The Silence Breakers Features News Rants and Raves Special Events 

The Silence Breakers

“I speak not for myself, but for those without voice…those who have fought for their rights…their right to live in peace, their right to be treated with dignity, their right to equality of opportunity, their right to be educated” (Malala Yousafzai). For decades, men and women across the globe have been needlessly silent on the topic of sexual assault and harassment. That is until recently; a hashtag has gone viral on twitter causing many to finally speak up about their stories of sexual assault and harassment. The #metoo movement began…

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Pitiful Pocahontas Puns Features News Opinion Politics 

Pitiful Pocahontas Puns

When you think of the President of the United States, what do you think of? Most people think of a highly respected leader, someone that spreads the message of equality and peace. Sadly, our current president is nothing like what our president should be. One example of this occurred on November 27, 2017. President Trump met with Navajo veterans to honor them for what they did in the second World War. During his speech, President Trump made a racial slur towards senator Elizabeth Warren. Trump told reporters, “”I just want…

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A Truly Fantastic Mr. Fox Features Movies 

A Truly Fantastic Mr. Fox

“We’re all different, but there’s something kind of fantastic about that isn’t there?” Fantastic Mr. Fox is a stop-motion animated film directed by Wes Anderson. It was based off the book by Roald Dahl, known for other works such as Charlie in the Chocolate Factory and The BFG. The movie follow a fox named Mr. Fox who went from being a thieving teenager to a thieving family man. Mr. Fox wants the best in life for himself and his family, but the means he goes to to procure the finer…

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What is a Hero? Editorials Features 

What is a Hero?

“A hero is somebody who is selfless, who is generous in spirit, who just tries to give back as much as possible and help people. A hero to me is someone who saves people and who really deeply cares,”(Debi Mazar). When someone hears the word ‘hero’, they often think of a cape- clad superhero soaring through the skies, but there are real life heroes all around us. William Kyle Carpenter was just 21 years old when he made an incredible decision. In 2010, Carpenter was a member of the Marines…

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The Dirty Truth of Men Opinion 

The Dirty Truth of Men

“Are there any ‘real men’ left in the world?” asks a large majority of females nowadays. The way men react today is depriving the women of happiness and confidence. The typical man today is looked at, and immediately, disappointment is found. What is happening? Where is the integrity, courtesy, and manners? This all started to happen when swiping right on Tinder took over courtship, and our women started to falsely believe they’ll end up alone if they don’t accept mediocrity. Don’t get me wrong, there are good guys out there,…

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Passing of Pepe Features News 

Passing of Pepe

Pepe the Frog, a peaceful meme, has croaked due to the ties to racism and prejudice. Pepe was originally just a cartoon strip. Pepe soon became one of the most famous frogs on the internet. Pepe the Frog was an internet sensation shortly after being published in the comic. He was turned into one of the most famous memes. Considered the sad frog meme, Pepe was the center of the meme-universe for quite some time. His reign lasted from 2005-2016. All good things come to an end, even memes. Pepe…

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Seminole Serial Killer? Features News 

Seminole Serial Killer?

On October 9, 22-year-old Benjamin Mitchell was shot and killed in front of his home in Seminole Heights in Tampa, Florida. Two days later another victim was shot. Monica Hoffa, 32, was killed and found only a half of a mile from Mitchell. The third victim was a 20-year-old autistic named Anthony Naiboa. These three murders are believed to be connected and a possible start to a new serial killer in Tampa. Police have been avoiding the term serial killer to not raise alarm and just don’t have enough evidence….

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Gordon is Gone Features Sports 

Gordon is Gone

On Tuesday, October 17, the Boston Celtics played their season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers and took a loss on and off of the court. The Celtic’s small forward Gordon Hayward took a serious injury and the team finished 99-102. With 6 minutes and 45 seconds left in the first quarter, Hayward, number 20, went up in the air at the basket to receive an alley-oop and got bumped by Lebron James. Upon going down from the jump, Hayward landed awkwardly on his left leg. His leg was instantly distorted,…

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Giving Gallons Features 

Giving Gallons

On Thursday, November 2, the Northern Bedford student council hosted a Red Cross blood drive. Students and parents met in the gym throughout the day to donate and volunteer to assist the donors. Student council also donated $50 in order to buy pizza for those giving. With 46 presenting donors, the drive was a success. There were 37 units of blood collected in total. That is approximately 4 and a half gallons of blood! 15 student council members volunteered and senior Allie Cottle supervised the drive. “It was a great…

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Puppy Love Features 

Puppy Love

In recent years, there has been some debate over dogs, and no I’m not talking about the cat versus dog arguement. I’m talking about the debate over whether dogs have feelings such as love. Many people believe that dogs don’t have feelings and only act the way that they do towards you because you feed them and pet them. Others say that dogs have feelings just like people, and that they love you just like you love them. However, a few recent scientific studies have been showing that dogs feel…

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