Yahoo Purchases Tumblr for $1.1 Billion

Shannon Turgeon, News Editor

May 23, 2013


Filed under Features, News

  Yahoo has recently made a bold move that may help to turn the company around. On May 2oth, the company announced their $1.1 billion dollar purchase of the wildly popular blogging site "Tumblr." According to CNN, rumors about the purchase have been circulating since May 16th. This deal wil...

“Queen” Mirren Grants Dying Boy Last Wish.

Megan O'Leary, Staff Writer

May 23, 2013


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Oliver Burton of Leicester, England was born with down syndrome. After being in and out of the hospital for years, Burton is fighting his third battle with cancer, given only a few weeks to live. At the top of his bucket list was to meet the Queen of England at Buckingham Palace. After his local member...

Three Women Found Alive in the West Side of Cleveland

Three Women Found Alive in the West Side of Cleveland

Hailie Sandor, Staff Photographer

May 21, 2013


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Three women who went missing a decade ago when they were just teens were found alive in a residential area just south of Cleveland.  Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight all went missing in late 2002 and early 2003. According to the Plain Dealer newspaper, Knight was 18 when she became t...

New Businesses Open Around Cranberry

New Businesses Open Around Cranberry

Michala McCullough, Editor in chief

May 20, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase

A new high flying trampoline park recently just opened in the Leetsdale Industrial Park offering guests a safer way to get an adrenaline rush. When Sky Zone opened the doors to 740 Brickworks Drive, visitors found a seemingly endless sea of wall-to-wall trampoline courts under high ceilings. Sky Zone...

Deadly Outbreak of Tornadoes Strikes North Texas

Deadly Outbreak of Tornadoes Strikes North Texas

Shannon Turgeon, News Editor

May 17, 2013


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

An outbreak of 13 tornadoes hit North Texas on the night of May 15. According to the Associated Press, at least six people were killed and dozens more were injured. The National Weather Service stated that the damage indicated that EF4 tornadoes had touched down in the area. EF4 is the second worst cl...

Company Searching for Volunteer Astronauts to Live on Mars

Company Searching for Volunteer Astronauts to Live on Mars

Shannon Turgeon, News Editor

May 6, 2013


Filed under Features, News

A Dutch company announced on April 29 that they are looking for volunteers that are willing to venture to Mars in 2022. According to CNN, Mars One intends to create a colony on the Red Planet. The company's CEO, Bas Lansdorp, explained that Mars One wants to send a crew of four people into space in...

Samsung Galaxy S4 Released to Public

Alex Risch, Staff Writer

May 2, 2013


Filed under Features

The Samsung Galaxy S4 was released on April 27th.  It seems to have the most software extras that any phone has had to date. Some of the new features includes eye-tracking software. This allows users to scroll on their phone just by looking. Another feature is that the screen will not dim while you are...

SV Alum Answering a Higher Call

SV Alum Answering a Higher Call

John Madeira, Staff Writer

April 30, 2013


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Just weeks after the United States and the world were changed by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the first American boots hit the ground in the landlocked nation of Afghanistan. President George W. Bush sent the first American troops into the mountainous, Middle Eastern country on October...

SV Students Visit National Air Force Museum

John Madeira, Staff Writer

April 25, 2013


Filed under Features, School News

This past Monday, 47 Seneca Valley juniors and seniors took a daylong trip to visit a piece of US history: the National Museum of the United States Air Force on the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.  Students in Mrs. Schuster’s Aviation class, as well as students from Mr. Lucot’s A...

What Not To Wear: Senior Boards Edition

What Not To Wear: Senior Boards Edition

Melissa John, staff Writer

April 24, 2013


Filed under Features, School News, Showcase

You've written your senior paper, you've planned and executed your entire senior project, and now you have to face your senior boards' judges in order to deliver your final speech. You've written your outline, practiced so many times that your mother can now recite your research in its entirety, and...

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