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The “Feminine Sorry”

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Athirai Ambikkumar, Editor of ScratchPaper

February 24, 2020

Sorry. Defined as “feeling sorrow, regret, or penitence” by Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary. It’s a word that has become a staple in the English language. Why would a word of such grieving denotation be so common? Are we all truly that sorry or has its frequency devalued the word’s meaning? Is it pos...

Lake County Law Exploratory Program

Lake County Law Exploratory Program

Anika Agashe, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

Have you ever watched a show about law and wondered how the criminal justice system really works? With the Boy Scout’s Law Program at the Lake County Court House, you can do just that. Even though this is part of the Boy Scout’s Explorer program, anyone, regardless of gender, is free to join. The...

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Marlyn Gajek

February 11, 2020

This passing February 2nd was the popularly known Groundhog Day, and the groundhog predicted that that spring will come early this year. But what does Groundhog Day signify? Where did Groundhog Day come from? And why a groundhog? Well, Groundhog Day comes from a Pennsylvania Dutch tradition, where if the ...

Warren FBLA Committee Serving the Homeless

Warren FBLA Committee Serving the Homeless

Krista Zimmer, Contributor to ScratchPaper

February 8, 2020

Every year, Warren Township High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter creates a Community Service Committee to serve surrounding areas with a new project. This year, Lucia Rodriguez and Krista Zimmer were appointed its leaders and began their brainstorming process in July. Upon...

The Upsurge of FOMO

The Upsurge of FOMO

Emily Craig, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

The fear of missing out, also known as FOMO, has been around for a long time. The feeling a person gets when they are left out of activities is definitely one we all can relate to. Despite the long history of FOMO, it seems to be on the rise. In our age of displaying our lives on social media, this ide...

The Sleep Deprivation Crisis

The Sleep Deprivation Crisis

Ifra Waris, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

How many people do you hear complain each morning “I’m so tired” or “I only got four hours of sleep”? Despite knowing the many negative effects of sleep deprivation, the majority of us still don’t get the recommended 8-10 hours. The reasons for this vary, but the lack of sleep can be attrib...

OP Campus News – Episode 1

OP Campus News - Episode 1

Anushka Agashe, Athirai Ambikkumar, Josh Pos, Staff Writers

February 3, 2020

Check out the first installment of OP news with Mrs. Bertola!  

Nolan Ehlers – Varsity Scholar Athlete

Nolan Ehlers - Varsity Scholar Athlete

Evan Detina, Contributor to Scratch Paper

February 3, 2020

Ever since he was a very young boy, Nolan was always enthusiastic and curious about his ability to succeed. He grew up in a well-rounded neighborhood with plenty of children his age to play with on a day to day basis. Phones were not that relevant when he was a kid, so the only way to hangout with fr...

#whatsyourstory – Mrs. Kali Janczak

#whatsyourstory - Mrs. Kali Janczak

Rebecca Benjamin, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

This is another piece in the web series #whatsyourstory by Rebecca Benjamin, featuring Almond campus Math Teacher Mrs. Kali Janzcak.  Check it out!

Super Show – Recap 2020

Super Show - Recap 2020

Rebecca Benjamin, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

Koalas in Care Inc. http://www.koalasincare.org.au/pages/work.htm Astonishing Performances  Full Send  This band is performing “50 Ways to Say Goodbye” by Train. This song is animated and upbeat. It is sure to start the night off with a thrill! This band consists of Sean Rector, Tony Montesa, Jen...

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