Chorus Student Feature: Sabrina Long Features Music 

Chorus Student Feature: Sabrina Long

Sabrina Long is seventeen years old and is currently a senior at Northern Bedford. She has many interesting hobbies including: singing, drawing, reading, writing, ice skating, rollerblading, kayaking, and playing the ukulele. She is known by many to have an excellent singing voice and she even intends to pursue a career involving singing and instruments. Sabrina says that she’s had a passion for singing ever since elementary school. That is a truly long time to stay dedicated to something. Sabrina has won many awards for her amazing talent,including earning high…

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One Small Step For Iceland, One Giant Leap For Gender Equality News Opinion 

One Small Step For Iceland, One Giant Leap For Gender Equality

Women are paid less than men in every country in the world. Now, Iceland is doing something to change that. On January 1, 2018, Iceland passed a new law that requires employers in the Nordic country to have have proof that they pay men and women in the same jobs equally. If they fail to do so, they risk being fined. While discrimination based on gender is illegal in most countries, there is little to no enforcement of these policies. Iceland is the first country to take the fight against…

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Bus Breakdown Uncategorized 

Bus Breakdown

The weather is taking a windy turn this year making it difficult for vehicles and, most importantly, buses to start. With temperatures plummeting to the negatives, the cold, damp weather wreaks havoc with batteries, fuel system, carburetors, and alternators. On January 3, Northern Bedford’s students and staffs Christmas break came to an end. Just as the new year starts up, there have been two buses so far that have broken down. Bus number 25 was having problems on the first day back. On Thursday, January 4, the second day back…

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Una Entrevista con el Sr. Brian Dutchcot Features 

Una Entrevista con el Sr. Brian Dutchcot

Several years ago at the start of his high school career, Brian Dutchcot inherited an impromptu passion for the Spanish language. His love for a different culture grew as he became more open to the exquisite Spanish culture. Life got to the point where his daily routine consisted of Spanish. He knew that his love for Spanish was growing, so he thought, “why not go to school to have a career in this language?” And that’s what happened. During his high school years at Ridgway Area High School in Elk…

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Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate Food 

Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate

This winter you can have easy delicious homemade hot chocolate with just a few easy steps. This recipe is so simple and so much better than store bought hot chocolate mixes.   You will need: 3 1/2 cups sugar 2 1/4 cups cocoa 1 tablespoon table salt Whole milk for serving   In a large bowl, combine sugar, cocoa, and salt, and stir till mixture is evenly combined. Store mixture in an airtight container. For individual servings, pour 1 cup whole milk into a microwave-safe mug, and microwave on high…

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Attention students of NBC: The Northern Lite needs a logo and we need your help! The student who designs the BEST logo for the Northern Lite will win 10 PRIDE TICKETS and creative credit.  2nd, 3rd and 4th places will receive 1 Pride Ticket. Please submit logo creations to: We prefer a jpeg format, so if it is hand-drawn, please scan (or give to Mrs. Martin to scan). Contest ends January 20th!

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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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