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FDA approves something fishy: Genetically-Modified salmon raises questions over future of food industry

January 5, 2016

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By Spencer Potts Op-Ed Editor The United States Food and Drug Administration, also known as the FDA, has approved the selling of some fishy products, namely AquaBounty’s genetically-modified salmon. There are many conce...

Mealtime in America: Reconsideration needed

January 5, 2016

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By Eishna Ranganathan Managing Editor and News Editor Engraved in time are rules: an apple a day keeps the doctor away, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, green is good. But, as the digital era sets in, mealtime become...

Closure talks set in motion

Madison Pickul, Features Editor

January 5, 2016

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Oliver Heckman Elementary School, home of the Mighty Mustangs, is set to close at the end of the 2015-16 school year. Heckman was founded in 1967 and named after its superintendent. After 48 years in the Langhorne Borough comm...

Climate changes cause uproar in Paris

January 5, 2016

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By Catherine Hilliard News Editor World leaders of 150 nations and 40,000 delegates from 195 countries gathered from across the globe to attend the COP21 conference on Monday Nov. 30 in Paris. The largest conference organized...

Neshaminy co-curriculars: varied finances among sports teams, clubs

Grace Marion, Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2015

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By Grace Marion Multimedia and Entertainment Editor As some organizations within Neshaminy High School, such as the Marching Band and Newspaper, have faced significant budget cuts in the last few years, it has come to question...

Neshaminy Dance Team announces new advisors

December 1, 2015

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By Sloane Horton Staff Writer Neshaminy High School’s Dance Team has recently announced their new advisors for the 2015-2016 season. Last year was filled with many exciting performances and charitable...

Mail scam targets susceptible students

Dorothy O'Connor

December 1, 2015

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The letter comes in the mail one day, adorned with an official-looking seal which reads “National Academy of Future Scientist and Technologists.” It congratulates you on your academic skill, and invites you to the Congress...

Cyberbullying in US on rise, requires action to prevent

December 1, 2015

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By Cristiana Amaro Staff Writer Only 34 states have cyberbullying laws, including Alabama, Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota etc. Only 30 states ever talk about cyberbullying...

New PSAT, SAT on Horizon for Students

October 18, 2015

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By Shannon O'Grady Staff Writer The class of 2017 is being greatly impacted by new graduation and college requirements. One of the biggest changes they will have to deal with is the change in the PSAT and SAT format. These...

Neshaminy School Board appoints third superintendent within a year

October 4, 2015

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On Sept. 29, the Neshaminy School board appointed assistant Superintendent, Gloria R. Hancock, to the position of acting Superintendent of the school district. Hancock will be the third Superintendent to serve Neshaminy this year. ...

Pope Francis visits Philadelphia

Dorothy O'Connor and Jess McCelland

October 4, 2015

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On Sept. 26, the city of Philadelphia had the honor to host Pope Francis, who is the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. His visit also included New York and Washington D.C. He stayed in the States a total of six days. Millions o...

September Address Childhood Cancer

October 4, 2015

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By Leanne Khov Entertainment Editor During the month of Sept., cancer children in the United States are recognized and supported through Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. According to the National Cancer Institute, 15,780 children unde...

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