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...

Talent vs. hard work: Which leads to success?

Talent vs. hard work: Which leads to success?

Caroline Foley, Staff Writer

March 17, 2016


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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


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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...

Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring

Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring

Caroline Foley, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016


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The official prediction is in: after failing to see his shadow, Punxsutawney Phil is calling for an early spring this year. Phil emerged from his burrow at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania shortly after 7:20 on February 2, 2016 and “announced” his prediction in front of thousands...

Don’t worry…be happy?

Don’t worry…be happy?

Krist Muñoz-Malavé, Staff Writer

December 17, 2015


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For the last couple of weeks I've made it my goal to find out what the students and staff of Seneca do to lead a happy life, and I did so by asking one simple question: What do you think constitutes to living a happy life? The answers I received were on both sides of the scale, from funny to thoughtful...

Japan resumes whaling despite international protest

Japan resumes whaling despite international protest

Caroline Foley, Staff Writer

December 10, 2015


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After a year-long hiatus, Japan recently set forth its newest whaling expedition in the name of ‘research’.  The whaling fleet is scheduled to hunt for three months with a quota of 333 whales, according to the Washington Post. Japan claims that it is capturing and killing minke whales solely f...

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