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  • Offended By School

    Offended By School

    Harley Johnson, Editor-in-Chief

    February 15, 2018

    A book read by eighth graders at Northmont Middle School has been banned from a Mississippi school district reading list. The Biloxi, Mississippi school district got rid of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird from the required reading list, for making students "uncomfortable." This isn't the first sc...

    Freshman (first-year) Lizzy Salata holds Harper Lee's book "To Kill a Mockingbird," which she read last year.

  • Not A Laughing Matter

    Not A Laughing Matter

    Lilly Wilt, Staff Writer

    February 6, 2018

    People joke about suicide and depression everyday. They say things like "I'm triggered," "I'm so depressed," and "I'm going to slit my wrists." Or, they'll put two fingers to their head like a gun and pretend to shoot themselves. They’ll make memes about suicide and depression. Teachers at this school...

    According to on the CDC, somebody commits suicide everybody 40 seconds (courtesy of Pinterest).

  • Oh My-ce!

    Oh My-ce!

    Maddie Harris, Staff Writer

    February 2, 2018

    On Monday, January 29, sophomore Andrea Rediess and junior Hannah Moore brought in new class pets to their chemistry teacher, Mr. Adam Burkhardt: Three mice. "I was so shocked and excited when I saw a cage and people huddled around it," said sophomore Jasmine Johnston. Before buying the mice, Rediess...

    Classroom mice Cheddar and Patricia run around Mr. Adam Burkhardt's room in their ball.

  • McKayla Maroney’s Fight for a Voice

    McKayla Maroney’s Fight for a Voice

    Ellie Coppock, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

    January 31, 2018

    Larry Nassar, a doctor for the USA Olympic Gymnastics team, is facing charges for sexual misconduct. Hearings for the case began last week. Ninety women spoke in court about Nassar’s actions. One woman who didn't speak out was McKayla Maroney. Maroney competed in the 2012 Olympics where she won a...

    McKayla Maroney competes in the 2012 summer Olympics. Maroney was under the care of serial abuser Dr. Larry Nassar at this time (courtesy of Fox News).

  • Northmont Hosts

    Northmont Hosts

    Taylor Shively, Staff Writer

    January 31, 2018

    On Sunday, February 4, Northmont will be hosting a winter guard competition. There will be around 26 guards competing, including different schools in the Miami Valley. The competition will begin at 9 am. "This is my last home show so I am super excited," said senior Cassidy Smith. Representing...

    Northmont's High School color guard preforming last years MEPA competition.

  • Drama Club Goes ‘Under The Sea’

    Drama Club Goes ‘Under The Sea’

    Harley Johnson, Editor-in-Chief

    January 25, 2018

    Drama Club is putting on their first musical, and second performance, of the season. They started the year off with taking students and families to Salem, Massachusetts,  for their first show "The Crucible." Now, Drama Club is taking people 'Under the Sea' with Disney’s "The Little Mermaid.” Th...

    Senior Maggie Salata wears her Drama Club, Disney's "The Little Mermaid," sweatshirt in Mr. Ranger Puterbaugh's room, 3201.

  • H&M Controversy

    H&M Controversy

    Reide Combs, Staff Writer

    January 25, 2018

    In a recent ad, H&M featured a child with the words "Coolest Monkey In the Jungle" on the hoodie. The child was black. This hoodie by H&M has been called racism, but is it racist? The drop of this hoodie, although not well thought out, isn't racist. In fact, the only thing truly racist about...

    The H&M "Coolest Monkey" sweatshirt has caused outrage among those who see the ad as racist (as seen on the H&M website).

  • iPads for Everyone

    iPads for Everyone

    Samantha Street, Staff Writer

    January 25, 2018

    On January 22, the Northmont Board of Education approved a One-to-One technology initiative. This means each student will have access to their own device. According to Northmont's website, the Strategic Planning committee initiated this program in 2010. In 2017, a Technology Review team was created to...

    Northmont announces a One to One Expansion regarding the 5th generation iPad (courtesy Northmont).

  • Suicide School

    Suicide School

    Emily Swanson, Staff Writer

    January 25, 2018

    On August 13, 2017, 14-year old Raistlin Brown committed suicide. Little did he know that he would start a phenomenon in his school district called suicide contagion. According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, suicide contagion is the "exposure to suicide or suicidal behaviors." Betw...

    Perry Local Schools have lost six students this school year.

  • Flu Season is Here

    Flu Season is Here

    Lilly Wilt, Staff Writer

    January 21, 2018

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention influenza, commonly known as the flu, is "a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes to the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death." To so...

    Freshman Skyler Couchot blows his nose, hoping he has the common cold and not influenza.

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