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Articles by Carol Simmons

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  • School board sets limits on public comments

    The Yellow Springs School Board’s regular meeting Thursday, April 12, was its first since the middle/high school principal took a medical leave of absence last month and allegations of sexual misconduct between high school students became public. However, the board kept discussions related to employee and student concerns to a minimum.

  • A higher education in Peru

    Thirty-five Yellow Springs High School students participated in a service-learning trip to Peru over spring break. The students helped build a structure for an indigenous women’s textile cooperative in the Andean village of Huilloc. (Submitted Photo by Eli Hurwitz)

    Thirty-five students, six chaperones and four accompanying adults learned a variety of words and phrases in the native Quechua language during the 10 days of their travel in Peru.

  • States of Incarceration— Antioch teams with national exhibit

    Antioch College senior Odette Chavez-Mayo and alumna and Antioch Resident Scholar Dennie Eagleson recently helped install the college’s panel in the nationally touring “States of Incarceration” exhibition on display through June 2 at Antioch’s Herndon Gallery. The faculty-mentored student research for this panel and book and online content was collaboratively created in Emily Steinmetz’s fall course, Critical Prison Studies, with Antioch students and women serving life sentences at Dayton Correctional Institution. (Submitted Photo)

    “How much time is too much time?”
    That question has emerged as a central concern for Antioch College students studying prison-related issues this year.

  • Operation Bluebird — YS students monitor nesting boxes

    Operation Bluebird, a collaboration between Yellow Springs Schools and Tecumseh Land Trust that puts McKinney Middle School seventh-graders in the role of “Citizen Scientists” to monitor the activity at local nesting boxes, will resume this spring with a new crop of students. Pictured from last year, from left, are Aamil Wagner, Joaquin Espinosa and Jonathan Garrett. (Submitted photo)

    There’s nothing quite like seeing a bluebird in its environment, especially for bird lovers.

  • High school’s ‘High School Musical’

    Yellow Springs High School seniors Greta Kremer and Jonah Trillana play theater-obsessed twins Sharpay and Ryan Evans in the school’s spring musical, “Disney’s High School Musical, On Stage!” to be presented this weekend and next at Mills Lawn School. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    The name says it all. The title of this year’s high school musical is exactly that — “High School Musical,” or more specifically, and legally, “Disney’s High School Musical, On Stage!”

  • Yellow Springs Schools— McKinney/YSHS plan focus of forum

    About 75 people attended an informational community forum, presented by the Yellow Springs Schools district Thursday, March 1, in the high school cafeteria, concerning replacement and renovation plans at the middle/high school facility on East Enon Road. Shown is Superintendent Mario Basora presenting the plan. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    Questions about time frame and concerns about health and safety predominated at the community discussion Thursday, March 1, when an estimated 75 people attended a public forum presented by the Yellow Springs School District to consider the district’s plan for upgrading the middle and high school campus.

  • Villagers to run for county seats

    Three Yellow Springs residents are among the slate of primary candidates certified by the Greene County Board of Elections to appear on the May 8 ballot. All three are seeking county office.

  • Fundraiser to feature Muslim comic

    Arab-American standup comedian Mo Amer will be the featured performer for the Antioch School’s annual Auction Gala event, Saturday, March 3, at Antioch College’s Foundry Theater. (Submitted Photo)

    A comedian who recently made his network TV debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert after performing as the opening act on Dave Chappelle’s 2015 national tour, has been snagged to perform in Yellow Springs for the Antioch School’s annual Auction Gala event.

  • Levy committee forming

    The Yellow Springs school district is ramping up efforts in support of passing its May 8 ballot request of a combined 4.7-mill property levy and 0.25 percent income tax. A crucial piece in that effort is the formation of a levy committee.

  • Good move for DMS ink, two years in

    On Monday, May 15, 2017, U.S. Rep. Mike Turner visited DMS ink corporate headquarters on Dayton Street. The visit included a tour of the offices and production facility followed by a meeting with company owner, President and CEO Christine Soward. (Submitted photo)

    The addition of DMS ink to the local business community, by all appearances, has been a positive move for the company and Yellow Springs.

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