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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A Granting Grammy Music Special Events 

A Granting Grammy

The 60th annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on January 28. It’s been the first time since 2003 that it’s been held out of Los Angeles. There were over 80 awards handed out The ceremony opened with Kendrick Lamar’s powerful performance featuring appearances by U2 and Dave Chappelle. Throughout the ceremony, it recognizes the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the year. Jay-Z entered Sunday as the top nominee, but Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar who left as the biggest winners. For record of the year, Bruno Mars’s “24K Magic”,…

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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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A Peek Into Mrs. Snyder’s Classroom Features 

A Peek Into Mrs. Snyder’s Classroom

Have you ever wanted to know what other teachers are up to? Well if that teacher is Mrs. Snyder, then there’s no need to wonder any longer. Mrs. Snyder is keeping her classes very busy. One class is reading Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, while another is reading The Last Castle, written by Denise Kiernan. Mrs. Snyder also has her classes writing many, many essays.

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Teacher Feature: Tara Lombardo Features 

Teacher Feature: Tara Lombardo

Tara Lombardo may seem like your mild mannered high school teacher, but she’s actually so much more. Ms. Lombardo is the business teacher at the Northern Bedford County School District. She hasn’t been teaching for very long, but in the short time that she has, she has become extremely well liked. She has a great sense of humor, which can be seen in her answers. She started by talking about her hometown, “I’m originally from Northern Cambria, PA, which is up the mountain. It’s a small town that’s kinda like…

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Chorus Student Feature: Sabrina Long Features Music 

Chorus Student Feature: Sabrina Long

Sabrina Long is seventeen years old and is currently a senior at Northern Bedford. She has many interesting hobbies including: singing, drawing, reading, writing, ice skating, rollerblading, kayaking, and playing the ukulele. She is known by many to have an excellent singing voice and she even intends to pursue a career involving singing and instruments. Sabrina says that she’s had a passion for singing ever since elementary school. That is a truly long time to stay dedicated to something. Sabrina has won many awards for her amazing talent,including earning high…

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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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Bus Breakdown Uncategorized 

Bus Breakdown

The weather is taking a windy turn this year making it difficult for vehicles and, most importantly, buses to start. With temperatures plummeting to the negatives, the cold, damp weather wreaks havoc with batteries, fuel system, carburetors, and alternators. On January 3, Northern Bedford’s students and staffs Christmas break came to an end. Just as the new year starts up, there have been two buses so far that have broken down. Bus number 25 was having problems on the first day back. On Thursday, January 4, the second day back…

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Una Entrevista con el Sr. Brian Dutchcot Features 

Una Entrevista con el Sr. Brian Dutchcot

Several years ago at the start of his high school career, Brian Dutchcot inherited an impromptu passion for the Spanish language. His love for a different culture grew as he became more open to the exquisite Spanish culture. Life got to the point where his daily routine consisted of Spanish. He knew that his love for Spanish was growing, so he thought, “why not go to school to have a career in this language?” And that’s what happened. During his high school years at Ridgway Area High School in Elk…

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Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate Food 

Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate

This winter you can have easy delicious homemade hot chocolate with just a few easy steps. This recipe is so simple and so much better than store bought hot chocolate mixes.   You will need: 3 1/2 cups sugar 2 1/4 cups cocoa 1 tablespoon table salt Whole milk for serving   In a large bowl, combine sugar, cocoa, and salt, and stir till mixture is evenly combined. Store mixture in an airtight container. For individual servings, pour 1 cup whole milk into a microwave-safe mug, and microwave on high…

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