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“Feeling the Bern”: Why Do Young Democrats Love Bernie Sanders?

Marissa McCloy, Editor-in-Chief
February 23, 2016 • 477 views
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Young democrats are “feeling the Bern” as democratic candidate Bernie Sanders crushes opponent Hillary Clinton among young voters. Sanders barely lost the Iowa caucuses to Clinton, but he won the support of young voters by a landslide: Sanders won 84 percent of voters aged 17 to 29 years old....

Winter Storm Jonas Damages Dunes

Winter Storm Jonas Damages Dunes

Parker Brown, Staff
February 23, 2016 • 397 views
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Delaware's beaches were hit hard by Winter Storm Jonas.The storm totally washed away dunes, and created severe flooding, and cancelled school two days after the storm stopped. In Rehoboth, the boardwalk even buckled in places, leaving boards broken where the monstrous waves relentlessly pounded the boards. This makes "us very, very vulnerable," said Anthony Pratt, the state shoreline and waterway administrator, told The News Journal. In total, Delaware has 24 miles of beach, 20 miles of that beach were damaged by the storm. "This worries me because I know a lot of people that live near the beach, and I don't want to see them devastated that their house was ruined because winter storm Jonas washed away all the dunes to protect their houses," said Junior Ashleigh Ling. Over the last 15 years, $100 million has been spent to pump sand onto our beaches for manmade dunes. The last dune repair was made after Hurricane Sandy damaged the dunes. Most of the fencing that lines the dunes were even totally washed away in some cases. This storm may also raise taxes to pay for the dune replenishment. "I'm alway...

EA Withdraws From E3

EA Withdraws From E3

Nathaniel Zebley, Editor
February 19, 2016 • 377 views
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During this year's 2016 E3 event, EA fans will miss out on seeing the Triple-A publisher on the show floor. EA, the well-known publisher of the Madden series as well as the critically-acclaimed video game series Battlefront, has opted out of this year's E3 event. E3, for many years, has been t...

Polar Bear Plunge 2016

Polar Bear Plunge 2016

Emma Dijkstra, Staff
February 18, 2016 • 540 views
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On Sunday February 7th, the annual Polar Bear Plunge took place at Rehoboth Beach. The Polar Bear Plunge is an event that is held on "Super Bowl Sunday" each year to raise money for a charitable organization. This plunge is to raise money for Special Olympics Delaware (SODE), an organization that helps...

Delawareans on High Alert as Bomb Threats Continue

Hannah Lowe, Editor
February 9, 2016 • 370 views
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The week of January 11th, 2016 started normally, but quickly became surreal as a wave of bomb threats were called into schools across the Delmarva area. Over the next two weeks, more than a dozen schools throughout Delaware and surrounding states received similar bomb threats resulting in police inv...

Professor Snape’s Memories Have Been Put in Chronological Order: Grab the Tissues

Professor Snape’s Memories Have Been Put in Chronological Order: Grab the Tissues

Justin Mahoney, Staff Writer
February 4, 2016 • 415 views
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CONTAINS MINOR SPOILERS FOR HARRY POTTER SERIES With the passing of the now late (and great) Alan Rickman, came loads of support for the character he is most well known for; Severus Snape from the Harry Potter novels. Many fans have taken to the internet with fan art, other theories, and much more t...

El Niño Could Possibly Affect Winter Weather

El Niño Could Possibly Affect Winter Weather

Parker Brown, Staff
February 2, 2016 • 284 views
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With the recent winter storm, people are wondering how the El Niño in the Pacific is affecting weather in Delaware, considering the extremely warm month of December. Now January is bearing down with much more frigid temperatures. "I'm looking forward to this winter," freshman Greg Boyce says, "I love the snow and I love the cold temperatures. Hopefully this year's El Niño brings more snow and colder temperatures." An El Niño is when the water in the Pacific Ocean gets warmer near the equatorial region, which affects global climate and weather. They happen every two to seven years and last for anywhere from 6 to 18 months. The last one that happened was in 2009-2010, but it wasn't as strong as the one this year. Some think that this is the strongest El Niño in 18 years. "It's scary to wonder what this strong El Niño will do to our weather this year. I just hope it brings more snow and keeps the weather in the summer mild," Sophomore Colleen Donohoe said. Most meteorologist believe that El Niño leads to wetter winters for the mid-Atlantic states. This could mean more snow this winter, or more rain. Meteorologists say that there is no way to predict how this El Niño will affect our climate this winer. They do know that it could decrease the number of hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean this year. "I didn't know that a weather event thousands of miles away could directly affect our weather here," Senior JJ Dominick says, "I'm just glad it could possibly make more snow this year."...

A Look Around the World: North Korea

A Look Around the World: North Korea

Andrew Gilbert, Staff Writer
January 22, 2016 • 299 views
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A look around the world for the month of January and you will find lots of things that raise an eyebrow, but most notably you will find the news from North Korea. On January 6 2016 the Hostile Dictatorship in the democratic peoples republic of North Korea claimed that they successfully tested a Hydrogen...

Godzilla Strikes again

Godzilla Strikes again

Andrew Gilbert, Staff Writer
January 22, 2016 • 329 views
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Godzilla strikes again, and just this time this isn’t a 300ft titan of destruction attacking Tokyo, this super El Niño that has been causing unusual weather events. By unusual weather, this means 70 degrees in December, hurricanes in January, and a light snowfall for the winter that didn’t last...

American Legion Post 17

December 18, 2015 • 434 views
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Every Veterans Day one of our color guards goes over to the American Legion Post 17 to post the colors in their Veterans Day celebration. The color guard was led by c/LTC Alexan- dra Atsidis.

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