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Tragic Shooting at Waffle House News 

Tragic Shooting at Waffle House

On April 22, a deadly shooting broke out at a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee. 4 people were killed and 4 more were injured. The gunman was partially naked when the shooting occurred, wearing only a green jacket. After sitting in a pickup truck in the parking lot, he came out holding an AR-15-style rifle and fatally shot two people outside the Waffle House. He then went inside the restaurant, killed a third person, and injured a fourth who died later. 29-year-old James Shaw Jr., who suffered a bullet graze…

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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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Who Deserves Basic Human Rights? Editorials Focus Politics 

Who Deserves Basic Human Rights?

In the U.S., there has been a lot of debate over who deserves rights. In the 1800’s, African Americans were told that they were property and were forced to work for nothing, while also being beaten and murdered by their “owners”. Eventually, the government stepped up and told Americans that they are people with rights. However, many still felt that African Americans were nothing but blemishes in this country. They were hung, tortured, and persecuted simply over the color of their skin. Even though African Americans were joining the workforce…

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Government Shutdown News Politics 

Government Shutdown

At 12:01 a.m. on January 20 the government shut down. In the final moments leading up to Friday’s midnight deadline, Senate Republicans and Democrats were unable to agree on a stopgap funding measure to continue government services. The two sides bickered and blamed each other for more than a week over Obamacare. Republicans insisted the spending bill include anti-Obamacare amendments. Senate Democrats were just as insistent that it didn’t. 800,000 non-essential employees will be furloughed following the shut down. UPDATE: Congress brought an end to a three-day government shutdown on…

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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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Logo Contest! WINNER RECEIVES 10 PRIDE TICKETS Focus News 

Logo Contest! WINNER RECEIVES 10 PRIDE TICKETS

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: amartin@nbpanthers.org 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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