New Star Wars film gathers massive hype

New Star Wars film gathers massive hype

Chloe Ruffennach, Staff writer

December 10, 2015


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Rotary Youth Exchange Program

Rotary Youth Exchange Program

Krist Muñoz-Malavé, Staff Writer

October 7, 2015


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The Rotary Youth Club of Zelienople is looking for students of ages 15 to 18.5 years old to participate in their exchange programs. There are two programs for students to be a part of, first, there is the school year program which allows the student to travel overseas to spend a school year in a...

Nintendo Makes Dreams Come True With Pokémon GO

Nintendo Makes Dreams Come True With Pokémon GO

October 6, 2015


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Collaborating with Niantic, a group already well recognized for their work in augmented reality mobile games, Nintendo plans to make a free to play app compatible with Apple and Android devices that brings Pokémon from screens to the real world and is slated to be released in early 2016, possibly...

Impact of Concussions on Young Athletes

Impact of Concussions on Young Athletes

Caroline Foley, Staff Writer

September 29, 2015


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As the school year rolls on and the many sports offered at Seneca Valley come into season, sports-related concussions inevitably make an appearance.  Concussions don’t seem out of the ordinary to many, but their immediate, as well as lasting effects, can have an impact far beyond the initial hit. According...

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