There are many ways to support local Black-owned businesses in the valley.

Black History Month

Rebecca Harris, Columnist February 17, 2021

Started in 1976, Black History Month is a time to celebrate and recognize the Black community. Black History Month is celebrated in the United Kingdom, United States, Netherlands, Germany, and Canada,...

Does your favorite subject show how your brain works?

The ELA Mind vs. the STEM Mind

Going through school, most students find a subject that tends to stand out to them. However, does your favorite subject have anything to do with the way your mind works?
Sophia Geisler, Columnist January 10, 2021

The brain is an extraordinary thing, and it’s amazing how much it controls. I decided to do a survey on students who enjoy ELA subjects versus students who enjoy STEM subjects, and the difference in...

A traditional menorah used to celebrate Hanukkah.

Happy Chanukah

Chanukah (or the wider-known spelling of Hanukkah) is a Jewish holiday celebrated around the world, particularly in Israel and the United States. Here are ways to celebrate Chanukah, as well as the story of how the holiday came to be.
Rebecca Harris, Columnist December 15, 2020

The Story of Chanukah The story of Chanukah is told in many different ways, but this is a version of the traditional story as told by Susan Fischer Weis in her book “The Complete Guide to Hanukkah”: “A...

Christmas is only one of many wintertime holidays.

Holidays Around the World

Almost everyone has heard of Christmas, but there are some winter holidays, and their traditions, that often go unnoticed in this part of the world.
Rebecca Harris, Columnist November 18, 2020

Holiday season: the time when stores are decked out in red and green, with glitter galore.  Walking by bakeries and smelling gingerbread or sugar cookies. Many people know about Christmas and how it is...

Diversity & Language in America

Sophia Geisler, Columnist October 28, 2020

There are 195 different countries, each with their own separate cultures and diversity. Perhaps one of the largest differences between most countries is their language spoken. As of today, a large handful...

This short film about styling kinky hair and family recently won an Academy Award.

The Love for “Hair Love”

Jolie Flack, Columnist February 17, 2020

“Hair Love” is a 7-minute animated short film directed by Matthew A. Cherry. It is about the relationship between a father, his daughter, and her hair. The film won Best Animated Short Film at the...

Miss Nigeria cheering on her friend.

These Women are Proving That the World has Changed

Madeeha Akhtar, Columnist December 19, 2019

Many women around the world are being judged for their race and other problems such as sexuality and economic background. These women are proving that the world still has the ability to change for the...

A Chick-Fil-A storefront.

Chick-Fil-A Ends Donations to Anti-LGBT Organizations

The Salvation Army and the FCA will no longer receive support from Chick-Fil-A.
Cameron Foley, Columnist November 25, 2019

The Chick-Fil-A Foundation is a separate branch of Chick-Fil-A that wants “to lead the company's commitment to support organizations dedicated to the issues of hunger, homelessness and education,”...

Noor Alexandria Abukaram running the 5k cross-country race.

Ohio Runner Disqualified Because of Hijab

Madeeha Akhtar, Columnist November 9, 2019

Sixteen-year-old Noor Alexandria Abukaram had just run her best time yet, with her team heading to the regional competition, but she was devastated. According to CBS News, when the team went to check their...

A Nike scandal could set a new precedent for sports companies.

Nike Shifts Policy on Pregnancy

From backlash to a new policy.
Amber Fretwell, Columnist May 24, 2019

Nike sponsors athletes, models, and generally active people to be in their ads and campaigns for their products. This company is popular among all age groups and genders because of their comfortable shoes,...

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