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Eternal Life

Gavin Magnuson, Writer April 10, 2024

The average life expectancy for a human is a little over 75 years. The oldest on record was 122 years and five months. But just a century ago, the life expectancy was around 50! Humans are obsessed with...

Space X/Nasa Falcon 9 Crew 8 Launches To The I.S.S.

Space X/Nasa Falcon 9 Crew 8 Launches To The I.S.S.

Dylan Rosen, Staff Writer March 27, 2024

On March 3, 2024 at 10:53 p.m. the rocket Falcon 9 launched 3 astronauts and 1 cosmonaut to the International Space Station. This was the fifth time the Falcon 9 rocket has been used. The mission had been...

Unexpected Winners at the Argentina, Rio, and Chile Opens

Alex Sheefel March 13, 2024

Why are These Events Important? During two weeks in mid February, three ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) level tennis tournaments took place in South America. These events mean a lot to many...

A scene from the protests

Protests Against Javier Milei, Argentina’s New president

Alex Sheefel February 28, 2024

Argentina's Past and Current Troubles Argentina has been experiencing economic problems for years, with presidents not helping to solve or fix the troubles. Javier Milei, Argentina's newly elected president,...

A picture of the destruction due to the earthquake. ©Japan Ministry of Defence

An Earthquake in Japan?

Jasper Hultgren February 28, 2024

Earthquakes in Japan have been common throughout its history. The country is right on top of the convergent boundaries of the Eurasia, Pacific and Philippine Plates, causing Japan to suffer from earthquakes...

Alaska Airlines - Boeings Problems

Alaska Airlines – Boeing’s Problems

Emme Steinberg, Staff Writer January 31, 2024

On January 5, a tragic incident happened on Boeing flight 377 through Alaska Airlines from Portland International Airport heading for Ontario, California. The plane held 171 passengers, and also six crew...

Heart Disease and Stroke: A Silent Epidemic

Heart Disease and Stroke: A Silent Epidemic

Lucilla Trinchi, Writer January 24, 2024

Heart disease and stroke are two of the leading causes of death worldwide, and their impact on individuals and communities cannot be underestimated. These conditions, often referred to as cardiovascular...

New Treatment For Sickle-Cell Disease

New Treatment For Sickle-Cell Disease

Gavin Magnuson, Writer January 17, 2024

The Beginning of an Era For years, humans have possessed the power to edit genes. The power to change the fundamental nature of a living thing, by changing and splicing the very code that creates them....

CIAC Class LL state football championship action between West Haven and Staples in New Britain, Conn., on Saturday December 9, 2023.

Staples High School Wins The State Championship!

Alex Sheefel January 17, 2024

For the first time in 18 years, Staples has climbed up the ranks in Connecticut and has been crowned as state champions! Staples was coming into the season after losing to Fairfield Prep by 1 point...

Nadal hitting a forehand against Dominic Theim.

Nadal Returns to the ATP Tour in Brisbane Australia!

Alex Sheefel January 17, 2024

Nadal's Return After a year of hard work and waiting, Nadal has finally returned to the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour in time for the Brisbane Open. Over the last year, his supporters...

The College Football Playoff.

The College Football Playoff.

Chanze Freemon, Sports Reporter January 3, 2024

The College Football Playoff with the best four teams in the country happened and here are the top headlines.   Michigan vs Alabama. We saw The Michigan Wolverines who were the number 1 seed...

Lab-Grown Food: The Future?

Lab-Grown Food: The Future?

Gavin Magnuson, Writer December 20, 2023

The Big Question In all likelihood you haven't thought much about where your meat comes from. Yes, you have a vague idea that it comes from some farm, somewhere off in the distance. But how often do...

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