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Pig Painting May Be World’s Oldest Cave Art Yet

Article Title: Pig Painting May Be World’s Oldest Cave Art Yet

Link: Pig Painting May Be World’s Oldest Cave Art Yet, Archaeologists Say


Summary: In a discrete cave tucked away on an island in Indonesia, an image of a pig has been discovered. What makes this pig special is that it’s believed to be the oldest known work of cave art. It is estimated to be 45,500 years old. It was discovered during an archaeological survey done by Basrasn Burhan. The cave is in Sulawesi and also has 43,900-year-old artwork of human-animal hybrids. There is a debate as to whether homo sapiens had once inhabited the island or if it was members of an extinct human species. The only skeletons found have resembled hominins, a broader concept as opposed to the specific modern-day human. The artwork does resemble elements such as twisted perspective that correlate elements of modern humans’ prehistoric art, however. The topic is extremely controversial. The archaeologists are sure of the image’s credibility because the cave is virtually impossible to reach without special measures. They also used reliable uranium-series dating to determine its minimum age. The archaeologists believe that there is more to be discovered on the island. Although this is true, they must discover these works fast. Scientists state that the works are being exfoliated and may soon disappear due to the long duration of time they are believed to have been here. Research crews are working against the clock to reveal history before it is gone forever.

Personal Reflection: These discoveries bring many questions to light when it comes to the history of art, communication, expression, and even anatomy. Simple discoveries can lead to possible ideas and new information. It is also surprising to learn that some essential works of art could be gone very soon. It presents the importance of the research as we work to discover more about where we came from and how we communicated with one another.

COVID Variant Case

Title: Second Strain of Coronavirus Makes an Appearance Link: Possible Second Covid Variant Case Found in Colorado – Bloomberg Summary: A strain of Covid has been quickly spreading in the U.K and has officially made its mark in the United States. Colorado reported the first case of the Covid-19 variant. This case is a member… Continue Reading

Pfizer Vaccine Cleared in U.S.

Article Title: Pfizer Vaccine Cleared in U.S., a Landmark in Covid-19 Flight Article Link: Pfizer Vaccine Cleared in U.S., a Landmark in Covid-19 Fight – Bloomberg Summary: The Pfizer vaccine was cleared as Covid-19 case numbers continue to rise in the U.S. The first people to receive the vaccine will be frontline health care workers… Continue Reading

Coping With Stress During Coronavirus

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 Pandemics are an overwhelming time because people have to face isolation and loneliness. On top of that, there is a common fear of the virus itself and the anxiety that comes with that fear. According to the article, your emotional and physical background, social support system, and community play… Continue Reading

Speech and Debate: November 2, 2020

Kenston’s Speech and Debate team is off to a strong start of the season, having competed in four tournaments thus far.  In Congressional Debate, Samantha Stephens placed second at Chagrin Falls’ tournament and reached quarterfinals at Yale.  The team had seven members compete at University School’s extemporaneous speaking tournament, and Ella Jewell has had a… Continue Reading

Coronavirus and the Holidays

Article: Coronavirus and the Holidays Link: As holidays near, the coronavirus is spreading rapidly, putting families in a quandary about celebrations and travel Summary: Barbara Alexander is a physician as well as the president-elect of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. She explores the presumed ways in which Covid-19 will affect the holidays. The numbers… Continue Reading

2020 Volleyball Playoffs

To start off the playoffs for the 2020 varsity volleyball season, the Kenston Bombers took on Canton South on October 20. It was the last home game and the team, especially the seniors, were ready to take the win. The girls executed fast-paced plays and were able to dominate on the court. They took the… Continue Reading

Such a Fun Age

Author Kiley Reid wrote Such a Fun Age. This debut novel was published in 2019. It tells the story of a young black woman named Emira. She is a babysitter for the two children of Alix and Peter, who are white. Their kids are named Briar and Catherine. After Peter made an assumably racist comment… Continue Reading

Netflix: Halloween Edition

This Halloween is approaching fast. Netflix has a huge selection of scary movies and new releases for everyone this year. So, let’s check them out! First off we have the highly anticipated Hubie Halloween that came out on Wednesday. With many well-known actors including Adam Sandler, this is bound to be a great Halloween comedy.… Continue Reading