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April Fool’s!

Kira Florek, Author April 1, 2024

The first of April is known for the pranks that people will play on each other, but why is this the case? How did this tradition even begin? Origins Though its exact origins are not known, there...

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St. Patrick’s Day

Kira Florek, Author March 15, 2024

Every year, St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on the 17th of March. It has the symbol of a four leaf clover which also symbolizes luck. Why is this symbol associated with the day? Who even was St. Patrick?...

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Every Four Years…

Kira Florek, Writer February 29, 2024

What happens every four years? You guessed it: Leap Year! But, what exactly does "leap year" mean? Well, it means we add an extra day to February to give it 29 days instead of 28 days. But, why does it...

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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?
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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...

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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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