Orbiter meets Destiny Willoughby

“My dad gave out a bike to a homeless person. He felt like he needed to give to be nice…He just wants to make sure everyone’s happy.” Freshman Destiny Willoughby has a hidden family secret: her dad is Streetsboro’s “Bike Doctor.” She said, “He just started like a few months ago, but he’s sold over […]

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Orbiter meets London Anderson

“I love reading books because I can escape from reality for a second,” said sophomore London Anderson, “but it feels like hours. When I read it’s like I’m in the story. Whatever happened in my personal life or anything doesn’t matter it’s just me and the book I’m reading. I feel as though I’m in my […]

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Streetsboro Trainer Gets Involved

Rocket athletic trainer Staci Bohannon makes students a priority. “I feel like Staci puts us first, not even in terms of health, either,” said junior Derek Hamper. “Before practice even begins, she is always like ‘Hey, what’s up guys?’ She’s very interactive with us.” Bohannon is different than other trainers Streetsboro has had, said junior […]

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Orbiter meets Jackson Lanier

Freshman Jackson Lanier just returned to Streetsboro in March from Walsh Jesuit because, he said, the school was extremely hard and he did not like most of the students there. “I really just didn’t fit in there because there was a bunch of upperclassmen, and most kids in my grade either had a bad attitude […]

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Orbiter meets Nicholas Medwetz

New SHS math tutor, Nicholas Medwetz, started out as a substitute teacher. He enjoys his job because he loves “seeing students succeed and getting their grades up.” Medwetz also has a passion for baseball and helping young kids with the sport, which led him to teaching. “That’s kinda where it started, and I just loved […]

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Orbiter meets Kyrsten Ward

Junior Kyrsten Ward strives to keep her priorities straight. “I try and prioritize my time…,” she said. “I think time management is the most important thing in my life, because honestly, school comes first before anything. That is true until I have my baby, because then that will be my main priority…I also think my […]

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To wear a bandana

To memorialize senior AJ Simon, who died in August, the junior class sold bandanas at lunch and home football games for $5. The baby blue bandanas represent Simon with his name and a lion, which was his favorite animal. “Baby blue was his favorite color,” said Bianca Mella, junior class president. The initial sale of […]

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Simon honored by school and students

At the inaugural football game August 25, Simon’s school family, the SHS Marching Rockets, played their traditional number, “The Horse.” Following the infamous drum break, which highlights the percussion section, senior Antonio-Jared Simon had been a part of for seven years, and was supposed to lead his senior year, they cut to silence. Each band […]

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Students take to new African American literature class

African American literature, a new, senior-level class taught by Principal James Hogue and Megan McCaffrey, meets seventh period in McCaffrey’s room to read, listen and learn. Three of the students —  all of whom are hand-picked by Hogue — — agree this class requires commitment. To Jared Perdue, Ravleen Ingle and Siv Street, the class […]

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International teachers bring pieces of the world to Streetsboro

Shomshad Begum, from Bangladesh, and Juan Sanchez Marquez (Antonio), from Mexico, are the two international teachers who left their countries to experience education in Streetsboro schools. Begum and Sanchez have been here for two months. Both are teachers in their home countries, but Sanchez is actually also a mechanic. Begum had not been out of […]

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Orbiter meets Lexyn Blakenship

  Live. Love. Dance. Repeat! Freshman Lexyn Blankenship has been a dancer at Lisa’s School of Dance for about 10 years now, and if that’s not enough already, she’s also been cheerleading for 12 years. Out of all the dance types, such as the hoedown, boogie, and the all too famous waltz, Lexyn currently has […]

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