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Words are Strange: Middle Ground

Words are Strange: Middle Ground

Ally, Staff Writer
May 10, 2022
A weekly poem from T.R. Stone. 
Photo taken by Dr. Blair (found by https://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.ajp.2014.14060747)

The Terrifying Treatment at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

Kayla Moriarty, Feature Editor
May 6, 2022

Seeing the word ¨lunatic¨ being used to describe people who struggle with mental illnesses is unusual, but years ago this was standard treatment of the mentally ill. Most mental asylums started in the...

The Culbertson mansions dark history

The Culbertson mansion’s dark history

Kayla Moriarty, Feature Editor
May 6, 2022

New Albany, Indiana is a pleasant town that attracts tourists with its niche shops, location on the Ohio River, and for a very select few, the Culbertson Mansion. Although this mansion is breathtaking...

So Cold the River: an Indiana Inspired Thriller

So Cold the River: an Indiana Inspired Thriller

Kayla Moriarty, Feature Editor
May 2, 2022

Michael Koryta’s So Cold The River is a fictional story rooted in Indiana legends and history. Eric, the main protagonist, is a filmmaker looking for new job opportunities. Alyssa Bradford, his client,...

We are Unified

We are Unified

Ally Leinart, Head of Photography
May 2, 2022

There is a sport here at SHS not well known. Its name is Unified Track. With a combination of para-athletes and athletes, this team is special. The field events consist of shot put and long jump, with...

Words are Strange: Better Words

Words are Strange: Better Words

Ally Leinart, Head of Photography
May 2, 2022

A weekly poem from T.R. Stone Better Words Think better Try better Do better Be better   That word Always repeating Like an alarm In my head   But meaner words In...

Stevie SeDAM

Stevie SeDAM

Elise Hartung and Abram Yee/Guest Writer, Staff Writer
April 8, 2022

In February 2022, Stevie Sedam was accepted into the state's highest honor band for high schoolers: All State Honor Band. Only the best students from schools across Indiana audition for the All State Band,...

Why are African Grey Parrots Disappearing from the Wild...

Why are African Grey Parrots Disappearing from the Wild…

Maria Ruiz, Staff Writer
April 8, 2022

Ghana, Africa, known for its lush forests, diverse animal life, and miles of sandy beaches is home to the African Grey parrots. The Greys have a wide historical range across West and central Africa—1.1...

Haiti: A Nation in Crisis

Haiti: A Nation in Crisis

Lucas Jablonski, Staff Writer
March 16, 2022

The nation of Haiti, a half of an island not far from the Florida peninsula, is a country plagued with social unrest, poverty, and devastating earthquakes.  Haiti has been a victim of poor governance...

3 of the Most Spine-Chilling Legends in Indiana

3 of the Most Spine-Chilling Legends in Indiana

Kayla Moriarty, Feature Editor
February 22, 2022

Perhaps you’ve heard them; the outlandish tales passed down from generation to generation. Tales of fairies in the forest, monsters in the woods, and ghosts in old houses. Indiana is surprisingly an...

By the numbers: Russian-Ukrainian conflict

By the numbers: Russian-Ukrainian conflict

Lucas Jablonski, Staff Writer
February 8, 2022

135,000- The Number of Russian troops that have amassed at the Ukrainian border.  “Russia has enough troops in place to seize Kyiv or another Ukrainian city but not yet sufficient numbers for a full...

Amazing Architecture; Barcelona, Spain

Amazing Architecture; Barcelona, Spain

Maria Ruiz, Author
February 4, 2022

Barcelona, Spain is a lively, vibrant, and zestful city. The mixture of Gothic, Romanesque, modernist architecture and contemporary styles make up the artistic atmosphere. One amazing work of architecture,...

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