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Romantic novel hooks teenage readers

D.Anne Vollmayer, Reporter
February 21, 2010
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Like many high school girls, senior Alex Sorter cannot put Dear John by Nicholas Sparks down. “I’m such a fan of Nicholas Sparks and I knew the movie was coming out, so I wanted to finish it before the movie,” she said. Sparks has written other popular books that turned into movies such as ...

The Corner Pub and Grill

Molly White, Reporter
February 8, 2010
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Located at 15808 Fountain Plaza Drive, a new pub and grill called The Corner will be asking you to ‘Eat, Drink and Be Merry!’   The restaurant will be opening early this spring. Featuring appetizers such as toasted ravioli, fried pickles, beef kabobs, quesadillas and sliders, The Corner has...

Don’t have a date? A Valentine’s Day Survival Guide:

Mia Schenone, Lifestyles Co-editor
February 8, 2010
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Your Valentine’s Day can be just as fulfilling as others’ in relationships. To make it through Feb. 14 with a smile, follow these seven steps. Surround yourself with your best girl/guy friends who are single as well. That way you can laugh together about how you don’t have to be on your be...

Break Out the Grill

Mary Buttram, Reporter
February 5, 2010
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Four fridays out of every year there is a lunch on the shelf dedicated to seniors. Friday, Feb. 5, was a day full of beans, slaw and barbeque. Co-director for Lunch on the Shelf, Susan Buttram says that it is hard work planning these events, even if there are only  four of them. "First, we...

How To Take Care of a Piercing

Alicia Mestre, Asst. News Editor
February 2, 2010
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In order to express themselves many students have turned to piercing. However, without the appropriate care, these new accessories can turn against you. To keep your piercing sites healthy, follow these steps. According to the Mayo Clinic, you must always wash your hands with antibacterial soap b...

Hot Links about Groundhog Day

Kara Campbell, Campus Editor
February 2, 2010
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1. http://www.visitpa.com/things-to-do/see-more-pa/groundhog-day/index.aspx offers a webcast of Punxsutawney Phil declaring winter is 6 weeks longer or if the flowers will soon be blooming.  2. http://www.toastedrav.com/post/6453_groundhog_days_scentific_weather_prediction_for_2009  has Groundhog Day Events going on in the St. Louis area. 3. http://www.groundhog.org/groundhog-day/about-groundhog-day/ tells the history of how Groundhog Day came to be. 4. http://www...

Relevance is key to Contemporary Issues class

Adam Harris, Feature Editor
February 1, 2010
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Not all history classes deal with the past. In fact, social studies teacher Scott Brandon’s 5th Hour Contemporary Issues class is concerned with events unfolding now. Brandon finds the class enjoyable because of the opportunity to present current issues and events to students for discussion. Local, national a...

5 Questions With . . . Jake Stergos

David Adams, Entertainment Editor
February 1, 2010
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Jake Stergos Q: When did your interest in music first begin? A: I got my first taste of music playing violin in the 4th Grade because we were all forced to, but I really started digging it during middle school. I chose to play the upright bass in 5th Grade because it was the biggest instrument I could find, and that se...