Archive for January 25th, 2017

High school students sort out social issues in uncertain political atmosphere

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake

Each week after classes let out for the day, students in Avon Lake High School’s Diversity Awareness Club organize desks into a circle.

They sit on them, their feet dangling.

On this particular Wednesday, the mood is light.

Before the meeting starts Ava O’Malley, one of the group’s most outspoken members, talks about astrology, reciting memorized attributes each time a classmate yells out a sign.

Dan Wilson, the club’s …Read More

Do not underestimate women

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

By 7 a.m. Saturday morning, my Facebook page was filled with photos of women across the world. They were marching. There were photos from Lilongwe, Malawi; Vienna, Austria; Frankfurt, Germany; Cape Town, South Africa, Riga, Latvia; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Sydney, Australia; Nairobi, Kenya; Newton, New Zealand and Tokyo, Japan.

By 7:35 a.m., more photos were pouring onto the page. These were from London, Mexico City, Edinboro, Sydney, …Read More