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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

Photo Credit: Synyan, CC BY 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons 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.   Blueberry Café 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 ...

The Afghanistan Dilemma

by Maggie Walker  The date Oct. 7, 2001, does not tend to ring many bells in our collective national memory. This unassuming date, however, marked the beginning of the war in Afghanistan. Recently the issue has bubbled to the top of headlines and grabbed national attention as America’s longest war has ended.  To understand context, the country of Afghanistan itself was at war before American involvement. Dr. Glen Duerr, Associate Professor of International Studies, said, “Afghanistan ...