Monthly Archives: February 2012

Shooting Star: Jaden Walton

Shooting Star: Jaden Walton By: Madi Pelyak   Fast breaking, Jaden Walton goes hard into the paint for a lay-up. The whistle blows as the ball slowly rolls into the hoop. Foul! Two shots number twenty-three!” said the referee. Being …

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Clooney for President

Clooney for President By: Ashley Sembach   According to Pewresearch.org, a website that focuses on young voters, teens do not care about the presidential elections before they are able to vote.     ”Who cares about the elections? We don’t have to …

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The “411” on Cell Phones

The “411″ on Cell Phones By: Emma Rader   In the middle of math class, you’re taking a huge test that will determine if you fail or pass. The night before the test, you were unable to study because you …

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Food for Thought

Food for Thought By: Hannah Harnichar   Imagine: You are in the hospital, hooked up to countless machines that are running tests and possibly keeping you alive. Why are you here? How did you get here and when? What happened? …

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Michelle Obama’s Healthier Lunch Act

Michelle Obama’s Healthy Lunch Act By: Brianna Woolard       Many children and teens that are obese may suffer from many health problems. First Lady Michelle Obama has stepped in to help decrease the percentage of obesity in the United States. …

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Reading Between the Lyrics

Reading Between the Lyrics By: Jordyn Cline   “Why wouldn’t I listen to music?” says Caitlyn Wood, 12, of Newton Falls Junior High, when asked why she listens to music and why it’s important. “It’s enjoyable, relaxing; it actually helps …

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Opening Mic Night For Junior High?

Opening Mic Night for Junior High? By Taylor Dye   He stands on stage, he’s feeling just a bit nervous, but still confident he’ll do well. The crowd claps and yells enthusiastically. That little shred of his nervousness is wiped …

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Spotlighting Local Artists

Spotlighting Local Artists By: Kira Beckinger   Expressing feelings in art is easy for most; showing it to others is a different story. For eighth grader Courtney Wall, showing her art to others just jumped to a new level as …

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow By: Kiley Hall   Justin Bieber’s new hair is the buzz among his teenage “Belieber” fans. Yet again, he recently dyed his old blonde hair a darker color, and his Bieber bangs are back! Now that …

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Tornado Retrospective

Tornado Retrospective By: Benjamin Thomas Scott Simpson   It was 27 years ago that a F5 tornado with winds topping 300 miles per hour struck Niles, Ohio and outlying areas. Ohio has had over 1000 tornadoes since 1960; most were …

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