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Malala Yousafzai: The Most Influential Teenager in the World

Allie Runser, Editor and Staff Writer

January 29, 2014

Malala Yousafzai, at only sixteen years old, is a Pakistani education activist, known mostly for surviving the assassination attempt made on her life last year. While the Taliban took responsibility for the attempt, Yousafzai’...

Chemical Spill In West Virginia Has All Residents on High Alert

Nicole Carney, Staff Writer

January 29, 2014

A chemical spill in West Virginia has affected more than 300,000 people's water in recent weeks. In Charleston, West Virginia, a chemical spill has left the city blue and green and stained with the smell of licorice.   The...

Snow Days Becoming Cyber Days

Allie Runser, Editor and Staff Writer

January 13, 2014

Recently, certain Catholic schools have decided to utilize snow days by having students access their lessons from home. Instead of having built-in vacation days to make up for cancelled school, students use an online program. Se...

Salvation Army Donations Drop

Allie Runser, Editor and Staff Writer

December 21, 2013

Across multiple states, the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign is losing major donations primarily due to the recent snow as well as the late Thanksgiving. The Western Pennsylvania Salvation Army has been struggling to r...

Thanksgiving Steals Black Friday Sales

Allie Runser, Editor and Staff Writer

December 11, 2013

This year, more and more people are shopping on the day of Thanksgiving instead of the following day. According to ShopperTrak, a research firm based on Chicago, U.S. spent over $9.74 billion on Black Friday alone. Recently, businesse...

IUP Student Undergoes Year-Long Recovery

Allie Runser, Staff Writer

November 5, 2013

Last year, Brandon Bushmire sustained major injuries when he was hit by a car near the IUP school campus. Since then, his recovery has been a slow but steady process. In the year since he was hit, Bushmire has been put in ...