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Articles by Carol Simmons :: Page 29

  • The border is here — Mauritanians fight deportation

    The United States President has declared an immigration crisis at the U.S.–Mexico border, focusing public attention there, while at the same time a crisis in our own backyard goes unseen by many Ohioans.

  • School board — District fundraiser to depart

    Dawn Boyer, the director of advancement for Yellow Springs Schools, is leaving her job at the end of her current contract, Aug. 1, according to a letter of resignation dated Jan. 4.

  • Arguing for speech, debate

    Members of the Yellow Springs Speech and Debate team participated in the annual Beavercreek Phoenix Invitational Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 5, at Beavercreek High School. From left are: coach Brian Housh, Miles Gilchrist, Gini Meekin, Solan Palmer, Payton Horton, Kian Barker, Galen Sieck, Colon Anderson and Lily Bryan. Not pictured is co-coach Jackie Anderson. The team will host its first local tournament, titled The Fearless Forensics Festival, on Saturday, Jan. 26. (photo by Carol Simmons)

    Here’s a psychological tip for feeling more confident: Stand with your feet apart, hands on hips — Superman style — for five minutes.

  • WSU faculty move closer to strike

    Villager Sirisha Naidu, an associate professor of economics at Wright State University and a member of the faculty union’s leadership team, was one of about 200 faculty members and their supporters who packed a university board of trustees meeting in October to express their frustration and anger about the impasse in contract negotiations. (photo by Carol Simmons)

    Wright State University faculty this week took a step closer to going on strike in a continuing contract dispute with university administration.

  • 2018 Year in Review: Village Schools

    The YSHS girls swam to their third straight Metro Buckeye Conference Championship this year, capturing first place in an astounding six out of the 11 events. Pictured here are members of the winning team, including, from left, Ellery Bledsoe, Aza Hurwitz, Sara Zendlovitz, Madison Werner, Eden Spriggs, Natalie Galarza and Jude Meekin. All finished in the top eight in their individual events, with team captains Spriggs and Meekin winning all of their individual events. The girls 200 medley relay and 400 free relay also won, with the 400 free relay team setting a new MBC record. (Submitted photo by Kathleen Galarza)

    2018 Year in Review: Village Schools

  • New owner for Town Drug

    The village’s longtime lone pharmacy, Town Drug, is getting a new owner.

  • YS School Board— District forming a facilities committee

    At the last school board meeting of 2018, district Superintendent Mario Basora looked ahead to the new year, when the district “will click the reset button” in addressing local school facility needs.

  • Squad cheering ‘for all girls’

    Cheerleaders Stella Lieff and Rosemary Burmester struck a pose during a recent boys JV basketball game. (Submitted photo by Luciana Lieff)

    A longstanding athletic tradition has been toppled this year at Yellow Springs High School, and with it a previously accepted social norm has been challenged and sent packing. The new normal: the cheerleading squad is now cheering for girls home basketball games, as well as all boys games.

  • Aid for asylum seekers — Locals seek migrant justice

    Yellow Springs resident Alex Rolland, who is working on a documentary film about the migrant caravan seeking asylum in the United States, recently spent time along the U.S.-Mexican border, returning there this week after a brief visit home. (Submitted photo)

    The progress this summer and fall of the “migrant caravan” of Central American asylum seekers making their way north to the U.S.-Mexican border has sparked months of condemnation by President Trump, who has threatened a lethal response, sending U.S. troops to stop the migrants from entering the country.

  • YS mother focuses family’s Christmas on helping asylum seekers

    The ongoing tense situation at the U.S.-Mexico border and the critical circumstances of as many as 15,000 Central American people seeking asylum in the U.S. at the Tijuana port of entry — part of the so-called “migrant caravan” — is sparking deep concern among Yellow Springs residents who are spearheading humanitarian aid responses and working to raise wider awareness about the crisis. 

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