Archive | November, 2013

Debating Champions On the Gridiron

By David Wysong What will people remember the 2013 College Football season by? Well we’re not sure yet, but soon we will find out. As of the week of November 11th, four out of the top five teams in the BCS standings are undefeated, and the other team only has one loss. The BCS standings […]

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Veteran’s Day

By Tori Nix Veteran’s Day is a national holiday celebrated on November 11th.  Veteran’s Day  celebrates all the soldiers who have served in our country. It’s also the anniversary of the end of WWI. Veteran’s Day is celebrated as both a state and federal holiday in the United States.     U.S president, Woodrow Wilson first […]

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A little literary fiction never hurts

By Kayla Bowermaster   It is important to be empathetic, to be able to read body language and really understand other’s emotions. Emotional intelligence is defined as the ability to express and control one’s emotions and be aware of other’s as well. Many people value these skills and try to improve them. Many other people […]

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High School Students Prepare for the Future

By Dakota Rench As the school year plunges deep into assignments, tests, and massive amounts of homework, there comes a time when seniors must decide what college they wish to attend and what degree to pursue. A small sample was taken from the 2014 senior class of Piqua High School to see where students stood […]

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PIQUA GETS GRANTS!

By Mariah Killian On November 13, the Piqua Community Foundation had an annual meeting, where they give out grants to nonprofit groups in the Piqua area. The event took place at the Piqua Country club, where Steven Staley gave out grants to the groups. Daniel Ramer, president of the Piqua Community foundation helps put together […]

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Election results to effect Piqua area

By Olivia Barhorst On the November 5th ballot, voters got the opportunity to vote for a new city mayor, for commission wards, and on a few issues. Among popular belief, local elections are not as important as presidential elections.   This should be viewed as complete and utterly false; local elections come in closer contact to the people […]

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Save a life and adopt

By Katie Harris Families decide to adopt pets for a variety of reasons, but the emotional benefits it provides for owners may be one of the best. A sense of fulfillment comes from adopting a rescue dog. You can watch something that has had a rough and hard life blossom with love, appreciation, and a […]

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Write your way through November!

By Faith Branson     NaNoWriMo is a nonprofit organization where they believe your story matters! Their main program is NaNoWriMo, the biggest writing event in the world. It takes place in November which is National Write a Novel month when 500,000 novelists join in the literary chaos. On the NaNoWriMo website they provide a word-count, deadline-tracking […]

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Matched Book Review

By Sherry Boggs     New York Times bestselling author Ally Condie did it again with her hit trilogy, Matched, Crossed, and Reached.     In the novel Matched, Cassia Reyes lives in a world where everything is decided for you, from the meals you eat to the person you marry and even down to the day […]

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Stressing out?

By Mariah Killian   Stress is a physical reaction when you feel upset or angry in some sort of way. When a person feels threatened whether it is real or imagined by the brain, your defensive side kicks in known as “Fight or Flight”. Fight or flight mode helps a person stay alert and keen to […]

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