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Golden Globes deliver shock and awe

Golden Globes deliver shock and awe

Hannah Rosman, Staff Reporter

January 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Hundreds of stars gathered for the Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills Sunday January 10. The show was hosted by Ricky Gervais for the fourth time, who came back from a three-year hiatus due to criticisms of his hosting style. His jokes have been called rude and unfunny ...

Food for thought

Food for thought

Will LeHardy, Staff Reporter

January 11, 2016


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Every day the cafeteria is crowded with hungry students. Many of them flock to the lunch lines to buy their meals, complete with healthy food options of fruit, vegetables, milk and whole grain bread items. Some students, however, buy their lunch with reluctance. Sophomore Cory Dudka is one of these dissati...

King of the Fall; The rise of The Weeknd

King of the Fall; The rise of The Weeknd

Jordi Kassa, Online Editor

December 14, 2015


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Four years ago, Canadian-born Ethiopian Abel Tesfaye, otherwise known as The Weeknd, was randomly releasing mixtapes with a couple of his friends and as over 18,000 people filled the Verizon Center on November 15th, I wondered as to how this came about. As someone who has listened to his music since...

The Facebook status quo

The Facebook status quo

Fiona Turner, Opinion Editor

November 16, 2015


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People use the Internet for so many different things, causing responses to vary greatly on what should be a simple question: what is the original use for social media? Parents and older people will claim that social media is a distraction for the younger generation, whereas the younger generations are use...

Pressures of being a student athlete

Pressures of being a student athlete

Olivia Sklenka, Lifestyles Editor

November 3, 2015


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Being an athlete in recent years has become the best way to get involved with your school, especially with the numerous options provided for students. However, achieving good grades while being a student athlete can be challenging. Finding a balance between school work and sporting activities can be ...

The Symptoms of spoiled recruiting 

The Symptoms of spoiled recruiting 

Will Siegal, Managing/Sports Editor

October 22, 2015


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University of Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino addressed the media on October 20 over allegations that a former assistant had paid for sexual favors for their men's basketball recruits. In an effort to lure the best basketball players in the nation to the program, Louisville’s allegation shock...

The Honor Flights

The Honor Flights

Olivia Sklenka, Lifestyles Editor

October 15, 2015


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Honor Flights, a non-profit organization, was founded by Jeff Miller in May 2005 as a way to honor retired service members of the United States. Ever since the first six Honor Flights flew out of Springfield, Ohio, the foundation has continued to grow. World War II veteran Pooch Pace said, “Miller did ...

The trouble with construction

The trouble with construction

Will LeHardy

September 25, 2015


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Major renovations have occurred in Washington-Lee High School’s more than 90-year history, including the renovation that took place six years ago to build a larger, more environmentally friendly school. This past summer, however, more renovations have taken place to accommodate the massive freshma...

The Media’s Effect on Policy

Matthew Herrity, Staff Reporter

April 28, 2015


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In the weeks after the Charlie Hebdo attacks, the international community was in horror. Over over 40 presidents and prime ministers attended a funeral to mourn those who lost their lives. During the same week, Boko Haram killed over 2,000 Nigerians in a rampage through the town of Baja. It is very...

A Lesson in Feminism

Alice Bell, News Editor

January 12, 2015


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From my experience, the general consensus appears to be that feminism is man-hating. That feminists want nothing less than female supremacy over the men that have historically run this planet. At this point, I would like to quote dictionary.com for you: “feminism: the doctrine advocating social,...

Ebola: The Overhype

Ebola: The Overhype

Jordi Kassa, Staff Writer

December 15, 2014


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Lately, many people around the world have been worried about the Ebola virus. To the extent that, now, Ebola is the third most searched word when typing in the letter “e,” after eBay and ESPN on Google. The international media, especially the United States, has been focused on the spread of the viru...

Swatting

Marisa Sydnor, Staff Reporter

December 15, 2014


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Online streaming of video games is a popular pastime on different types of gaming consoles. Gamers can engage in the gaming community by streaming a live video of them playing a game of their choice and displaying their progress for audiences all over the world. There is a phenomenon called “swatti...

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