Guitar Hero breaks up the band

Garrett Cimina, Humor and Leisure Editor

February 24, 2011

Ever since its first iteration hit store shelves back in 2005, the Guitar Hero series has helped thousands of nerds fulfill their rock and roll fantasies.  The jump from original developer Harmonix to former Tony Hawk design s...

Côte d’Ivoire nears civil war

Vijay Viswanathan, News Editor

January 24, 2011

On November 28, 2010, the West African nation Côte d'Ivoire (known to English speakers as the Ivory Coast) seemed to take a step forward when a presidential election, that should have occurred in 2005, finally took place. However,...

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg named “Person of the Year”

Vijay Viswanathan, News Editor

January 24, 2011

Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg has recently received large amounts of media attention. Between privacy concerns regarding Facebook, lawsuits against Zuckerberg, a recent 60 Minutes story about him, and the movie The Social Netwo...

9/11 Health Care bill passes in the Senate

Vinay Viswanathan, Opinions Editor

January 24, 2011

The first responders, meaning someone certified to help in the case of a medical emergency such as policemen and firefighters, of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center towers in New York City on September 11, 2001, have been...

New cigarette labels announced by FDA

Vinay Viswanathan, Opinions Editor

January 24, 2011

Earlier this month, the FDA announced that it would place new labels on cigarettes by the year 2012.  These new labels, containing images taking up as much as a whole side of a cigarette box and containing images, an idea have...

The Japanese Yen enters troubled times

Vinay Viswanathan, Opinions Editor

November 18, 2010

Over the course of late summer and early fall, Japan’s currency, the yen, appreciated heavily, causing major problems for the Japanese economy.  Though the Japanese government has attempted to alleviate the swelling yen, its...

Don’t let the bed bugs bite…

Vinay Viswanathan, Opinions Editor

November 18, 2010

Before 2010, bed bugs used were thought of as a reminder of the far gone past.  However, recently, however, an outbreak of bed bugs has been seen in major metropolises of the USA, including Pittsburgh.  Bed bugs, which are damaging...

Toxic sludge debacle in Hungary threatens lives and farmland

Vijay Viswanathan, News Editor

November 18, 2010

On October 4th, 2010, southwestern Hungary experienced one of the worst ecological disasters in recent memory. When the dam wall from a Hungarian alumina plant broke down, roughly 35.3 million cubic feet of toxic sludge spread thr...

New buses arrive at USCHS

Nick Buzzelli, Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2010

As summer came to an end and students prepared to once again return to USCHS, one change was apparent to everyone even before they arrived at the high school: some students this year would be riding on brand new school buses for...

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