Schools seeing an increase in violence at sporting events

by Emma DeWeese Ten-year-old Micah Tennant was eager to watch Pleasantville’s playoff game on November 15, 2019. In an interview with ESPN his mother, Angela Tennant recalls, “Everybody was going to be at this game.” Micah Tennant was watching the game with his older sister when gunshots rang out in the third quarter. Tragically he died on November 20, 2019, with a bullet wound to … Continue reading Schools seeing an increase in violence at sporting events

Abortion policies set to turn out voters at the polls in November

Eve Jamilkowski With the Dodds Supreme Court decision which led to the overturn of Roe V. Wade, many voters are now making decisions based on candidates’ positions on the hot-button topic. A POLITICO-Harvard survey asked 1,815 registered voters to note down which issues were “extremely important” in their upcoming congressional vote. Abortion ranked 4th, with 44% of all surveyed saying it is “extremely important.” While … Continue reading Abortion policies set to turn out voters at the polls in November

Ohio judge temporarily suspends Ohio abortion ban

By Adia Miller In 2019 Governor Mike DeWine passed a bill that banned abortion past the first sign of a fetal heartbeat, which is detectable at the 5.5-6 week period, though more definitive post seven weeks. Most women find out that they are pregnant between weeks 4-7. Abortion rights activists sued the state after the bill’s passing, which led a judge in Hamilton County to … Continue reading Ohio judge temporarily suspends Ohio abortion ban

Flooding in Pakistan leads to humanitarian disaster

By Jacob Grismer Over the summer, a third of Pakistan was flooded after record breaking rain, covering the country with dirty green water, collapsing the country’s economy, and raising the risk of disease. 33 million people have been affected and was called “the worst Humanitarian disaster of this decade” by Pakistan’s minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman. According to other Pakistani officials, 1,500 people have … Continue reading Flooding in Pakistan leads to humanitarian disaster

Kipchoge shatters marathon world record

by Tommy Dickman On September 25, Eliud Kipchoge made history by running a 2:01:09 marathon in Berlin, breaking his last world record by a whopping 30 seconds. Tigist Assefa ran a 2:15:37 marathon, shaving a whole 18 minutes from her previous time. Kipchoge had already completed the impossible three years earlier by running a sub-two-hour marathon in Vienna. This was not counted though due to … Continue reading Kipchoge shatters marathon world record

What is happening now in Ukraine 

by Eve Jamilkowski There is still consistent warfare taking place in Ukraine with Russia including a back-and-forth of losing and regaining various cities and regions. Artillery and heavy missile attacks claim lives. Russia has also defied international law by signing a referendum to illegally annex four territories of occupied Ukraine into Russian territory. Russia’s President Putin repeated previous threats of nuclear war to defend his … Continue reading What is happening now in Ukraine 

OPINION: What are the risk factors for school shootings?

By Jacob Grismer The Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools school board recently passed a resolution to form a volunteer Active Shooter Response Team. Current research of the commonalities in school shootings can be used to evaluate current prevention methods and possibly point to new ones. Any gun going off at a school, school game, bus with students, or school property is the criteria used to define a school … Continue reading OPINION: What are the risk factors for school shootings?

Ukrainian success sparks hope of reclaiming territory in north Georgia

by Tommy Dickman The latest Ukrainian counter offensive in the past few weeks has made impressive progress gaining back over 9000 km². But it also has highlighted the gross mismanagement of Russian troops in the war, and the world has seen it. Russia has made many enemies with surrounding nations, including Georgia. They lost territory in Abkhazia and south Ossetia. But recently Georgian officials have … Continue reading Ukrainian success sparks hope of reclaiming territory in north Georgia

Queen Elizabeth has Died: Where Does the UK Go from Here?

by Adia Miller On September 8, the UK’s longest ruling monarch, Queen Elizabeth ll, passed away at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. While the loss of the Queen is devastating, plans have been created for the inevitable event. The monarchical succession of power continues to the firstborn of the previous generation. This means that with the announcement of Queen Elizabeth’s death, her first born, the former … Continue reading Queen Elizabeth has Died: Where Does the UK Go from Here?