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Illegal Activities and News in Haikus

Editor’s Note: The Blip includes short headlines with odd, feel-good, informational, or pointless material. Stories are presented in a fast, easy-to-read format with news that will make you laugh and be enlightened. The Blip is updated often for relevancy. Woman cooks methamphetamine in a Walmart A Walmart employee was in for a shock when she […]

Community Blood Center visits THS

Community Blood Center visits THS

On May 25, 2012, the Community Blood Center visited Talawanda High School to receive blood donations from willing high school students wanting to give the gift of life. Students could make appointments via the organization’s sign-up website, www.donortime.com. The process was relatively swift and efficient, and it took place in the school’s gymnasium, giving plenty […]

Some Thoughts on the FTC and Skechers Shape-Ups

Some Thoughts on the FTC and Skechers Shape-Ups

False information comes at a hefty price, apparently. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently slapped shoe-maker giant Skechers with a whopping $40 million fine. This stems from the company’s allegedly false claims that their line of Shape-ups shoes would “help people lose weight, and strengthen and tone their buttocks, legs, and abdominal muscles.” Incorrect claims […]

A Delicious Chocolate-Caramel Iced Coffee

Some of the best recipes are the ones that don’t require strict adherence to measurements. Here is such a recipe, with a taste that will blow your mind and leave your tongue in a state of euphoria. Here’s the directions: You’ll need: Ice Coffee Chocolate Milk Caramel Sugar, if desired Here’s what to do: Choose […]

05/14/2012 – The MEGA ISSUE

Editor’s Note: The Blip includes short headlines with odd, feel-good, informational, or pointless material. Stories are presented in a fast, easy-to-read format with news that will make you laugh and be enlightened. The Blip is updated often for relevancy. OWN going down Oprah Winfrey’s cable channel (creatively named the Oprah Winfrey Network, or OWN) is […]

Fourteen and a Half Questions with Sean Oswald

Fourteen and a Half Questions with Sean Oswald

Sean Oswald, fly as ever I recently had the honor of interviewing the illustrious Mr. Sean Oswald, art teacher extraordinairre at Talawanda High School. He was asked fourteen and a half questions. How old were you three years ago? Let’s see… math’s not my strong point… Add the one… Add the two back there, that gives […]

Summaries For The Rest Of Us

Summaries For The Rest Of Us

High school students around the world have gone through the pain of having to read through the great works of literature accepted as “wonderful,” and “must-reads” by teachers and over-zealous parents. Many times students, bogged down with other course work and simply having a lack of interest in the book, consult a number of references […]

05/08/2012 – Jeopardy!, A Deal, and a Winning Lottery Ticket

Alex Trebek might retire? After a twenty-eight-year run of hosting classic quiz show Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek says his future may hold retirement before the thirty-year anniversary. “I have been thinking about retiring,” said Trebek in an interview. “I’m torn because I enjoy doing the show so much.” He admitted his friends have told him to […]

05/03/2012 – Target, Waitressing Lessons, and News in Haikus

Editor’s Note: The Blip includes short headlines with odd, feel-good, informational, or pointless material. Stories are presented in a fast, easy-to-read format with news that will make you laugh and be enlightened. The Blip is updated daily (Monday through Friday). Amazon Kindle to be pulled from Target shelves Target plans to get rid of all […]

Windows Vs. Mac

Windows Vs. Mac

Anyone who knows of technology in the world knows that two companies dominate the computer industry: Apple Incorporated and Microsoft. There are “fanboys” for both companies who claim that the other company is terrible. It is a debate that is long-overdrawn, and somewhat annoying to listen to time and time again. But here, I would […]

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