Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring

Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring

Caroline Foley, Staff Writer
February 10, 2016 • 230 views
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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 • 246 views
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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 • 243 views
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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...

New Star Wars film gathers massive hype

New Star Wars film gathers massive hype

Chloe Ruffennach, Staff writer
December 10, 2015 • 232 views
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With December 18th quickly approaching, it comes as no surprise that the Star Wars hype is as evident as ever. And with this revival of the franchise, nerd culture has been rejuvenated after years of being fairly dormant. Though it was not until recently that I delved deep into the beloved space stor...

How safe is artificial turf?

How safe is artificial turf?

Caroline Foley, Staff Writer
December 9, 2015 • 207 views
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After walking off an artificial turf field, athletes are often flecked with the small pieces of black rubber that seem to have a way of making it into shoes, hair, and uniforms unnoticed.  However, the bothersome beads may have consequences far worse than sticking to cleats and clothes. According...

Students put themselves, others at risk when driving tired

Students put themselves, others at risk when driving tired

Caroline Foley, Staff Writer
November 17, 2015 • 223 views
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It’s no secret that students at Seneca Valley oftentimes arrive at school feeling lethargic.  A large number of students drive to school as well, and a fatigued student behind the wheel is a recipe for disaster. Most people are aware of the dangers of driving intoxicated, but driving while sleep...

Processed, red meats found to cause cancer

Processed, red meats found to cause cancer

Caroline Foley, Staff Writer
November 4, 2015 • 217 views
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One of America’s most fundamental dietary staples has been added to the list of likely human carcinogens. According to the World Health Organization, both processed and red meat can cause various cancers in humans. A report released on Monday by WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer...

Winter 2016: El Nino vs. the Farmer’s Almanac

Winter 2016: El Nino vs. the Farmer’s Almanac

Caroline Foley, Staff Writer
November 2, 2015 • 275 views
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Two conflicting theories are forecasting drastically different predictions for the outcome of this year’s winter season. El Niño, a shift in ocean currents and trade winds in the Pacific Ocean that occurs every two to seven years, is expected to bring an exceptionally mild winter to North America. ...

Floating taxis may re-write all of public transportation

Floating taxis may re-write all of public transportation

November 2, 2015 • 187 views
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A man named Jerry Sanders CEO of AirTran is paving the way to the future with a new kind of public transit called AirTran These "cars" are set in a track which electromagnetically suspends them in the air and can propel them forward at speeds up to 60 mph with a capacity of up to four passengers....

2015’s Nobel Prizes Awarded to Diverse Group of Humanitarians

2015’s Nobel Prizes Awarded to Diverse Group of Humanitarians

Matt Di Michele, Staff Writer
October 20, 2015 • 259 views
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Between October 5th and October 12th, the Nobel Committees based in northern Europe collectively chose this year's winners of the Nobel Prizes. The nominators, from many different associations, were given the task of selecting the winners of six different categories and did so in time for the rewards...

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