Heroin laced with carfentanil has been deadly nationwide, especially in the tri-state area. The Dayton metropolitan area has the highest rate of drug overdoses in the country.

Heroin overdoses at crisis level in Hamilton County

September 30, 2016

Cincinnati has struggled through controversies and crises many times in its history but it may be facing its most serious situation yet: heroin. Acco...

The Gleam team has a meeting after school in Mr Taylor’s room.  They talk about their opinions and personal preferences.

The Gleam Team

September 28, 2016

Gleam is an afterschool club at Walnut Hills High School that spends time writing, sharing, responding and sometimes doing writing inspired activities....

Synchronized Swimming to Nationals

The girls have won nationals and pose with pride and happiness at their great accomplishment. The three Walnut Hills girls have balanced school work and swimming for over seven years.

Emma Farrell, Sports Writer

September 26, 2016

 Girls in frilly costumes doing a bunch of side dives: the stereotypical idea of synchronized swimming.  It's not just some swimming-dance; it takes real ski...

Isaac Smitherman ‘18 and Olivia Jones ‘17 are signing up to volunteer for the Clinton campaign. Juniors and Seniors of a government class are required to volunteer for a campaign of their choice.

2016 Candidate Fair

September 22, 2016



Leah Cleveland, Style & Culture Writer

September 20, 2016

There is no exact date that the first tattoo appeared, but archaeologists believe they appeared around 6,000 B.C. Today tattoos are part of pop culture. Celebrities such as Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes and Chloë Grace Moretz have various symbols tattooed on themselves and share them with their fans through social media. However not just celebrities get tattoos. S...

Donald Trump speaking at a campaign rally in Arizona in March of 2016.

The Election Heats Up Over the Summer

September 20, 2016

Presidential elections only come once every four years, but it seems like the election itself takes an entire year off the cycle. The first whiffs of an...

SENIOR Madhulika Kastury

SENIOR Madhulika Kastury

Matthew Youkilis, Editor-in-Chief

September 8, 2016

Over 7.5 million tourists explore the nation of India each year, according to India’s Ministry of Tourism. Of that number, there were several Walnut Hills High...

Micah Tehrune, ’18

Micah Tehrune, '18

Krishyra Mitchell

September 8, 2016

Walnut Hills plans a few trips a year and Micah Tehrune, ‘18, along with other students, got to experience traveling to Peru this summer. “I ju...

Maya Highsmith, ’19

Maya Highsmith, '19

Amanda Anderson, Managing Editor of Current Events

September 8, 2016

Maya Highsmith, ‘19, is an exception to this trend. Highsmith, her brother, mother and step-father packed up and left Cincinnati for a five day trip ...

Walnut students traveled far and wide this summer. These four students share their stories.

Where in the world was Walnut this summer?

September 8, 2016

This summer has seen Walnut Hills students travel to places all over the world. Whether it be a class trip or a family vacation, many students left Ci...

Former Secretary of State, Senator, and First Lady Hillary Clinton faces off against New York businessman Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. The election takes place Nov. 8.

Presidential race summer recap

September 8, 2016

This summer has been big for the elections; huge, in fact. After the candidates locked up their nominations in May each party held their conventions. The Re...

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