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December 26, 2010

WikiLeaks fiasco should not hinder future press freedoms

Carly Rotter, Breaking Stories Online Editor

December 23, 2010

Filed under Opinions

The Nov. 28 WikiLeaks blast that exposed 250,000 diplomatic cables not only harms U.S. relationships with foreign powers like Iran and Russia, but also threatens our national security.  Its many leaks include identifying overseas...

Text Zapper is a new device that limits students’ ability to text while driving

By Thomas Geenen, Staff Writer

December 22, 2010

Filed under Online Exclusives

The open road requires a driver’s total attention, but the subtle beep of a text message notification tends to be distracting. Although the temptation of responding to a pending text is hard to resist, teens can now focus on...

Concepts regarding cancer and its causes cleared up

By Meghna Balakumar Staff Writer

December 22, 2010

Filed under Features

“That can cause cancer” is the most common reaction from my family members when they see me talking on my cell phone, warming food up in the microwave or surfing the Web on my laptop. In today’s world, pretty much anything...

After disheartening diagnosis, Bulldogs show support

By Justine Stayman Staff Resource Manager

December 22, 2010

Filed under Features

Friends might describe junior Nachu Bhatnagar as a smart and quick-witted guy with more than an inclination for world domination. Nachu’s life experiences could never be described as limited; he skipped a grade and traveled...

Wrestling relies on veterans to lead team this season

By Maddy Flax- Archive Manager

December 22, 2010

Filed under Sports

The boys wrestling team looks forward to a solid season with the return of its strongest wrestlers. Although one of the team’s top returners, junior Jake Sutton, is unable to compete during the first half of the season due to ...

Studies question safety of hair straightening treatments

By Camille Bachrach Online Editor-in-Chief Paige Gross Online Features Editor

December 22, 2010

Filed under Features

 Many people turn to Keratin Hair Straightening Treatment or Brazilian Blowout to remove frizz and curls from their excessively untamed hair. After hours of sitting through this lengthy process, hair is left smooth and shiny—but...

Teens take dangerous risks when ‘whipping’

By Luke Frentsos Sports Photo Editor

December 22, 2010

Filed under Features

Recently, a new word has been added to the CHS urban dictionary: whipping.  No, students are not beating each other with leather straps.  Instead they are sneaking out of their houses, stealing their parent’s cars and driving...