Shape Your Own Future: Get Invovled

Shape Your Own Future: Get Invovled

For the past few months, whenever someone brings up politics, I have heard complaints about how one candidate is polling higher than the other. No one seems to understand why people support that candidate with all of the scandals in his or her past. There is only one response to that: if you don't like what is happening with our country, get involved. . . . With the election approaching, I encourage you to go out and volunteer with the candidate you believe in- local or national- but above all, vote!

Service Day

Service Day

On September 30, the Elms had a school-wide service day. Both middle school and high school students traveled to different locations throughout Akron to give back to our community. Elms students volunteered through a variety of organizations, ranging from Haven of Rest and Family Promise, to Access Women & Children’s Shelter and Crown Point Ecology Center.

Praying for Paris

On November 13, 2015, there multiple coordinated terrorist attacks occurred in Paris hotspots.  ISIS has reportedly been behind the bombings carried out by a total of eight terrorists. Seven were armed with explosive belts, but all eight reportedly carried large machine guns. As of November 14,  the death toll stands at 128. Approximately 350 people have been injured, 99 of which are currently in critical condition.

“We are now truly facing an unknown and historic situation in Paris,” Deputy Mayor Patrick Klugman said, remarking on the French President’s announcement of an emergency state last night.

The largest massacre occurred at 9:20 pm when four armed men entered the Bataclan Concert Hall. “The show was about to end, and suddenly we heard gunshots coming behind us,” witness Julien Pearce said. 112 people were killed in the theater after being held hostage for multiple hours.

There were also two explosions by the Stade de France during a German and French soccer match. Four were killed, more injured.  Those watching the game fled onto the field in terror. Fourteen more people were killed La Petit Cambodge, a restaurant in the general neighborhood of the previous Charlie Hebdo attack.  

“I was eating at a restaurant with a friend of mine. All of a sudden, we heard huge gunshots and lots of glass coming through the window,” diner Charlotte Brehaut said.  Another nineteen were killed at popular bar La Belle Equipe. The death toll increases hourly.

But what happens now? France’s President, François Hollande, has issued a three day mourning period. During this time, 1,500 military troops will be patrolling France. A memorial mass will be held at Notre Dame cathedral on Sunday night. ISIS has made a statement saying the motive behind the attack was to respond to France’s campaign against Islam’s prophet, Muhammad. Due to this, American officials assure the citizens that we will not be attacked as well. However, Pope Francis has issued a statement saying this is ‘a piecemeal to the Third World War’.



Turning coffee into confidence

Turning coffee into confidence

Pumpkin Spice Lattes are largely considered a feminine drink, and consuming one might come at the cost of ridicule. Although pumpkin spiced products are consumed by nearly all demographics in the United States, the blame for this trend sits on the shoulders of young women. Lauren Phillip '16 investigates the root of the cause and analyzes some surprising facts about your favorite fall-time flavor.

Nepal's desperate search for hope

Nepal's desperate search for hope

It’s been weeks since the tragic 7.8 magnitude earthquake has struck Nepal, leaving thousands dead and many more mourning. Global efforts are being implicated to alleviate any further struggles through medical care, donations, and aid in searching through the destruction. The Gorkha earthquake struck Saturday April 25th at 11:25 am and lasted for what felt like hours to the Nepali citizens scrambling for protection.