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Iowa school play benefits Ferguson student actors

The cast of the Diviners accepts a standing ovation at curtain call.

By Sophia Schlesinger and Ellis Fontana

December 2, 2014

The cast is gone, the set has been stripped, the lights taken down and the curtain tucked away. However, the legacy of "The Diviners" endures beyond the confines of Opstad Auditorium. Miles away in Ferguson, Mo., drama students are being given the opportunity to attend Missouri’s state festival, thank...

‘It is amazing what one girl can start’

Supporters of Lauren Hill and her story crowd the entrance of the Cintas Center before the start of the game. Wristbands were also distributed at the game, calling attention to the donation website Photo courtesy Hannah Melvin.

By Lauren Saxon, Sycamore HS, Cincinnati

November 12, 2014

The Xavier Cintas Center was filled with over 10,250 spectators — completely sold out. Mount Saint Joseph University player Lauren Hill took the court for her first, and possibly last, time ever on Nov. 2. After being diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a fatal disease, Hill was given months to live, and one last chance to play the game she l...