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New Years is a hit around the world

New Years is a hit around the world

January 10, 2011

Grace Schultz Copy Editor Every year on New Year’s Eve, people gather around to count down as the New Year’s Ball slowly descends in Times Square to mark the beginning of the new year. Each year there is an estimated one million persons in Times Square to watch the dropping of the ball, along with m...

Deadly fungus is killing bats

January 9, 2011

Bri Shekels Student Life Editor A fungus discovered in bat species across the country is beginning to wipe them out. The fungus is causing the bats to wake up early from hibernation and venture out into the cold where they either die from starvation or predators. The fungus, White-Nose syndrome or...

Top 10 discoveries of 2010

January 9, 2011

Bri Shekels Student Life Editor 10. An earthquake alters the  axis, changing time NASA announced that a Chilean earthquake in March was powerful enough to shorten the length of the day by 1.26 millionths of a second. The earthquake had a magnitude of 8.8, which is the fifth highest ever recorde...

World News – December

December 14, 2010

Maria Wikstrom Copy Editor North America The U.S. government released a jobs report that disappointed the hopeful nation.  The economy added only 39,000 jobs in November when the original hope was to add over 70,000 jobs.  Furthermore, the unemployment rate rose to 9.8 percent.  Federal Reserve Chair...

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