Ohio is Recalculating Curriculum Required in High School
By Esther Fultz
Rising inflation rates coupled with the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have created an economic situation in our country that is less than ideal. While many Americans today rely on the federal government to address such challenges, a new Ohio education requirement strives for economic improvement on a much smaller, more individual scale. Beginning next school year, all incoming public school freshmen will be required to take a semester-long financial literacy ...
Poland and the EU Spar over Who Is in Charge
By Noah Tang
Recent developments in Poland have caused concerns that the country is getting ready to leave the European Union, as Britain did in its much-publicized ‘Brexit.’ In response, the EU is denying Poland billions of euros’ worth of funding, including those intended to help rebuild after COVID-19. Many are concerned that this situation will eventually escalate into a ‘Polexit.’
This dispute is but the latest disagreement between the Polish government and the EU. Dr. Glen ...
Rumors Run Rampant Following the Astroworld Tragedy
By Sam Acosta
On Friday, November 5, tragedy struck the Astroworld music festival in NRG Park in Houston. The festival brought tens of thousands of people together to hear famous musical artists such as Earth, Wind & Fire and 21 Savage, amongst others. On Friday night, the first of the two-night event, headliner Travis Scott took to the stage.
As his performance began, the riled-up crowd surged forward to get closer. With too many people in too small of a space, many were trampled and ...
The Proposition of a Solar Farm is Attracting an Energetic Debate
By Esther Fultz
Renewable energy has been a hot topic in recent years. Specifically relevant to small, rural towns like Cedarville, Ohio is the move toward solar energy. Since 2016, multiple solar companies have been requesting to lease land from local farm owners for the purpose of establishing solar farms. This request has been met with a great deal of controversy.
Cedarville farmer Joe Krajicek opposes the solar project and declined an offer to lease 50 acres of land to one of these ...
The Idea of Raising the Minimum Wage has Aroused both Criticism and Praise
By Sarah Mummert
Perhaps what comes to mind when you think of minimum wage is flipping burgers at your local McDonald’s. Raising wages has become a topic of debate. The major supporters of raising the federal minimum wage generally have one concern on their minds: giving everyone the ability to obtain an equal standard of living. How to meet that goal? Raise the minimum wage, easy fix, right?
People get paid more, and everyone’s happy. But life isn’t easy, and we should be wary of ...
At the Cost of Privacy Apple’s New Software has the Potential to Combat Abuse.
By Esther Fultz
This August, Apple announced plans to release a tool called NeuralMatch to scan photos being uploaded to iCloud and compare them to a database of known child abuse images. Since then, a great deal of controversy and privacy concerns have arisen around the software, leading Apple to postpone its release and spend more time developing the tool.
Jeffrey Simon, Associate Professor of Communication, said, “Trying to protect children and prevent underage explicit content is a ...
Restrictions are Being Placed on Education in China, which may Concern Parents
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By Michael Cleverly
The Chinese government made a law during the summer regulating after-school, off-school and online tutoring limiting when tutoring could take place. The government said the children were already doing more than they needed to and to help ease the work burden they would regulate tutoring to give students more time to relax. This regulation may relate to a recent ...
Recent Vaccine Mandates Raise Questions and Controversy Over Constitutional Rights
By Anna Harman
COVID-19 has impacted our lives for almost a year and a half. In recent months, vaccines for COVID-19 have been produced and have been recommended to citizens by many healthcare officials.
Now, the vaccines are beginning to be required for many schools, businesses, federal occupations, events, and the medical field. There are varying opinions on the many questions of whether the act of requiring the COVID-19 vaccines is threatening our constitutional rights.
Do schools, ...
Come for Leftovers: Local Restaurant Reviews
By Kristina Birt
As the semester has gone on, I’ve realized how much I’ve missed fresh breakfast food. While Chuck’s does have some options with the grill and breakfast bar, there is just something missing about the homey feeling of brunch. With the help from some of my friends, here are a few restaurant recommendations for breakfast or brunch food for a large brunch gathering, a one-on-one, or a date.
The Blueberry Cafe is in Bellbrook, thirty minutes ...
An Overview of President Joe Biden’s Term to Date
By Esther Fultz
According to Gallup poll results released Aug. 20, American opinions regarding President Joe Biden are very mixed. Following the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, 49% of Americans were in favor of Biden while 51% did not support him or were unsure on their stance.
Dr. Robert Clark, Assistant Professor of History, pointed to Biden’s recent decision to share nuclear technology with Australia as a positive aspect of Biden’s presidency. While the decision did come ...