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All the Bright Places By: Jennifer Niven

All the Bright Places By: Jennifer Niven

Oxford OH– “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places.”- Ernest Hemingway At the beginning of this book Jennifer Niven paints a picture of a 12th grader named Theodore Finch perched on the sixth-story ledge of his school’s bell tower, arms extended, welcoming the spectators below to his death scene. […]

Sylvan Esso Plays Ryman

Sylvan Esso Plays Ryman

I first heard Sylvan Esso at the Vogue Theatre in Indianapolis in September of 2013. I remember it well. They were opening for Volcano Choir, the band I had traveled to Indy to see. When I got there, the duo, Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn, were already on stage. On the right side stood a […]

TOCO MADERA PERFORMS AT THS

TOCO MADERA PERFORMS AT THS

On Friday Sept. 22, 2017 THS students enjoyed a performance by Toco Madera for the Latin American and Caribbean UniDiversity Festival and sponsored by the CAWC–The Center for American and World Cultures at Miami University in Oxford, OH. The group performed Traditional Latin American music in the PAC seventh period.The music was very enjoyable and […]

Hype for the Apocalypse

Hype for the Apocalypse

“The Walking Dead” is an incredibly popular show on the television channel AMC, and the fanbase is most certainly not extinct here at Talawanda High School. The television show takes place in a post apocalyptic America, where a County Sheriff, Rick Grimes, is forced to survive in a world ruled by zombies, or, as they […]

The Game’s Afoot

The Game’s Afoot

Oxford, OH — It’s December 1936 and broadway star WIlliam Gillette (played by senior Tyler Boyd), admired by the world for his lead role in the famous play Sherlock Holmes has invited some of his colleges to his Connecticut Castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, […]

The Poet in the Schoolhouse

The Poet in the Schoolhouse

When you think of poets you think of Edgar Allan Poe or Ernest Hemingway. You wouldn’t think a great young poet would be sitting in a high school teaching teenagers about poetry but he is. Quentin Russell is the Artist in Residence for our school this semester. He runs the Poetry Club which is after […]

Ready! Set! Honk!

Ready!  Set!  Honk!

This spring, Talawanda High’s drama department performed a wonderful production of HONK! under the direction of Ryan Steffen. This was Steffen’s first musical since he resumed the directorial position, and it did not disappoint. Audiences were treated to a blend of classical musical theatre composition and a rural storyline that hits close to home for […]

How Fashionable

How Fashionable

Saturday, April 8th Miami University Fashion and Design held their 11th annual fashion show. Including over 60 student models, 20 student designers, and a projected crowd of over 1,500 people, this is MUF&D’s biggest event of the school year. Unlike others years, this show included a trunk show to advertise local businesses and designers. This […]

Sky

Sky

Tribune reporter A. Howard has been collecting photos of the sky for the past few years.  Here’s some of our favorites: Sunrise in Daytona Beach, Florida on February 22, 2013. Sunset in Hanover, Ohio on July 18, 2015. Sunset in Oxford, Ohio on August 7, 2015. Sunset in uptown Oxford, Ohio on December 8, 2015. […]

Top Ten Holiday Gifts for Teens

Top Ten Holiday Gifts for Teens

Electric Blankets Being a teenager is stressful. You’re constantly tired and High School is kicking your butt. Perhaps the best gift I’ve ever received was not a new phone, but an electric blanket.   Very Fluffy Pillow Once again, I bring up the point that High School is not fun. Getting enough sleep to survive […]

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