All posts by Erika Quehl

Saudi Woman Who Hopes to Inspire Others

On January 12, 2019, a young woman by the name of Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun fled her country, leaving behind her family. But, she was able to make it safely to a secure asylum in Canada. However, she left her family behind for distinct reasons. She was disowned by her family due to her not following her culture correctly. The reasons that follow were not her fault. She had allegedly said that they abused her and was only allowed to do certain things only by the permission of a male relative. 

In Saudia Arabia, women do not have the kind of freedom they have here in the U.S and Canada. Saudia Arabia “has a male guardianship system where the woman needs permission from a male relative for major life decisions like marriage, work and travel” (npr.org). Over there, women have no independence. Everything they do has to be approved by a male and it makes them not feel as equal to men. The result of that includes Saudi women starting movements and later on them being arrested. Continue reading Saudi Woman Who Hopes to Inspire Others

Why Teen Girl and Boys Don’t Have Equal Access to Phones

All over the world, teen girls and boys are big users of phones. But, you may not have heard that girls in boys in 25 countries have been surveyed. The survey “found that for every 15 boys who own a phone, only 10 girls do” (npr.org). It was very shocking to hear because boys and girls nowadays are receiving phones earlier and earlier in age. Continue reading Why Teen Girl and Boys Don’t Have Equal Access to Phones

Indonesia’s Relief Effort

On September 28, 2018, a deadly tsunami and earthquake hit Palu, Indonesia. Thousands of people were killed as well as numerous people were injured. The tsunami destroyed houses and buildings, making people be dramatically affected. People had no choice but to sleep on the streets because they had nowhere else to go. A vast relief effort is in progress to help rehabilitate so much of what was lost. Many people are trying to come together to help and support this tragic disaster that took place. Organizations are trying to aid with helping people and providing supplies all at the same time. Continue reading Indonesia’s Relief Effort

Homecoming 2018

On September 29, 2018, West Clermont High School held their second homecoming. The theme was “A Night in the City” and a lot of students really enjoyed all the decorations that went along with it. All the decorations were spectacular and set up very well. Students had said that the music that was played was not very good but the decorations and fun experiences with hanging out with friends and socializing really made up for it. People were laughing, dancing, and most importantly having the best time of their lives. That really went well with the theme A Night in the City because in the city everyone has a good time and at WCHS it really portrayed that well.

Current student at West Clermont High School Alexis Pride said “Homecoming was so fun with my friends, the DJ only played a few good songs. But overall it was a good time”. Senior Jack Towell also a current student had said “Homecoming was fun but also sad because it was my last one. A lot of people came and a lot of people disliked the music the DJ played”. They were not the only ones that said that. A lot of other students had said the music was not good but still had a great time. Students still showed up with all smiles and had an amazing time there. It was really a night to remember.

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Serena Williams Controversy

On September 9th 2018, Serena Williams was being punished for displaying arguable wrath. It all started when the umpire accused Serena’s coach for using illegal hand gestures. Serena told the umpire that she did not cheat and asked for an apology. Later on in the match she had lost a serve and the umpire Ramos gave her a one-point penalty. She then showed wrath because she called-out the umpire for showing sexism on the court and demanded that she get the point back. “Williams’ got penalized with a $17,000 fine, $10,000 remarks her umpire” (Love). Continue reading Serena Williams Controversy