Top Ten Fashion Trends for Spring 2013

Melissa John, Staff Writer

March 11, 2013


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The snow outside is melting, warmer temperatures are poking their way into the weather forecast, and it's about that time to store away your Uggs and peacoats and replace them with these top ten fashion trends of spring 2013. With the help of People's Style Watch magazine, the most essential spring p...

Shell Ceases Arctic Ocean Petroleum Drilling for 2013

Shannon Turgeon, News Editor

March 4, 2013


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Royal Dutch Shell PLC announced on Wednesday that it will not continue to drill in the Arctic Ocean this year. According to the New York Times, their announcement follows a series of incidents that occurred while drilling there in 2012. The President of Shell Oil, Marvin Odum, stated that "We've ...

Valentine’s Day: Stepping Outside ‘The Dinner Date’

Melissa John, Staff Writer

February 14, 2013


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When it comes to Valentine's Day, the same troubles barricade our minds from year to year. What if I spend too much? What if I don't do enough? What if I don't even have a Valentine this year? Well, rest easy! With these tips, you can manage to get through yet another Valentine's Day with less stress, ...

Retiring Ray Lewis

Bradley Hart, Staff Writer

January 8, 2013


Filed under Features, News, Sports

On January 2,  football great Ray Lewis announced his intention of retiring at the end of this season.  He is an important member of the Baltimore Ravens and one of the greatest linebackers that the game has ever seen. He led the Ravens to a Super Bowl win over the New York Giants in 2000.  Also,...

Butler County Residents Struggle with Contaminated Water

Butler County Residents Struggle with Contaminated Water

Shannon Turgeon, News Editor

December 20, 2012


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Multiple Connoquenessing Township families have been struggling to live their lives without access to clean water for over a year, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Residents of the Woodlands neighborhood in Connoquenessing Township first noticed a problem in January 2011. Multiple homeow...

Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Melissa John, Staff Writer

December 4, 2012


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With the holiday season approaching fast, finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list is bound to only add more chaos into your hectic schedule. From your boyfriend to your second cousin twice removed, the decision on what to get the varied people in your life is confusing, and often times,...

Don’t Let Winter Roads Catch You Off Guard: Winter Driving Tips

Don’t Let Winter Roads Catch You Off Guard: Winter Driving Tips

Hailie Sandor, Staff Photographer

November 30, 2012


Filed under Features, Showcase

As the snow starts to fall this winter season and the roads start to cover with a blanket of white, drivers everywhere should take notice and adjust driving habits accordingly. The best advice for driving in bad winter weather is not to drive at all, if you can at all avoid it. Don't go out until...

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2012: Sales on the Rise from Last Year

Melissa John, Staff Writer

November 30, 2012


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With Black Friday come and gone, it's easier to look back and get a chuckle out of the millions of Americans that just a mere week ago, were camped out in front of their favorite stores from ten at night until four in the morning in search of saving a buck or two. Black Friday, the day after Tha...

“Skinny Minnie” Controversy

“Skinny Minnie” Controversy

Nicole Jelinek, Entertainment Editor

November 8, 2012


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High-end fashion department store, Barneys' new holiday campaign for the store has an element to it that is causing quite a stir all over and especially for body-image activists: Skinny Minnie. Barneys holiday campaign features a 3-D light show and moving art video. The video is a 3 minute "dream...

Multiple Car Accidents Bring Reminders of Halloween Safety

Alex Risch, Staff Writer

November 8, 2012


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Parents always worry about their little kids being kidnapped on Halloween; however, what they should really be worried about is their little superhero or princess being hit by cars. This year, there were mulitiple reports of young trick or treaters being hit by cars as they were walking around their neig...

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