New York City passes “Big Gulp Ban”

New York City passes “Big Gulp Ban”

Elena Cimino, Sports Editor

September 28, 2012


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On Thursday, September 13, New York City’s Board of Health banned the sale of sugary drinks over 16 ounces. The legislation, commonly called the “Big Gulp Ban”, passed 8-0 with one abstention and is the city’s latest attempt to fight obesity; in December 2006, the city was the first to ban...

Social Media Affects Pittsburgh Hostage Situation

Social Media Affects Pittsburgh Hostage Situation

Shannon Turgeon, News Editor

September 28, 2012


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On September 21, a man named Klein Michael Thaxton held a hostage in downtown Pittsburgh for approximately six hours. However, it isn’t the hostage predicament itself that has caused the most controversy in the aftermath of this situation. Instead, social media has been at the center of this debate...

Baby Rhino Born at the Pittsburgh Zoo!

Baby Rhino Born at the Pittsburgh Zoo!

Melissa John, Staff Writer

September 27, 2012


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What is seventy pounds and bouncing all around its new home? You guessed it- the new baby Black Rhinoceros at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. For the fist time in over forty-five years, a black rhinoceros was introduced to the Pittsburgh Zoo. Born to mother, Azizi, the new baby is sure to be a huge...

New Dick’s Sporting Goods Opens in Cranberry

New Dick’s Sporting Goods Opens in Cranberry

Hailie Sandor, Photographer and Staff Writer

September 23, 2012


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Cranberry Township is being graced with the opening of a new, state of the art Dick's Sporting Goods. The new location is in the Cranberry Crossroads, which is along Route 228. The building stands alone in the plaze at two-stories and opened its doors Wednesday, Oct. 17. The grand opening of the store,...

Hartwood Acres Holiday Display Cancelled

Hartwood Acres Holiday Display Cancelled

Shannon Turgeon, News Editor

September 19, 2012


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The Hartwood Acres Celebration of Lights has officially been cancelled for the 2012 holiday season because of rising costs and a lack of sponsors, according to the Allegheny County website. The Celebration of Lights, which takes place at the Hartwood Acres Park in Allegheny County, has been a Pittsburgh...

Obama Accepts Nomination; Increases in Polls After DNC

Obama Accepts Nomination; Increases in Polls After DNC

Megan O'Leary

September 18, 2012


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The week of September 3-6, the Queen City, Charlotte, NC,  held the Democratic National Convention to over 30,000 voters. Some came for the event, and some came to hear the Speakers. But what was on everyones agenda was to see the President himself give his nomination acceptance speech. The full...

I-79 Construction

Alex Risch and Liam Millroy

September 18, 2012


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The work on Interstate 79 in between Exit 87 (Zelienople) and Exit 91 (Seneca Valley) is scheduled to be completed sometime in November. The construction has been a bit of a hassle for the morning and after school commutes. It has practically shut down any traffic coming from 79 to the school. This new...

The iPhone 5 is Here at Last

The iPhone 5 is Here at Last

Bradley Hart, Staff Writer

September 18, 2012


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When people look at the many different types of phones that are out today, there are the Androids and the Galaxy phones which are both very popular, but without doubt one of the most popular, if not the most popular phone,  is the iPhone. The newest phone in the iPhone series is the iPhone 5 which is...

Romney Accepts Nomination for Republican Party

Romney Accepts Nomination for Republican Party

Nicole Jelinek, Entertainment Editor

September 7, 2012


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On a Thursday night in Tampa, Mitt Romney reintroduced himself to the country, pledging to fix the economy and the mistakes of President Obama's term, delivering a speech in which he ultimately accepted the Republican nomination for president. The presidential nominee made an effort to close the...

iLost: Apple and Samsung Battle It Out in Court

iLost: Apple and Samsung Battle It Out in Court

Melissa John, Staff Writer

September 6, 2012


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This past August in San Jose, California, a jury ruled that Samsung must pay $1 billion in damages for copying the iPhone in aspects such as shape and in their zooming similiarities. With the verdict set and Samsung furious, the smartphone based company decided to act. After losing the $1 billion...

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