by Crystal Zhao

Recently, Cleveland has been gracing the pages of news media outlets. We often receive no recognition on a national level, but lately we’ve been in the spotlight. From stories that range from devastating to odd to exciting, here is an overview of the eventful last few weeks.


April 11: A two-year-old was dangled over the ledge by his parents at the Cleveland Metroparks cheetah exhibit. He fell in and was promptly rescued by his parents, who jumped in after him before help could arrive. The child sustained leg injuries that were treated at a nearby hospital. Zoo officials are considering pushing for child endangerment charges against the parents of the two-year-old boy.


April 12: A one-year-old boy was shot by his three-year-old sibling in East Cleveland while their mother was in the room. Police rushed him to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. The parents are facing charges because of the unsecured weapon.


April 18: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony returned to Public Theater in Cleveland. The inductees were Ringo Starr, Bill Withers, Lou Reed, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughn, the “5” Royales, and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. Some of the performers in town for the celebration included Miley Cyrus, Beck, John Legend, and Dave Grohl.


April 19: The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics by thirteen points on Sunday in their first game of the NBA playoffs.


April 20: The Cleveland City council passed legislation that will require stricter gun laws. It passed nearly unanimously after nine months of debate.


The city’s lively last few weeks have brought publicity and attention to us. Being well-informed of the news is important, but too often busy HB students don’t have the time. Hopefully this concise update will give you the scoop on our local buzz.