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Female Life Expectancy Declines

Female Life  Expectancy Declines

Jen Meikle, Staff Writer
May 9, 2013
Filed under Features Archive

New research has discovered a disturbing trend in the United States. Women 75-years-old and younger have been dying at higher rates than in previous years. Specialists are baffled by this news; women have outlived men for many years. Meanwhile, men’s life expectancy has either remained steady or improved....

Intervening in College Interviews?

Intervening in College Interviews?

Andrew Leibert, Staff Writer
May 9, 2013
Filed under Opinions Archive, Opinions Archive

College: UGH. But once you get past your fear of the grueling, unfair process, there are a number of things that help you get a leg up, maybe even two. Some colleges offer interviews in a number of different forums: with an admissions officer, alumnus, or even a current student. They can be a great opportunity...

Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s “Iron Lady,” Dies at 87

Margaret Thatcher,  Britain’s “Iron Lady,” Dies at 87

Sam Rude, Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 9, 2013
Filed under Features Archive

The “Iron Lady” of Britain, Margaret Thatcher, was given a ceremonial funeral on April 17. The controversial prime minister who led her country through dire economic straits, a brewing domestic war, and mitigated tense relations between the United States and the Soviet Union in the final years of...

Miss Delaware Teen USA Resigns

Miss Delaware Teen USA Resigns

Daniella Molina, Staff Writer
May 9, 2013
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Pageant girl Melissa King exuded beauty and happiness when she was crowned Miss Delaware Teen USA this past year. But her pageant victory was only one of many recent instances where King was being seen on footage. On February 26, 2013, she made the decision to resign her title, giving up her crown as...

Stock Market Suggests Stronger Economic Outlook

Stock Market Suggests Stronger Economic Outlook

David Leibert, Staff Writer
May 9, 2013
Filed under Archive, News Archive

The American economy was in recession from 2008 to 2010, and has been in a slow recovery ever since. While not indicative of our greater economy, fluctuations in the stock market can reflect trends in consumer confidence. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is a group of 30 large companies ranging from Boeing to McDonald’s to Verizon. It doesn’t give an overarching picture of our economy, but economists look to the DJIA as a reflection of our stock market. The DJIA, one of the main indicators of our stock market, dropped from a high of just under 14100 points in late 2007 to a low of just above 6700 points in late 2009; more than half of the Dow Jones’ worth was lost in two years. But in March, 2013, the Dow Jones reached a new record at 14540 points. Since the Dow is higher than is ever has been, these 30 companies are doing well, and a new high for the one of the central indicators of the stock market is indicative of increased consumer investment and confidence. The NASDAQ, another important indicator of our stock market, is also on the uptick. The NASDAQ consists of multiple indices each with different company components. The NASDAQ Composite is the largest index of NASDAQ. It consists of over 3000 companies, giving a larger picture of the private sector. The NASDAQ-100 consists of the 100 largest non-financial companies of NASDAQ. Thus, when NASDAQ as a whole goes up, the economy is more likely to improve. Its record remains in 2001, with 5050 points, and dropping after that date. It slowly rose, but dropped again in the 2007 recession. However, the NASDAQ reached 3253 points on March 11th 2013. That is the highest since early 2001. With both the Dow Jones and the NASDAQ going up—the Dow higher than ever and the NASDAQ higher than it has been in a decade—it’s safe to say that the economy is doing better than it was in 2008. Nonetheless, other key economic indicators point to very slow growth, which remains a concern of economists. However, as the speculative arm of the economy, strength in the stock market are certainly of note....

Innocuous Learning: No Longer an Oxymoron

Innocuous Learning: No Longer an Oxymoron

Paul Kleiman, Staff Writer
May 9, 2013
Filed under Opinions Archive, Opinions Archive

In 2010, the eight high school students of Monument Mountain Regional High School. who created a self-run school-within-a-school, rejoiced as Principal Marianne Young approved the Independent Project at her school for a second time. The student-initiated program, which aims to provide education for pe...

North Korea Nears Brink of War

North Korea Nears Brink of War

Eitan Rude, Managing Editor
May 9, 2013
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In recent weeks, the communist nation of North Korea has begun to engage increasingly in brinksmanship with its neighbor, South Korea, as well as the United States. The recent demonstrations of North Korean aggression under the direction of the North’s young new leader, Kim Jong-un, are likely a front...

Child Potentially Cured of HIV

Child Potentially Cured of HIV

Benjamin Feinstein, Staff Writer
May 9, 2013
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In early March, a new breakthrough in the study of HIV and AIDS was made. A child, born two years ago in Mississippi, was declared cured of HIV. The discovery was announced at the 2013 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Atlanta. Previously thought to be impossible, stories of...

Ossining UFSD Transportation

Sasha Souillard, Staff Writer
May 9, 2013
Filed under News Archive

Many students of Ossining High School use buses to get to and from school each day--a new strain to the district budget. Board members and district administrators agree that the planned district budget for the 2013-2014 school year could require cuts to one or more programs. By reducing the amount of...

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