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Everyone’s biggest nightmare: students share their most embarrassing classroom stories

We’ve all answered a question wrong in front of the class and had our faces turn tomato red. We’ve all knocked our water bottle over while the teacher is talking, and we’ve all felt the heat rise to our cheeks when everyone’s eyes turned. And although everyone has experienced being mildly embarrassed, many students at […]

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Students, teachers battle second round of COVID-19

You think you’re safe. It’s already happened to you once, so surely it won’t happen again. You wake up with a sore throat, a cough, a fever. Maybe it’s just a cold. You take a COVID-19 test. You sit and wait. You look down. You see the second line appear . . . again. While […]

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Ferrets, puffer-fish, bees, oh my: the world of exotic pets

They’re sneaky, stinky and spiky, but we still love them. From ferrets to pufferfish, these high school students and staff members stray away from typical pets and choose to live with exotic creatures. Junior Sasha Katz said she has a ferret named Mazik who she got in October 2018. Katz said that her younger sister […]

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Gridlock on the block: students struggle to find parking

In Bexley, driving anywhere is within a five minute radius—except for finding a parking spot around the high school. It is a common occurrence to see students driving in loops around the school, frantically searching for any available spot minutes before they’re due for a tardy slip. While waking up early for school is hard […]

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Senior cultivates Garden Club for future members

Orange day-lily. Rose of Sharon. English ivy. All of these beautiful, eye-catching plants can be found adorning numerous homes throughout Bexley. However, aside from their beauty and prevalence, each of these plants has another thing in common: they are not native to Ohio. Senior and president of the high school’s Garden Club Josh Bahar observed […]

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Eighth-grader aces competition, proves to be match for no one

The Bexley tennis courts are often filled with players, but they rarely compare to the skill level of current Bexley Middle School eighth-grader Amiya Bowles. According to TennisRecruiting, she is currently ranked first in Ohio and 19th in the nation for the Class of 2026, earning a record of 50-17 on the youth circuit. Bowles […]

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Where dreams come true: sophomore visits Disney to explore writing, film

From its iconic characters to Cinderella’s castle, Disney World is considered “the place where dreams come true.” For sophomore Annabel Long, this statement has taken on a much deeper, more literal meaning. Long was accepted into the Disney Dreamers Academy, a program designed to provide mentorship and learning opportunities to 100 high school students. The […]

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The good, the bad and the stinky of wildlife encounters

On a sunny day in Bexley, many animals can be seen on the streets and are hidden in nature. People walk their dogs and squirrels scamper about. Birds chirp from their nests high up in the trees, and at Jeffrey Mansion there may even be deer roaming the forest. Although not lions, tigers or bears, […]

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Students make rookie debuts in a new sport

The athlete steps on the field for the first time, noticing that everyone around them is more experienced than they are. Their nerves spike, and they feel the anxiety creeping up on them. This is the experience some athletes at the high school face when they join a sport for the very first time. Junior […]