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Russia “Rushing” Ukraine

Russia “Rushing” Ukraine

Annie Wang, Staff Writer

March 25, 2014

Recently, Ukraine has become the headline of news everywhere. From flipping through channels on TV to front-page articles in the newspaper, there are few who haven’t heard about the violence that is taking place in Ukraine. In 2004, a politician named Viktor Yanukovych ran for president. Amidst...

All About Sochi: An Olympics Recap

All About Sochi: An Olympics Recap

Brianna Bannach, Lauren Fleming, Emily Nardo, and Sunny Qi

March 12, 2014

First a Little History The Olympic Games began in Ancient Greece in 776 B.C. They were held every four years in honor of the Greek gods in Olympia. The first few Olympics consisted only of footraces, but various wrestling, boxing and discus and javelin throwing events were added later. Winners would be...

The Man, the Myth, the Legend: Rob Ford

The Man, the Myth, the Legend: Rob Ford

Matt Chirik, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2014

Recently the behavior of Rob Ford, the Mayor of Toronto, has been appearing in the news a lot. People are fascinated by the “Crack Smoking Mayor” and his antics. All of the international attention started when a video of Mayor Ford smoking crack cocaine was release online in mid-2013. The crack...

The “Affluenza” Excuse

The “Affluenza” Excuse

Shannon Grosse, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2014

It seems that the world has turned into a game of Monopoly, fully equipped with “get-out-of-jail-free” cards for those who are fortunate enough.  Except in this game, nobody is allowed to flip the board when they become fed up with the game.   Texas teen Ethan Couch has been lucky enough to cash...

A “Peace” of Nelson Mandela

A “Peace” of Nelson Mandela

Annie Wang, Staff Writer

January 28, 2014

There are only a few in this world who are able to change a country, let alone the entire world. Nelson Mandela was one of these select few who has left an imprint upon history and touched the lives of those around him. Referred to as “the father of the nation,” he was best known for his peaceful...

Kids Castle Comes Back

Kids Castle Comes Back

Sophia Bilotta, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2013

A Doylestown icon known as Kids Castle, a staple in many children’s lives, is starting to come back into place after a yearlong renovation. Inspired by the castles of Henry Chapman Mercer, Kids Castle has brought joy and happiness to children of all ages. This castle is meant for children to play...

Is Our Universe a Computer Simulation?

Eric Sphar, Staff Writer

November 14, 2013

Benzi chibna looble bazebni gweb.  If you were a Sim, you might have understood that this means, “Nothing is impossible if you believe.”  The age old “brain in a vat” theory (or as it is now called, Simulated Reality) is being tested with new science to attempt to prove if we are nothing but ...

NSA Surveillance: Do You Like Our “Big Brother”?

Kathryn Wang, Staff Writer

November 14, 2013

With all the talk of Edward Snowden and “Big Brother," the controversy over digital privacy is at a high. The NSA, the National Security Agency, began doing mass electronic surveillance in 2007. Using a data mining tool called PRISM, the government began collecting and storing a massive amount of el...

Frustrating Politics “Turn-off” Students

Deniz Tunceli, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2013

As October 17 grew closer, Congress was left with a decision to make, one with far-reaching implications.  The two options?  Keep the government shutdown and force a US default, or resolve the crisis and let over 800,000 Americans resume work. The choice seemed simple, at least to high-school students. ...

Response to Miss America ‘Miss’ed the Mark

Response to Miss America ‘Miss’ed the Mark

Kathryn Wang, Staff Writer

October 29, 2013

Although the Miss America pageant has already ended, the harsh backlash that spawned after the crowning has left a sense of disgrace with our society. On September 14, Nina Davuluri, the first contestant of Indian descent, was crowned Miss America. Immediately after the announcement of the winner, t...

The New iPhone

Sean Zhang, Staff Writer

October 29, 2013

Apple has done it again. Introducing the new iPhone 5….S… and C?! On September 10, Apple unveiled its next line of iPhones with not one, but two variations of the world’s most popular smartphone. CEO Tim Cook introduced the new cheaper model, the iPhone 5C, along with the long-anticipated iPh...

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