Archive | November, 2015

Teen pregnancy: getting the facts

By Mavis Brown Only 13% of U.S. teens have had sex by age 15, since most initiate sex in their late teen years. By their 19th birthday, seven in ten teen men and teen women have had intercourse. The pregnancy rate among young women has declined steadily, from 117 pregnancies per 1,000 women aged 15–19 […]

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Poor Little Pluto

By Mariah Killian   Let’s talk about Pluto. Over the years Pluto has seen little love and lots of hate. From being discovered, to being de-planatized, to being named as a planet once more, this little planet has been on quite the emotional rollercoaster. Pluto was discovered in 1930, by an american astronomer, but was […]

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Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer Book Review SPOILER ALERT

By Tori Helman In case you didn’t see it in the title, this article will contain some SPOILERS so read this article at your own risk. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard is Rick Riordan’s newest mythology series. In this series, Riordan writes about the Norse gods. The main character’s name is Magnus Chase […]

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How photography came to be

By Mariah Killian   The history of photography is quite interesting. By studying it, you really see how much it takes to make one thing that is seen as small to us, what it is today. A long time ago something amazing was created, or at least started with Aristotle who discovered camera obscura.  His […]

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What it’s Like to be a Senior

By Mariah Killian Personally, I never could have imagined making it this far. To me it seemed like just yesterday I was a curious little girl peeking her head in empty classrooms trying to imagine growing up. Here I am now, though, a senior at Piqua High School making a future for myself. A lot […]

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The differences between Korean Dramas or American Dramas

By Tori Helman Korean dramas or KDramas, as most people who watch them call them, are South Korean dramas that in the last 5 or so years have become very popular internationally. There are a lot of differences between Korean dramas and American dramas. For most Korean dramas, the first show or two is boring […]

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Tattoos and piercings in the work place

By Mavis Brown The desire to express one’s individuality has become progressively more common in people throughout history and the development of society as a whole. One common outlet that people have used to show a character of their own are tattoos and piercings of all kinds. There are a wide variety of piercings available […]

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Cultural Differences: Japan vs. America

By Mavis Brown Japan is often considered more “Western” in culture than other Asian countries. Compared to the United States, there are definitely a lot of similarities, but Japan and the U.S. do have a large number of cultural differences as well. Though no people can be generalized and culture can vary from region to […]

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Dia de los Muertos

By Tori Helman Dia de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday that celebrates the deceased. The Day of the Dead is a nationally celebrated holiday. The Day of the Dead takes place on November 1st and November 2nd. The holiday comes from the ancient civilizations of Mexico, who believed that […]

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Crimson Peak

By Mariah Killian   Crimson Peak is one of the newest movies out and has quite the story to it. Personally, I thought I was going to see a scary movie with jumpscares and gore. The trailers had lead me to believe that there was going to be evil creatures and crazy deaths. However, it is […]

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