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Bieber hashtag prank spawns fans self harm

January 9, 2013
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First, a paternity scandal and now a hoax Twitter trend has forced Justin Bieber and his fans into the spotlight of skeptics once again. His recent alleged marijuana bust sent many fans into an uproar. According to Billboard.com, the idea to self-harm stemmed from an anonymous account on 4chan.org,...

Gun Debates rage after another senseless massacre

Gun Debates rage after another senseless massacre

December 20, 2012
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With the United States reeling from another mass murder orchestrated by a United States citizen, the collective grieving has prompted the issue of gun control to be brought up again. "I don't understand why we need assault rifles out on the street, last time I checked, it did not take a AK-47 to ha...

Lionel Messi breaks 40-year record

Lionel Messi breaks 40-year record

December 11, 2012
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi had an astounding performance on Sunday that proved why his team is first place in the Spanish league. Barcelona's two goals both came from Messi as they prevailed over Real Betis with a score of 2-1. His second goal in the 25th minute overtook the record of 85 goals in...

The rain is coming

The rain is coming

November 28, 2012
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Rain is coming to the Bay Area, and it plans to stay for awhile. The rain is expected to stay until Sunday, as a heavy storm travels over the Bay Area. Meteorologists predicted that six to eight inches of rain will have fallen by the end of the storm. As reported by the SF Gate, Pacifi...

President Obama re-elected

President Obama re-elected

November 8, 2012
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Carlmont students had mixed feelings over President Obama’s re-election over Republican challenger, Governor Mitt Romney on Nov. 6. While Carlmont Democrats were celebrating, Carlmont Republicans were grumbling at their loss. According to the Huffington Post, Obama won 50.5 percent of the po...

Gas prices drop

Gas prices drop

November 8, 2012
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[media-credit id=83 align="aligncenter" width="300"][media-credit id=83 align="aligncenter" width="1024"]   Gas prices continue to drop as Hurricane Sandy takes her toll on New Jersey and New York residents. The gas prices have dropped due to a collapse of infrastructure in the storm-affected areas, w...

Is Puerto Rico the 51st state?

Is Puerto Rico the 51st state?

November 8, 2012
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Along with Tuesday's presidential election, Puerto Ricans participated in a non-binding referendum to change their country's status to that of a U.S. state. Puerto Rico has been a self governing U.S. territory since 1952 and uses the American dollar. In 1917, Puerto Ricans were granted America...

Barnes & Noble hacked; hide your kids, hide your wife (and your PIN number too)

Barnes & Noble hacked; hide your kids, hide your wife (and your PIN number too)

Veronika Dvorakova
October 31, 2012
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Though possibly still intoxicated by the new book smell, customers have been urged to pull away from their new novels for a moment  and check their recent credit card transactions as a data breach in nine states including California was reported on Oct. 25 2012. Barnes & Noble said the hackers...

Dirty dancing

Dirty dancing

Dominic Gialdini, Highlander Entertainment Editor
October 21, 2012
Filed under A&E, News

This year's Homecoming, the first dance of the school year, was a loud, exciting spectacle with lights, a live band, and the return of a raunchy and somewhat controversial form of dance commonly referred to as "grinding." Grinding, which first gained popularity in night clubs and quickly spread t...

Islamic art wing opened in the Louvre

Islamic art wing opened in the Louvre

September 28, 2012
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[media-credit name="Creative Commons" align="aligncenter" width="300"][/media-credit]The Louvre in Paris is well known for a variety of different things, especially the Mona Lisa. Something that it has never been known for before is Islamic art. However, on Sept. 22, 2012, the Louvre opened up their new exhibit: the Islamic Art Wing....

The first signs of the penny apocalypse

The first signs of the penny apocalypse

September 27, 2012
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What if we lived in a world without pennies? Vermont business owner Caleb Magoon has decided to ban the penny in his store. Magoon's business, Power Play Sports, will accept the penny from customers but it will no longer distribute the penny as change. Instead the store will round the change from...

Changes in Catholic Mass elicit a variety of reactions in churchgoers

Changes in Catholic Mass elicit a variety of reactions in churchgoers

June 1, 2012
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[media-credit name="Anna Wheeler" align="aligncenter" width="200"][/media-credit]The Catholic Church has been around since about 107 and is the world's largest Christian church, with over a billion members. Since 1973, there has been an English-language missal used for Mass. This translation from Latin to modern ...

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