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Summer Calendar

June June 3rd: Capital Main Event   June 3rd-5th: Cedar Point CoasterMania! If you’re a roller coaster superfan, join Cedar Point as they celebrate their roller coasters by offering extended ride times from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.   June 6th: “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” Concert   June 17th-18th: Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival […]

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Road to the rose

Senior Max Hartman Hartman’s prediction before the finale: A: I thought Genevieve was going to win, but I’m not sure if anyone is going to win. Q: What has your favorite part of the season been? A: My favorite part has been Clayton making bad mistakes recently. It’s been very entertaining. Q: Did you like […]

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Thurmanator challenge: so much burger, so little time

There it sat: two three-quarter pound slabs of ground beef, bacon, ham, cheddar cheese, tomato, onion, lettuce, pickle, banana peppers, mushrooms, mozzarella, American cheese and a handful of fries. As I took my seat in the dimly lit Thurman Cafe, the world-renowned Thurmanator that sat in front of me taunted not only my stomach, but […]

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Mucho Macho challenge: fight against spice

As I walked into Cazuelas Mexican Cantina, I was greeted by the photos of people on the wall of fame who completed the extra spicy Mucho Macho Burrito challenge. It wasn’t the 12 inches of rice, refried beans and steak that scared me, but it was the super-hot habanero sauce that made me consider a […]

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Johnson’s Real Ice Cream Challenge: a sweet struggle

I sat staring in disbelief at the largest bowl of ice cream I’d ever seen, wondering how on Earth anyone could finish this in six minutes and 40 seconds. I wanted nothing more than to accomplish the challenge and earn back the $20 I had paid to participate. I looked at the massive bowl full […]

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Living, laughing, loving: rom-coms of the season

Senior Mason Deberry “50 First Dates” Senior Mason DeBerry was 10 years old when he first watched “50 First Dates,” his favorite rom-com. He added that he was introduced to it because his parents were watching it. He said he was drawn to the film’s plot. DeBerry was immersed in the love story that unfolded […]

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Songs of the Season

“New Year’s Day” by Taylor Swift “New Year’s Day” is the perfect song to keep the holiday spirit alive while leaving Christmas in the previous year. “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee Lee’s smooth and old-fashioned voice transports the listener to the 1960s, which makes it the perfect classic holiday song to listen […]

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Songs of the Season

“This Christmas” by Donny Hathaway It’s nearly impossible to beat listening to a song with Hathaway’s smooth voice while curled up next to a fire during the holiday season. “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey Nothing compares to having loved ones around you during Christmas time, and listening to Carey allows […]

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Songs of the Season

“Wonderful Christmastime” by Harry Styles Styles brings a new twist to this song, adding a pop undertone while keeping its Christmas feel. “Christmas Time is Here” by The Vince Guaraldi Trio This song is very nostalgic to me because my family watches “A Charlie Brown Christmas” every year. “Frosty the Snowman” by Jimmy Durante “Frosty […]

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Songs of the Season

“Underneath the Tree” by Kelly Clarkson This upbeat song reminds me of lying on the couch with my family and drinking hot cocoa while watching the movie “The Holiday.” “The Chanukah Song” by Adam Sandler Sandler does a fantastic job making up words just to rhyme with Chanukah, like “wannakah” and “funnukah” to give the […]