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Face Off: Austin Bag Ban

David Goodman and Lindsey Morehart

May 1, 2012

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David Goodman: People talk all the time about pollution and how we can make the world a much greener place. Pollution has been a big cause of the global warming problem occurring today. People have been trying to figure out how...

Books or Nooks?

Avery Brillante, Staff Writer

March 6, 2012

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There’s nothing quite like the feel of flipping through the thin pages of a book in your hands. The smell of a new book is fresh and crisp, unlike the bland feel of some fancy electronic device. I’ve owned both books and a...

2012: Worth The Hype?

Shaun Speck, Staff Writer

February 15, 2012

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With all the somewhat irritating hysteria surrounding 2012 it is hard to grasp just exactly what the fuss is all about.  75 percent of people believe the world will not end in 2012 according to a poll on However,...

Time For Generation Y To Step Up To Political Plate

Sofia Colorado, Lifestyles Editor

December 14, 2011

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Generation Y. The Millennium Generation. Echo Boomers. These are all terms used to describe America's current youth born in the 1980-1994. We are the fastest growing population, ranging from ages 5-20. We are large enough to rival...

Face Off: Are New Years Resolutions Worth Making?

David Goodman, Kieran Daly, Staff Writer

December 13, 2011

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New Years Resolutions Never End Well: David Goodman   Whether it is a new hobby you want to pick up or a goal you want to set, with the new year comes new possibilities. Every New Year’s Day lays down the foundation...

Android vs. iPhone: What Phone Is For You?

David Goodman, Staff Writer

November 18, 2011

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With the many features included on it, the smart phone has proven to be a convenient way for people to get things done in a timely manner. Apple fans still wait in line at an Apple store waiting for the release of their newest...

Face Off: How Soon Is Too Soon For Getting In The Holiday Spirit?

Lauren Goulet and Chase Morris, Staff Writers

November 18, 2011

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Take Advantage Of Holiday Cheer As Soon As You Can: by Lauren Goulet With less than two months left before Christmas, signs of holiday spirit are already showing. Stores are setting out their decorations and the radio statio...

Face Off: How Old Is Too Old To Trick Or Treat?

Avery Brillante and Chase Morris, Staff Writers

October 25, 2011

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Teens Too Old To Trick Or Treat . . . or keep reading for Chase's side of the story Avery: The exhilarating rush that courses through your veins as you run up the steps to a strangers’ house to yell “Trick or Treat!” is pro...

How to keep Halloween costumes classy

Jenna Mertz, Staff Writer

October 19, 2011

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Halloween only comes around once a year and in the spirit of this holiday, everyone is getting ready to dress up and have a good time. “Halloween is a time to have fun, and be someone you aren’t for a day. It’s an exciting...

Making A Case For A Formal Homecoming Dance

Lauren Goulet, Staff Writer

September 30, 2011

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Students began thinking about homecoming as soon as school started, planning out what to wear, where to go for dinner, and who to take – making all the necessary preparations to ensure that it is a night they will never forget....

Vandegrift Community Needs To Act With Integrity

Danielle Docherty, Sports Editor

May 13, 2011

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 In the early hours of Monday, May 9th, freshman Amanda De La Torre’s brain pressure soared to 138 and she was declared brain dead, according to the Caring Bridge blog that her family set up.  Vandegrift High School has been f...

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