The Findlay High Schools varsity men’s soccer team is off to an incredible start. They are currently undefeated with a 8-0-2 record. This is a feat that they have not had since 1979.
“The boys soccer season is going great so far with wins over Northview and Saint Francis along with being unbeaten.” said Senior Logan Fickieson.
Fickieson shared the strengths of the soccer team.
“I would say its our team as a whole, most of us have played together since little kickers and that helps us connect as a team.”
With the team currently undefeated, everyone wonders how far the team will go.
“We hope to win our conference and win all of our tournaments.” Seeing our name state ranked at number five, it puts fear into the teams that we face off against.”
Hopefully the team will be able to continue this streak all the way to state and bring home a trophy for Findlay. Come see their next game is Tuesday October 6th when they face off against Toledo Whitmer.
Pope Francis arrived in the United States for the first time since he was elected on Tuesday, September 22.
Immediately after arriving in Washington, D.C. the Pope was greeted by the first family. After exchanging hellos and shaking hands with them, the Pope left in a small, black Fiat 500L and headed to the Apostolic Nunciature, the office of the Catholic Church near D.C.
The visit lasted for six days. In addition to the nation’s capital, Francis visited Philadelphia and New York. He made various public appearances and gave speeches. At one point during his visit, Pope Francis plead for mercy to stop the execution of Kelly Renee Gissendaner who was the first woman executed in over 70 years in Georgia.
The Pope’s historic tour is meant to introduce the idea “church of the poor” to the United States, a country of extreme wealth and power. Pope Francis wants to remind Americans that their Christian duty is to serve the poor.
Think back to your easy-going and care-free childhood days and all that they entailed. They probably involved naptime, juice boxes, lots of cartoons and most importantly: coloring.
Coloring is one of the easiest and most fun ways to entertain kids and keep them occupied. Unfortunately, there came a time where we all had to trade our fancy 50-pack of crayons for pens and pencils.
All color and fun has been stripped before our eyes and we are left in a word of black and white.
Fear not: coloring is making a comeback in our early adult lives and it’s better than ever. Coloring is now being viewed as an activity that is just as beneficial for adults as it is for kids. Its also been proven to lower the stress relief in adults.
“When coloring, we activate different areas of our two cerebral hemispheres.” said Psychologist Gloria Martínez Ayala.
Elena Santos of the Huffington Post says that coloring is good for the mind.
“The action involves both logic, by which we color forms, and creativity, when mixing and matching colors. This incorporates the areas of the cerebral cortex involved in vision and fine motor skills. The relaxation that it provides lowers the activity of the amygdala, a basic part of our brain involved in controlling emotion that is affected by stress.” Santos said.
They even make extensive adult coloring books now that can be purchased at just about any book or drug store.
Here at FHS coloring is made available to you via the library at a specially set up table for you to take some time out of your day to relax. Its called the “de-stress” table and there are printed coloring pages and crayons made available to you, courtesy of our librarian Mrs.Brasfield, for you to take and enjoy.
Students have been responding really well to the coloring station to the extent that the coloring pages barely last and need to constantly be replenished because of their high demand.
So cancel your yoga class and put down the stress ball because returning to a carefree and childlike state is only a few pages away in your new coloring book.
Seniors at Findlay High School are looking forward to their next chapter of life. For many of them, the next chapter is exciting because they get to move away from Findlay.
“I plan on attending film school,” Senior, Lauren Johnson said. “I have to go somewhere where the industry is booming.”
Johnson doesn’t believe that Findlay is a place where she could do anything of significance.
“Findlay seems like a place where you can go so far and then you get stuck. There’s room for lawyers and teachers here, but not necessarily a need for film makers.” Johnson said.
Psychology teacher, Gene Damon also wanted to get out of Findlay when he attended FHS.
“I wanted to see the world and understand minorities, Damon said. “In the 70’s, there wasn’t a lot of diversity in Findlay. When I left high school, I didn’t think I would come back.”
Even though Mr. Damon wanted to venture out of Findlay, he still came back to his home town.
“I worked in Columbus and on Capitol Hill, Damon said. “Once I was successful, I wanted to move onto another thing. I wanted to keep growing.”
Glenwood Middle School teacher, Erica Brunow also felt the need to leave Findlay after high school.
“I loved high school, but I wanted to meet new people. I went to a school in North Carolina but then after one year, I transferred to Bowling Green,” Brunow said. “I wanted to be away, but not that far away.”
After college, Brunow stayed in Findlay and started a family.
“My husband and I love the community. You have to be willing to step out of your box and do things. Being involved helps me grow because there’s always room for opportunity.” Brunow said.
Mr. Damon reflects on his life and where he is now.
“I consider myself to be the luckiest man in the world,” Damon said. “I’ve experienced a lot of things, I love to travel, but I like being in Findlay where I can be close to my parents.”
Before you start planning your escape route out of Findlay, maybe you should look around and really experience Findlay; asking yourself if it’s really that bad.
“I built a clock to impress my teacher, but when I showed it to her, she thought it was a threat to her.”
14 year old, Ahmed Mohamed brought in a clock he had made to show to his teacher. Instead of receiving positive feedback, the teacher called the police because she thought Mohamed had built a bomb. The police showed up and arrested him and he was suspended from school for a “hoax bomb.”
This event has brought attention to people across the nation. The incident even caught the eye of Barack Obama. The President asked Ahmed to bring his clock to the White House. Facebook creator, Mark Zuckerburg tweeted at him, “Ahmed, if you ever want to come by Facebook, I’d love to meet you. Keep Building.”
Ahmed is thinking about transferring to a different school, even though the school he was arrested in has invited him back. He spoke about how he was embarrassed at first but then lifted by all of the support he had received. Ahmed said, “I was scared at the moment, but now I’m really happy.”
Feel very itchy at night in your college dorm? Wake up in the morning with red dots all over your body? Then there might be a high possibility that you have a bed bug infestation.
Before you book a hotel for your next vacation, you might want to be aware about the potential of bed bugs that could be sharing the room with you. These insects are transient, attaching themselves to clothing or items that may end up moving from room to room; causing them to multiply. Items that land on the floor such as bed linens and clothing are an easy target.
While they do not transmit disease to humans, they tend to leave red, itchy bite marks especially on the neck, arms and legs that may be exposed while sleeping. Although bed bugs are harder to eliminate in multi-unit buildings such as dorms; college students and parents should be aware of these pests.
Identifying bed bugs
Adult bed bugs are approximately a quarter of an inch long, about the size of a flat apple seed or lentil. They’re often found in mattresses and box springs, but can also conceal themselves behind baseboards, wallpaper, and beneath cushions in chairs and sofas.
Second-hand furniture, more specifically mattresses and box springs, should be thoroughly examined for any signs of bed bug infestations, before brought into a dorm or home.
Put protective covers over pillows, box springs, and mattresses before putting on the bed linens. They eliminate bed bug entry and escape points.
Keep bed linens only on the bed and off the floor.
Inspect sleeping areas and between mattress seams regularly for any pepper-like stains, that indicate bed bug activity.
Bed bugs tend to live within 8 feet of sleeping area, to prevent hiding make sure to remove any clutter around these areas.
If any visitors, do not place backpacks or belonging onto the bed or any cushioned furniture.