Archive for April, 2011

UA Track Team

UA Track Team

Posted on 21. Apr, 2011 by admin.

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Check out the Upper Arlington Track Team stars!

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UA Rise Cafe and ASL Bake Sale

UA Rise Cafe and ASL Bake Sale

Posted on 21. Apr, 2011 by admin.

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The UA Rise Cafe is an affordable, fast option for coffee, tea, and smoothies.

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Muslim-Americans moving forward despite prejudices

Muslim-Americans moving forward despite prejudices

Posted on 12. Apr, 2011 by admin.

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Tragic memories from 9/11 continue to instill hatred
By Parijat Jha
Abstinence. Sobriety. Modesty. These are all admirable qualities that reflect a moral individual. Americans continuously speak of the patriotism and cohesiveness of this country; however, it seems that one specific group of Americans is being isolated. In recent memory, Muslim-Americans have been persecuted because of the [...]

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The top ten

Posted on 12. Apr, 2011 by admin.

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Just over 10 years have passed since Y2K, and the decade has produced some great albums. Here are our top ten:
Funeral (2004)
The Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire’s Funeral is, somehow, the most happy and hopeful album ever written about death—which is the main theme of the album, if you couldn’t tell by the title. The songs [...]

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Aprils Fools’ Day celebration is no joke

Aprils Fools’ Day celebration is no joke

Posted on 12. Apr, 2011 by admin.

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By Kristy Helscel, ‘11 & Elise Murray ‘12
Though the name itself implies thoughtful pranks and good-hearted mischief, the Tremont Center’s annual breakfast is no joking matter. On Saturday, April 16, the Tremont Center will show its appreciation to the community during the 58th annual Tremont Center April Fools Celebration, which will take place in [...]

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The Balancing Act

The Balancing Act

Posted on 12. Apr, 2011 by admin.

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Race to Nowhere film highlights the time-consuming, stress-inducing nature of high school in the United States, an issue with which the UA community has been dealing for years.

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Trying to kill the bill

Trying to kill the bill

Posted on 12. Apr, 2011 by admin.

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Senate Bill 5 proposes to stabilize Ohio’s economy at the expense of public workers’ collective bargaining rights, UA teachers rally against bill
By Victoria Slater, ‘12
Amidst a swirling snowstorm on Feb. 22, a crowd of protestors—including a number of UA teachers—swarmed the entrance of the Ohio Statehouse, donning banners and bellowing one message: Kill Senate Bill [...]

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Foreign exchange offers ultimate option to traditional education

Foreign exchange offers ultimate option to traditional education

Posted on 11. Apr, 2011 by admin.

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Anna Hörter, ‘12
A few years ago, by the side of the Rhine River in Cologne, Germany, my best friend and I were talking about the possibility of going abroad as juniors. In our excitement, we imagined ourselves surfing in New Zealand or shopping on 5th Avenue, at a high school football game dressed in school [...]

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Senior tradition brings competition, camaraderie

Posted on 11. Apr, 2011 by admin.

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As the year comes to an end, seniors prepare themselves to leave UAHS and attend the college of their choice.  With several graduation requirements looming, seniors need an entertaining way to unwind and alleviate stress; senior tag offers just that.  A UAHS tradition where seniors form teams to battle in a month-long water gun fight, [...]

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Extinct: One-season athletes

Extinct: One-season athletes

Posted on 08. Apr, 2011 by admin.

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Preseason training keeps sport teams in shape for season
Athletes clench their fists around bench press bars, grit their teeth as coach Brian Coleman yells encouragement. This is a common scene for athletes walking into the lifting room, one of the many training facilities used at the high school.
Sport seasons no longer begin at tryouts and [...]

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Athletes pressured to strive for perfection

Athletes pressured to strive for perfection

Posted on 08. Apr, 2011 by admin.

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Staff Editorial
With many athletes, the pressure to be the best far exceeds the pressure to do their best. The expectations from coaches, parents and peers all push athletes past their breaking point by making them feel as though they are not good enough. They do not live up to everyone’s standards—in other words, they should [...]

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Kickin’ It prepares for 2011-12 show

Kickin’ It prepares for 2011-12 show

Posted on 08. Apr, 2011 by admin.

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Carly Tovell ‘13
Music blares in every classroom throughout the school, students sit in their seats glued to the TV, and the WARL studio door is locked: It must be Friday during extended third period, because Kickin’ It Live, the school’s weekly live broadcast show, is airing throughout the school.
Students like sophomore Laramie Abbruzzese look forward [...]

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Freshman students reach out to war-torn Sudan

Freshman students reach out to war-torn Sudan

Posted on 07. Apr, 2011 by admin.

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For Freshman House D students, history, English and Geometry are not just for learning about the Soviet Union, William Shakespeare or mathematical equations. House D students are also exposed to the culture and current issues facing the country of Sudan. “Strides for Sudan,” a service-learning project that blossomed last school year, is now flourishing [...]

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