E-Cigarettes: A Hidden Killer

Andrew Drake, Staff Writer
April 11, 2014

  You may have heard about a relatively new type of cigarette, the electronic cigarette or the e-cigarette.  This type of cigarette is theoretically supposed to be safer than a tobacco cigarette, and, by most accounts, it is.  The cigarette has no tobacco smoke, which is the cause of most tobacco-related... Read more »

Maria Mandato for Prom Queen!

Jillian Cressman, Chief Fooler
April 2, 2014

          After much careful thought and soul searching, senior Maria Mandato, has already started her campaign for prom. She has designated senior, Jessica Lane, as her campaign manager. Jessie explains, “Starting freshman year, I just knew Maria was destined to be queen. I have always pushed... Read more »

More Make Up Time for Calamity Days

Haley McKelvey, Staff Fooler
April 2, 2014

The Chardon Board of Education approved the district’s new and improved revised contingency plan to complete the required make-up of instructional time lost to calamity days. This new schedule now also includes enough time for teachers to prepare their students for AP testing and Final Exams. After... Read more »

Chipotle in the Cafe!!

Ryan Watts, Staff Fooler
April 2, 2014

News from the board! Chardon’s board of Education says that we are getting a Chipotle put into our cafeteria. There has been a secret vote going around that teachers are going to be listening to the restaurant that students talk about he most and they are going to put it into the cafeteria, and the... Read more »

A Former Student Reaches Out

Jillian Cressman, Chief Editor
March 21, 2014

In last month’s Think Kindness campaign, many boxes of shoes were generously filled by community members, faculty, and students. However, there was one very special box that came all the way from Japan. It was sent by a former student, Dan O’Brien (class of 2005), who learned about the shoe collection... Read more »

Chardon Profile: Mike Shaw and the Shaw Shack

Randy Davis, Editor
March 21, 2014

At Chardon, we have had an on duty police officer, or a School Resource Officer, that is with us almost every day. Some love him, some don’t know him, and some hate him! Our officer at our school is Officer Mike Shaw, and he’s more than your average cop. Mike Shaw has been an officer of the law since... Read more »

Kicking Away “Shoelessness”

Nick Miraglia, Staff Writer
March 10, 2014

In Kenya, one of the stipulations for getting a basic education is owning a pair of shoes. With an education comes a chance at leaving poverty. With the end of the Chardon High School Think Kindness program came 5,018 second chances at life. ChardonHigh School enlisted the help of the community to achieve... Read more »

AFS Student Profile: Ane Maere

Haley McKelvey and Jillian Cressman, staff writers
February 28, 2014

  Ane Strugstad Maere was born on July 8th, 1996 in Steinkjer, Norway a city of about 20,000 people that has a similar climate to that of Chardon’s. Ane explained to me that she wasn’t fazed by our polar vortex, “we get about the same amount of snow as Chardon every year in Steinkjer, so I’ve... Read more »

Sochi Olympics

Joe Connick, staff writer
February 19, 2014

          The Sochi Olympics have been some of the most anticipated Olympics in the recent years. The conditions of Sochi have been a huge controversy because the athletes are complaining about the “gross” hotels and the fans are complaining about the restrooms and how two toilets are right... Read more »

AFS Student Profile: Martina Fava

Jillian Cressman, Editor-in-Chief
February 11, 2014

Introducing Martina Fava, also known as “Tuni,” hailing from the beautiful land of Italy! She comes from Cesate (with about 15,000 people), which is only about 20 miles away from Milan. Martina describes it as, “more crowded like a city, with flats.” Her home city has four seasons, but... Read more »

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