Teenage Pregnancy in the Media Editorials 

Teenage Pregnancy in the Media

In 2018, shows like 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom are watched by millions of people everyday. Many of those viewers are teenagers. Teenagers are arguably the most impressionable generation; so, what they see on TV and the internet plays a huge role in their actions. The question is, do TV shows like 16 and Pregnant promote or discourage teenage pregnancy? Well, one study of Nielsen television ratings and birth records suggests that ‘16 and Pregnant’ and its spinoffs may have prevented more than 20,000 births to teenage mothers in…

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The Greatest Showman Movies Music Opinion 

The Greatest Showman

“The noblest art is that of making others happy” (P.T. Barnum). The Greatest Showman was released on December 8, 2017. The film stars Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum, Zac Efron as Philip Carlisle, Zendaya as Anne Wheeler. The film begins with a young P.T. Barnum daydreaming about performing in a circus before he’s brought back to reality. He is the son of a tailor and, while on a job one day, he meets a young girl named Charity who he makes laugh. However, the father of the young girl looks…

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The Rotary 4 Way Test Special Events 

The Rotary 4 Way Test

Every year, the Morrison Cove Rotary holds its annual speech contest. On March 14 at Northern Bedford, 7 students competed for cash prizes. Each speeches must be 5 to 7 minutes in length and must be based on an ethical issue in the world. In their speeches, each student must include the Rotary 4 Way Test and solutions to their issue. 6 of the participants were from Northern Bedford itself. The other student was from Spring Cove. In 3rd place, Kara Wright, a Northern Bedford Senior, gave her speech on…

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Go Foor It! Features Focus Sports 

Go Foor It!

Andrew Foor is a senior at Northern Bedford County High School. As a tri-athlete, he is involved in football, basketball, and baseball and he starts in all three.  He was always involved in sports, even at a young age.He said, “I’ve been playing sports since I was able to throw a ball. My brother was already in sports, so watching him brought me into the same sport interests.” Of all sports, baseball is his favorite sport to watch and play, and he always holds high expectations of himself.  As a…

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Jesse Topper Visits NBC Features News Politics 

Jesse Topper Visits NBC

On February 22, Pennsylvania State Representative Jesse Topper visited Northern Bedford County High School to discuss the lawmaking process and his job. The students had the chance to ask questions about Topper’s positions on gun control, the wage gap, abortion laws and about his job. Many students enjoyed the experience and were happy with Topper’s charismatic attitude. Topper was very candid with his answers and even threw in a few jokes. Overall, the experience was a fun and educational one.

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Hollywood Wage Gap Features Movies News 

Hollywood Wage Gap

Recently, many stars have been demanding to be paid as much as their male co-stars and even their Caucasian co-stars. Yesterday, Viola Davis demanded that she be paid as much as Meryl Streep and other top white actresses. Davis said she’s no longer “hustling for my worth. I’m worthy. When I came out of my mother’s womb, I came out worthy.” The world’s highest-paid actress, Jennifer Lawrence, made $52 million in the 12 months to June 2015-an impressive number until it is compared to the $80 million banked by Robert…

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Parkland School Shooting and Protests Features Focus News Politics 

Parkland School Shooting and Protests

On February 14, amid Ash Wednesday services and Valentine’s Day, a school shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. 17 students and teachers were killed when Nikolas Cruz, a former student, brought an AK-47 into the school and began firing. Afterwards, students began telling their stories of teachers who opened doors for students and even shielded them from bullets. One group of JROTC students used Kevlar panels to protect students and teachers in their room. The shooting prompted a major discussion into gun laws and students, parents, and teachers…

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media Features Tech Time 

The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media

In today’s day and age, proper etiquette is a must. Today’s world revolves around social media, so here are a few tips for navigating the internet. • DO share things you like. Things like memes and food videos are always appreciated • DON’T argue with others. If someone says or posts something you don’t like, just unfollow them or speak to them face to face. • DON’T air your dirty laundry on social media. No one cares. • DO maintain your social media. • DON’T over post. No one wants…

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Triple Elegance Features News Special Events 

Triple Elegance

United States figure skater Mirai Nagasu made history on Monday after becoming the first American woman in history to land a triple axel jump at the 2018 Winter Olympics, and only the third ever. The 24-year-old’s run helped the US to claim the bronze medal in the team event, and after starting with the incredibly difficult jump, she then completed eight other triple jumps including a triple flip and a triple Slachow combination. Four years ago, Nagasu was heartbroken after being left off the US team for the 2014 Sochi…

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Letter To The Editor Opinion 

Letter To The Editor

Dear The Northern Lite, Boy do I have a grievance for you! My neighbor, Doris, has been out of town for the past few days and her grandson, Tony, is watering her plants for her. Every night this week, that boy has been playing loud rap music! It’s so loud I can’t hear my programs. I’ve called the police twice and they’ve done nothing! I don’t know what I’m going to do, but when Doris returns you can bet I’ll be having a word with her! Yours truly, Martha G….

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