Seniors on SV Pom Pons team prepare to participate for the last year

Seniors on SV Pom Pons team prepare to participate for the last year

Chloe Ruffennach, Staff writer

September 21, 2016


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The 2017 school year marks the end of an era for seniors on the Seneca Valley Pom Pons team. Seneca Valley is noted for their school pride and abundance of activities and extracurricular programs. As with every activity, the Seneca Valley Pom Pons team consists of many different grade levels, including...

Seneca Valley seniors prepare for their last year of high school

Seneca Valley seniors prepare for their last year of high school

Caila Rentz, Staff Writer

September 20, 2016


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The 2016- 2017 school year has begun. A new year means making fast adjustments, such as waking up earlier and attempting to cram after school jobs, activities, homework, and studying into the limited seven or eight hours before students go to sleep. Seniors have it even worse. According to coll...

Remembering September 11, 2001

Remembering September 11, 2001

Sarah Ierino, Staff Writer

September 16, 2016


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This past Sunday marked the fifteenth anniversary of the horrible tragedy that was September 11, 2001. The whole nation had a moment of silence out of respect for the thousands of people that lost their lives on that busy New York City day. There were documentaries on television, broadcasts o...

Concussions: Fact vs Fiction

Patrick Inman, Staff Writer

September 15, 2016


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Concussions have become common injuries the last several years among many children, as well as adults. With so many different viewpoints and different severity of concussions, what do people know to be true about this traumatic head injury? A concussion occurs after an individuals head is violently...

The face behind SV Compliments

Tommy Conroy, Staff Writer

September 9, 2016


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SV Compliments is an Instagram page with a simple goal: to spread happiness and encourage unity throughout Seneca Valley. For most of its lifespan, the page had been run anonymously, with the owner of the account not seeking out praise or reward. However, through a mishap this past June, the identity...

National Park’s Service Celebrates Centennial Anniversary

Jacob Bryant, SV Staff Writer

September 6, 2016


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This past weekend the national parks service reached its centennial anniversary, celebrating the occasion with events across the country. The national parks service was established in 1816 by President Theodore Roosevelt, a lifelong nature enthusiast who wanted to preserve the country’s natural...

Sony announces the PS4.5, a revamped PS4

Sony announces the PS4.5, a revamped PS4

Luke Ryan, Staff Writer

May 27, 2016


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Expected to hit the shelves in September, 2016 the PS4.5 is taking some big steps forward inside and out. Usually when a new console is made the goal is to make something new but still similar to the last. In this case, Sony is being honest that its actually a souped up PS4 and not a new standalone...

Kenya burns ivory in protest of illegal poaching

Kenya burns ivory in protest of illegal poaching

Caroline, Foley

May 13, 2016


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On Saturday, April 30, piles of ivory tusks from illegally killed elephants were burned by the Kenyan government in a symbolic protest of poaching. The Guardian reports that the ceremonial burning in Nairobi national park was attended by Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta, heads of state includin...

Cicadas set to make noisy reappearance after seventeen years of being underground

Cicadas set to make noisy reappearance after seventeen years of being underground

Chloe Ruffennach, Staff writer

April 25, 2016


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After seventeen years of hibernation, billions of noisy cicadas are set to emerge from beneath the ground this summer. Every emergence of the cicadas is labeled by “brood” number. The one set to make their reappearance this summer has been named “Brood V” and hatched all the way back in 1999. Specifically,...

Life not always “made in the shade”

Life not always “made in the shade”

April 5, 2016


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8 year old Alex Gentile wants only one thing; he wants to be able to run and play outside like all the other kids his age. However because of a rare disease if he goes out to play he may never come back inside. Alex has X-linked reticulate pigmentary disorder with systematic manifestations, called...

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