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AP Biology teacher Andrea Adams works with senior Deepika Sitaraman on a lab in November of 2020.
Shedding Light on the Invisible Disease; Educators Share Their Experience Teaching with Autoimmune Diseases
By Anne Daniel, Harding Charter Preparatory High School • November 24, 2020

Using your hands and going up and down stairs may not seem like a big deal, but to some teachers, everyday tasks like running...

In a marquee election for Texas’ 7th Congressional District, a traditionally Republican stronghold until 2018, St. John’s alums Lizzie Fletcher and Wesley Hunt went head-to-head on Nov. 3, with Fletcher winning reelection by over 10,000 votes.
Congressional campaign pits Mavericks Fletcher, Hunt
By Ella West, St. John's School - TX • November 24, 2020

In a marquee election for Texas’ 7th Congressional District, a traditionally Republican stronghold until 2018, St. John’s...

Crowds celebrate Biden and Harris
An End to a Turbulent Election: NCS Students React to Biden-Harris Victory
By Julia Poggi, National Cathedral School • November 24, 2020

After a long, turbulent, and in many ways, unprecedented election, Joe Biden emerged victorious as the 46th President-elect...

Clockwise from top right: members of Cincy DSA at Pittsburgh, CEO of 3CDC Stephen Leeper, Maslow
It's simple: house Cincinnati's homeless
By Gus Middendorf '21, Elder High School • November 24, 2020

It’s 2018, downtown Cincinnati; tents are packed all across Third Street. The city’s homeless are grouped along the long...

Westminster Ties. Ep 2. Mr. Murphy
By Logan Mann, Ian Gilbert, and Abby Johler • November 24, 2020

Join our hosts Ian Gilbert, Abby Johler, and Logan Mann as they talk with, WCA Math Teacher and Parseltongue Co-Creator,...

Cover Look:
Styles wears a Gucci jacket and dress. Photographed by Tyler Mitchell, Vogue, December 2020
Styles' historical moment and flack that followed
By Ella Schuellerman, John Carroll University

Harry Styles made history as the first man photographed solo for the cover of American Vogue in the upcoming December issue. The British pop singer was styled by Camilla Nickerson and photographed by Tyler...

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While Gauzman never attended John Carroll, his name lives on in writing, solidifying his JCU legacy. 
(Photo by Yusuf Evli on Unsplash)
Who is Harry Gauzman?: An investigative report
By Laken Kincaid, John Carroll University

Harry Gauzman is a name surrounded by mystery in the JCU community. He was known as a popular writer for The Carroll News, but no one on campus at the time and no dust-covered records can place Gauzman...

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The donations made to Republican campaigns or organizations by those who listed their employment as John Carroll University totaled only 80, while donations to Democratic organizations or campaigns totaled approximately 1,593.
96% of JCU employees' major political donations were made to Democratic causes
By Sophia Maltese, John Carroll University

506 out of 527 donations from those who listed their employer as John Carroll University were made to Democratic causes in this calendar year. The donations to Democratic organizations or campaigns totaled...

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Boston hit record of more than 4 inches of snow on Oct 30 this year.
Boston might have just had its first snow but rising temperatures remain a threat to communities
By Lillian Hoffart, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston

Boston might have had its first snow in October, but residents shouldn’t get used to it, as climate change is causing rising temperatures around the planet. Experts say heat has been a critical danger...

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.
A Biden Administration must not continue Democrats’ tendency to take black voters for granted
By Josie Schuman, John Carroll University

“Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection,” Martin Luther King Jr. wrote to describe white moderates in his “Letter From a Birmingham Jail.” Many members of the African...

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AP Biology teacher Andrea Adams works with senior Deepika Sitaraman on a lab in November of 2020.
Shedding Light on the Invisible Disease; Educators Share Their Experience Teaching with Autoimmune Diseases

Using your hands and going up and down stairs may not seem like a big deal, but to some teachers, everyday...

In a marquee election for Texas’ 7th Congressional District, a traditionally Republican stronghold until 2018, St. John’s alums Lizzie Fletcher and Wesley Hunt went head-to-head on Nov. 3, with Fletcher winning reelection by over 10,000 votes.
Congressional campaign pits Mavericks Fletcher, Hunt

In a marquee election for Texas’ 7th Congressional District, a traditionally Republican stronghold...

Crowds celebrate Biden and Harris
An End to a Turbulent Election: NCS Students React to Biden-Harris Victory

After a long, turbulent, and in many ways, unprecedented election, Joe Biden emerged victorious as the...

SOMEBODY IS WATCHING. Scribe opinion editor Anna Harrington works on a school-issued laptop. Teachers can use software called "Netop" to observe students
"Netop" allows teachers to monitor student Chromebooks

Netop allows teachers to “spy” on students In the Kingsport City Schools system, students use...

BACK IN HIS OLD STOMPING GROUNDS. Daniel Kilgore visits Sevier Middle, where he once played several sports. Kilgore has gone on to great success as
a professional football player.
Former Sevier athletes reflect on what it takes to become successful

Many student athletes believe they will eventually play in college or become professional athletes. The...

PLEASANT SMELL. Air freshners like this one are common in many classrooms. They can cause problems for students with allergies or asthma.
Harmful scents remain a problem in middle school

It’s hard not to love something that smells great, whether it is lotion that smells like flowers, soap...

Profile picture for the  Black at NCS Instagram account. The fist is a reference to Black social justice movements and the purple and gold color usage alludes to NCS
Black at NCS: How an Instagram Account is Exposing Racism at NCS

From the story of a white student who asked her Black peers to twerk for her, to the testimony of a Black...

When asked why progressive policies are popular even in traditionally Republican states, Social Studies Teacher Stacy Filocco said "A major difference between liberals and conservatives is who should be making decisions: should they be made on the national level by the federal government or on the state level? People who are more conservative ideologically believe those are issues that should be resolved on the state level. Potentially, those are Republicans who may support a Republican for president and also support progressive policies only when enacted on a state level.”
Election Incites In-fighting Among Progressive and Moderate Democrats

In the aftermath of the 2020 election, the Democratic party faced serious losses in the House of Representatives,...

ACCEPTANCE OF DEAFNESS: Amazon Studio
Emotional beats: a 'Sound of Metal' review

I don’t think I can remember a time where I didn’t hear it. The ringing. The noise nobody but...

94-year-old naturalist David Attenborough takes a stand on climate change in his recent documentary, which can be viewed on Netflix.
Listen to the voice of nature, Attenborough’s new documentary warns

In a recent documentary, the voice of nature has, at long last, spoken out. It’s weathered, deep and...

After fifteen seasons, "Supernatural" is finally coming to an end tomorrow night, and it
A Show for All Seasons

Last Thursday, my mom walked into the house after picking up my little brother from volleyball practice,...

Clockwise from top right: members of Cincy DSA at Pittsburgh, CEO of 3CDC Stephen Leeper, Maslow
It's simple: house Cincinnati's homeless

It’s 2018, downtown Cincinnati; tents are packed all across Third Street. The city’s homeless are...

A paper doll is surrounded by jokes about suicide. Thoughtless comments about suicide trigger pain to those suffering from suicide loss.
The Jokes Need to Stop

Four years ago my mom answered a phone call. I was sitting across from her when I first heard cries through...

 AOC crewmate asking if they’re being “marinated,” a popular term to describe gaining someone’s confidence only to kill them at the end of the game. (Daisy Calderon / Talon)
AOC’s Twitch stream did what other politicians can only dream of

Arguably one of the most beloved Democrats, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently broke the internet by streaming...

Sophomore Trae Ferril plays for the Raider team wearing number 84, the number that his friend Tayden Stentz used to wear.
Football Player Dedicates His Sophomore Season to Friend's Memory

Wearing jersey number 84 sophomore Trae Ferril gets in stance for kickoff. The whistle blows and the...

Senior Anna Iovinelli rides in on her horse after an eight mile ride. Iovinelli rode in the Trace the Trail competition.
Equine beastice

Trot. Canter. Gallop. Walk. Three horses and three women. Hammer could be mistaken for a massive chocolate...

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Fantasy managers adapt to not-so-fanciful football

Junior Kyle Benson checked his Fantasy Football team in week four of the NFL season counting on his star...