Cleveland

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…

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The Lost Art of Podcasting

By Crystal Zhao Podcasts are the Swiss Army Knives of digital mediums. They can be entertaining, informative, persuasive, or all three at once. Though audio media is largely unknown to millennials, it has recently been spreading through the smashing success of Serial, hosted by reporter Sarah Koening. As someone who has been an avid podcast…

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The Return of Harper Lee

By Crystal Zhao Nelle Harper Lee, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird, has been a staple of American literature since the summer of 1960. Lee’s loose interpretations of her childhood observations were immediately successful. Readers praised the light and familiar tone as well…

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Tech Tips

By: Addie Klimek and Crystal Zhao It is 2015 and sleek, speedy technology has been integrated into every part of our lives. We wake up to the strident pings of smartphone alarms, learn using the newest laptops, and are lulled to sleep by music from the same devices. Despite that fact that we are surrounded…

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HB in Retrospect vs Buzzfeed

By: Crystal Zhao HB in Retrospect is our school’s beloved equivalent to a newspaper, filled with entertaining tidbits that never fail to delight. We post everything from news commentary to guides for fruit infused water to pop culture chats with our wonderful educators. There is something to please every person. It has recently come to…

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Happy Holidays To All!

By: Crystal Zhao and Addie Klimek Thanksgiving, one of the most well known American holidays, is just this week. To us, it is a time for family, food, and football. People around the globe have different perspectives on it, though. This week, we decided to interview people from other countries on their ideas of what…

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