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Pressures of being a student athlete

Pressures of being a student athlete

Olivia Sklenka, Lifestyles Editor

November 3, 2015

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

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 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos, left, meets with World War II veterans during the Honor Flight event at the World War II Memorial  in Washington, D.C., Sept. 28, 2013. The Honor Flight Network, founded in 2005, flies WWII veterans free of charge to the Washington, D.C. memorial. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mallory S. VanderSchans/Released)

Olivia Sklenka, Lifestyles Editor

October 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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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