Don’t make your summer a bummer


Don’t make your summer a bummer

Dayton Air Show 2015:

If you’re looking for something thrilling to watch, the Dayton Air Show presents a show at the Dayton International Airport. On June 20 and 21, you’ll be able to witness the United States Air Force Thunder-birds and the Breitling Jet Team perform formation acrobatics. In addition to the show, there are also activities and

City of Dayton Lights in flight fireworks festival:

The annual City of Dayton Independence Day fireworks will celebrate the holiday on July 2 at Riverscape MetroPark. The festivi¬ties will begin at 5:00 p.m. with festival food, drinks and music. The end the evening of celebration, the fireworks display will begin at 10:00.

Centerville-Washington Township 42nd Americana Festival

Started in 1972, The Center¬ville-Washington Township Americana Festival began as a sidewalk sale promoted by the city’s downtown merchants. This year the theme is “Our Youth… America’s Future” and is on the Fourth of July to commemorate Independence Day. It’s estimated that more than 75,000 people will attend the festival, along with more than 100 volunteers working to make it happen. The Americana Festival hosts several events throughout the day. A 5K Run, a parade starting at 10:00 a.m., a street fair full of a variety of activities for the young and old, and finishing the day with fireworks 10:00 p.m.

Kickin’ Chicken WingFest:

If you’re a wing lover then head out to the Fraze Pavilion for some music and a chance to try some of the area’s best wings on July 11 at 2:00 p.m. According to Amy Zahora, executive director of the Miami Valley Restaurant Associa¬tion, the will allow festival-goers to vote for the best wings and sides.

Dayton Celtic Festival:
The Dayton Celtic Festival provides a mix of culture, food and music for all ages. Festival-goers will be able to watch Celtic performers, along with sipping on Irish whiskey. This three-day celebration is held annually by United Irish of Dayton. The festival will be held at Riverscape MetroPark on Fri., July 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Sat., July 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., and Sun., July 26 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Dayton Jazz Festival:

On Sun., June 21, The Downtown Summer Music Series hosts the Jazz Festival from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Dave Hall Plaza. There will be live music and food, along with the region’s best jazz vocalists and artists. It’s encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to relax to the smooth sounds of jazz.

Yellow Cab food truck rally:

If you’re looking for dinner, drinks and entertainment join the Yellow Cab Food Truck Rally at the Yellow Cab Building in Downtown Dayton on Fri., June 19 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Food trucks include Umami Bites, Ramen Rickshaw, The Shakery Juice Bar, El Meson, C’est Cheese, Smokinbeebeeq, Go Cupcake!, Fronana, Dayton Urban BBQ, Harvest Mobile Cuisine and Alien Infusions. Along with the gourmet food trucks, other vendors will be there, as well as local craft beer breweries.

Your Voice: What is your dream summer vacation?

Caleb Pardon
Mechanical Engineering Major
“Totally pass my physics class because I’m struggling really hard. If I could travel somewhere I would go to California for air soft or Sweden because it’s really popular there as well.”

Chardeà Middlebrook
Liberal Arts Major
“To not be working at Sinclair during the summer [and] to be far away, somewhere on the beach—just lying about.”

Marco Salis
Electronics & Engineering Tech Major
“I would like to go to California, and actually have a nice walk on the beach, that’d be a nice vacation
and a Corona in my hand-because Coronas are the greatest.”
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Dear Gabby: Runaway Boyfriend?


Dear Gabby,

I recently met this great guy and since then we have had several dates.
Everything has been going great, so far; however, I’m kind of second guessing myself. We have had some amazing dates so far, and I seem to find myself wanting to be with him more and more. But we are kind of opposites, but opposites attract right?
Anyway, after nearly three weeks of “dating”, I was thinking it’s time to make this official. So I was hoping he would ask me to officially be his girlfriend this past weekend—but that didn’t happen.
We originally had plans on Saturday to go out for dinner and a movie, but after I got all ready he never showed up. I waited and texted him and then texted him again…but no response, I haven’t heard from him since.
Do you think I scared him away because I was hoping to make our relationship official, or do you think he’s just busy? What would you do?

Sincerely,
Where are you
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White Privilege Conference

On the last day of the White Privilege Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky, the Ku Klux Klan stood outside shouting insults and making derogatory comments against the conference and those attending and supporting it. They were politely asked to leave after many racial slurs.
However, even after the conference was over, some KKK members remained to call out more insults at the departing conference attendees.
This conference was held to raise awareness of the white privilege. It also raised awareness towards persons who are white males as they are automatically preferred for management and leadership positions. However, most white people are not aware that they do not have to deal with additional pressure beyond those associated with job performance, according to Furaha Henry-Jones, English professor at Sinclair.
Most blacks were hesitant, as they “…did not want to deal with white people and their terms understanding race,” Henry-Jones said. “They were pleasantly surprised to find that it focused on all of us and on what we need to overcome. In particular, racism, sexism, heterosexism, and other forms of oppression also found a focus.”

In addition to Henry-Jones, who attended the conference to experience the diversity, Dr. Tanya Williams spoke about inter-personalized oppression.
According to Dr. Williams, black people have ideas and beliefs that are hold them back—Not because they created their own beliefs, but because they grew up in an environment learning these values. One must either “accept or reject.”
“On an average of twenty years, a black person is told, mainly through social media, that they aren’t not wanted or are seen as intelligent and cannot be successful in life. One must overcome social norms, and not just subconsciously, but consciously,” Henry-Jones said.
She said the biggest thing that was talked about at the conference was of intersectionality of identities.
“There were many cultures [there],” Henry-Jones said. “The acceptance of not just someone’s color, but also who and what they identify themselves as.”

Alease Hawkins
Reporter