Odds ‘N Ends

Space: The Infinite Vacuum

Space: The Infinite Vacuum

Space, the large and endless void - full of many cool and terrifying things, like large galaxies, quasars, neutron stars, black holes, and many other terrifying things. But the real question is, is the universe really infinite? Many scientists go and say that the universe is forever expanding while others say that it may expand to a limit then become a small bubble then redoing the cycle of the big bang. Meaning that the universe would just restart. If this event happens and is true how would it go down? Would it just be like an implosion or would everything…
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Working at a Corporate Restaurant in Athens, OH

Working at a Corporate Restaurant in Athens, OH

Have you ever thought about working at a corporate “chain” restaurant? I worked at a restaurant like this for a year. I actually enjoyed working there. Like many jobs, most of my coworkers were great, although a few wouldn’t do their job. This meant someone else had to do their job on top of their own.  Depending on what position you work in, you could make a decent amount of money. Hosting you made a bit more than $4 an hour but you also got tip share, so in reality you were making more than $8 an hour. Working in…
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The Future for The Avatar Pentalogy

The Future for The Avatar Pentalogy

By McKenna R. “Avatar 2: Way of Water” dominated the box office. After only 4 weeks, the movie generated $517 million in North America and $1.19 billion overseas, standing at the highest-grossing film released in 2022. This epic science fiction film was directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. James Cameron is regarded as one of the post-New Hollywood era's most inventive directors, frequently pushing the limits of cinematic capacity with his use of cutting-edge technology.  The first Avatar film was released in 2009 earning $2.922 billion at the box office becoming the highest-grossing film of all time. Sam…
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The Life Of A Federal Hocking Bus Driver

The Life Of A Federal Hocking Bus Driver

By Haley K. You may think that our bus drivers have it easy, I mean all they have to do is pick kids up and drop them off right? Wrong! First of all, to even become a bus driver you have to take a written test which includes information on common knowledge, air breaks, and passengers. After passing that portion you have to go over the bus, which means remembering every part of the bus, as well as, doing an air break test in under 30 minutes. To even begin this process, they must pass a drug test, take a…
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A Blind Seer

A Blind Seer

By Mia Basim Have you heard about the “Blind Seer '' from Bulgaria who lost her sight at the age of 12 due to a bad storm? Baba Vanga was a Bulgarian mystic and herbalist known as a powerful force in the spiritual realm predicting world historical events. Gathering followers with her psychic abilities, Vanga predicted our world's natural disasters, and political upheavals. Vanga passed away in 1996 at the age of 85, but not before making tons of predictions about our world's greatest historical events. In one of her predictions, Vanga said the world would suffer from droughts and…
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Addressing Fed Hock’s Changes (2023-2024)

Addressing Fed Hock’s Changes (2023-2024)

By Todd Bonzalez It is no secret by now that Federal Hocking has had what some would say are controversial changes in mind for the next year. Our very own principal, Mr. Amlin, along with Mrs. Wright, had pulled aside our students a few weeks back to discuss some of these changes planned for next year. These conversations were pulled by groups, a separate session for each high school class. The goal of these meetings was to address the new schedule, as well as any questions and concerns among the students. In this article, these new changes will be discussed.…
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What is Biathlon?

What is Biathlon?

By: Dalton Bartlett The name Biathlon most likely means nothing to you, but if you like cross-country, skiing, and/or shooting, this would be the sport for you! The meaning of “Biathlon” is Dual Event. The definition of biathlon is “a Nordic skiing event in which competitors combine cross-country skiing and rifle shooting.”-Google. The first biathlon competition happened in 1767 between ski-runner companies on the Swedish-Norwegian border. In 1861, a ski club formerly called “Trysil Rifle and Ski Club” was formed to promote national defense on a local level. This club set the standards for more to be found across Northern…
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Poetry Out Loud!

Poetry Out Loud!

By Jozlyn B. To read or not to read: that is the question... Or is it?  For Jozlyn Bew, it sure isn’t. On February 11th, Jozlyn competed in the regional Poetry Out Loud competition, following a schoolwide victory. She selected two poems, committed them to memory, and spoke them as performance pieces for an audience of teachers, poets, and family members.  Her first poem was Author’s Prayer by Ilya Kaminsky - a short, while meaningful poem about an author’s images of tragic death and beautiful life. Jozlyn considers herself a writer, one who enjoys heavy themes such as the ones…
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The Great Emu War of Australia

The Great Emu War of Australia

By India Dyer While sounding like something one might find in a cheesy comic book, or written by The Onion, The Great Emu War of Australia… Yes… actually happened.  Australians had a battle with Emus, in the 1930’s. But how did this happen? It all started back just after World War 1, veterans struggled to find things to do upon returning home. In response to this the Australian government started something referred to as ‘The soldier settlement scheme’. It was started in 1915 and around 5,030 veterans were given plots of land in order to turn into working farms, mainly…
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