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Where the Money to Candidates Comes From

Clara Medalie, Campus and City Editor

November 5, 2012

Filed under CAMPUS & CITY

Ever since the passage of Citizens United, a Supreme Court case in 2010, superPACS have been allowed to give unlimited amounts of money to endorse candidates. A political action committee is any organization in the United States...

Mandel and Brown Contend for Vital Seat

Clara Medalie, Campus and City Editor

November 5, 2012

Filed under CAMPUS & CITY

Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown is running for re-election this year against Ohio Treasurer, Josh Mandel, a Republican. Widely regarded as the most important Senate race in the country, the outcome of this race will help determine...

How the Next Four Years Could Affect Your Life

Shane Mckeon and Marcia Brown, Investigations Editors

November 5, 2012

Filed under INVESTIGATIONS

In the upcoming elections, more is at stake than just the direction of the country. The United States is one of the largest countries in the world, and Americans have a drastic effect on the health of the planet. This election...

Power Outage Disrupts School

Carter Parry, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2012

Filed under CAMPUS & CITY

A power outage caused by high winds and affecting the high school's front hallways disrupted the start of school Oct. 15. Hallway lights in affected areas were dark and clocks were all stopped at 1:55. Teachers were overheard...

Whether in School or Out, Suspensions Add Up

Allie Harris, Cover Story Editor

October 5, 2012

Filed under INVESTIGATIONS

Despite ­­­talk among community members that there were record suspensions last year, Assistant Principal Sara Joyce and Ohio Department of Education data confirmed that the high school did not see a significantly higher number...

Internet Safety Talk Enforced This Year For Freshmen

Carter Parry, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2012

Filed under CAMPUS & CITY

Freshmen are required by law to hear an Internet safety talk given by librarians during library orientation this year because of the district’s installation of Wi-Fi service. The talk covers basic web safety, such as the...

Third Class is the Charm; IB adds to Curriculum

Shane McKeon, Investigations Editor

October 5, 2012

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The high school IB program will introduce new options this year, including new classes and the IB Medallion. The IB Medallion originated at Minneapolis Southwest High School, ranked in the top 100 IB schools worldwide. Seventy-three...

Lack of Time and Seating Pose Problems for Students

Noa Shapiro-Franklin, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2012

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Although lunch periods at the high school are longer than the 20-minute government requirement, students in busy lunch periods find they don’t have enough time to eat due to overcrowding of the cafeteria. Asked how long she...

Seeking Alternatives to Missing School

Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Editor In Chief

October 5, 2012

Filed under INVESTIGATIONS

Disciplinary actions for suspension-level offenses vary as schools attempt to find alternatives for taking students out of their classes. An article published in the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration...

Students Leave IB For a Range of Reasons

Leo Izen, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2012

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Of the 22 juniors in the IB program last year, 15 remain enrolled as seniors. IB Coordinator and social studies teacher Tim Mitchell said the program expects numbers to change like this, and that the changes are not a problem....

Make Up Work Challenges Students, Teachers

Kathleen Kalafatis, Cover Story Editor

October 5, 2012

Filed under INVESTIGATIONS

Suspension is no vacation for students or teachers. Students are responsible for the assignments they miss while suspended. Teachers gain the extra responsibility of providing the suspended student with his or her assignments. Extra...

Teachers, Administrators Face Decisions About Whether Students Will Stay Home

Allie Harris, Cover Story Editor

October 5, 2012

Filed under INVESTIGATIONS

Despite ­­­talk among community members that there were record suspensions last year, Assistant Principal Sara Joyce and Ohio Department of Education data confirmed that the high school did not see a significantly higher number...

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