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A Dance That Truly is a Ball

Many people say “dances are not my thing,” or “I don’t dress up,” but attending a Military Ball could change your mind. Member’s of McDowell’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) attended the annual Military Ball hosted by Cathedral Prep on April 15. The ball was located at The Brewerie …

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Basement Transmissions Hosts 3rd Annual Toxic Prom

Basement Transmissions hosted its 3rd Annual Toxic Prom on Saturday April 9, bringing  250 fans to the local music venue. This year’s theme was “Underwater Mutant Creatures,” making light of the pollution in Lake Erie. Toxic Prom is Basement Transmission’s largest local act-centric show of the year. Each of the …

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Fires Require City-Wide Assistance

Thick black clouds of smoke filled the sky above Erie County on Monday April 11 coming from El Grande Enterprise on the 1300 block of West 20th and Cranberry Streets, as bystanders questioned where it came from. Many citizens of Erie County could see the smoke from miles away, some …

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Happi Tweaks Radio Format, Continuing Independence

One local radio station has decided to undergo some changes that it hopes its audience is “happi” about. Independent and local Erie radio station, Happi 92.7 FM, is making slight changes that the station believes will surely take its listeners back to the early 2000s. For the past month, the …

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MIHS TV Studio Upgraded to Benefit Students

After years of outdated communications technology, McDowell was glad to spend around $100,000 on upgrades for the TV Studio housed in McDowell Intermediate. About a year full of meetings were held amongst the Director of Curriculum, Head of Instructional Technology, and IT Supervisor; Stephanie Weiss, instructor of the MIHS TV …

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Library Provides a Daily Serving of Books

Picture sitting at a tranquil café in the heart of Paris. The sweet sounds of accordions fill the street. The air feels crisp and warm. In the distance the Eiffel Tower peaks above the rooftops. The waiter comes to your table and lays out a covered silver platter. He uncovers …

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Have a heart, Give a heart

Just to look at 23-year-old Marty Brown, you would never know that behind his outgoing personality and charming smile is a pump that keeps his heart from stopping. Marty was only a couple of months old when he was diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). The condition occurs within 1 in …

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A New Change; Ready or Not

Despite the school time starting ten minutes earlier this year, the school has proposed a new schedule idea for next year’s students and staff. The new schedule proposal will remove morning homeroom and add five minutes to both first block and tutorial. Some think that adding five minutes isn’t worth …

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McDowell’s Annual Walk for the Cause

McDowell’s annual Walk for the Cause took place once again on May 20th. With about 1,000 participants, McDowell managed to raise $11,436 for  The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the American Cancer Society. $5,718 will be donated to each organization. Students donated a minimum of $10 to walk, although the donation did …

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Twitter Fights Back

A McDowell social media outbreak occurred when accounts such as “McDowell Roasts” and “McDowell Gossips” earned a great following on Twitter. These negative accounts have since been suspended with help from the students, but to thwart all of the negativity at McDowell, anonymous students decided to make positive Twitter accounts …

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