One way ticket to Mars

Hailey Miller, Reporter

February 26, 2014

Filed under Health and Science

Do you like to travel? Tired of Earth? Maybe it is time to pack up your belongings and join 1,058 other people who may be making a one way trip to Mars. “I would never want to go, robots are accurate enough, and...

Zebra sharks swimming through the aquarium

Katelyn Jones, Features Editor

February 24, 2014

Filed under Health and Science

Name: Zebra Shark (Stegostoma fasciatum or varium) Diet: These sharks mainly feed on reef mollusks, which are a small fish, and crustaceans. You can also see them feasting on small fish. Because of the shark’s flexible body...

Saving lives one day at a time: Jones overcomes challenges as EMT

Kristen Zdon, Editor-in-Chief

February 3, 2014

Filed under Health and Science

Senior Katelyn Jones’s dedication to saving lives is why she is an EMT for Abingdon Fire Company. Jones has always be interested in the field of medicine and being at the front of an intense event, including car crashes....

Stuck on your neck: What extent would you go to in order to have the newest technology?

Wade McCartin, Reporter

February 3, 2014

Filed under Health and Science

Since the first computer company started in 1979 (computerhope.com) ,the first smartphone was released in 1992, and Apple launched its iPhone in 2007,now 91% of Americans have a cell phone and 56% of American adults have a smartphone(pewinternet.org)....

Invisibility cloak bends light to avoid detection

Hailey Miller, Reporter

January 30, 2014

Filed under Health and Science

To all the Harry Potter fanatics out there, your biggest dream may be coming true; an invisibility cloak is in the works. However, it may take some time before the average human can throw it over his shoulders and escape to...

Anatomy classes dissect cats

Cassidy Miller, IDR Editor

January 30, 2014

Filed under Health and Science

Starting the week before winter break, the students of Mr. Tim Dougherty’s Anatomy classes had the puurrrrfect chance to have hands on experience in the art of dissection. Dougherty has been teaching Anatomy...

East coast watches rocket light up sky

Hailey Miller, Reporter

December 18, 2013

Filed under Health and Science

Skywatchers all along the East Coast were able to capture photos of the launch of Minotaur 1. On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, NASA launched the rocket into orbit from Wallops Flight Facility and Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport...

Meningitis spreads through Princeton

Katelyn Jones, Features Editor

December 18, 2013

Filed under Health and Science

Be ready to get your meningitis shot because there is an outbreak. According to mayoclinic.com, meningitis is an inflammation around the membrane of the spinal cord and brain. This causes symptoms such as high...

Does the word “diet” defeat its purpose?

Wade McCartin, Reporter

November 20, 2013

Filed under Health and Science

A new study at Purdue University shows that drinking diet soda may cause more harm to your health than drinking regular soda. Diet soda creates that “same great taste with fewer calories” by using artificial sweeteners....

Injured alpaca recovers;

KATELYN JONES, Features Editor

November 20, 2013

Filed under Health and Science

“I feel for Ernie, I mean how would you feel losing your eye?” said Patrick Huff, senior at North Harford High School. Ernie, North Harford’s fifteen year old Alpaca, has recently lost his left eye. ...

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