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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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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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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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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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What Happened? Hillary Clinton wrote a book! Features Focus News Politics Special Events 

What Happened? Hillary Clinton wrote a book!

On September 12, 2017 Hillary Rodham Clinton released her new book What Happened. The book is about her experiences as the Democratic Party’s nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election. Clinton is currently traveling around the US on tour for her book, and on her tour, she discusses her very personal and funny book and also what’s to come in the future. Many Americans are very excited to meet Clinton. On September 16th, Clinton drew more than 1,000 to a Costco in Brookfield, New York. One…

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Don’t Dock DACA News Politics 

Don’t Dock DACA

DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was a program set up by past president Barack Obama, but current President Donald Trump would like to do away with this program by March 2018. This program allowed underage, undocumented illegal immigrants to avoid deportation and be able to go to college and get a job. This gives them a chance at life in the United States. It is a program that was started in 2012 and has helped a lot of young immigrants drug to America in hopes of a better…

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Consequential Yogurt Controversy News Politics 

Consequential Yogurt Controversy

    In one of the stranger events of the week, it’s been announced that Chobani has filed a lawsuit against popular conservative personality Alex Jones over fake news stories- as in Chobani, the Greek yogurt company.     In a  lawsuit filed monday in the Idaho District Court in Twin falls, Chobani stated that Jones, a well known right-wing conspiracy theorist, has made unsubstantiated claims in a video on his website Infowars that linked Chobani CEO, Hamdi Ulukaya, and his company’s support for hiring refugees to an unrelated sexual assault…

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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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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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