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Rita’s Weekly News Roundup: November 18 – 24

Rita’s Weekly News Roundup:  November 18 – 24

Theme of Week: Giving and Taking We will have to give asylum When people immigrate illegally to the U.S, they can claim asylum. This means that they claim they have a legitimate danger of torture or death if deported back to their country of origin. President Trump issued a proclamation claiming anyone who crossed from […]

Rita’s Weekly News Roundup: November 11-17

Rita’s Weekly News Roundup: November 11-17

Theme of Week: Fire The idea of fire can start off literal – northern california has been consumed by wildfires. According to NPR, as of today, Nov. 19, 77 people have died and 993 are unaccounted for. The fire has destroyed almost 10,000 homes, including some celebrities homes such as Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus. […]

High Schooler’s Guide to the Election

High Schooler’s Guide to the Election

I started to write this article after I surveyed two of my classes, and of the people I surveyed, only about 4% could name two candidates for Governor. I was worried by this result; some of these people could already vote, and most would be able to in two short years at the latest. So, […]

The Face Of Homelessness In Cincinnati

The Face Of Homelessness In Cincinnati

Homelessness is an issue that affects many teens in Cincinnati and the United States.  In this article Kieran Del Vecchio takes a closer look at the issue, and opens with an  anecdote told to her by her father who recently gave “Smarts,” a young homeless man, a ride.   It was a frigid and rainy day in Cincinnati, […]

Home of the Braves?

Home of the Braves?

Note:  On June 29, 2018, Bob Ratterman and Brennen Kauffman of the “Journal News” reported at the June 18, 2018 Talawanda School Board meeting Kathy McMahon-Klosterman read excerpts from a six-page letter from the Native American Rights Fund urging Talawanda to change its district mascot (https://www.journal-news.com/news/native-american-group-wants-butler-county-school-mascot-changed/lF739qRLXnDWuR4fz2sr1L/). For information on NARF see: https://www.narf.org/. Article originally appeared […]

THS Students Participate in National Walk Out

THS Students Participate in National Walk Out

On March 14, 2018 over 250 students at Talawanda High School walked out in solidarity with the victims of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School of Parkland, Fla. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_slideshow”]

Cincinnati Women’s March

Cincinnati Women’s March

Cincinnati, OH –On January 20th, 2018, in Cincinnati as well as cities across America and the world, millions of people gathered to protest the Trump presidency and the ideas of the administration. The largest march was in Los Angeles, with an estimated 600,000 people, and large marches in Washington, D.C, New York, and Seattle, along […]

School Acceptance of Transgender Students

School Acceptance of Transgender Students

OXFORD – As our generation gets older and more educated, everyone seems to be learning more about issues such as gender and sexuality. Different areas of daily are becoming more accepting to changes and making accommodations to provide for “different” people the same way as everyone else. A highly debated subject in this matter is […]

National Parks Meet National Conflict

National Parks Meet National Conflict

Across the U.S., a massive portion of profit from tourism comes out of the national parks that are flocked to by visitors — about 282 million per year, according to the National Parks Conservation Association. The recent U.S. government shutdown has affected the state of American parks more than many have predicted. Unlike the 2013 […]

The Demise of the Graham-Cassidy Bill, and the Last Ditch Effort Debate

The Demise of the Graham-Cassidy Bill, and the Last Ditch Effort Debate

WASHINGTON DC–After reaching the set deadline of Sept. 30, the GOP bill proposed by Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy has been confirmed denied from reaching the Senate floor. What was meant to be another joint effort to establish a proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the bill comes short to reach any approval, […]

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