California Shooting Leaves 12 Dead; Almost A Dozen Injured

          Tragedy struck last week, leaving a dozen dead and almost as many injured as a bar in California became home to the 307th mass shooting in the United States this year.

          The Borderline Bar & Grill was a popular hangout spot for the youth of Thousand Oaks, California. On the night of November 7th it was a special ‘College Night’ event and per usual, customers packed in to dance, watch the game and unwind. Then, terror struck as a man dressed in a black trench coat and glasses suddenly rushed and shot the security guard. Inside, patrons thought that it may have been a sound effect or fireworks, and some people even continued to dance. Continue reading California Shooting Leaves 12 Dead; Almost A Dozen Injured

Jackson is Back in Town

After the massacre Sunday, the Bengals made a few coaching switches as a response to the game. To start off the changes, the defensive coordinator of the Bengals with head coach Marvin Lewis taking over most of the defensive calling capabilities. Read Austin Price’s article for more information on that change. Lastly, a familiar face came back to Cincinnati who should definitely be able to help flip the teams pitiful season back into shape and back into division leaders for the last few games. Continue reading Jackson is Back in Town

What is juuling?

It’s 2018 and there is a new epidemic going on around the United States. You have probably heard of it or

have maybe even used one, juuling. The term juuling usually refers to this recreational use. Many students

bring their juul to school because of their sleek design and resemblance to a USB drive, juul products are

easy for students to conceal and use in schools, maybe even sometimes while the class is going on.

The product is made for and legally available to only adults 18 and older. However in many cases, the

media has reported that these devices are being used by kids and teenagers mainly to look “cool”. The

juul itself can be used unless you have a thing called a pod. A pod is what you put into the juul to get the

nicotine and puffs. Each pod has about 200 puffs, which has the same amount of nicotine as an entire

pack of cigarettes.

A juul is basically an e cigarette, but researchers don’t really know how bad juuls can affect someone’s life.

Dr. Michael Ong  says that “ There likely would be health risks associated with it, though they’re not going

to be the same as a traditional cigarette. So I have to say it, it is not cool to juul especially in school.

Defy Media Ceases Operations

If you are a regular Youtube watcher, or somewhat familiar with popular networks like Clevver or Smosh, then you are probably aware of their sudden halt on all media and productions. Last Wednesday, many entertainers from the channels announced that their parent company informed them of a full shut down without notice, effective immediately. This comes with shock and confusion for the millions of subscribers, as well as over 100 employees and content providers. While there are no definitive reasons for the mass layoff, some of most popular members of the companies have spoken out on their point of view. Continue reading Defy Media Ceases Operations

Stan Lee’s Death

Stan Lee Found Dead at Age 95

Stan Lee, who died in Los Angeles on Monday at 95. From a cluttered office on Madison Avenue in Manhattan in the 1960s, he helped conjure a lineup of many fictional heroes that has come to define much of popular culture in the early 21st century.Superhero of Marvel Comics which he has left a huge mark on our generation, and many other.  has created many marvel characters. Think of the character Spider-Man the blockbuster movie,and Broadway spectacle. Think of  the character Iron Man, Think of Black Panther the that shattered big screen racial barriers. And that is to say nothing of the Hulk, the X-Men, Thor and other film and television Marvel Characters  that have stirred the popular imagination and made many people very rich. Continue reading Stan Lee’s Death

Jeff Sessions Fired After “Disloyalty” to the Administration

On the afternoon of Wednesday November 7th, President Trump once again rearranged and substituted the office of attorney general by forcing Jeff Sessions out. He replaced him with a new, more loyal member of the administration, as Sessions was known for speaking out against Trump for the Russian probe investigation involving the 2016 election. The event is seen as negative due to the fact the resignation came from the request of Mr. Trump and Sessions was quoted with saying this exactly “Dear Mr. President, at your request I am submitting my resignation,” and added that “Most importantly, in my time as attorney general we have restored and upheld the rule of law”. The standing attorney general for the time remaining will be Matthew G. Whitaker, Session’s chief of staff. Continue reading Jeff Sessions Fired After “Disloyalty” to the Administration

Chinese Internment Camps

Over the past few weeks the Chinese government has been expanding the size and range of their newly established detainment camps in the western half of the country. In the past they have had issues with certain divisions of the population which have led them to violations of human rights. Here there are now hundred of thousands of Muslims that are being the kept in these indoctrinated centers. The reasoning behind this comes from new Chinese policies where the government looks to “brainwash” the inmates into the government party propaganda. The idea is reasoned because the government felt there has been a rising wave of extremism in the province of Xinjiang. Continue reading Chinese Internment Camps

Synagogue Shooter Pleads Not Guilty

Thursday of last week, defense attorneys for the suspect in the shooting that occured at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania pleaded not guilty in a shocking decision made by the accused last minute. Robert Bowers entered the courtroom in wrist, ankle, and waist shackles along with a large bandage on his left arm. He had been shot multiple times in a shootout with police after the massacre occurred. Bowers is the prime suspect and most likely candidate to be accused of the slaughter that occurred last thursday.

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Coat Drive

It’s fall, and that means it is starting to get cold outside and we need our jackets and coats. Some people

in the Cincinnati area don’t have the privilege to go out and buy brand new coats for the cold weather and

really any jacket at all. This is why many people have created coat drives. A coat drive is where people in

the community can drop off old but in good condition jackets and coats for less fortunate people in the

community. A common coat drive that people like is the St. Vincent de Paul. It has three locations for you

to drop off your coats. Barrels are located at all Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Gold Star chili

locations except restaurants in a mall. Another place the barrels are located are at Kemba Credit Unions,

and the last place is at your cleaners and Valetone cleaners. This event has been going on for about 140

years, think about all the people that got to stay to stay a little warmer during the cold days. If you happen

to have any old jackets or coats that are in good condition but you don’t use or fit in them anymore, please

drop them off at a coat drive and help people stay warm!!