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Christmastime in the city

Claire Van Aken, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

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The Christmas season is upon us and the winter festivities are beginning to fill people’s calendars. Everyone is asking for recommendations on Christmas light displays or shows, visiting Santa and Mrs.Claus downtown, visitin...

Sara’s prepares for 19th annual Company Show

Claire Van Aken, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018

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Every November, dancers from Sara’s Studio of Dance are preparing for their annual Dance Company Showcase. This event gives the students at Sara’s an opportunity to choreograph their own routines and show their talent. The comp...

Hawaii volcano eruption

Samson Mosley, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018

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On May 2, 2018 the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii fully erupted. Lava was sent spewing into residential areas, and the massive flow has destroyed dozens of structures and covered scores of acres on the Big Island. This eruption has c...

Spring forward: Why?

Sydney Hembrough, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018

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Let’s face it, daylight savings has us all sorts of messed up. It doesn’t seem like much, but an hour can make a huge impact on your body clock and schedule. Waking up gets a little harder, and going to sleep seems imposs...

Winter storm Riley

Samson, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018

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Despite the recent warm temperatures in many areas of the United States, much of the Northeast is about to endure an early March winter storm.  Heavy rain and strong winds are likely to accompany the storm that’s expected to ...

U.S endures another extreme school shooting

Samson Mosley, Staff Writer

January 28, 2018

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On Tuesday, January 23, the U.S. witnessed another tragic school shooting unfold in the city of Benton, Kentucky. Marshall County High School was the scene of this unfortunate event where many students were injured and two died. ...

Origins of Christmas

Samson Mosley, Staff Writer

December 17, 2017

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Since December 25, 1870, the phenomenon that is Christmas has been celebrated as a federal holiday here in the U.S. For two millennia Christmas has been honored with various traditions such as giving gifts, decorating houses and Ch...

Stir the pot

Ellie Smith, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017

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Walking down the streets of Chicago, the air is cold and Michigan Avenue is swarmed with people shopping for the holidays. On one of the street corners, a man in a Santa suit is ringing a familiar bell with a familiar sound. The...

Let the facial hair grow

Jacob Hall, Staff writer

November 30, 2017

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November is the month where a man can really show his stuff. Facial hair is a man’s way of showing his “macho-ness.” A man’s facial hair is a symbol of his courage and bravery. November is the season to show your true...

Cyber Monday extends the shopping season

Samson Mosley, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017

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This upcoming Friday will be filled with sales and many happy and eager customers in various stores around the globe. Following this Black Friday, there is a second chance for customers to get dream deals with low prices on purcha...

The importance of small shops in small towns

Grayce Lillpop, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017

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In the quaint town of Jacksonville, Illinois, small business owners played a significant role in the recent downtown growth. Not too long ago the downtown atmosphere was as dead as one could be and not many even knew that the now thriving community even existed. Julie Rowe started Home Girls, a retail boutique on September 1, 2017 w...

Best Black Friday deals in the area

Samson Mosley, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017

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With Thanksgiving only two weeks away, there are numerous sales and deals occurring in many different stores. Like always, everyone is interested in getting the best prices for their goods, but which stores are offering the b...

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