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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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Passing of Pepe Features News 

Passing of Pepe

Pepe the Frog, a peaceful meme, has croaked due to the ties to racism and prejudice. Pepe was originally just a cartoon strip. Pepe soon became one of the most famous frogs on the internet. Pepe the Frog was an internet sensation shortly after being published in the comic. He was turned into one of the most famous memes. Considered the sad frog meme, Pepe was the center of the meme-universe for quite some time. His reign lasted from 2005-2016. All good things come to an end, even memes. Pepe…

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Seminole Serial Killer? Features News 

Seminole Serial Killer?

On October 9, 22-year-old Benjamin Mitchell was shot and killed in front of his home in Seminole Heights in Tampa, Florida. Two days later another victim was shot. Monica Hoffa, 32, was killed and found only a half of a mile from Mitchell. The third victim was a 20-year-old autistic named Anthony Naiboa. These three murders are believed to be connected and a possible start to a new serial killer in Tampa. Police have been avoiding the term serial killer to not raise alarm and just don’t have enough evidence….

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Gordon is Gone Features Sports 

Gordon is Gone

On Tuesday, October 17, the Boston Celtics played their season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers and took a loss on and off of the court. The Celtic’s small forward Gordon Hayward took a serious injury and the team finished 99-102. With 6 minutes and 45 seconds left in the first quarter, Hayward, number 20, went up in the air at the basket to receive an alley-oop and got bumped by Lebron James. Upon going down from the jump, Hayward landed awkwardly on his left leg. His leg was instantly distorted,…

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Giving Gallons Features 

Giving Gallons

On Thursday, November 2, the Northern Bedford student council hosted a Red Cross blood drive. Students and parents met in the gym throughout the day to donate and volunteer to assist the donors. Student council also donated $50 in order to buy pizza for those giving. With 46 presenting donors, the drive was a success. There were 37 units of blood collected in total. That is approximately 4 and a half gallons of blood! 15 student council members volunteered and senior Allie Cottle supervised the drive. “It was a great…

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Puppy Love Features 

Puppy Love

In recent years, there has been some debate over dogs, and no I’m not talking about the cat versus dog arguement. I’m talking about the debate over whether dogs have feelings such as love. Many people believe that dogs don’t have feelings and only act the way that they do towards you because you feed them and pet them. Others say that dogs have feelings just like people, and that they love you just like you love them. However, a few recent scientific studies have been showing that dogs feel…

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30 Days of Horror: Frozen Solid Features Special Events 

30 Days of Horror: Frozen Solid

On September, 11 2017, Kenneka Jenkins and a few of her friends decided to go to the movies, but they ended up heading to the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center in Rosemont, IL for another friends birthday party. Little did Kenneka Jenkins know, that her life would come to an end that night. The girls attend a wild party on the ninth floor of the hotel. Many people were drinking that night along with Kenneka. At some point, Kenneka left the party and her friends realize she…

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30 Days of Horror: A Shooting Star Features Special Events 

30 Days of Horror: A Shooting Star

William Desmond Taylor was a famous actor/director in the silent movie era. Then, in 1922, Taylor was found lying on his floor with a bullet in his back. Suspects ranged from a delinquent valet with no alibi to an obsessed fan of Taylor’s. The young woman’s mother even owned a gun that matched the one Taylor had been shot with. Taylor was supposedly an anti-drug crusader and wanted drugs out of Hollywood. However, during the investigation, rumors started to spread that claimed that Taylor was part of a drug partaking…

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30 Days of Horror: The Mystery Of Joseph Bowne Elwell Features Special Events 

30 Days of Horror: The Mystery Of Joseph Bowne Elwell

On June 11, 1920, J.B. Elwell was found dead sitting in his living room by his housekeeper. There was an open letter on his lap and a pile of unopened mail beside him, delivered to him just one hour prior. He had been shot by a bullet that was found on a nearby table. Nothing had been stolen and no one had been seen entering or leaving. Elwell was not well liked as he slept around with many of the elite’s wives. That’s a lot of soiled reputations, jealous suitors,…

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30 Days of Horror: John Wanye Gacy Features Special Events 

30 Days of Horror: John Wanye Gacy

John Wayne Gacy was born on March 17, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in an abusive family and struggled with his sexuality. After being convicted of sexual assault in 1968, it was discovered that he had killed at least 33 young males, burying most under his home. Gacy was the son of Danish and Polish parents. He and his siblings grew up with a drunk father who beat them with a razor strap. Gacy’s father even abused their mother. Gacy’s sister reported that Gacy toughened up and would…

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