Archive for May, 2010

Summer movies

Summer movies

Posted on 29. May, 2010 by admin.

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Photo courtesy Paramount Pictures
by Noah Grumman ‘12
Iron Man 2 (4 out of 5 stars)
When watching Iron Man 2, it is often difficult to decide whether the unbelievable plotline and technology is cheesy or badass. In this movie, the latter wins out.
The sequel centers around Ivan Vanko, the son of a Russian physicist, who has come [...]

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I hate Family Circus

I hate Family Circus

Posted on 29. May, 2010 by admin.

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By Evan Smith ‘11
It started out as a great day. I woke up on time, feeling well rested; I could hear the birds chirping outside. A little sparrow fluttered up to my windowsill, smiled and whistled at me, and the trees were alive with majesty and wonder. After showering, I went downstairs and found a [...]

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Charter changes

Charter changes

Posted on 24. May, 2010 by admin.

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UA’s two charter schools disband due to state changes in funding requirements; Greenhill says IB Diploma and Community School programs will be integrated into regular high school’s curriculum

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The end of the road

The end of the road

Posted on 23. May, 2010 by admin.

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Capstone presentations the last step for seniors before graduation
By Eman Albash ‘10
As the school year comes to a close, students of all grades start to wrap up their last minute assignments, projects and papers. Seniors in particular have one last hurdle to overcome before they can graduate— their Capstone presentations. The presentations, held on May [...]

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New tanning tax to help fund Obama health care plan

New tanning tax to help fund Obama health care plan

Posted on 22. May, 2010 by admin.

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By Marisa Patwa ‘12 & Maria Paskell ‘11
Many high school students might soon walk into their favorite tanning salon and find their wallets thinner when they leave. On July 1, a new federal tax of 10 percent will be added whenever anyone uses electronic products with ultraviolet wavelengths between 200 and 400 nanometers, a measure [...]

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Continuing in College

Continuing in College

Posted on 21. May, 2010 by admin.

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By Alison Gilbert
With college less than a year away, senior student-athletes prepare to transition from high school to collegiate sports

With college decisions made and graduation nearing, most high school seniors are preparing for the next step in their educational careers. For seniors like Lauren Hanover and Cris Miranda, college promises not only scholastic opportunities, but [...]

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Magical Muggles

Magical Muggles

Posted on 18. May, 2010 by admin.

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Theme park based on Harry Potter book series set to open June 18
By Eman Albash
Hogwarts. Ollivander’s. The Three Broomsticks. Sound familiar? Fans of the Harry Potter series will now be able to experience the world of wizards and magic in the new theme park, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.” Universal Orlando Studios has scheduled [...]

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Summer Suggestions

Summer Suggestions

Posted on 18. May, 2010 by admin.

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By Hannah Jochem
Summer break is getting closer every day with it’s promise of time spent with friends and long days at the pool. If one day the typical summer routine seems too monotonous, there are plenty of cultural events in a variety of places in Ohio to spice up any boring, summer day.
The Annual Roy [...]

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Alice you’re not in London anymore

Alice you’re not in London anymore

Posted on 13. May, 2010 by admin.

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By Sam Bennett, guest writer
Watch your step. You may fall into an enormous rabbit hole, tumbling and tumbling down until you realize you’re not yourself anymore. You may even question if you are even still in your theatre seat. When going to see this movie, do not expect a movie filled with cutesy animals and [...]

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We need more than a ban

Posted on 11. May, 2010 by admin.

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Staff Editorial
Recently, the city of Columbus followed suit of many other city and state governments by passing a law that bans the use of a cell phone to send a text message, check e-mail, or access the I-nternet while operating an automobile.
This is a move that has frequently been the subject of debate among teens, [...]

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Coming to America

Posted on 11. May, 2010 by admin.

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By Guest Columnist Marius Hepp
Four thousand three hundred thirty-four miles, one thousand three hundred eighty-three feet and four inches—the exact distance of my first flight. It seems crazy that you only need to fly eight hours to cover this immense distance. I have never slept as well as I did after the 30-hour trip.
When starting [...]

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March Madness metamorphosis

Posted on 10. May, 2010 by admin.

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By Bo Fisher
NCAA talk to expand March Madness bracket leaves fans, commentators at odds
Just when sports fans thought that the achievement of a perfect bracket, or at least a decent one, could not get any more difficult, the NCAA found a way to do just that. Fans, athletes and coaches around the world are raving [...]

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Driving distractions

Driving distractions

Posted on 09. May, 2010 by admin.

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New texting-while-driving ban set to take effect in Columbus May 5
By Marisa Patwa
Many drivers have mixed feelings about the Columbus City Council’s approval of legislation banning texting while driving in Columbus. According to the March 24 article “Ohio House OK’s texting-while-driving ban,” by William Hershey of The Dayton Daily News, Columbus is now the [...]

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