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The Evolving Role of the First Lady

The Evolving Role of the First Lady

It’s said that behind every great president is a great first lady. While some first ladies have been merely a side note in history, others have stepped forward in a big way to change the nation and the world. First Ladies such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Hillary Clinton, and Michelle Obama changed not only the First […]

WTWTBTF (What to wear to be totally fashionable)

WTWTBTF (What to wear to be totally fashionable)

   It’s the constant struggle in the life of your average high school student: deciding what to wear. It can be stressful trying to balance edgy new fashion with practicality and comfort. But don’t fear! Here, the Tribune has compiled all the latest in spring and summer fashion.     Let’s start from the toes up: Shoes- […]

Foreign and Fluent: Why We Need Foreign Language Education

Foreign and Fluent: Why We Need Foreign Language Education

    “The World Language program rests on the belief that learning another language and another culture is an important skill in today’s economy.” That’s a line from THS’s course scheduling guide for the 2014-2015 school year, which goes on to describe the school’s course offerings in French and Spanish. It’s not just Talawanda, either. All over […]

Public vs. Private: The Epidemic of Social Media

Public vs. Private: The Epidemic of Social Media

I was fourteen when I began to hate Facebook. I knew my aunt was sick, but nothing prepared me when I logged on that day. Among the mindless banter and chatter, a three word post stopped my heart. “RIP Aunt Willy” She was dead. My dad was five minutes away from calling us. I shouldn’t […]

Face Block

  Logging onto the school Wi-Fi has become routine for many THS students with electronic devices. But now, those connected to the school network are limited once again. At the beginning of this school year, THS unblocked social media networks, such as Youtube, Instagram, Facebook, and some blogs. While most of these are still open […]

Joseph DeVaughn Reviews The Heist: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Macklemore, I want my mind back! Ever since I started listening to The Heist,  by rapper Macklemore, my mind has been owned by the wonderful music on the album. “Tonight is the night, we’ll fight till’ it’s over/ So we put our hands up like the ceiling can’t hold us,”  from “Can’t hold us.” plays […]

Beauty as Criterion for Art

Beauty as Criterion for Art

A sunrise. The end of a disney movie. The mountains. A towering chrome building. A painting. The face of your lover. A poem. Often, these sorts of things would be considered “beautiful,” possessing some sort of aesthetic pleasurability that almost implies or touches upon The Divine. Beauty, colloquially, is often considered a positive quality, desirable, […]

Chris Conese Reviews: The Warrior Heir

Chris Conese Reviews: The Warrior Heir

The Warrior Heir, a novel by Cinda Williams Chima, is a fantastic read in more ways than one.  I couldn’t put it down–I literally read the book in one sitting.  The character interactions and emotions are so realistic that they draw you right into the story. There is however, one thing throughout this book filled […]

Andy Hofmann Reviews “The Lake House”

Andy Hofmann Reviews “The Lake House”

Imagine: It’s 2006. First off, I’m so sorry. Seriously, 2000-2009 was honestly just pretty horrible all the time. It’s like, it was 1999, and then Y2K happened, and instead of destroying humanity, it ended up ruining every film, book, and piece of music for the next ten years. So, you’re in the thick of that. […]

Opinion: Andy Hofmann on the Christmas Shopping Season

Opinion: Andy Hofmann on the Christmas Shopping Season

The Christmas Shopping season rolls around, and we’re inundated with ads. Holiday sales, Black Friday deals, time to buy presents, get the “best savings,” go to Walmart, buy the turkey, hang the lights: the ads. Santa and snow and smiling people and fireplaces and evergreen trees, we are swamped with a Commercial Christmas that cannibalises […]

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