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Cannabis and the Brain

January 14, 2016

By Abena Oforiwaa Ampofo Staff Writer As the years have gone by, the use of cannabis and other drugs has risen steeply with the drug being legal in 20 US states and the District of Columbia. Before being abused recreationally,...

North Korean Ghost Ships Found on Japan Shore

January 14, 2016

By Leanne Khov Entertainment Editor An estimate of about 14 wooden ships with rotting corpses on board were found washed up on Japan’s shore over the past two months. According to the Japanese coast guard, more than 20...

Neshaminy Mini-Thon raises funds for pediatric cancer

January 14, 2016

Jenna Kaufman Staff writer Neshaminy’s first ever mini thon is coming soon. But what is mini thon? Mini-Thon is literally a smaller version of Penn State’s Thon. Thon is a dance marathon where you are required to stay...

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

January 5, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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