Is It Racist?

James Knopp, Staff Writer
December 19, 2014

The shooting of Michael Brown has sparked riots in five major cities. After reviewing the overwhelming evidence, the grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson. Within days of this uproar, twelve year old Tamir Rice was shot by the Cleveland Police and later died in the hospital. About... Read more »

Black Friday Attacks

Natalie Bukovec, Staff Writer
December 5, 2014

The holidays have finally begun; a time to spend with friends and family. However, because of the way that some stores (and people) have started to treat Black Friday, this holiday feeling is becoming less and less special. A few years ago, it appeared that Black Friday was a great idea for parents and... Read more »

Weighted Grades

Dominic Dea, Team B Writer
November 21, 2014

At the end of the year students beginning the process of signing up for next year’s classes. There are general, honor, and AP classes for students to choose. As you increase in the difficulty level of the course, the more commitment you are expected to give for that class. You would think that the... Read more »

The Delay Dilemma

Anjaleigh Hart, Team B Writer
November 21, 2014

Last Thursday the snow was falling crazily. Every school in Geauga was off on Friday EXCEPT Chardon local schools. The snow took an extended break on the weekend, but that break broke and the snow was back on Monday. All day on Monday students got watch the pretty fall of snow as it covered the staff’s... Read more »

Andrew Tahmooressi

Nick Miraglia, Editor-in-Chief
November 3, 2014

When the name Andrew Tahmooressi comes to mind, many have no idea who I am speaking about. Andrew Tahmooressi, long story short, is a decorated marine who served two tours in Afghanistan in an infantry role. He was meritoriously promoted through combat to the rank of Sergeant. Now, why does he stick... Read more »

Seniority vs. Quality

Natalie Bukovec, Staff Writer
October 8, 2014

Last Friday, the freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors presented their floats in the annual homecoming parade. The theme of this year’s homecoming was “on the wild side”; therefore, all grades based their floats on the jungle except for the juniors whose theme was Tarzan. At the end of the... Read more »

Into the Jungle

Sarah Cardina, Staff Writer
October 7, 2014

Hair appointments, nails and ties are all signs of homecoming . So many decisions that go into that one little night. What dress to wear, what color that with to match your date, and of course….. who to go with. From which restaurant to eat at, or to eat at home is a major decision that your whole... Read more »

Students Share Thoughts on Transition from Private to Public School

Ella Brickman, Staff Writer
September 25, 2014

With the 2014-2015 school year being in session for almost a month, I have noticed multiple differences in the public schools versus my elementary/middle school experience. Coming from St. Mary’s Chardon, a private school, I’ve experienced several changes from the environment I was in for the previous... Read more »

Vladimir Putin: Quiet Now, but Still Dangerous

Andrew Drake, Staff Writer
May 7, 2014

  In February, massive protests in Ukraine forced the existing pro-Russian government out of office and ushered in a new era in Ukraine.  However, many in Ukraine, especially in the eastern half of the country, supported the old government, and protests against the new government were ignited by... Read more »

Prom Price Problems

Haley McKelvey, staff writer
April 30, 2014

Prom has become a major social event in every teenager’s high school career with a major price to match. According to Visa’s annual prom spending survey, the average household, mostly the parents, will spend around $1,000 dollars for one fun-filled night.  This includes the costs for attire, pictures,... Read more »

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