Hurricanes Take Southern U.S. by Storm

By: Meghan Malas What many consider to be some of mother nature’s most implacable phenomenons, hurricanes, have torn into Florida, The Caribbean, Mexico and the southern United States without a shred of mercy. According to The Atlantic, the image attached shows “three hurricanes spin across the tropical Atlantic. Left to right, they are: Hurricane Katia, Hurricane Irma, which was passing between Cuba and the Bahamas; … Continue reading Hurricanes Take Southern U.S. by Storm

The American Healthcare Bill Struggles in the Senate

By: Meghan Malas The clash over philosophy, ideology, and the identity of America has been ever present in the debate over health care policy. Since the new healthcare bill passed the House of Representatives May 4, questions of morality and consequence have set forth among the public. Politifact reports the new bill proposes rolling back the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, major … Continue reading The American Healthcare Bill Struggles in the Senate

Summer Jam Suggestions

By: Meghan Malas As summer inches closer and closer, the mindsets of the student body morphs from a (somewhat) motivated, organized demeanor to one of longing. Students pine for freedom from this 7:40 to 2:40 chasm of responsibility, and with this the infamous question manifests itself among the youth- what are you doing this summer? If you are like me, you are probably at a … Continue reading Summer Jam Suggestions

What to Know About the French Election

By: Meghan Malas The country of France experienced one of two rounds of voting involved in its electoral process on April 23. The race prior to then was between five individuals representing separate parties, “the far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen, scandal-hit conservative François Fillon, centrist newcomer Emmanuel Macron and far-left wildcard Jean-Luc Mélenchon” (CNN) were all competitive in the Round One, while Benoit Hamon … Continue reading What to Know About the French Election

Opinion: The Lack of Discourse Surrounding Syria

By: Meghan Malas When knowledge of Bashar al-Assad’s chemically induced massacre on citizens of his own country of Syria hit the public this past April 4, everyone, including the President of the United States, was stunned by the grotesque imagery of countless innocent lives suffering at the hand of a man who is supposed to be their leader. This event triggered immediate reaction by both … Continue reading Opinion: The Lack of Discourse Surrounding Syria

Cirque du Soleil Performs in Dayton

By: Meghan Malas The entertainment giant, Cirque du Soleil, recently paid a visit to Dayton’s Nutter Center as a part of their worldwide tour Sunday, March 26. The show featured was one acting as a prequel to the 2009 award winning film, Avatar. The show, titled Toruk: The First Flight, follows a loose plot line consisting of five unnamed characters who represent members of the indigenous Na’vi … Continue reading Cirque du Soleil Performs in Dayton

Nintendo’s Newest Console: Thoughts and Opinions by Local Nintendo Enthusiast

By: Meghan Malas On March 3, Nintendo released its highly anticipated gaming console: The Nintendo Switch. Since then, sales and profit levels have been at record level for the Japan-based company. This unprecedented success intrigued me, and I wanted to see what was so fantastic about this entertainment device, so I caught up with Michaela Pittman, a junior at Bellbrook High School, an avid video … Continue reading Nintendo’s Newest Console: Thoughts and Opinions by Local Nintendo Enthusiast

Politics Take Center-Stage at the Grammy Awards

By: Meghan Malas This past February 12, the highly anticipated Grammy Awards dominated the attention of evening viewers. Plenty of popular artists like Beyonce, Adele, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, and Chance the Rapper performed their hits from the past year, as well as covers from other musicians. Subtle political themes appeared, as artists like Katy Perry and Beyonce promoted messages of unity and strength, and … Continue reading Politics Take Center-Stage at the Grammy Awards

Why You Should Watch The 89th Academy Awards

By: Meghan Malas The 89th Academy Awards are set to take place this February 27, and as someone who rarely takes the time to think about the significance of award shows in our culture, much less the significance of the people who win the awards,  I took it upon myself to explore why this year’s Oscars deserve attention. The Academy Awards are one of many … Continue reading Why You Should Watch The 89th Academy Awards

Republicans Begin Affordable Care Act Repeal

By: Meghan Malas As most expected, the newly established and now Republican-controlled Congress made their first order of business to begin the repeal process of the Affordable Care Act. Since its implementation in early 2010, the act (also known as Obamacare), has stirred up a fair amount of controversy among both parties. Prominent conservatives like Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan have repeatedly supported … Continue reading Republicans Begin Affordable Care Act Repeal