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Varsity Girls Off to a Slow Start Sports Winter Sports 

Varsity Girls Off to a Slow Start

Varsity girls basketball got off to a slow start losing their first game 29-39 to Claysburg on Friday, December 4.The starting line-up for the game was senior forward Makenzie Eshelman, junior forward Emma Eckenroad, and junior guards Sydney Snyder, Jostin Ebersole, and Peyton Leidy. Out of their 29 points, Eckenroad was the high scorer with a total of 9 points and Eshelman fell just behind her with 7 points. Eshelman took the lead for rebounds with 10 and Eckenroad and Snyder each had 8. Ebersole and Snyder both had 2…

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Texas Protecting Our Future Editorials News 

Texas Protecting Our Future

On Tuesday, December 15, lawmakers from Austin, Texas suggested that refugees coming in from Syria undergo lie-detector tests, or polygraphs, to decipher which ones could be a part of ISIS or any Islamic extremist groups. According to the Bedford Gazette, the plan is being hatched as state leaders defended suing the U.S. government in so-far-unsuccessful efforts to keep families fleeing the war-torn Middle Eastern country out of the state. Lie detector tests would be an easier way to ensure that there are no extremists that could be potentials in upcoming…

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Battling Meth Editorials News 

Battling Meth

Meth is a controlled substance that can cause rapid or irregular heartbeat, delirium, panic, psychosis, and heart failure. It is also defined as a stimulant that can treat ADHD and help obese patients lose weight.   The Bedford Gazette set forth an editorial on December 16, 2015 stating its opinion on how to shut down Indiana’s meth labs. Many people have said to get rid of meth labs would be possible by only allowing pseudo-ephedrine an ingredient in meth, to be available by prescription. On Wednesday, the Association of Indiana…

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Mother Teresa Earns Sainthood Uncategorized 

Mother Teresa Earns Sainthood

  According to CNN, Mother Teresa is on her way to sainthood after Pope Francis officially recognized a second miracle by her on Friday.  The catholic will officially recognize her as a saint in September of 2016.   To qualify a person for sainthood, an attributable miracle must occur after he or she has passed away.  Pope Francis gave Mother Teresa recognition after a catholic man in Brazil with Brain Tumors prayed to her for healing.  The man was healed with no know scientific explanation shortly after it happened.  A very…

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Ask Google 2015 Editorials News 

Ask Google 2015

Many people rely on Google.com for the answers to all their questions. According to cnn.com the experts at Google were asked the most popular health-related searches of the past year, 2015. Google came up with the top nine questions.   “Is bronchitis contagious?” Acute bronchitis is a chest cold occurring when the bronchial tubes get irritated and inflamed, producing mucus that makes you cough. It may or may not be the result of a bacterial infection.   “For the most part, bacterial bronchitis and airway inflammation are not contagious per…

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Laser Armed Fighter Jets 2020 Tech Time 

Laser Armed Fighter Jets 2020

The invention of guns took warfare to another level and now there is another big step heading in the direction of weapons using energy in the near future. The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, also known as the AFRL, said it’s on track to demonstrate a working laser weapon on a fighter jet by 2020, according to CNN. “It really is a national tipping point,” said Kelly Hammett the chief engineer of the Research Laboratory. Technology has evolved and matured to a stage where it has been used in war…

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Are Selfies Dangerous? Editorials News 

Are Selfies Dangerous?

Everyone is taking selfies lately: Celebrities, normal people, the president. It’s the selfie generation. Selfies are everywhere on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. While selfies may seem completely harmless, is there a need to worry about this booming trend? Psychiatrists have linked selfies to narcissism and mental illness. The definition of selfie is a picture taken of oneself by oneself, with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media. Selfie was declared as “2013 Word of the Year” by the Oxford Dictionaries and in 2014, the year was named, “Year…

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Should Chipotle Stay Open? Editorials 

Should Chipotle Stay Open?

With the recent outbreak of E. coli in many Chipotle’s , CEO Steve Ells doesn’t seem very affected by that fact that his restaurant caused 52 people in nine different states to be sickened. He is focused on getting the chance of foodborne illness as close to zero percent as possible, but he stated in “Chipotle CEO: No price increase to cover food safety”, “It is impossible to insure that there is a zero percent chance of any kind of foodborne illness anytime anyone eats anywhere.” This statement might be…

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Sensitive Santa News 

Sensitive Santa

Loud music, bright colors, and big crowds are all things that can make it a problem for kids with disabilities when meeting Santa Claus. That’s why St. Francis University started the Sensitive Santa program in Loretto, Cambria County. Amy Hudkins started the program in 2012. She wanted to give kids with disabilities a chance to meet Santa Claus. On December 6, kids with special needs came to St. Francis University from 9 a.m until 3 p.m. to see Santa Claus in a quiet, calm environment. Amy told WTAJ News, “It…

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Victoria’s Secret, All Natural Focus 

Victoria’s Secret, All Natural

Victoria’s Secret model, Maria Borges makes hair history at the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The three-time Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show veteran went all natural this year. For her third appearance in the Victoria’s Secret runway show, Angolan model Maria Borges wanted to do something a little different. “I told my agent I wanted to walk in the Victoria’s Secret show with my natural hair,” model Borges said, “I was nervous, but I had to do it. When they said ‘yes,’ I didn’t expect it, but I was so happy!”…

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