Science fiction becomes reality; 3-D printing uses expand

Anna Fitzhugh, Business Manager

November 1, 2018

Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

Thirty years ago, when the movie Transformer was released, alien robots self generating damaged limbs, skulls, and brains was considered science fiction. Generating customized limbs and brains is now a reality, not only for al...

Halloween horros; What fear does to the body

Ellie Evans, Assistant News Editor

November 1, 2018

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Walking home on a spooky October night, the sound of footsteps can be too close for comfort. Hearing a bone-shivering scream and a chainsaw quickly approaching, can leave you trembling.  Why? According to research done by...

Real life Frankenstein: CRISPR babies

Olivia Becker, Sports Editor

November 1, 2018

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Students in Mrs. Joanna Dallam’s AP English classes have been discussing this controversial topic for a few weeks now. The class has finished reading Frankenstein and they have been comparing the science in the book to that o...

Good for Gut: Can you stomach it?

Lizzie Catrambone  , IDR Editor    

September 25, 2018

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In today’s day and age, there are many foods and drinks available to ingest that aren’t necessarily healthy.  Things like deep fried food, food with loads of sugar and carbs and tons of fat are detrimental to your body and...

Surviving allergy season

Garrett Sturgill, Reporter

June 5, 2018

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Allergy season is here and it’s hitting a lot of people harder than normal. According to local reports, there has been a high count of pollen, causing those who are hypersensitive to have a wide range of reactions. “My...

Health corner – kicking donor kidneys to curb

EMMIE CATRAMBONE, Reporter

May 15, 2018

Filed under Health and Science, Sports

The kidney is a very important bodily organ, as it removes toxins from the bloodstream and helps to extract waste from the body.  Without kidneys, a person can survive only for a few days to a few weeks - after that, they will...

Digital shift: 3-D printing makes medical magic possible

Kelly Harkins, Production Manager

January 4, 2016

Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

Taking the medical field by storm, 3D bone printing has been progressing rapidly as it advances into the animal testing stages of the project. According to 3ders.org, researchers in China have been using the 3D printer to pri...

New Companion app makes sure user never walks home alone

Katie Grafton, Reporter

November 3, 2015

Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

    KATIE GRAFTON IDR Editor      Many people will have to walk home or to their car alone at night at least once in their lives. The new Companion app makes sure that their users will never have t...

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