Catalonia faces setbacks in their fight for independence

Sydney Gibson, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


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Catalonia, one of the 17 regions in Spain, is located in the northeastern section of the nation and has been waging a battle for independence since 1922 to create its own democracy.   Catalonia is one of Spain's wealthiest regions and brings in approximately 20% of their GDP, or gross domestic prod...

Amidst tragedy in Vegas, humanity shines

Amidst tragedy in Vegas, humanity shines

Tommy Conroy

November 8, 2017


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In the aftermath of the shooting that transpired on the night of October 1st, the city of Las Vegas wept, as did the rest of our nation. A gunman opened fire on innocent concertgoers enjoying the Route 91 music festival on the Vegas Strip. In the crowd of 22,000, enjoying a closing performance by...

Devastating wildfires continue to burn in the West

Devastating wildfires continue to burn in the West

Sydney Gibson, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


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Due to less than ideal conditions this season, wildfires burn the forests in Montana, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, and Utah collectively destroying hundreds of homes and putting the lives of thousands of firefighters in harm's way.  Recent humidity and cool weather has given some of the, at peak season, 24,000 firefighters a chance to breathe. N...

Controversy over the new iPhone X

October 23, 2017


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Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the newest iPhone (iPhone X or ten) is dropping soon according to a statement made Sept. 12. Apple's newest phone is supposed to have success because of the new and improved physical features it has to offer for the user. According to the Apple website, the phone has...

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...

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