Current Event

You were probably sitting in a classroom or at your house when you thought today is a slow day. Well, you had no idea that a person in Florida has been committing a crime.

A man in Florida was caught trying to steal a snake by hiding it in his pants. This happened in St. Petersburg in Florida.

The owner of the store was Steve Silk. He told that WFLA that the criminal (Treder) had stolen other animals before on other moments. The store owner had not noticed until now.

They caught Travis Treder by checking the surveillance cameras.

They also say that he had stolen things worth of thousands of dollars and the baby python would have cost $150.

Information gotten from http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2016/05/05/Florida-pet-store-thief-tried-to-hide-snake-in-pants/4771462460285/?spt=sec&or=on

-Shikha

 

Wonder Woman First Look and Suicide Squad Trailer!!

As you may already know, Wonder Woman the movie is coming out in 2017. She is personally my all time favorite superhero because she is a strong, independent woman who don’t need no man…
Anyway, there was a first look on the CW (which you can find here) on Wednesday, January 21, 2016. The ten second parts of the movie look pretty epic and exciting. Just on thing. It doesn’t show any easter eggs or anything like that. I don’t think. When First Looks air, they usually include small, .5 seconds of a detail that could change the whole plot than what the viewer thinks. In my opinion, it looks pretty awesome, but also holey. I understand that it’s only a first look and the makers of the movie don’t want to give away too much, but I mean, give us something more to figure out. We need more pieces of the puzzle to put it together!!

 

Also in the non existent Comic-Book-to-Movie News, the FIRST OFFICIAL SUICIDE SQUAD TRAILER CAME OUT (here). ‘But, Miranda, you seem more excited about this movie than your favorite superhero’s movie’ but this is coming out this year and there is an actual trailer for this movie. This is much more important.

I haven’t watched it yet because I have a life outside of lazing around on the internet, so I don’t really have anything to say about it.

 

Yet.

 

~Miranda C.

Batman vs Superman

Hello, it’s me

 

So, Batman vs Superman is coming out March 25, 2016, and the fan base is pretty excited. We’ve been waiting for this movie to come out for close to three years, and the time is almost here. The first trailer came out April 17 of this year, and the second one came out just a day ago (December 2, 2015)! Batman vs Superman doesn’t only have Batman and Superman in it. The movie also includes Doomsday (according to the second trailer), Lex Luthor and Wonder Woman. The second trailers gives a lot more information about the movie than the first, but the first has small hints, too.

 

For those of you who still haven’t seen the trailer, click for the first trailer here and the second trailer here .

But be warned, the movie is PG-13 and the trailers probably are, too.

Have fun becoming obsessed!

 

~ Miranda C

Genetically Modified Foods

Have you been eating genetically modified foods (GMF)?

How do you know if you have been eating GMF? There is mostly no labels on the food!!!

Well, what even is genetically modified food?

Genetically modified foods don’t taste different. They are equivalent to current crops being grown. How does it work? Well, scientists take a organism and change it by adding DNA from another organism to it.

There is really no sure answer yet of whether it is safe or not!!!

Here are some websites that tell you more about GMFs:

http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/truth-about-gmos

https://sites.psu.edu/gmoliteracyproject/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonentine/2014/09/17/the-debate-about-gmo-safety-is-over-thanks-to-a-new-trillion-meal-study/

-Shikha

Politics are Confusing

Incase you were/are confused about what’s going on inside the presidential run, here are some facts about each candidate!

1.) Hilary Clinton – 68 y/o

  • Democratic Party
  • Former Secretary of State
  • Worth 45 million dollars
  • Announced candidacy April 12, 2015

2.) Donald Trump – 69 y/o

  • Republican
  • Television personality, business author, and real estate developer (Trump Luxury Real Estate)
  • Worth four billion dollars
  • Announced candidacy June 16, 2015

3.) Ben Carson – 64 y/o

  • Republican
  • Retired neurosurgeon
  • Worth 10 million dollars
  • Announced candidacy May 4, 2015

4.) Jeb Bush – 62 y/o

  • Republican
  • Former governor of Florida
  • Worth 1.3 million dollars
  • Announced candidacy June 15, 2015

5.) Bernie Sanders – 74 y/o

  • Democrat
  • US Senator
  • Worth $700,000
  • Announced candidacy May 26, 2015

6.) Deez Nuts (Brady Olsen) – 15 y/o

  • Independent
  • Politician
  • Unknown net worth
  • Announced candidacy July 28, 2015

Don’t get your hopes up — Brady Olsen isn’t old enough to become president. He is 15 years old and made his candidacy a joke at first. You must be 35 years or older to become president of the United States of America. Have fun getting into a heated argument with your friends about who’s the best for president!!

~ Miranda C

22 Shipwrecks Found in Greece

Can you believe it? Underwater Archeaologists have found twenty – two shipwrecks  in Greece in one single location.

They were found near a small Greek archipelago. This discovery was by a Greek – American archeological expedition. It was near the small Forni archipelago. The archipelago is seventeen miles in area. Seventeen miles is the same as thirteen islands and islets located between the eastern Aegean islands of Samos and Icaria.

The various items found have a dating period ranging from seven hundred to four hundred – eighty B.C.E. Half of the items have a period which lasts from three hundred to six hundred A.D.

George Koutsouflakis, the Greek director, made this brilliant discovery. The cargoes from the shipwreck helped tell the scientists the condition of the trade in that area throughout these time periods. The scientists have indicated that the trade was going on in the areas of the Aegean Sea Cyprus and the Black Sea.

-Shikha

Fantasy Sports

On October 15, the state of Nevada ruled that playing fantasy sports was a form of gambling.  The state ordered websites like DraftKings and FanDuel to shut down right away because they were operating without a gambling license.  The sites mentioned above consist of placing bets on sports with people that you know and sometimes, even people you don’t.  You have what’s called a “fantasy team” and depending on how well the team does, you can win money.  But, you don’t win money if you don’t bet money.  As of now, DraftKings has continued to operate.

—Meghan Brady, October 20, 2015

Polite Bank Robber?

On May 4th, an alleged Virginia bank robber admits to taking stacks of cash from a teller and posting a video of it on the internet but he insists that it wasn’t robbery because he asked nicely.  

Hear that you guys? It’s not robbery if you ask nicely.  Well, I’m going home because there isn’t anymore post because it wasn’t robbery.  

Just kidding.

I wouldn’t leave you guys like that.

Dominyk Antonio Alfonseca, age 23, says that the note he handed the teller upon entering the bank said,” I need 150,000 bands right NOW!!! please. :)”  He claims that it isn’t robbery because he said please and even put a smiley face at the end.

He put a smiley face? Oh that’s fine then.  It’s okay as long as he put that smiley face.  

Alfonseca also claims to be a rapper and says that if it was actually robbery he wouldn’t have videotaped it and posted it on Instagram just so that he could end up in jail.

Because posting proof of your crime on the internet won’t land you in jail.

You learn something new everyday. 

He was arrested 20 minutes later with a gym bag full of money.

—Meghan Brady, May 14, 2015

Trail of Macaroni Salad Leads Police to Robbers

On Sunday May 10, three burglary suspects robbed a Build-A-Burger in New York city.  The thieves stole the cash register, the surveillance system, and one other thing.

A large bowl of macaroni salad.

Macaroni salad.

The cash register, the surveillance system, and macaroni salad.

One of these things is not like the other.  

That’s just great.

The three men had taken the macaroni salad to eat as they escaped via the nearby Greenway trail.  As the men got away, they left behind cash register parts, loose change, pieces of the surveillance system, rubber gloves, and a steady trail of macaroni salad which ended up leading the police to the macaroni-loving criminals.

Robber: GIVE ME ALL YOUR MACARONI SALAD NOW!!!! ALL OF IT!!!

Innocent civilian: NOT THE MACARONI!!!! NOOOO!!!!

Sorry about that.

That was just a short little report to maybe brighten your day a little bit more.

—Meghan Brady, May 14, 2015

.8 Direction is Now a Thing- For Real!

Hello fellas and lady fellas, now that I am done PARCC testing for awhile, I’m incredibly bored and have nothing to write about. Until….. Zayn Malik left 1D. Heck yes, you party animals. Now that 1D lost their most attractive band member, I hate them more than I did before. Their music had always been stupid and pretty much cliche and meaningless, but Zayn isn’t there anymore….. So, if they had pretty bad music when they were a whole, they must be horrible when there’s only .8 of them still there. Man oh man, that’s like 24/7 on the channel station. Goodbye Zayn Goodbye bad 1D songs, hello even worse .8 songs.

Stereotypical Girl: OMG! ZAYN LEFT 1D!!!!!!  WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?!  MY LIFE IS LIKE TOTALLY #RUINED!

Other stereotypical girls:  WE RIOT!!!!

Me: ._. Seriously you guys? Ummm…..

Have fun listening to bad pop music, my lovely little angels

~~Cassandra Grace

US Teen survives 48 hours in the Swiss Alps

A teenager was skiing in the Alps three days ago when he went off-course to ski back to the bottom of the mountain. As he made his way down, he was caught in a violent snowstorm and fell into a deep ravine. He slept for about six hours and continued following the ski lift supports down the mountain, at one point crossing through water up to his neck. He was eventually found stuck waist-deep in snow suffering with hypothermia. Rescuers noticed he did not have proper equipment for traveling off course. The teen is expected to survive.

Girl Scout Shot Whilst Trying to Deliver Cookies

Yesterday in Indianapolis a young Girl Scout was delivering cookies with her two younger sisters when she was shot in the leg. Sinai Miller is nine years old.

“They walked outside the door and they didn’t even get to make it across the lot and then the shots start ringing out,” said one witness.

Police are searching for a blue Ford Expedition. Witnesses said they saw a hand come out of the vehicle window and fire two or three shots. Police have released no other information. Please keep the young girl in your thoughts.

Man Jumps Off the Tyngsborough Bridge

Around 1:40 on Wednesday, January 28, police started to receive calls saying that a man stopped his car on the bridge and proceeded to jump, going partially through the ice. The police department, fire department, Trinity Ambulance, and paramedics arrived on scene.  They had to wear cold water suits in order to safely get to the man because the ice was very thin.  Once the man was on shore, a med-flight landed at Skate 3/Roller Kingdom. The man suffers leg injures.  The police, fire department, Trinity, and paramedics all did a great job assessing the situation.

Terrorist Attack in France Kills 12

On January 7th, 2015 three masked gunmen entered the offices of a French newspaper. When they left in broad daylight, 12 people were dead and 11 were wounded. The attack was centered on the creators of the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo (French for Weekly Charlie.) The newspaper featured comics that could be considered extremely offensive by some people. One of the gunmen turned himself in, but the other two are still at large.

Flash Flood Warning

A flash flood watch was issued this afternoon at 2:00PM. The National Weather Service warned that with conditions of 1-4 inch rainfall, flash floods are possible. NWFO reported a 50% chance of flash floods within the next 7 hours.

A flash flood is a rapid flooding of a low-lying area due to sudden, heavy rainfall. Flash floods are very dangerous situations and could escalate if people are not prepared.

During a flash flood, DO NOT:
~Touch electrical appliances if you are wet or standing in water.
~Walk through moving water. Even 6 inches of moving water can make you fall.
~Drive into flooded areas.

Malala Yousafzai wins the Nobel Peace Prize

On October 10th, a young girl in Pakistan was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Malala Yousafzai is a peace activist, someone who strives to solve a major national or worldwide problem without using violence. She struggles for the right for girl’s education, and started when she was only 11 years old. Using blogging, Malala discussed woman’s rights for education.

malala

On October 9, 2012 an armed gunman boarded her school bus and shot Malala in an attempt to silence her. During her gradual recovery, Malala showed extreme courage and strength, becoming an symbol of a struggle for woman’s rights- all over the world. Malala, at 17 years old, is the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in history. She shares it with Kailash Satyarthi, a man from India who led a movement to end child slavery.  They were officially recognized “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.” They will be presented the award on December 10,  the anniversary of Alfred Noble’s death.

Written by George Powell

Armed Robbery at the Hole in 100 Diner

At 7:05AM yesterday Tyngsborough Police responded to a call from the Hole in 100 Diner reporting an armed robbery. Witnesses told police that the man pointed a handgun at an employee and forced them to hand over money.

Quote from the Tyngsborough Police

“The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash and lottery tickets. A search was conducted by the Tyngsborough Police, with assistance of Hudson Police, State Police K-9s, and the State Police Air Wing, but the suspect could not be found. Tyngsborough High School and Middle School were placed in lock down mode, as a precaution, during the search.”

If you have any information about the robbery, please call
978-649-7504
or the anonymous tip line,
978-649-8477

Written by George Powell