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Unethical mica mining in cosmetics

Unethical mica mining in cosmetics

Cynthia Rossi, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

What is mica? Mica is an ingredient commonly found in cosmetics used to give makeup products a shimmering finish. While it is commonly used in highlighters, blushes, and eyeshadows, the dark ways in which mica is sourced are incredibly unethical and inhumane.  In countries like Madagascar and India, chil...

Instagram to remove “likes”

Instagram to remove “likes”

Cynthia Rossi, Staff Writer

November 25, 2019

Recently, Instagram announced that they would be removing “likes” from posts. With social media growing more and more dangerous due to competition for attention and acceptance, how will the removal of “likes” benefit society as a whole?  I first made an Instagram account when I was in seventh grade. I...

Delphi Opera House presents Elf the Musical, Jr.

Jessica Powlen, staff writer

November 22, 2019

  “I’m singing!  I’m in a store and I’m singing!”  For those of you that are fans of classic Christmas films, or Will Ferrell, I’m sure you recognized this quote instantly from the movie Elf.  To your astonishment, this spectacular production is coming to Delphi! You’ll now ha...

Joker film normalizing mental health

Joker film normalizing mental health

Cynthia Rossi, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

The release of the movie Joker has sparked quite a bit of controversy regarding its themes of violence and death. However, the main message of the movie is promoting otherwise difficult conversations about mental health and the stigma surrounding it. Joker addresses mental health by leading viewers to...

Sesame Street celebrates 50 years of educating children

Sesame Street celebrates 50 years of educating children

Jordan Ladd, editor

November 13, 2019

2019 has been a year filled with fiftieth anniversaries—Abbey Road, the gay rights movement, Woodstock, and man landing on the moon were all progeny of 1969. In the year that seemed to epitomize American hope, November of 1969 arguably stood out for one thing in particular—the introduction of a new children...

Four ways to show gratitude to veterans

Four ways to show gratitude to veterans

Grace O'Neil, Staff writer

November 13, 2019

Veterans Day is a very special holiday in the United States with its main focus on honoring our military: those who have served, are currently serving, and those who have fallen. In order to make this truth a reality, we all must do our part. There are several ways to show our gratitude to veterans:...

Meet the veterans of Indiana

Meet the veterans of Indiana

November 11, 2019

These stories have been gathered from veterans currently living all across America. In one point in their lives they each called Indiana home. This is a tribute to them and the untold stories of all of our veterans of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Cervantes brothers inspire through art

Cervantes brothers inspire through art

Ava Charnley, staff writer

October 31, 2019

The Cervantes brothers—Seferino, Cesar, and Isaias—are three DCHS graduates with big dreams. They work hard at their day jobs, but all three would tell you that it is their passion for art that gives them purpose. And it is their art that they hope continues to bring joy and inspiration to others. ...

6th grade Halloween writing contest winning stories

6th grade Halloween writing contest winning stories

October 31, 2019

The Creaking Cat by Annika Stevens, first place  It all started when Kacey was home alone on Halloween night. It was her parents 7 year anniversary and they were going out to dinner.       “Honey make sure you keep the doors locked and stay inside,”her mom said while in a hurry   ...

7th grade Halloween writing contest winners

7th grade Halloween writing contest winners

October 30, 2019

The Butterfinger’s Death by Autumn Mauer, 7th Grade When I woke up, I didn’t know who or where I was. I looked around and realized that I was in a bag of Butterfingers. I assumed that I was a Butterfinger t-... Oh wait. I forgot to say that this has already happened. So, I’m Butterfinger, and...

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