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Maddie Cottle: The Beauty Arts Features News Special Events 

Maddie Cottle: The Beauty

Madison “Maddie” Cottle is a sophomore at Northern Bedford County High School. She will be playing the role of Belle in our school’s production of Beauty and The Beast. Maddie says she wanted to try out for the musical because she has a really strong love for music and singing and felt that it would be a lot of fun. The most challenging thing about having to play Belle for Maddie was memorizing all the lines, but she says that after she got them down, it was an easy ride!…

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Calisthenics V. Weight Training Focus News 

Calisthenics V. Weight Training

By: Gavin Gilbert What is the one burning question that plagues the mind of all muscle-desiring ‘bros’ around the world?   “Should I lift weights, or do bodyweight exercises?”   And the answer to that question lies within another question: what are you trying to do?   If you really just wanna throw on muscle and serious mass, and aren’t particularly worried about strength, hit the weights. If you’re looking to not be quite so big, but have a lot of functional strength, use your own weight (calisthenics).   Lifting…

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NBC Students Save Lives News 

NBC Students Save Lives

The American Red Cross is calling on all eligible donors to step up and give blood or platelets to someone in need. The Red Cross says its blood supply has reached emergency levels, with 50,000 fewer donations than expected. This shortfall leaves about half the readily available blood products on hand today than at this time last year.   Northern Bedford High School students and some community members donated a portion of their blood on Friday, January 20 in the high school gymnasium to contribute to the blood drive. The…

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Trump Family’s ‘America First’ Inaugrual Attire Fashion Politics 

Trump Family’s ‘America First’ Inaugrual Attire

When Melania Trump stepped on stage with her husband, President Trump, on Friday night for the inaugural balls, she demonstrated that while she may not have been the center of attention during the election, she definitely will make a statement with her first official ‘First Lady’ dress.   In the “off-the-shoulder,  white crepe column with a thin burgundy ribbon as a belt, a high slit and a gazar wave curving from sleeve to hip and then down the skirt,” she looked – especially compared to the younger generation of Trump…

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Coffee Bean Crisis News Opinion 

Coffee Bean Crisis

Rising costs of most items is expected. Normal necessities to the average American like healthcare, food prices, and gas become more expensive all the time so it’s no wonder, yet still a bit of a surprise, that soon the cost of something as simple as coffee is expected to rise as well.   Smuckers, a company who owns both the Cafe Bastello and Folgers brands announced on January 11 that they plan to raise their prices by at least 6% percent to account for  what they cited as “sustained increases…

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Classic Game Gets a Modern Remake News 

Classic Game Gets a Modern Remake

This coming fall, a new monopoly game will hit the shelves with very new game pieces. For the first time in the game’s 82 year history, Hasbro is allowing fans to vote on what pieces to include in the new version. On the website, VoteMonopoly.com, there are 64 options to choose from. Only eight of these pieces are classics such as the boat or car. The other 54 are new pop culture pieces such as hashtags, emojis, and bunny slippers. The new version will cost approximately $20 once released. This…

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New Chairman News Politics 

New Chairman

The Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman, Rob Gleason, on January 3rd, announced his intentions to not appeal another term as State Party Chairman. He mentions that 53 county courthouses are under Republican control, and that he cannot think of a better time to celebrate more than a decade of working for the best organization in the country. As he continues, he states that after his reelection in 2013, that he is confined with his family and friends, but this would be his final term as Chairman. Gleason is proud of…

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Copy Bird Editorials News Tech Time 

Copy Bird

Today, across the internet, people express their thoughts and feelings. Although, there is a time when you ask yourself whether it is the proper basis of your belief or not. The sad thing today is that people tend to believe everything we do, post, and think. If you think about it, are “tweets” actually copyright protected? On Twitter, the terms of service clearly state that tweeters own anything that they post on the service, but the 140 character limit puts a hold on on making it impossible for their work…

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The History of Dabbing Editorials News 

The History of Dabbing

It’s the new dance move that’s taking the world by storm. Celebrities, politicians, and people everywhere are doing it. The trending dance move is called dabbing. According to Wikipedia, dabbing is “a dance move in which the dancer simultaneously drops the head while raising an arm and the elbow in a gesture that has been noted to resemble sneezing.” At Northern Bedford County’s last Dance-A-Thon, teacher Mr. Black took a photo of everyone dabbing to try to break the record of most people dabbing. Sadly, the record wasn’t beaten, but…

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Trooper Killed in Line of Duty News 

Trooper Killed in Line of Duty

By: Xiara Long On Friday, December 30 Pennsylvania State Trooper Landon Weaver was shot and killed in the line of duty by Jason Robison. Trooper Weaver responded to a possible PFA violation at Robison’s home where he lives with his mother. Upon arrival, Robison explained that he had been texting his ex-girlfriend. Once Trooper Weaver informed Robison that texting his ex-girlfriend was a violation of the PFA, he told Robison to go out on the porch and he would try to contact his supervisor to work something out. Instead of…

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