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Russia Invades Ukraine, Raising Questions about the Future

By Michael Cleverly  On February 24, Russia invaded Ukraine from multiple directions, with the goal of taking Kyiv, the capital city, and toppling the Ukranian government. As the war unfolds, questions arise of whether this brutal conflict could’ve been prevented and what it means for the future of the world. For months, Russian troops gathered on the border and various news companies and world leaders warned of an impending invasion. The Ukrainian and French presidents both claimed that ...

Is Congress Due for a Red Wave?

By Esther Fultz Presidential elections get a lot of attention, both by the media and voters. Midterm elections, while less publicized, play an equally important role, giving Americans the opportunity to rearrange the political makeup of Congress, both in the House and the Senate. With midterm elections approaching this year, Americans are already discussing possibilities and predicting outcomes. “Historically, it is more common that the party represented in the White House will lose ...

Sexual Violence Remains Prevalent on College Campuses: What Victims Go Through and How We Can Help

By Chris Karenbauer Editor’s note: The following story contains material related to sexual violence that may be disturbing to some people. The Rape, Abuse & Incest Network (RAINN) defines sexual violence as a “non-legal term that refers to crimes like sexual assault, rape and sexual abuse.” It’s On Us is an organization that helps combat campus sexual assault. According to It’s On Us’s website, between 20-25% of undergraduate women are victims of sexual violence. Ninety ...

Social Media’s Cyberbullying Problem

By Anna Harman According to stopbullying.gov, “Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers and tablets.” Cyberbullying can affect your reputation for things such as college admissions, employment and other social environments. Nearly everyone has a little computer in their pocket, so it is easy to access all social media platforms at any moment. Children as young as 9 years old have smartphones. Cyberbullying can be a result of an ...

Jaklyn Cato Glorifies God through Her Passion for Flowers

By Anna Harman Jaklyn Cato is the owner of The Village Petaler, an in-home floral shop right here in Cedarville. She is a wife and a mother of three boys, running her own business with the creative help of family and friends. They moved back to the area a little over a year and a half ago.  The Village Petaler began with her wedding in September 2011. She really began to work with flowers at her sisters’ weddings. She continued receiving more opportunities to work and the more she ...

The Impacts of The Russia-Ukraine War on The Global Economy

By Esther Fultz Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world economy is in a shaky place at best.  Supply chain disruptions, high rates of unemployment and increasing inflation are impacting the lives of millions, both throughout the United States and across the world.  Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine and the ongoing conflict that resulted is only expected to exacerbate these challenges.  Many of these disturbances are already being witnessed, with the obvious example of skyrocke...

Afghanistan Going Through Economic Crisis Since U.S. Pullout

By Esther Fultz Markets don’t exist in a vacuum.  Social and political factors constantly influence the economy.  This is apparent across American history and can be seen in the Afghan economy following the withdrawal of U.S. troops in August.  While data regarding the economic situation in Afghanistan is currently sparse, the deterioration is apparent. The World Food Program reported a 2021 increase from 42 million to 45 million people worldwide teetering on the edge of famine.  ...

Super Bowl LVI Preview: Los Angeles Rams vs Cincinnati Bengals

By Nick Ratliff The Super Bowl is one of the most exciting annual sporting events in the world. This year’s Super Bowl will feature the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals. This Super Bowl has rejuvenated hope for NFL fans. NFL fans have wanted wider variety in the teams in the Super Bowl and now we have it. Both teams have become very popular throughout the United States. Last year’s Super Bowl was played by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs, marking the first ...

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 ...