Wrapping up an Impressive Forensics Season

Sydney Turnwald

April 26, 2013

As most Upper St. Clair students were finishing last minute assignments and preparing for spring break, 19 members of the USC Forensics team boarded a bus headed for Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, on March 21. Their destination was Susqueha...

Islamic Militant Action in North Africa

Julia Pfatteicher, Staff Writer

April 26, 2013

On Monday, April 1st, three Islamist militants were killed in a final raid after the battle that took place this past weekend in Timbuktu. The militants have had control over many important Malian cities for about 10 months now...

Effects of sequestration pending

Hunter Lantzman, Staff Writer

March 11, 2013

The American economy is forecasted to lose 700,000 jobs. $1.2 trillion will be gone from government spending over the next decade. The US government will be completely shut down in less than a month if nothing happens, all because...

Rick Santorum “Suspends” his Campaign

Trudel Pare, Opinions Editor

May 1, 2012

Rick Santorum “suspended” his campaign for President on April 10th, just before the primaries in his home state of Pennsylvania. Mr. Santorum won 11 states in his campaign, in either primaries or caucuses, and was the most...

Three deaths result from Chardon High School shooting

Lauren Kelly, Entertainment Editor

March 30, 2012

Three kids are now dead as result of an Ohio high school shooting. On February 27th, teenager T.J. Lane went on a wild killing spree in the cafeteria of Chardon High School, located in Cleveland, and began to randomly shot innoc...

Legally blind patients regain vision through stem cells

Sriparna Sen, Staff Writer

March 30, 2012

On January 23rd, 2012, the field of regenerative medicine concluded an astonishing new find regarding human embryonic stem cells. According to the online published medical journal The Lancet, the use of embryonic stem cells may help...

Maryland legalizes gay marriage

Trudel Pare, Opnions Editor

March 30, 2012

Maryland legalized gay marriage within its borders on Thursday, February 23, 2012. It was the eighth state to do this. The governor, Martin O’Malley, is expected to sign the bill into law sometime soon. This legislation came...

The Upper St. Clair Forensics Team takes Bethel

Trudel Pare, Opinions Editor

February 27, 2012

On Friday, February 10th, the Upper St. Clair Forensics Team wore suits to school in anticipation of a two-day long tournament at Bethel Park High School. After five preliminary rounds, two elimination rounds, and a final round,...

SOPA, PIPA shelved

Trudel Pare, Opinions Editor

February 6, 2012

Illegal downloads of music, movies, and other copyrighted files on the Internet are not a new idea, especially to teenagers. Two new laws, SOPA and PIPA, or Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act, were recently proposed in...

Republican Presiential Caucuses in Iowa

February 6, 2012

The Republican presidential primaries in Iowa were, as always, very important to the race. Romney, as the polls predicted, finished first, with Rick Santorum a very close second, though a later vote recount gave Santorum the win....

Could Einstein be Wrong???

Sriparna Sen, Staff Writer

October 24, 2011

For over a century, Einstein’s special theory of relativity has stood proudly as one of the governing law of physics. His theory states that the speed of light “c” is a limit and that nothing in the universe at any medium...

Republican Candidates Debate provokes American conservatives

Vijay Viswanathan, News Editor

October 17, 2011

            On Wednesday, September 7, 2011, the nation's conservative population turned its undivided attention toward the fifth and largest major presidential debate of the year: the Republican Candidates Debate. The...