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Recount?

Posted by Karina Primmer on December 1, 2016 in News |

According to recent news, 2016 presidential Green Party candidate, Jill Stein, is calling for an official recount.

In particular, Stein wants the votes to be recounted in only three states: Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, although she has thus far only filed for the recount in Wisconsin. In addition, there have been some rumors floating around stating that the Clinton campaign has supported the call for a recount; however, according to The Washington Post, “Hillary Clinton’s campaign wants to make one thing very clear: They don’t want a recount”. In an interview with the Clinton campaign’s general counsel, Mark Elias, the Post says that they are participating in the recount “because it’s a recount involving our election”, but are not interested in prompting a recount in a state.

Despite Stein’s effort for Wisconsin to take a recount, USA Today states that “the recounts are unlikely to change the results of the election,” and that in order to flip the results of the election, a recount in all three of the mentioned states would be needed, and Clinton would need to have won in all three, which is unlikely to happen.

 

Washington Post Article

USA Today Article

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Mad Hatter

Posted by Karlee Smith on November 17, 2016 in News |

The term “mad hatter” will forever be linked to the madcap milliner in Lewis Carroll’s  classic children’s book, Alice in Wonderland. But few actually know that that true origin of the saying relates to a disease peculiar to the hat making industry in the 1800’s.

A mercury solution was commonly used during the process of turning fur into felt. This caused the hatters to breathe in the fumes of this highly toxic metal, a situation exacerbated by the poor ventilation in most of the workshops. This led in turn to an accumulation of mercury in the workers’ bodies, resulting in symptoms such as trembling (known as “hatters’ shakes”), loss of coordination, slurred speech, loosening of teeth, memory loss, depression, irritability and anxiety, “The Mad Hatter Syndrome.”

The phrase is still used today to describe the effects of mercury poisoning, albeit from other sources. The character Mad Hatter shows what happens with the disease and the song “Mad Hatter” by Melanie Martinez talks about this as well as talking about what most “Mad Hatters” feel and want to do. Sometimes they end up doing something bad like injuring or even murdering another human or an animal. Though it is not their fault most people stayed away from them. The ” Mad Hatters” left their families behind because of this disease.

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Would Hogwarts Houses Work in this School? Survey

Posted by joey nichols on November 17, 2016 in News |

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZD52YD7

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Book Suggestion: The Master and Margarita

Posted by N on November 13, 2016 in Opinion, Reviews |

Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita is a satirical novel written in the 1930s (during the Soviet Union’s control over Russia) but it was not officially published until 1966. It can be considered a response to the atheistic Soviet Union, for the majority of the book contains religious elements such as characters, scenes, and ideas that blatantly went against the non-religious policies adopted by the Soviet Union at the time. It is a convoluted, yet extremely interesting story, with many different characters (such as a large talking cat named Behemoth, who can walk on his hind legs) and unusual situations. It is definitely a novel for an older audience as there are many hidden concepts throughout the book that will be hard to grasp if one is too young to recognize the symbolism and depth.

The Master and Margarita is bizarre all the way through, from the very first page to the very last, and it holds your attention by making you want to know what crazy thing will happen next, or if a character mentioned earlier in the story will show up again.

Anyone interested in reading should definitely check it out.

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French Club Pumpkin Spice Party!

Posted by Mechella Jeziorski on November 8, 2016 in Clubs |

By: Mechella Jeziorski

This week French Club is having their Pumpkin Spice Party!

If you like pumpkin flavored anything, then you should come to French Club on November 11th. We will have lots of fun playing fall activities, and a T-shirt winning contest. If you have not already done so, please turn in your dues. The T-shirt designs are also due and will be voted on during the party. If you are interested in joining, we are always welcoming new French Club members.

Hope too see you there.

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Why Read?

Posted by Erik Ball on November 8, 2016 in Opinion |

By: Erik Ball

Why should you read? Most of the time you read signs or something like commercial. Is this because you have to or you want to? Mostly, students read because they have to. We don’t like to read because we have to. We are use to reading things we don’t like. If you find something that you are really interested in you could just read about that. It could be a sport or something else.

I didn’t like reading at first, but I found things that I like. For example, I want to be a psychologist when I get older. I found a book about it and started reading. Then I found things like mysteries and nonfiction.

Books also expand your mind. I would suggest reading a book that would interest you about a career or a subject. I read mysteries now, which I find to be very advanced books. I like to expand my mind and my thought process. Just find a book and try it out. You might like it

 

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What is the meaning of life?

Posted by Nathan Cruickshank on November 1, 2016 in Opinion |

To ask for the meaning of something is to ask what the general purpose of it is…

If everyone’s life purpose is different and specific then the meaning of life must encompass everyone’s individual purpose. It must be general enough to include everyone’s purpose but specific enough to actually be an acceptable answer.

This leads me to believe that the meaning of life is to live. Before you dismiss this, actually think about what I’m saying. Everyone has the power to determine their purpose. Everyone can pick something different, and what is more different than the experiences of everyone who is alive, has lived, and will live? What is the only constant in this ever changing world?

The only constant is the need to live; we cannot predict anything else about the future except that everything that is alive will want to live. That doesn’t mean we won’t throw away our lives for someone else, it means that we will put great value in our lives and will only throw them away for reasons that we deem to be greater.

In our lives, we are presented with a series of trials. How many times have you had a problem you couldn’t solve, only to find out that the answer was right in front of you the entire time?

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Why You Should Play Golf

Posted by Erik Ball on October 25, 2016 in News |

By Erik Ball & Joey Nichols

Golf is fun, relaxing and competitive.

Here at Forest Hills, a local golf course, it is a nice day to play golf. As relaxing as the game is, it still can be a little competitive. This season is a little shaky, but “Its not about just winning” says Coach Kistler.

17 year old Nick Benko first played when he was 9 years old. Nick’s dad got him interested in the game. Nick also said he is better than his Dad now. Nick wants to go to Ohio State when he is older, but “golf is something to do and its very stress reliving, ….sometimes.” The matches were tough like the coarse but it was fun.

It is “relaxing and Its a great sport” says Antonio Blenton. Antonio’s inspiration was watching Tiger Woods play golf with such focus. “This season is challenging but we still had fun”.

We lost in the end to the match with Medina, but Coach Kistler said “The best part of golf for me is about watching the golfers grow.” Golf is a great sport so it could also use some members next year. And so far the longest drive is 326. Can you beat that?

If you are interested in the Golf Team here at EHS, talk to Coach Kistler in room 223.

 

 

 

 

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Game Review: Pewdiepie Tuber Simulator

Posted by joey nichols on October 18, 2016 in News |

The game I will be reviewing is called Pewdiepie Tuber Simulator which was released September 29, 2016. It had 1 million downloads in 24 hours. In this game you start your own Youtube channel by just picking one of three videos. The main point is too design your own room by buying things with views you get from making videos or by Sponsor Eagle and you can also connect with friends on there. It’s a really addicting game and people will be on there for hours if they had the choice. People mostly will spend a few minutes but they will level up really fast. Since there was a lot downloads in the first 24 hours there is a few errors that OuterMinds (the creators) has to fix but over all it has 4.5 star review  according to the Google Play store.

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Leo Club

Posted by Karina Primmer on October 18, 2016 in Clubs, Information |

By Destinee Ortiz

Have you ever considered how easy it is to make a difference in your community? Right here in Elyria High School lies a club that has already taken action; the Leo Club has continued to impact our community time and time again. One huge impact the club has made was with Project Lifesaver in Lorain County. Founded in 1998, Project Lifesaver is a non-profit corporation with the intent to develop a program for locating missing persons with Dementia, Autism, Epilepsy, Down’s Syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease and other related illnesses. The Leo Club helped Project Lifesaver by selling Life Savers candies.

 Ms. A. Pokorny says “I think the club is an excellent opportunity for students to not only give back to their community but to practice their leadership skills as well. They are encouraged to take ownership of the club and its projects and they do a wonderful job!”

That’s not all! The Leo Club has done clothing drives and collected soda tabs to donate to the Ronald McDonald House. The Elyria High School Leo Club also works together with other schools to share ideas and come up with new ones about what they can do throughout the year for service to their community.

“I really enjoy it, I have met a lot of people and have seen a lot of things because of it. It really made me look at things in a kinder way. We are always willing to help and put others before ourselves. Leo Club is a great organization”, Says Ethan Lane, a proud member of the club.

The Leo Club will continue to impact our community in many new ways. Coming soon, from 4-5 P.M. at the high school, the Leo Club will be participating in a Trunk-or-Treat event. They will be in the parking lot with their trunks open and candy to pass out.

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