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Hydroponics: Planting without soil

March 17, 2016

By Maggie Aldrich Staff Writer In James Maloney’s AP Environmental class, there will now be a futuristic method of plant growing. Hydroponics, a way to grow plants without soil, has recently been installed in his classroom. There...

Climate’s effect on mental health

Madison Pickul, Features Editor

March 17, 2016

Climate change is defined as a change in global or regional climate patterns, but it is has created a change in mental health, known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The disorder is a type of depression related to seasonal...

Scientists further Fast Radio Burst research, development

February 27, 2016

By Brynn MacDougall Op-Ed Editor Fast radio bursts (FRBs) were first detected by astronomers in 2001. West Virginia University astronomer Duncan Lorimer analyzed data from the Parkes radio telescope which had been collecting...

Zika virus continues spreading, impacts Americas, Africa, Pacific Islands

February 10, 2016

By Catherine Hilliard News Editor Concern increases as the Zika virus continues to rapidly spread across the Western Hemisphere. The virus, spread by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito, is now reported to be in Africa,...

Mary Poppins: Neshaminy presents must-see musical

February 10, 2016

By Ericka Elvira Staff Writer Have no plans this weekend? Tired of sitting in bed all day, turning on the laptop and watching a favorite season on Netflix, but are still really bored of wanting to do something entertaining? Not...

Snow storm slams east coast, brings chilling temperatures, heavy snow

January 26, 2016

By Catherine Hilliard News Editor Residents across the East Coast brace for the major snow storm that is planned to hit the region this weekend, with the potential to bring in record amounts of snowfall. Lead meteorologist...

Planet Nine or Planet None

January 26, 2016

By Spencer Potts Op-Ed Editor An icy giant, ten times the mass of the Earth, is orbiting the sun in its furthest reaches -- at least according to the math of two CALTech scientists. As observing the orbits of Kuiper Belt Objects,...

Terror attacks strike Pakistan

January 26, 2016

By Namish Siddiqui Features Editor On Dec. 16, 2014, Pakistan went through what America went through on Nov. 11, 2001. The attack was on Army Public School which was part of the Army Public School and College System. It started...

Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey passes away

January 26, 2016

By Liam Krimmel Copy Editor The band Eagles was founded 45 years ago by guitarist Glenn Frey, Vocalist Don Henley, Guitarist Bernie Leadon and drummer Randy Mesiner. Being one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time,...

Final Democratic Debate Before Elections

January 19, 2016

By Spencer David Potts Op-Ed Editor On Jan 17, the last Democratic Candidate Debate of the 2016 presidential election primary season before the primaries begin aired on NBC News and on the NBC News YouTube channel. The three...

Powerball drawings determine winners

January 19, 2016

By Catherine Hillard News Editor Players across the country intently watched the Powerball drawing on Wednesday night, as nerves ran high hoping they had winning Powerball numbers and could walk away a billionaire. The winning...

Restaurants Failing Health Inspections

January 14, 2016

By Ericka Elvira Staff Writer On Oct. 7, 2015, about 1,900 restaurants have failed their health inspections and are now being closed down for business. All the restaurants that have been closing down are mainly those restaurants...

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