Saturn is Losing Its Rings

John Morgan, staff

January 30, 2019


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We all know and love the famous gas giant Saturn. Named after the Roman Saturn, the planet is mostly known for its rings. However, NASA scientists have made observations from the Voyager probes that passed by Saturn in 1981. What tipped scientists off, was they noticed dark bands in the planet's upper...

Communities Helping Workers Furloughed

Skylar, writer

January 30, 2019


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Communities around the United States are worked together to help those that were furloughed during the government shutdown. This happened in Alabama as well. "In Alabama, there [were] 5,500 employees at federal agencies without funding and subject to the shutdown" (Gore). Huntsville, Alabama, was impacted...

World’s Largest Great White Shark Spotted off Hawaii

World’s Largest Great White Shark Spotted off Hawaii

Claire, Staff

January 30, 2019


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One of the largest documented great white sharks in the world was spotted feeding on a sperm whale carcass 20 miles offshore of Oahu, Hawaii, last week. Dwarfing divers at over 20 feet long, this female great white, affectionately nicknamed "Deep Blue", weighs 2.5 tons and is estimated to be over 50...

School News

Lexi, staff

January 30, 2019


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At Springville High School, we are having a blast from the past dance. At this dance we will be dressing from the past with anything from big skirts and flow tops to older dresses for the girls and suits or khakis for the men. The dance will be held at Springville High School at 6pm on February 2nd....

The Jungle 1/16/19

January 16, 2019


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The Importance of National Parks

The Importance of National Parks

Claire, Staff

January 16, 2019


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Whether you know it or not, you've probably been to at least one national park in your lifetime. Out of the 59 present within U.S. borders, only one is within reasonable driving distance: the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. The more famous parks are a three-to-four day drive from ...

Prison Guards Unpaid While Prisoners Get Fancy Meal for New Year’s Day

Tyler, staff

January 16, 2019


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Usually you think that criminals should not get treats or special treatment since they do horrible crimes without a care. Well, that did not happen a prison in Florida. While the guards had to work without being paid due to the partial government shutdown, the prisoners got to eat steak, biscuits, and...

Neurons Speech

Sarah M., Staff

January 16, 2019


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Kelly Servick reported three papers to Science this week illustrating the possibility of translating neurons firing into speech. Tests on patients with epilepsy undergoing brain surgery and patients undergoing the removal of brain tumors allowed scientists to see the potential for interpreting neural...

Partial Government Shutdown

Alexis, staff

January 16, 2019


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Talking about immigration causes many arguments and disagreements in the government, which is causing the partial government shutdown that started three weeks ago. President Trump is a Republican and wants to build a wall that will cost $5.6 million. The Democratic House wants immigration reform. ...

The Jungle 12/5

December 5, 2018


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December 5, 2018


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Update on President Trump’s Wall

Sarah M., Staff

December 5, 2018


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President Trump's alleged wall is beginning to take shape. However, there may be some issues with the budget. Already  Trump has sent about 5,800 troops and more than twelve miles of barbed wire down to the border. With recent, and sometimes violent, attempts at illegal border crossings, President Trump...

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