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Articles by Lauren Heaton :: Page 4

  • YSHS music room is made harmonious

    YSHS Band and orchestra director Brian Mayer used community resources to create a music library, searchable online, in one of the rooms in the “flying saucer” at the high school. It’s taken him two years, but thousands of band and orchestra scores and pieces can now be found on a database at Mayer’s staff page from the high school website. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    For the past two years of his tenure as head of the McKinney/YSHS music department, Brian Mayer has sorted and catalogued all the school’s music, and built a searchable music library, which can be shared with anyone in the community.

  • New fund establishes money for young artists

    Nadia Mulhall received the first award this year from the Lisa Goldberg YS Arts Scholarship, established by ceramic artist and art supporter Lisa Goldberg to help young people or college-bound seniors further their education in the arts. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Scholarships support Yellow Springs students with many different abilities and interests, but to local resident Lisa Goldberg, scholarships in the visual arts are not as numerous as those in other fields.

  • YS Theatre Company presents ‘Inherit the Wind’

    Shannon Lewis, Rob Campbell and Dave Nickel rehearsed a scene in "Inherit the Wind."

    “Inherit the Wind” opens this weekend at Mills Lawn auditorium.

  • Yellow Springs High School Class of 2015 commences

    Charles Benning, with his grandson Sean Jenkins '85, received an honorary diploma from Yellow Springs High School.

    Yellow Springs High School honored graduates, young and old, on Thursday, May 28.

  • Antioch College is a real food leader

    Antioch College Food Service Coordinator Isaac Delamatre joined students Sara Brooks and Rhianna Guerin on the Antioch Farm last week to talk about a growing group of 35 colleges and universities who have committed to consume at least 20 percent real food (local, humane, ecologically sound and fair trade) by 2020. Though new to the Real Food Challenge, the college is already leading the way with a pledge of 60 percent real food by 2020. (Photo by Laruren Heaton)

    According to Antioch Food Service Coordinator Isaac Delamatre, 56 percent of Antioch’s food is considered “real”, meaning sourced from locally owned, ecologically sound, humane farms with fair employment practices.

  • A short dance on Short Street

    A second flash mob in as many years will take to Short Street to the tune of “Shout” on Wednesday, May 27, at 1 p.m., followed by a party at the Yellow Springs Senior Center. Participants of any age can learn the 2-minute choreographed routine at rehearsals at the Senior Center or online. Last year’s flashers danced to “Heard It Through the Grapevine.” (News Archive Photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    In observance of National Senior Health and Fitness Day this year, and just for the fun of it, the Yellow Springs Senior Center will lead a flash mob to “Shout” in all those ways on Wednesday, May 27, at 1 p.m. on Short Street.

  • YSHS gains national honor a second time

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    For the second time in the past five years, Yellow Springs High School was named one of the state’s top high schools in the annual U.S. News and World Report high school survey.

  • Academic project sharing closes out the Yellow Springs school year

    Principal Tim Krier and Marian Krier played a game of mini golf built by Jack Hatert's seventh grade students with a different biome theme for each green.

    The Yellow Springs school district invited the community to two project-based sharing nights at the schools this week.

  • California ’49er stops at Mills Lawn along his journey

    Hank Finken appeared as California Trail blazer J.G. Bruff before a rapt audience of MLS students.

    Ohio Chautauqua actor Hank Fincken came to Mills Lawn School to present a preview of this summer’s living history tour in Clifton.

  • Morgan grants still suspended

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    Last week’s sobering announcement that Antioch College’s first long-term president, Mark Roosevelt, will leave at the end of his five-year contract in December was buoyed by the simultaneous promise of a $6 million gift over five years from the Morgan Family Foundation.