Synthetic Marijuana Poses Risks to Teenage Users

Synthetic Marijuana Poses Risks to Teenage Users

Caroline Foley, Staff Writer

March 28, 2017


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It’s no secret that most high school-aged students will have an encounter with drugs at some point during their four years, but alarming usage trends in one type of drug are cause for concern. Known as synthetic marijuana, these drugs are often marketed as natural and safe. However, they have unpredictable, ...

Scientists discover seven Earth-like planets

Scientists discover seven Earth-like planets

Sydney Gibson, Staff Writer

March 18, 2017


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Researchers have recently discovered seven Earth-sized planets orbiting around a star at about 40 light-years, roughly 235 trillion miles, away from our solar system. The system is in the constellation Aquarius and it is referred to as TRAPPIST-1, named for The Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small...

Bird Flu Found at Tyson Chicken Farm

Bird Flu Found at Tyson Chicken Farm

Caroline Foley, Staff Writer

March 18, 2017


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A strain of bird flu has been detected in one of major food producer Tyson's chicken breeder's flocks in Tennessee. According to CNBC, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said this represented the first confirmed case of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza (HPAI) in commercial poultry in the United...

Snap Inc. Goes Public, Valued at $28 Billion

Ben Snell, Staff Writer

March 18, 2017


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The company behind the popular picture messaging app, Snapchat, went public recently with stocks rising to 44 percent on their first day of trading, making the company worth $28 billion. On the first day of trading, the stock closed at $24.48, exceeding the expectations of many financial analysts...

Students are “DeVo-stated” at the confirmation of education secretary DeVos

Students are “DeVo-stated” at the confirmation of education secretary DeVos

Sydney Gibson, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017


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The day after it was announced that Besty DeVos would become education secretary, over 250 students from schools in Pittsburgh began to peacefully protest. The protest started to form at around 7:30 a.m. in Market Square and about an hour after, the students marched to Sen. Pat Toomey's office...

Teen Hockey Player Dies Due To Head Injury

Tommy Conroy, Staff Writer

March 5, 2017


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An 18 year old hockey player from Springfield, PA, died Monday, February 6, after  an apparent head injury. Nick Bond was the captain for his team at The Wissahickon Skating Club, which he had been a player for ever since he could skate, and a senior at Springfield High School. On Sunday, February...

Georgia Couple Arrested for Threatening and Harassing African American Children

Georgia Couple Arrested for Threatening and Harassing African American Children

Chloe Ruffennach, Staff writer

March 5, 2017


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A couple was sentenced to prison time on Monday, February 27, after they made armed threats to African-American children at a birthday party. The Georgia couple included, Jose "Joe" Torres, who was sentenced to 20 years, with 13 years in prison. According to CNN, a jury convicted him on three counts...

Another side of Trump during his address

Another side of Trump during his address

Sarah Ierino, Staff Writer

March 5, 2017


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On February 28, 2017, President Donald Trump made his first address to congress and if you weren’t sitting down watching his speech, here is what you missed. “Thank you very much. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, the first lady of the United States, and citizens of America...

At Least Seven New Planets Found Around Nearby Star All Resemble Earth

At Least Seven New Planets Found Around Nearby Star All Resemble Earth

Ben Snell, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


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Just forty light-years away, astronomers have discovered seven new planets that all seem to be about the size of Earth. The discovery was first published in the science journal Nature on Wednesday and has since been announced at NASA during a conference. The planets are all very unique and special ...

Protests erupt in Anaheim over dispute between LAPD officer and teens

Patrick Inman, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


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Hundreds of protesters marched to the home of a Los Angeles Police officer after a video surfaced of the off-duty cop firing a gun during a fight with a 13-year-old that escalated after the teenager and friends walked across the officer's lawn. The video has been shared online through several outlets...

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