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Going on strike for Uber

All over the world, drivers for Uber, Lyft, adn Juno, which are some of the biggest rideshare companies happened to go on strike. That means you should probably not try and use these services. The LA- based RIdeshare United, has taken a lead role in the strike. They are going on strike for multiple reasons such as : fair pay, just cause provisions, union recognition, and environmentally friendly reforms such as vehicle cap and new emission standards. “‘  We ask that the public support drivers in their struggle for fair wages and our driver bill of rights,’ RDU spokesperson Brian Dolber told NPR. ‘We are calling for community standards that will ensure that Uber and Lyft do not create needless traffic and pollution. By boycotting Uber and Lyft for 24 hours, passengers can show that they stand with RDU in our fight for a RIdeshare industry that truly serves Angelenos.’” According to a list complied on Google docs, pickets are taking place in over a dozen cities across the US, as well as at least in the UK, Australia, and Uruguay. If you don’t live in the cities listed, show some solidarity and refrain from using these apps today. If you do, don’t cross that line. Continue reading Going on strike for Uber

ALICE drill

On tuesday april 2nd,  West Clermont High School had an ALICE lockdown drill. Around 2:20 pm, the students in the school were to evacuate the school and go to the “safety zones” around the school. The three locations are : the football field home stands, Mount carmel Christian Church, which is right across the street from the school, and the last place is the Southern Ohio Manufacturing inc, which is on the other side of Clough Pike. Of course since this was just a drill, so the students had a specific spot to go to based on what floor of the building they were on. But in a real emergency it is important that they would go to the location that is closer and safer for them to go to.  Continue reading ALICE drill

Things to do in Cincinnati

If you are at home and are always bored with nothing to do but you live in the Cincinnati area

you can go out and do all sorts of things. For example, you can go to the Cincinnati Art Museum.

It features an unparalleled art collection of more than 67,000 artworks in the time span of 6,000 years.

In addition to displaying its own broad collection, the art museum also host several national and

international traveling exhibitions each year. They have recently opened Rosenthal Education Center

offers an immersive, hands on experiment for families. It’s a place for for the whole family to come to and

have a great time.

Another place would be Newport on the Levee. It is a multi level urban retail entertainment center located

on the south bank of the Ohio River in Newport, Kentucky directly across from downtown Cincinnati. You

can sit back and enjoy all the entertainment and new experiences. You can go to the arcade at

Gameworks, you can go to the one of the best dining venues, you could go bowling at Axis Alley, the

aquarium, or watch the beautiful sunset over the Cincinnati Skyline. All this and more are all at Newport

and the Levee. Bring you family, bring your friends, bring your significant other and just have a night out.

If you are into history you might be interested in the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. It is

perched on the north bank of the Ohio River. It celebrates freedom’s heroes, from the era of the

Underground Railroad to contemporary times, complete with inspiring stories and hands on activities.

Even though the exhibits and programming, the Freedom Center offers and educational and inspiring

experience for children and adults alike. It is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11am to 5pm.

The Creation museum is full of fun for the whole family. It is designed by a former Universal Studios

exhibit director. The Creation Museum presents a walk through biblical history in a state of the art 75,000

square foot museum. You can do a museum walk through, special effects theatre, Botanical gardens and

petting zoo, all of which is included in the admission.

Another place to visit if you like history, is the The Ark. The Ark encounter is a full sized reconstruction of

Noah’s Ark. Stretching more than 1.5 football fields in length and higher than four story house. You will be

shocked at how large it is. You can also visit the petting zoo, experience the themed restaurant and shop

in the gift shop, it’s a family fun event.

Going to the Oaks

Some people really do not like going to school, I get that because school is not the most fun thing in the

world. Think about it, you could be traveling the world going to France or Spain or anywhere in the world, or

even just at home in your bed cozied up under  all the blankets and pillows watching tv or sleeping.

Some people enjoy going to school because they get to see their friends and talk to them everyday and

some people like school because they actually want an education and then go to a great college to have

a successful career. School is not for everyone but everyone must go. There happens to be a great

program called the oaks, you can go to Great oaks or Live oaks. If you go to the oaks you have the

opportunity to learn about the career that you want to go into and start doing the practice for it. This is a

great thing to look into if you are not really wanting to go to college after high school and want to go

straight to a Career. Continue reading Going to the Oaks

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.

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!!