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Mentor Hosts First Regional DECA Competition

Mentor Hosts First Regional DECA Competition

Evelyn Megery, Editor February 2, 2023
The first time many of our students have ever participated in an in-person DECA competition
Elections, Elections - Who Even Are These Candidates?

Elections, Elections – Who Even Are These Candidates?

Sarah Blakemore, Contributor November 2, 2022

For the past several months, whenever you turn on the TV all you hear is stuff "Nan Whaley loves China" or "J.D. Vance is a fraud!" What has happened to all of our standard fast-food or marketing ads? Well,...

Election time is already underway in Ohio and across the nation.

Voter’s Guide 2022: Ohio Midterm Elections

Juliana Gunvalsen, Contributor November 1, 2022

Let's face it: most people find it overwhelming to research every issue and find a candidate that they feel most represents their views. That's why we're here to make it easy. Here you will find a little...

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Red Ribbon Week – How Drug Abuse Has Affected Our Community

Casey Gray, Contributor October 26, 2022

Cardinal Nation has already shown you how drug abuse is horrible for your health, but how much of an issue is it in Lake County currently? So far in 2022, there has been 50 deaths related towards overdoses....

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Celebrating Spirit Day 2022!

October 20, 2022

What is Spirit Day and why is it important? Established by Brittany McMillan in 2010, Spirit Day was created to bring awareness to the bullying so many LGBTQ+ students face in their lives and attempts...

Trans March On D.C. The LGBTQ community has had to be more assertive lately.

What’s in a pronoun? Depends on who you ask – and how

Juliana Gunvalsen, Editor September 12, 2022

The Controversy The Mentor Schools made headlines on the Fox News website this week over a proposed new policy on student pronoun preferences. That discussion has been going on for weeks, but it became...

Maya Majikas, MHS graduate, is now a mover and shaker in Columbus, working within the state legislature.

Ring! Ring! Meet the Mentor Alum Working Her Way Up in Columbus

Teresa Morek, Contributor May 27, 2022

With all of the opportunities available at Mentor High School, it's no wonder there are so many successful and influential alumni. One of these great minds is Maya Majikas, a graduate of The John Glenn...

Book bans arent just something from decades ago. It is alive and well in 21st century America.

A Cardinal Nation Series: The Fight Over Education in Ohio (Part 4)

Juliana Gunvalsen, Contributor May 23, 2022
On March 8, 2022 the Mentor Board of Education (see video) discussed a book titled "Transphobia: Deal With It and Be a Gender Transcender" by J. Wallace Skelton following calls for the book to be removed from the library at both Memorial Middle School and Mentor High School.
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A Cardinal Nation Series: The Fight Over Education in Ohio (Part 3)

Teresa Morek, Contributor May 20, 2022
Cardinal Nation reached out to Lake County's Representatives Daniel P. Troy of Ohio's 60th House District and Jamie Callender of Ohio's 61st House district as well as Senator Jerry Cirino of the 18th Ohio Senate district about their positions on the decisive issue house bills 322, 327, and 616.
Ohio State Board of Education member Meryl Johnson has been an decades-long advocate for education

A Cardinal Nation Series: The Fight Over Education in Ohio (Part 2)

Teresa Morek, Contributor May 11, 2022
Cardinal Nation organized an interview with Ms. Johnson about issues regarding House Bills 322 &  327, state testing, problems in Ohio's education system, and the SPEAK initiative, a student organization focused around preventing House Bills 322 &  327 from being passed in Ohio.
Floridas so-called Dont Say Gay Law is generating copycat legislation across the country, including Ohio

A Cardinal Nation Series: The Fight Over Education in Ohio (Part 1)

Juliana Gunvalsen, Contributor May 10, 2022
It is clear that the debate over Ohio's classrooms is far from over, and Mentor students would be wise to pay attention to the discussion.
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