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Studies warn of abrupt environmental effects of warming

By Tony Barboza, MCT News Service

December 4, 2013

LOS ANGELES _ Scientists sounded alarms Tuesday with a pair of studies challenging the idea that climate change is occurring gradually over the century and that its worst effects can be avoided by keeping emissions below a critical threshold. A National Research Council report says the planet is warming...

Wet and slippery slides students into break

Wet and slippery slides students into break

By Taylor Bushey, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 26, 2013

Despite the bad weather and a possible call from Frederick County Public Schools saying that all Frederick County schools are closed, students still arrive for the last day of school before Thanksgiving break on Nov. 26.  Student's cars are lined up in the school parking lot drenched in the early...

Review: Performers stick to routine at American Music Awards

By By Mikael Wood, MCT News Service

November 25, 2013

(MCT) LOS ANGELES _ "I will love you unconditionally," promised Katy Perry in the opening number of the American Music Awards. Wrapped in a kimono amid an Orientalist fantasia straight out of "Kill Bill," the singer was using her appearance on the awards show, broadcast Sunday night on ABC from L.A.'s...

MHS students battle for change

MHS students battle for change

By Tori Isleib

November 20, 2013

Middletown High School students are participating in the "Change War" on Nov.20-21. During MHS lunch shifts, change will be collected to help raise money for the Blickenstaff family.  Brent Blickenstaff, a Wolfsville resident and the father of Bailey Blickenstaff, an MHS sophomore, was seriously inju...

New bleachers make for a better experience at Knights Field

By Jacob Stalnaker, Newsletter Editor-in-chief

November 14, 2013

The plethora of fans who pour into the Middletown High School stadium on Friday nights this autumn will find some new options for seating. Below the home stands are four new sets of orange bleachers, which can sit approximately 35 people. “Families with young children who want to get away from th...

Memorial honors those who have served

Memorial honors those who have served

By Anna Ramsey, Classroom Manager

November 12, 2013

A crowd of veterans, Middletown residents and officials and scouts gathers for the rededication of the new memorial site for war veterans on Nov. 11, by LDS. The memorial is newly designed and landscaped, featuring granite-engraved names of Middletown residents who have served in the military during...

Sidewalks, steps not all that they are cracked up to be

Sidewalks, steps not all that they are cracked up to be

November 12, 2013

Crumbling sidewalks and steps await repair as Middletown High School students walk around them on their way into school on Nov. 12.  The sidewalks were beginning to crack and fall apart and in recent weeks had been blocked off by orange traffic cones.  The timeline on when the sidewalk and steps will...

Taps echo throughout the halls

Taps echo throughout the halls

November 11, 2013

The sound of taps echoed through the halls of Middletown High School on Nov. 11 as students and faculty paused to reflect on the service of veterans of the United States military.  Four MHS trumpet players were positioned at different corners of the cafeteria and filled the halls in every direction.

Twitter’s soaring IPO sparks praise, skepticism

By By Peter Delevett and Jeremy C. Owens, MCT News Service

November 8, 2013

(MCT) How you view Wall Street's stunning Thursday welcome for Twitter _ the second-largest tech IPO of all time, in terms of dollars raised _ depends on which lens you use. Closing at $44.90, more than 70 percent above its offering price, Twitter scored a first-day market value of about $25 billion...

Barn catches fire on Holter Road

Barn catches fire on Holter Road

By Emily Cross, Opinion Editor

November 7, 2013

An entire barn and all of the personal items of the owner's were burned to the ground late on the night of Nov. 3. The barn was located on Bella Vista farm on Holter Road. - Photo by Emily Cross

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