Homecoming: Best Day Ever or Waste of Time?

Ashleigh Craig, Copy Editor

October 10, 2018

For many kids in high school, dances like prom and homecoming are the highlight of their year. For the girls, they spend hundreds of dollars on their hair, nails, and dresses. And the boys look for the 'perfect' color to match their dates' outfits. There is the excitement and nervousness of getting asked in a cute way and, ...

LGBTQ+

Murphy VanBalen, author

October 8, 2018

According the Williams Institute, approximately 3.8% or 9 million adults identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender within the United States alone. Though they are not a large percentage of the population, the LGBTQ+ community is still there. Throughout history, the LGBTQ+ community has been t...

Sheridan Spotlight: Beth McClain

Abby Riffle

October 5, 2018

September's teacher of the month is Ms. Beth McClain. McClain was chosen because of her dedication to her students and her commitment to bettering the Northern Local community. Ms. McClain realized she wanted to be a music teacher her freshman year of high school. She credits this to her own music...

The Positivity Project

The Positivity Project

Sydney Amore, Author

October 5, 2018

Sheridan High School has started a new program for its students this year. During their advisory class every day they are taking part in the Positivity Project. The mission of the Positivity Project is to empower America’s youth, to build positive relationships, and to understand, appreciate, and ...

8-bit of a Throwback

8-bit of a Throwback

Akira Collins, Author

September 19, 2018

The video games that we loved to play as kids will always have a special place in our heart, introducing us into the game world. From GameCubes, Sega consoles, Ataris, GameBoy, and Nintendo 64, to the modern consoles of this generation consisting of the Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, Wii U, PS V...

A Gathering Of Stars

A Gathering Of Stars

Milton Clagg

April 30, 2018

Magic The Gathering, a card game owned by Wizards Of The Coast, and like D&D, is one of the clubs the STARS program at Sheridan provides for its students. The official name for the group is the Mathematics Of Magic The Gathering, but members call it Magic Fanatics Club. The game is generally referred to as MTG to keep it simple. The group ...

Arming Teachers

Jade Lundy, Author

April 30, 2018

In the midst of the Parkland, Flordia tragedy, one of the main ideas in making school a safer place has been the discussion of arming teachers. At Sheridan, amongst students, this has become a hot-button topic. In light of this, I thought it would be worthwhile to get the opinions of our own students...

Late Start

Late Start

Jade Lundy, Author

April 17, 2018

Sheridan High School Do you start to feel tired between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm? That is due to something called your circadian rhythm. This is your 24-hour internal clock that controls your energy levels throughout the day. A portion of your brain, called the hypothalamus, controls your circadian rhyt...

Sheridan Stars Srike Again

Sheridan Stars Srike Again

The General Idea Staff

April 16, 2018

THORNVILLE, OH - The nationally renowned and ranked competitive show choir, "Northern Stars", at Sheridan High School has received their second consecutive national FAME Aspire Award nomination in the "Most Promising New Program" category. Their Nashville, Tennessee based choreographer and show designer,...

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Paige Fisher, Author

April 12, 2018

It is a proven fact that teenagers need more sleep than any other age group. Many schools have done nothing to help children get more sleep. The U.S. is the 17th ranked country in educational performance. Ohio is ranked 18th in education in comparison to the other 49 states. This may change, for the...

School All Around the Year

School All Around the Year

Taylor White, Author

April 9, 2018

When you say year round schooling most students tend to think you go to school the whole year without breaks. Every school operates on the 180 days per year system. With year round schooling, the concepts of summer, winter and spring break aren’t exactly there. The students go for a certain amount of days...

March Faculty Member of the Month

Mr. Gioffre with his mutant ninja turtles mug.

Paige Fisher, Author

April 3, 2018

Stephen Gioffre, better known as Gio, has been working at Sheridan High School for almost 14 years as the art teacher. It is amazing to see how much he loves his job and all of his students. Mr. Gioffre was selected as the staff member of the month for March. He claims that he was very surprised and...

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