Lizards or Dragons? The Magical Power Of Fiction

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Jack Davis: Grade 8

As readers, we have to make a choice everyday: what books to read, when to read them, where to read them, and with whom to share them. Another choice that we have to make is whether we read fiction or nonfiction. We are all human beings with different literary taste buds. Some may prefer the surreal symphonies of character development and adventure, while some may lean toward illuminating information and facts. Nonfiction versus fiction. The real against the unreal. Fact versus imagination. We have a pretty big choice to make everyday, don’t we readers?

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The NFL Begins Tackling Brain-Related Injuries

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Andrew Mazza: Grade 8

Since the beginning of the National Football League (NFL) in 1920, a total of 25 known athletes have died from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Thirty-three other players have recently been diagnosed with CTE, with former Green Bay Packers Quarterback Brett Favre as the most famous of them. CTE is a brain-related injury caused by a lack of protection for the head. Eight to ten years after suffering a brain injury, such as a concussion, symptoms may begin to reveal themselves. Symptoms start with a deterioration of attention and can become as extreme as having a desire to commit suicide.

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Review: The Les Paul Standard Guitar And The Marshall DSL 40 Amplifier

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Kevin Ross: Grade 8

The Gibson Les Paul Standard guitar was an original model that began in 1902. The guitar is iconic because of its pickup change. The pickups are the microphones that “pick up” the sound that the vibration of the strings makes. Each microphone has different effects. The treble effect is crisper and louder. The rhythm effect is lower and quieter.

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The Leicester City Story

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Teddy Brita: Grade 8

Leicester City has actually won the Premier League. One of the greatest stories in sports has its happy ending.

So, how exactly did Leicester do it? Manager Claudio Ranieri actually installed a pretty simple style of play. Leicester doesn’t mind if the other team has the ball. They’ll either sit deep, or press high up the field, with Danny Drinkwater and N’Golo Kante taking more risks in central midfield.

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The Presidential Election – The Finish Line

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Max Lunievicz: Grade 8

This year, the 2016 presidential primary elections have been quite surprising, as viewers have probably seen frequently on the news. In the beginning, the outcome was quite unclear, especially on the Republican side. A clear winner, however, can now be seen on the GOP side: New York businessman Donald Trump. Texas Senator Ted Cruz, the candidate who had obtained the most delegates besides Trump, dropped out of the race on May 3, 2016. As Trump is the only Republican candidate who has not suspended his campaign, he remains the only choice for the GOP nomination.

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