The Nine-Band Armadillo Roams Texas

John Benhart, Sports Editor

March 21, 2013

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The sun beats down with vengeance upon the golden grasses and small trees and shrubs of the sprawling plain.  The grassland appears empty, but further observation reveals that several small holes cover the plain, possibly belonging...

Rival USC Publications go Head to Head in the Infamous Scrabble Tourney

John Benhart, Sports Editor

March 11, 2013

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When most people hear the word “scrabble,” they automatically turn and run as if a lion roaring Qs, Xs, and (the most awful) Es is chasing them at lightning speed, scoring double and triple word scores left and right.  Others...

New USC Club Aims to Make a Mark on the Student Body

Adam Lucas, Staff Writer

February 22, 2013

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Every year, students at USC take advantage of the activities office, which creates new clubs and starts new trends throughout the area. Several recent clubs have already taken off, such as the Fencing Club or the Movie Club, and...

Password Protected?

Qinglan Huang, Features Editor

February 22, 2013

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“Ninja” “Ashley” “Monkey” “Jesus” Not many individuals would be able to find the common link between those four words, but the bond is there. Can you figure it out? Here’s a hint: think “qwerty” and ...

Hola, me llamo Spanish Exchange

John Benhart, Sports Editor

January 22, 2013

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Phrases such as “Hola,” “Como estas?” and “Donde esta el bano?” were heard throughout the halls of USCHS during late October of 2012.  Believe it or not, these phrases are not commonly spoken by USC students, but instead ...

The Solenodon Packs a Furious Bite

John Benhart, Sports Editor

December 10, 2012

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All is quiet in the night-time Cuban jungle.   A small moth lands upon a fallen log, its glittery white wings gleaming in the full moonlight.  A leaf of a towering tree falls to join the pile of decaying matter, while the mo...

A public service announcement: Knowing the symptoms of senioritis is the first step

Adam Lucas, Staff Writer

November 5, 2012

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They are headlines that changed the world: grisly depictions of the effects of Bird Flu, H1N1, cholera, yellow fever, and other pandemics. But today, from the depths of high schools nation-wide, comes a new epidemic that has not...

Soles4Souls conducts a shoe drive in Upper St. Clair

Mariah Kelly, Staff Writer

October 19, 2012

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In the spring of 2012, a shoe drive boomed in Upper St. Clair. Leaders Darby Gallo, now a senior, and Christian Kelly, now a junior, organized this collection through Soles4Souls. This organization  has sent old and new shoes...

A Sonic Powered Shrimp Lurks in the Deep

John Benhart, Sports Editor

May 1, 2012

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In the depths of the ocean, particularly in warmer climates, a beast resides.  Although small, this animal can deliver a deadly blow without even having contact with its prey. Lying in wait for its unfortunate prey the beast pa...

Recipe: The Perfect Mother

John Benhart, Sports Editor

March 30, 2012

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Nagging, invasion, and even irritation: three characteristics present in almost every mother.  While many see them as an evil yet powerful adversary, Mothers, believe it or not, can actually have a positive effect on their...

An insight into the life of a Galago

February 7, 2012

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Running through the dark jungles of Africa, the little beast of a being jumps from branch to branch, tree to tree.  He slows and climbs the tall tree that he has been looking for.  When he gets to the top he walks out on a twig...

Finish Line Spirit Sales

Lauren Kelly, Entertainment Editor

December 20, 2011

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It began on September 26th: Finish Line’s brand new program to sell high school merchandise in their stores. The new student section in the stores distributes a portion of the purchase price directly to the schools for every ...

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