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Hope Brigade Club gives hope to cancer victims

Hope Brigade Club gives hope to cancer victims

Francesca D'Urzo, Carlmont High School

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features

Among Carlmont’s wide variety of clubs, Hope Brigade Club dedicates itself to spreading cancer awareness and positivity throughout the community, all while commemorating its initial upbringing. Hope Brigade Club President Cindy Chen began the club in 2016, a year after losing her mother to blood...

Paris Wilken looks to the stars

Paris Wilken looks to the stars

Nell Jaskowiak, Parkway West High School

October 25, 2017


Filed under Features

Every clear Friday night, Paris Wilken drives to Broemmelsiek Park and unpacks a huge, olive green box. He gets his telescope set up for a night of watching the stars, which is one of his biggest passions. “Before you look at space you could just be like, ‘Yeah, I understand it’s a fact of life...

Senior creates community service project

Senior creates community service project

Eliza Benyaminova, Mayfield High School

October 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Andrea Melaragno takes time out of her day to help the community, single handedly starting an event to support residents’ in domestic violence shelters. A couple years ago, Melaragno found out that her cousin had been in multiple shelters throughout her life. “Hearing stories about someone in...

Spotlight: Vickey Karl

Spotlight: Vickey Karl

Hannah Hoffmann, Parkway West High School

October 16, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

For sophomore Vickey Karl, summer meant memorizing six pages of music on a vibraphone and learning her performance part for the 2017-2018 season of band. Summer also brought about the sudden news that after weeks of learning her part in the performance, she would not be able to perform. “The week...

When you’re the child of a rabbi, who are you?

When you’re the child of a rabbi, who are you?

Hannah Jannol, Shalhevet High School

October 10, 2017


Filed under Features

The already difficult pressures of being a teenager can be even greater when you have to meet the expectations not only of your parents, but of a whole community. Junior Yakir Kanefsky felt this especially in his early teen years. Coming into Shalhevet was hard for him. “Everyone knew who my...

A life in limbo

A life in limbo

Savie Hughes and Bailey Birkholz, Maize High

September 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

She walks into a classroom, a light sweat dripping off her forehead. Paranoia swoops through her, making her jump at every sound. She never believed she would have to be scared of the only country she has ever known. But as she takes her seat, she feels everybody around her. She thinks they know her...

Senior calls for old phones in zoo challenge

Senior calls for old phones in zoo challenge

Jenna Bao, Sycamore High School

September 28, 2017


Filed under Features

Flip phones are virtually obsolete today, but they are still taking up space in cabinets everywhere. The Cincinnati Zoo’s “Go Bananas!” Challenge seeks to use the old devices to save the environment. Senior Bennett Heyn is currently participating in the challenge through the Environmental Club. “Last...

And then there was Hope

And then there was Hope

Sofia Hassan, Pascack Valley High School

September 26, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

As the North Tower began to crumble, Louise Buzzelli sat alone in her room and took her Crucifix off the wall. She held it tight to her chest and prayed to God that her husband and the soon-to-be father would come home safe. All she had was hope. The morning of Sept. 11, 2001, was just a normal...