The Delaware Ohio Daily Sunday, August 17, 2014

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Delaware Ohio Local News, Other News and some fun and interesting stuff too

Local News

City of Delaware: Sandusky Street Water Line Project Planned

HelpLine: Fourth Annual Suicide Prevention Walk – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Meet Ed Fitzgerald: Sunday, August 17, 2014 6:30 pm

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The Delaware Ohio Daily Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Delaware City Hall IMGP0040Resized (3)Delaware Ohio News, Featured Stories, and Some Miscellany for the Day

Local News

Sunbury (This Week News): Throng shows up to oppose annexation

Genoa Township Police Dept: This is Evan, one of our future officers

Lima Ohio.com: Thomas and Eudora Mitchell celebrate 65 years of marriage

Central Ohio News

Business First:  Same old story as May home sales stumble 11% amid falling inventory

Licking County CVB:   LICKING COUNTY HISTORIC JAIL TOUR

Ohio News

Mansfield News Journal: Simple fixes can help prevent falls at home

National News

Mental Floss: The Largest Company by Revenue in Each State

FT.com: US homebuilders buoyed by spring rebound

Bloomberg.com: Bill Clinton Defends Hillary’s Middle-Income Ties 

International

CBS News: Emperor penguins may be moving due to climate change, study finds

Sports

ESPN: Agent to Heat: LeBron opting out

538: We’ve Had Mixed Success Predicting LeBron’s Moves

Thought for the day

“Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.”  – Casey Kasem 

Word of the day

Detection

What Our Writers Wrote

Leigh Dunewood: Olentangy Fourth of July Celebration

Of Interest To Us

ETOnline: Former ‘GMA’ Host Joan Lunden Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

CNN: Katy Perry’s offer to Hillary Clinton

Top 10 list!

The top tens: Most Annoying Things in Life

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Readers Picks

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Tune of The Day

The Flirts – Jukebox (Don’t Put Another Dime)

Advertiser of the Day

Dusty Hostutler  – Edward Jones – For help with your retirement savings (740) 363-9200

The truth behind Senioritis

Senioritis.

It’s knowing that you have a 12-15 page English paper due in three weeks…and waiting until two nights before the due date to even brainstorm a topic. And then only turning in three of the 12 pages.

It’s leaving all your textbooks, daily homework assignments, final exam test prep and TI-84 calculator in your locker…and carrying an empty backpack home each night.

And it’s thinking that counting down the days until graduation is an acceptable replacement for an actual math class.

Senioritis is this contagious little bug that bites soon-to-be high school graduates, and deprives them of close to all of their motivation and/or determination to get just about anything done. Starting with getting out of bed to actually go to school.

Parents and teachers are likely to call it “procrastination”, while most seniors are prone to calling it “a genuine incapability to do school work during the last couple of months leading up to graduation”. And if anything, senioritis is a mindset.

Whether it’s the relief students feel or the confidence they gain after the stress of filling out, editing (three times just to be safe), and sending out college applications and later being admitted; or even the anxiety they experience that comes from them knowing that their K-12 educational career is nearing its close, seniors truly are in a weird place during their last semester or last nine weeks of high school – both mentally and emotionally.

I can speak from my personal and most recent experience when I say that that last month or so of high school is pretty darn frightening. For 13 straight years (if you choose to count Kindergarten) we’re each conditioned to ‘play school’ and learn by a certain curriculum or by a plethora of learning targets that are rendered necessary and essential for our development as emerging, productive young adults. School is both a routine and a system that is molded from the minds of numerous administrators, teachers and surrounding faculty members to ensure that students are armed with the skills and knowledge that will benefit them in the real world; the world that exists once primary and secondary school are over and done with.

But the scary thing – for college-bound seniors, in particular – is that there’s a lot of uncertainty that comes once they’ve reached grade 12. There’s a lot of wondering about where they’ll fit in life and even about the things they enjoy, believe or are interested in. There’s also a lot of curiosity about the type of person they are and often some confusion about the person they’d like to be, something that they’re often left on their own to figure out.

Once the excitement from being accepted into their school of choice dies down a bit, seniors’ anxiety (for their futures) – or senioritis – starts to kick in. For some students, yes: senioritis may result in a lack of effort put forth in their studies. But really, would seniors be seniors if they didn’t know how to write a well-thought-out essay, or answer (correctly) a couple of extensive math and science problems or even read (and somewhat understand) some of Shakespeare’s prose?

Instead of seeing it as something negative, I choose to look at my half-full glass and think of senioritis as a way for seniors to ‘spring clean’ their minds, in order to prepare themselves for the changes and adjustments they’ll soon have to make for college. Out with the old and in with the new!

There’s only so much information a person can process at one time, and to avoid getting too overwhelmed, stressed out or anxious, seniors use senioritis and the last couple of months or weeks of high school to do just two simple things, really: (1) review and reflect on their personal levels of progress, and how far they’ve come, and (2) mentally prepare themselves for a new routine and system – college and/or the real world.

The Delaware Ohio Daily Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sunshine and smiles from us to you!

Welcome to Tuesday

Delaware Ohio News, Featured Stories, and Some Miscellany for the Day

Local News

City of Delaware: Police Offering Youth Basketball Camp July 21-23

Delaware Fire: Utility Shut Off: Electric

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The Delaware Ohio Daily Monday, June 2, 2014

Sunshine and smiles from us to you!

Good Monday morning

Delaware Ohio News, Featured Stories, and Some Miscellany for the Day

Local News

10TV: Three OSU Students Accused Of Breaking Into Delaware County Home

Delaware City Police Reports 05/19/2014 – 05/27/2014

Central Ohio News

NBC4i: Matsuyama wins Memorial in a playoff

Lima Ohio.com: Annual license taxes proposed by commissioners to support repair of county roads

Ohio News

NBC News: Rare ‘Mono Mono’ Twins Could Be Home Within Weeks

National News

CBS News: “Alice” from “The Brady Bunch” dies at 88

MSNBC:  The truth behind Shinseki’s resignation

International

Reuters.com: Nearly 800 killed in Iraq’s bloodiest month this year: U.N.

Sports

Major League Lacrosse.com: RECAP: Ohio 15 – Chesapeake 11

Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs – NBA Finals  (This is good basketball on the highest level worth watching.)

Thought for the day

Let’s have some fun on a Monday.

Word of the day

Fun

What Our Writers Wrote

Leigh Dunewood: Olentangy Orange High School 2014 Commencement – Saturday, May 17, 2014

Arden Palmquist: Movie Review: Neighbors 

Of Interest To Us

RR.com: Celebrity Pregnancies & Births

Top 10 list!

Listverse:  10 Bizarre Product Recalls

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Readers Picks

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Tune of The Day

Earth, Wind & Fire – Boogie Wonderland

Advertiser of the Day

Need to Talk? 24 hour support hotline – Call Helpline of Delaware and Morrow Counties Dial 211 or 1-800-684-2324 (Hearing impaired 711 or 1-800-750-0750)

Olentangy Orange High School 2014 Commencement – Saturday, May 17, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014 @ 2PM

Audience and class members at OOHS' 2014 Commencement ceremony

Audience and class members at OOHS’ 2014 Commencement ceremony

Approximately 330 young men and women dressed in long blue caps and gowns, and in various honor cords and sashes waited anxiously and excitedly outside the doors of the Celeste Center on the Ohio Fair Grounds…in the rain.

They were to be the fifth graduating class from Olentangy Orange High School – the youngest high school in the Olentangy Local School District – and the second group to graduate that Saturday (with Olentangy Liberty High School being the first, and Olentangy High School being the third).

As they looked around at one another, realizing that this was the day that they’d collectively all been working so hard towards, softly whispered words of encouragement drifted amongst them as their music was cued to begin their march into the ceremony. [Read more…]

Meet The Newest Additions to the DelawareO Writing Team!

Writers, writers, and more writers!

DelawareO prides itself on being the online resource for all of Delaware County Ohio and finding local up and coming talent. That is why it seemed like a natural fit to look for writers that are still in high school looking to define / refine their skills.

All I can say is we hit the proverbial mother load. We had applicants from all over Delaware County apply from Big Walnut, Hayes, Buckeye Valley, Olentangy Schools, and Delaware Christian. With no further adieu, please meet and congratulate the 8 newest members of our writing team. [Read more…]