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Guest column: A day in the life of a sixth-grade teacher – 2 parts

  We drive by them every day. Those big, elusive buildings that bring back so many memories of tests, papers, peer pressure, cliques, insecurities, nice teachers, mean teachers and, of course, our very first crush. But do we really know what goes on behind the scenes of school from a teacher’s point of view? Unless [...]

Exploring Northeast Ohio’s heroin problem

By Nicole Hennessy Westshore Last year I wrote a short series about heroin use in Northeast Ohio – an epidemic, they say. A seemingly unsolvable situation after a decade of opiate-based painkillers being prescribed for every little ailment, ache and pain, until the number of addicts became noticeable and the process to stop the trend began, [...]

Set a good pace when going from couch to 5K

By Ryan Kaczmarski I started this summer with a goal of competing in, and finishing, the annual Classic at Mastick 5K cross country race. I have covered the event over the last few years, and I thought it would be fun to get out there and run with all of the local cross country teams [...]

Pirates, WSC going Southwest?

Time Out By Joe Ostrica The West Shore Conference has gone through its share of changes since it was first formed in the 2005-06 school year. With Avon -one of the original WSC teams – leaving to join the Southwestern Conference at the start of the 2015-16 school year, and now four WSC schools filing [...]

 

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