children and do we really want our children to copy or want what advertisements show.  The way that advertisements sell things to kids is just wrong. They know that if the children […]

James Harden for MVP?

January 18, 2019 5:30pm | Ali Alhamdani

James Harden is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets in the National Basketball Association. James Harden was born on August 26, 1989 in Bellflower, California. James Harden was drafted in 2009 to Oklahoma City. He makes about 28.3 million dollars in one […]

What Will the Weather Be Like Today?

January 13, 2019 6:06pm | Maddy McFarlin

Global warming has always been a thought in everyone’s mind. No one has brought anything to it or say anything about it. Lately, the weather outside has been very…inconstant. Which no one likes and is also just all around bad. Winter started on December 21st, […]

New Year’s: When Conflict Meets Resolution

December 14, 2018 6:28pm | Molly Roche

With the holidays nearly upon us, it is just about that time to make our New Year’s resolutions. This of course requires us to closely examine our lives over the past year and determine what we think needs to change or stop altogether. According to […]

Our Bodies. Our Rights.

December 14, 2018 6:26pm | Maddy McFarlin

The Ohio Senate just approved the heartbeat bill in Ohio. Our governor, John Kasich, can veto the bill. Everyone is saying how you can call his office and try to persuade him into vetoing the bill. He will be able to be persuaded since he […]

YouTube Rewind Failure

December 14, 2018 6:21pm | Aiden Kelley

Every year, YouTube releases a video featuring creators from its platform, trends of the year, and in the case of this year and last, celebrities that have nothing to do with YouTube. As one can imagine, lots of outrage and hate was directed right back […]

How to Make it Through Midterms

December 14, 2018 6:13pm | Kaitlyn Rosa

Midterms are quickly approaching and stress levels are rapidly increasing. There are students who have their study plans laid out but those who do not, on the other hand, are probably not feeling very well about their upcoming tests. Well, luckily, I have gathered study […]

Fast Food Should Be Banned!

December 12, 2018 7:28pm | Ali Alhamdani

Fast food is served all over the world and it is killing people. Fast food is food that can be prepared quickly and easily and is sold in restaurants and snack bars as a quick meal or to be taken out. Fast food is usually […]

The Moral and Legal Dilemma of Abortion

December 12, 2018 6:16pm | Joseph Toole

When discussing abortion it is common for there to be multiple viewpoints on the highly debated subject. Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy thus resulting in the cessation of a life. The big question is: what is the limit for a mother to […]

State Comes to Seniors’ Aid

December 10, 2018 1:47am | Kaitlyn Rosa

For the last couple of months, an overwhelmingly amount of seniors had been worried about their state test scores. Why are they so worried about these test scores? Well, they need these scores in order to graduate. Last year, the state offered alternative routes to […]

Help Us Out…

December 10, 2018 1:42am | Maddy McFarlin

When kids are walking or getting dropped off at school and it is snowy or icy out, you can make it better for us. If you live near the high school when you know kids walk past your house try to put down salt so […]

Do You Dread or Love the Holidays?

November 30, 2018 5:26pm | Maddy McFarlin

Everyone always looks forward to the holiday season. Sometimes the holidays are not as great as they are out off to be. Some people truly dread the holiday season although some still love it a lot. There are a lot of things to love and […]

Push Yourself For Greatness

November 20, 2018 5:59pm | Maddy McFarlin

Life is hard sometimes but most of the time something positive will come out of it. You need to work for what you truly want in life. As annoying and rough as it may be you need to do it, because it will turn out […]

Kidney Stones Can Be Dangerous

November 20, 2018 5:50pm | Ali Alhamdani

What are kidney stones? Kidney stones are hard deposits made of minerals and salts that form inside your kidneys.  Kidney stones are no joke. They can cause pain and even death. Kidney stones not only cause pain, they can also damage kidneys by blocking the flow […]

Are Aliens Real?

November 20, 2018 5:48pm | Armani Adames

There has been a time-old debate about whether or not aliens are real. I, for one, believe in aliens. Included in this debate, there has been several theories that the U.S Government has been hiding alien activity in area 51. According to wikipedia.com, “The United […]

The Heartbeat Bill is Absolute BS

November 20, 2018 5:29pm | Sam Stone

By a 60-35, the infamous “Heartbeat Bill,” passes the Ohio House of Representatives. It now is on its way to the state Senate. What exactly is this bill, one might wonder? In 2016, Governor John Kasich worked on further curtailing abortion rights in Ohio. He […]

What #MeToo Is To Me

November 16, 2018 6:28pm | Molly Roche

The #MeToo movement started in an effort to give victims a voice and a group of people to either support or even relate to them. The movement gained momentum after it was made public that film producer Harvey Weinstein had sexually assaulted multiple women. After […]

Best Pasta In The World

November 16, 2018 6:26pm | James Morrissey

It is clear that the majority of the world likes pasta or even eats it. A global survey by the charity Oxfam, has named pasta as the world’s most popular dish. It beats out meat, rice and pizza. It is surprisingly popular in European countries, in […]

Is it too Early for Christmas Decorations?

November 11, 2018 2:23am | Jillian Moorman

Thanksgiving has yet to occur and Halloween just passed-Christmas is still over a month away, but for some reason Christmas decor is filling every part of our lives. Halloween hadn’t even happened yet and there were Christmas decorations galore. Every store, every television commercial, every […]

Why Does This Generation Get so Offended?

November 11, 2018 2:21am | Aiden Kelley

Today it’s easy to look around and see that there’s been lots of social change in the last few decades. Some of these changes particularly, in my opinion, weren’t for the better at all. An example of this is how thin-skinned and soft this generation […]

Why cigarettes should be illegal

November 11, 2018 2:18am | Ali Alhamdani

Cigarette smoking is killing about 480,000 people per year in the United States, including more than 41,000 deaths from secondhand smoking. Everyday about 1,300 smokers die. Cigarettes should be illegal due to the fact it kills thousands of people and causes so many type of […]

Should Congress be Limited to Terms?

November 9, 2018 5:55pm | McKenzie Lane

Congress is one the most hated institutions in America, it is corrupt, outdated, and seems to get nothing done. President Trump himself even proposed that term limits be placed on members of Congress. However, due to the fact that Congress would have to vote on […]

A Good Guy with a Gun Doesn’t End Violence

November 9, 2018 5:32pm | Sam Stone

“The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” Wayne LaPierre touts after most tragedies. He is the Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association and avid gun rights activist. President Donald Trumps echoes him […]

Midterm Election Results are In

November 8, 2018 5:23pm | Molly Roche

The 2018 midterm elections have made way for many changes in our government. According to The Washington Post, Democrats have flipped the House of Representatives, which had belonged to the Republican party since 2010, with a margin of 220-194. The senate, however, is still controlled […]

The Iphone XS Max

November 8, 2018 3:00pm | Shane Rakes

The Iphone XS Max was able to be pre-ordered September 14th and they were going to be shipped out September 21st. I was begging my mom to let me get this amazing new Iphone and she finally let me. On November 6th, we went to Verizon […]

SEC Bias in the College Football Playoff

November 8, 2018 2:59pm | David Facaros

As of two weeks ago, the CFP rankings have been coming out every Tuesday alongside the AP polls. Although most people agree that these set of rankings are more accurate than the computer generated ones, people are upset at how teams are being are being […]

Global Warming

November 2, 2018 6:14pm | Kaitlyn Rosa

Have you ever walked outside in the middle of June to see snow falling? No? Well, this may sound weird now, but it could be happening in our near future. Global warming is a serious issue that needs to be addressed before it is too […]

Why is this Necessary?

November 2, 2018 6:11pm | Maddy McFarlin

When you are in lunch you should be able to do mostly whatever you want– while following the rules of course. It is your free period of the day to be with your friends and talk with them and just get away from all of […]

New iPhone Camera

November 2, 2018 6:06pm | Seth Andregg

The 3 new iPhones have a weird beauty mode to them with the selfie cameras. The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR all have great cameras. Probably one of the best cameras on a phone to date. Oddly enough, the cameras add […]

Is Lebron Regretting His Decision

November 1, 2018 5:59pm | David Facaros

After the Cavs lost in the finals last season most fans expected him to take his talents elsewhere. Across the country, many fans expected the superstar to make his way to Los Angeles, it was just a matter of time.  On July 2nd Lebron dropped […]

Northeast Ohio Schools lacking SRO

October 31, 2018 5:04pm | Ali Alhamdani

Most of northeast Ohio schools do not have an SRO ( school resource officer).  An SRO is responsible for safety and crime prevention in schools. School resource officers typically have additional duties, including mentoring and conducting presentations on youth-related issues. An SRO usually goes through 40 […]

Should religiousinstitutions be protected?

October 31, 2018 4:35pm | McKenzie Lane

On Saturday, October 27th, a man by the name of Robert Bowers opened fire in a Pittsburgh Synagogue, killing eleven people. Bowers also injured two other worshipers and four police officers, according to USA Today. Out of the eleven victims one was Rose Mallinger, aged […]

Everyone Is Stressed

October 26, 2018 5:59pm | Maddy McFarlin

Everyone gets stressed one way or another no matter what it is you are doing. You may not realize it, but when you are walking down the street looking around at people all around you–they are all stressed. They are all stressing about different things […]

Are College Campuses Safe Enough?

October 25, 2018 1:50pm | McKenzie Lane

On the 22nd of October, University of Utah track and field star, Lauren McCluskey, was shot and killed by former ex-boyfriend on campus. McCluskey had discovered that her former boyfriend was a registered sex offender and broke off the relationship on the ninth of October. […]

Trump and HHS Redefining Sex and Gender

October 24, 2018 11:33pm | Sam Stone

During the weekend, it was announced that the Trump administration has made a motion to have the Department of Health and Human Services to narrow the definition of gender to “those assigned to one at birth,” or visa-vie–your genitals. During the Obama administration, President Barack […]

The Buckeyes Playoff Chances

October 24, 2018 4:57pm | David Facaros

After a gruesome loss in West-Lafayette on Saturday, the nation is questioning the Buckeyes chances at a playoff spot later this season. Coming into the season, Purdue was 3-3 and unranked while Ohio State was ranked 2nd in the country. The Buckeyes didn’t play well […]

Misogynists, look out

October 24, 2018 4:54pm | Kaitlyn Rosa

A misogynist is defined as a person who dislikes, despises, or is a strongly prejudiced against women. Most men are like this without even knowing it. Their up bringing is one of the many reasons of this superior feeling. Also, society is feeding into their […]

Is Snapchat Beneficial?

October 19, 2018 6:13pm | James Morrissey

Is Snapchat beneficial? I’m sure those words have never came out your parents mouths, but it is likely true. With proper guidance, technology can help develop reading, writing, and critical thinking skills, along with connecting and sharing their point of view with others, observe good […]

Unnecessary Rules

October 19, 2018 5:08pm | Maddy McFarlin

Everywhere you go there are rules. Which is good in some aspects but in others it is not the best. The way rules are made is by someone else’s not so smart decisions. Most of them are for our own safety which is true but some […]

Is Living In a No-Fault State An Advantage?

October 19, 2018 4:00pm | Madyson Layelle Al-Ghaben

Recently, while traveling to Florida, I quickly learned that Florida is a “no-fault state.” Meaning that if you were you get into an accident, no one would be at fault. You would still need to have auto insurance, of course, but this means that your insurance […]

What Kavanaugh’s Approval Means

October 17, 2018 5:03pm | Molly Roche

When Donald Trump was elected to be president, the only thing I could think was: is this really what we expect from our countries leaders…he’s a reality TV star, what could he know about running a country? Once again, I am questioning the standards and […]

Stormy Daniels and Trump Back at it With Defamation

October 17, 2018 1:33am | Sam Stone

Earlier this year, known adult film star, Stormy Daniels, came out with news of a sexual encounter with Donald Trump in 2006.  She reported how years later a man told her to keep quiet about the matter (a sketch artist did a rendering of the […]

The Benefits of Music

October 15, 2018 1:33am | Kaitlyn Rosa

Have you ever been told that listening to music distracts you and is not good for you? Well, the final results are in… Crank those tunes and blast those beats because music is good for you! There are hundreds of different ways that music can help […]