As you may have seen this past Sunday football teams and players all across the country took a knee during the national anthem or stood together and locked arms some even took it as far as to staying in the tunnel. This act of protest was not an act against the country or what the flag itself represents it was an act towards the President of our country. Donald Trump took to Twitter this weekend scolding the league and the players.
As of right now in 2017, a lot is happening in the world we live in and it’s unfortunate that not a lot of it seems to be very good. It is important to take the good with the bad and look on the bright side of things. In the brighter news circulating right now, Cancer rates are the lowest they’ve been in decades. There are a few reasons why this could be, and in general is a huge deal and great news.
Altogether death rates from Cancer in the United States have declined 25% from 1991 to 2014. Steadily dropping about 1.5% annually for both men and women. It’s self explanatory that this is a pretty big advancement and a great one. As Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States and has been for a very long time, still anticipating a little over 600,000 Cancer related deaths in total for 2017. The common types of Cancer in the United States are lung, colon, prostate and breast Cancer. Believing that in 2017 42% of men will be diagnosed along with 30% of women. Continue reading Cancer Rates Declining In The Past Two Decades→
The homecoming scramble has begun! Last minute proposals, setting dinner plans, girls deciding where they are getting ready, who all is in the group, where photos are being taken, setting up hair and makeup appointments, color coordinating with your date, arranging rides and looking for dresses. Hoping they have your size in the style you like. Anxiety and excitement building as the night nears closer, and everything settles itself into place.
Cross country is a sport that requires dedication and the will to want to run everyday. Though training can be rough the reward often makes up for it. Cross Country is a sport focusing on self improvement. The West Clermont Wolves showed great improvement this week with 17 personal records at Centerville High School. Centerville High Schools meet called “Saturday Night Lights” took place around the time of sunset and into the dusk. This meet accommodated about 250 teams.Continue reading “Saturday Night Lights” Cross Country Invitational→
On Friday, Sept. 22, the Wolves were triumphant in a close 21-17 game. The Knights were down 14-3 at halftime. That wasn’t the case for the rest of the game as the knights pulled ahead with two unanswered touchdowns to make it 17-14. With only about 1:30 left in the game, the Wolves scored a touchdown and made an extra point to give them the 21-17 lead. West Clermont held Kings from scoring so the game ended with the Wolves on top.
The West Clermont girls tennis team has been preparing for their season since early June when they went through tryouts called open courts. Their actual season did not start until August. The tennis teams include varsity and junior varsity players. There are 12 girls who make up both teams. That is seven on varsity and six on jv. This season, the team won a match against Western Brown 4-1, but it was the only win of the season so far. The tennis season for girls is almost over, but who says they can’t win their last game? Come support and cheer them on against Bethel on the 27th of September here at West Clermont High School!
Meet the team
These girls may not be winning every game, but they sure do have a very positive attitude about their team and supporting each other. “Even though we don’t always win, we still have a lot of fun,” said Deborah Ipinmoroti. Taylor Hogshead said that despite their record, they get a pretty good crowd at their matches. Molly Stockton said, “I enjoy the competition of the matches.” It also seems like the girls don’t just get along during playing time, they also are good friends and talk all the time. “The connection with everyone is like we are one big family,” said Hailey Thalheimer.
The Lady Wolves came out with a victory over Milford! The Lady Wolves were tied for second in the league with Milford until they came out with a win! The Lady Wolves are now 2nd in the league and not sharing. The Wolves came back from being down 0-3 and came up with a win 4-3. With team effort the Wolves deserved the win. Kaya Vogt ended up with 2 goals last night along with Anna Smith and Megan Dewald with 1 goal. Kendall Simpson got two assists while Kaya and Anna had the others. A beautiful night to add on to another victory for West Clermont making the varsity girl’s soccer a record of 7-3-2.
Imagine being strapped up to a bed against your will, captive in sheds on farmland nearby the India-Nepal border with your blood being drained from your body. You’re too weak to protest or put up a fight and all of this is for the purpose of cash.
Blood farming is a growing health and human rights issue that is very common in India. This practice is highly illegal and revolves around human beings being treated like dairy cattle on an industrial farm. These individuals though however, instead of milk, are drained of their blood cruelly. It is then sold on the black market and is used for a wide range of medical purposes. Blood farming is just one of the variables of the international black market that sells fluids and tissues from the human body. According to a study in 2013, organ trafficking is a big profitable business making between $600 million and $1.2 billion in total annually.
Last Thursday the Wolves ladies tennis team took a 0-5 loss to Walnut Hills.
Molly Stockton, first singles, lost 2-6 on the first set and put up a fight but ended up losing with 5-7. Stockton came from Amelia and played first singles last year as well. She is a senior this year and has been playing all four years of high school.