Remembering September 11, 2001

Remembering September 11, 2001

Sarah Ierino, Staff Writer
September 16, 2016 • 97 views
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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 • 128 views
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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 • 528 views
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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 • 113 views
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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 • 375 views
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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 • 175 views
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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 • 188 views
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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 • 213 views
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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...

Talent vs. hard work: Which leads to success?

Talent vs. hard work: Which leads to success?

Caroline Foley, Staff Writer
March 17, 2016 • 608 views
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Two contradicting components are often considered in the formula for success: natural talent and hard work.  In reality, does one of these actually give an edge over the other in the classroom, workplace, and competition? Hard work has always been stressed as the key to success in life.  Work hard...

Nintendo is at it Again with Several New Releases

Nintendo is at it Again with Several New Releases

February 26, 2016 • 949 views
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The newest fighting game from Nintendo, Pokken Tournament will release on the Wii U exclusively on March 18th. Pokken Tournament was originally only supposed to be playable in Japanese arcades, but Nintendo saw the opportunities and seized them by releasing it for their latest console as well. Those...

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