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House Republicans Narrowly Pass American Health Care Act

  Forty-six days after the AHCA was initially introduced, House Republicans passed the bill with 217-213 votes on May 4. A majority of 216 votes were needed to pass the bill among the 431 members in attendance. The Republicans have been promising to repeal and replace Obamacare for approximately seven …

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TEDxErie Brings Youth Voices to the Stage

TEDxYouth@Erie is giving teens the opportunity to experience a realistic TED talk event, located in McDowell Intermediate High School’s Little Theatre. TED is a nonprofit organization that is devoted to spreading ideas in the form of short, powerful talks. It began in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and …

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Mechanical Fire at MIHS Causes Students to Evacuate

McDowell Intermediate High School evacuated to McDowell Senior High School on Friday April 7 after a series of power outages is believed to have led to a mechanical fire, according to an email issued by McDowell administration. After 11:50 a.m., the power flickered several times causing the building to run …

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Comm-petition

Media Students Challenged by Hands-On State Level Contest Five members of the McDowell Media program have written, videotaped and photographed their way to the Pennsylvania School Press Association Student Journalism Competition Championship at Penn State University Park on March 29. To get to this competition, the students had to qualify …

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Food Drive Numbers Disappoint

Students at McDowell Intermediate High School fell short of their food drive goal to provide for 20 McDowell families in need of some assistance over the holiday season. During the first two weeks of the food drive at MIHS, students raised enough items to provide for only four families out …

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Live Shooter Drill Prepares Teachers, Police

On the morning of Nov. 8, while students had the day off, McDowell teachers experienced what it was really like to be in a crisis situation as a live shooter drill commenced throughout the high school. Millcreek Police came to the school where they set up nine different scenarios simulating …

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McDowell’s New Activity Fee Has Students Calling Foul

Any student planning on participating in multiple activities this school year should be aware that it will cost them. At the end of the 2015-2016 school year, the Millcreek Township School Board approved a new policy requiring students to pay a separate $50 participation fee for each activity they participate …

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McDowell CPA Puts a New Twist On a Hilarious Musical

Every year, McDowell puts on a hand full of awe-inducing productions and this year is no exception. The next show being performed is The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The show follows six quirky middle school kids as they compete in a county spelling bee. The hilarious script provides …

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McDowell Media Class Wins ‘Cool School’ Award

Early morning on Nov. 11, students gathered in the MIHS gym to show school spirit by attending the “How Cool Is Your School” assembly. Broadcasted live on Erie News Now at 6 a.m., students celebrated the some of the groups that make McDowell a “cool” place to learn. Two McDowell …

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Exposure’s Love Heals Erie Community

McDowell Intermediate High School’s Little Theater was home to the Love Heals Concert May 26. The concert was run and organized by McDowell’s Exposure Club with help from Mary Bula, the lead facilitator of Erie Together, the region’s anti-poverty movement. The goal was to raise money for Erie Together’s Kindergarten …

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