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Risk of Ebola Low in USA

The spread of Ebola from Guinea, to Sierra Leone, beginning in March of 2014 and arriving in the United States in September has created widespread fear. The thought of Ebola making its way into the United States is like a little bug in the back of one’s mind. No matter …

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Balance the Bias

Bias is one of the most natural abilities a human possesses. Bias has the potential to be tremendously powerful and influential. And since the media is run by human beings, the media naturally brings in or leaves out important information to support its bias. Modern news media has become so …

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McDowell Art Show Gives Student Artists the Spotlight

The MIHS lobby will be the center stage for various McDowell artists this Thursday, May 1, during the Millcreek Annual Secondary art show. The reception will include showcasing of various students’ art pieces from 6:30PM to 7:30PM. This year’s presentation will include art of various mediums, including pencil drawings, oil …

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Erie Breaks Snow Records

Record breaking low temperatures and snowfall has made this winter one of the coldest and bitterest winters for someone that doesn’t like the cold in the history of Erie, PA. Erie has been recognized as the snowiest city in the US this frigid winter, passing cities in New York, Michigan, …

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Don’t Stray from Strays this Winter

Everyone fears for their pets during the bitter cold of winter, but does anyone ever think about what shelters go through when it starts to get cold out?   The common thought process would be that shelters get busier in the winter, simply because people start to feel bad for …

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Global Warming Not to Blame for Low Temps

With temperatures in Erie recently dropping to what feels like -40 degrees, the people of Erie are shaking in their boots…literally. Erie held onto the record for the snowiest city in America for a while this winter with a massive 144.9 inches. But then the temperatures did a 180 and …

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Kindness Spreads Through Hash Tag

By Juliette Bauer September; A time of crisp school bells and new supplies and friends for students across America. But for McDowell High School in Erie, PA, September has been a time of immeasurable loss. McDowell alumni Alyssa Josephine O’Neill, 18, died unexpectedly from a seizure, associated to her year …

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States Provide Bullying Solution

By Katherine Fugate The most extreme consequence for unchecked bullying is suicide, though other emotional damage that cannot be measured should not be left unnoted. Regional attitudes may play a part in how students cope.  The most measurable statistic of bullying prevalence and severity is the suicide rate for each …

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Bullying Epidemic Spreads Far Past Border

Guess which country is affected the most by bullying? Hint: It’s not the USA. By: Izabella Czejdo Bullying is spreading fast, and the long term diagnosis is not looking sunny. According to a Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study, suicide is the third leading cause of death among …

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Bullies Use Obesity as Weapon to Break People Down

By Muhamed Selimovic Obesity is a complicated disease, but when you add bullying in the mix, things can get really bad. Obesity is a disease that is common among the youth of the United States. It is estimated that about 16% to 33% of adolescents are obese in the United …

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