Archive | October, 2014

The Importance of Speech Class

By Mariah Killian   Throughout life you will find public speaking is something we do most. As an adults you work in groups and have to publicly speak your ideas. Students also do lots of speaking for presentations or work interviews. So is speech class important? Yes. This is because half of the time when […]

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The Giver: A Review

By Janell Curl The book The Giver, published in 1993 written by Lois Lowry, was just released as a movie on August 15, 2014 and was directed by Phillip Noyce. The novel follows a boy named Jonas through the thirteenth year of his life. The society has eliminated pain and strife by converting to “Sameness,” a […]

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Wright Patterson Air Force Base Job Shadow Day.

By Mariah Killian   Friday October 3, 2014, I had the chance to shadow Jeffrey Hepp a defense contractor at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. As Hepp’s shadow he first gave me a brief tour of the museum, explaining the planes names, firearms, and dates they were built. After the tour Hepp took me to […]

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Premature babies: Miracles at birth

By Tori Nix   In 1997, a total of 28,005 premature babies were born.  Many premature babies are at risk of developing cerebral palsy, mental retardation, chronic lung disease, hearing loss, and blindness. Premature birth is the number one cause of death in newborns, and those that do survive still face many health problems. However, […]

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Thinking About College?

By Janell Curl The PHS Junior and Senior students and surrounding schools gathered together to consider their futures when Edison Community College held a college fair Monday, September 22, with colleges from ohio and near states. Asking Tori Nix what she thought about the college fair she expressed that she thought it was “interesting to […]

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Social Media: the technological drug

By Tori Nix   You have a Facebook account, a Twitter account, and/or a Tumblr account. But, did you know that social media is ruining your brain? Social media is how we “stay connected” to the outside world, yet it seems to be controlling us. Studies show that social media is ruining our attention span […]

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“Centuries” From Fall Out Boy

By: Faith Branson In my last post I talked about seeing Fall Out Boy at a concert over the summer. While I was there in between songs they would talk to the fans, and they asked how many of us love Fall Out Boy. Of course we all screamed, showing that we did in fact […]

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The Maze Runner: A Review

  By Mariah Killian   The Maze Runner by James Dashner is an adventure book leaning into the future. Thomas and Teresa are the last two people to be placed in the maze. Everyone put in the maze all remember only one thing:their name. All these people have been placed here by W.I.C.K.E.D for testing, and […]

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School shootings: a trend since 1760

By Tori Nix   Since 1760, school shootings have become a trend. Although, there was only one school shooting then, throughout the years, school shootings have gotten more frequent. From 1760 to 2014, there have been more than a hundred school shootings in the United States. Most of us know about the Columbine High School […]

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Key Club News

  By Cody O’reilly The key club is bumping it up this year by getting new members. They have 35 plus students that have recently joined or have been in there previously. Kim Bean, the advisor for key club, said that their biggest plans are centered around the fall rally at  the Ohio State campus. Kim said that the freshman […]

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