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Valentine’s Day

Kira Florek, Author February 14, 2024

February 14th is known as Valentine's Day, and it is celebrated with couples giving each other gifts. Though this day is known for its romantic nature, the day itself wasn't celebrated as such until the...

Look ahead for the 2023 Holiday season

Look ahead for the 2023 Holiday season

Faith Price, Contributor December 22, 2023

It is finally December and Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa are all fast approaching. Of course, with the holidays comes a rush to buy presents and a rise in the holiday spirit through music and movies....

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Underrated Billy Joel Songs You Should Listen To

Evelyn Megery, Contributor April 28, 2023
Most people have heard the iconic Billy Joel songs “Piano Man,” “Uptown Girl,” and “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” but there is more behind the musical legend than you thought.
April Fools Day is a holiday celebrated around the world. Do you know where it came from?

April Fools’ Day – What Are the Origins?

Olivia West, Contributor April 1, 2023

April Fools' Day is celebrated on April 1st every year. Those who participate pull pranks--sometimes elaborate ones--on friends or family and then shout "April Fools!" to indicate that it was just a festive...

Where did Valentines Day come from?

Where did “Valentine’s Day” come from?

Evelyn Megery, Editor February 14, 2023
While many people celebrate this holiday, do they know its origin?
Image taken from Wikipedia. 
Originally photographed by Steve Shapiro on the set of The Man Who Fell To Earth.

Climbing Up From Your Lows

Brian Mignogna, Contributor February 6, 2023

Summary (Short Version): David Bowie, glam rock alien superstar and musician, was born in London, England, on January 8, 1947 as David Robert Jones, and he would gain popularity during the 1960s and 1970s...

Originally taken in Abbey Road, London, outside EMI Studios by the late Scottish photographer Iain Macmillan.

Strolling Down Abbey Road

Brian Mignogna, Contributor February 3, 2023

Summary: The Beatles, the one band you are probably sick of hearing about, formed in Liverpool, England, in 1957, and would rise to fame in England and America during the early 1960s. The group consisted...

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Turning ChatGPT Into Its Own Critic – Cardinal Nation comes clean on our last article

Zach Payne January 27, 2023

Yesterday, you may have noticed the story Cardinal Nation ran detailing how the quickly-rising ChatGPT artificial intelligence technology is impacting education. The article - entitled "ChatGPT: The New...

ChatGPT: The New Challenge Facing Education At MHS

ChatGPT: The New Challenge Facing Education At MHS

Zach Payne, Contributor January 26, 2023

    ChatGPT, a large language model developed by OpenAI, has been making waves in the world of technology and education. However, at Mentor High School, administrators and students are beginning to see...

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The World is On Fire

Loren Wandersleben, Contributor November 7, 2022

But What Is Mentor Schools Doing About It? Let's start with carbon emissions, carbon emissions are the leading cause of climate change, they stem from the burning of fossil fuels, the creation of cement,...

National Coming Out Day, celebrated on October 11 since 1987

National Coming Out Day

Maddie Grice, Contributor October 11, 2022

This day was chosen to remember the anniversary of the 1987 National March on Washington for Gay and Lesbian Rights. National Coming Out Day was originally established to bring awareness to the bravery...

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Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
Christopher Columbus, surrounded by a crowd of people, is about to embark on his ship, August 1492.
1830/1840 By: Cassé.Published: 1830/1840.

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Happy Columbus Day?

Juliana Gunvalsen, Editor October 9, 2022

First celebrated at Tammany Hall (New York) in 1892, Christopher Columbus finds his way onto our calendar every year. This year being celebrated on October 10. While this used to be just another day for...

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