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The Tesla Model S: Style, Economy, Power

The Tesla Model S: Style, Economy, Power

Since 2003, the Tesla Motor Company has been designing and producing purely electric cars. With advances in battery technology and electric motors, the company has been able to flourish the electric car from a tasteless eco-box that could only drive for fifty miles, into a sleek and modern luxury car that is capable of driving […]

Foreign and Fluent: Why We Need Foreign Language Education

Foreign and Fluent: Why We Need Foreign Language Education

    “The World Language program rests on the belief that learning another language and another culture is an important skill in today’s economy.” That’s a line from THS’s course scheduling guide for the 2014-2015 school year, which goes on to describe the school’s course offerings in French and Spanish. It’s not just Talawanda, either. All over […]

Google Glasses and Contacts: More Than What Meets the Eye

What do smart contacts, and a computer you can wear on your head have in common? As it turns out, both are some of the latest technological advances by Google(x), as a part of Project Glass. Project Glass is a research and development project, announced in April 2012, focused primarily on the further development of […]

9 Hours Nightly: High School Students Still Sleep Deprived

9 Hours Nightly: High School Students Still Sleep Deprived

     You know it when it happens. Your brain consumes way too much time wrestling listlessly with simple tasks. Your eyes threaten to drop shut with every lull in a conversation. You become irritable and you don’t enjoy life as much as you should. If you haven’t already guessed, it’s a condition extraordinarily common […]

Violence Grows in Ukrainian Protests

Violence Grows in Ukrainian Protests

In Kiev, Ukraine, black smoke from burning tires show the line between protesters and police.  Each side stands strong to their beliefs of what will be best for their country, and neither shows any sign of yielding.  The threat of civil war is a growing problem, and in a world where the government is holding […]

Australian Business Man Rebuilds the Titanic

Australian Business Man Rebuilds the Titanic

Have you ever wondered what the real Titanic looked like? If so, you’re not alone. One of Australia’s richest men, Clive Palmer, is replicating the Titanic inch by inch. He calls his replication project the Titanic II. Palmer is a 58-year-old businessman from Queensland, Australia. He is known for owning a mining company called Mineralogy. […]

No More Twinkies?

No More Twinkies?

From the famous words of Zombieland character Tallahassee, “Someday very soon, life’s little twinkie gauge is gonna go empty.” Well, this day could come sooner than any of us thought. I’m sure that at some point in everyone’s life, they have at least tried a twinkie, or some other snack cake that hostess is responsible […]

Are We Near the End of the World?

Are We Near the End of the World?

December 21 2012 is less than a week away and some believe it will be the last day on Earth. There have been false assumptions before this one; some saying the world would end in September of 2011 by natural disasters. Now, in November of 2012 there are the same assumptions as before just a […]

Celebrating the Earth for Over Thirty Years

Celebrating the Earth for Over Thirty Years

Sunday, April 22nd marks Earth Day, an observation on the need to protect the Earth’s environment. Earth day is celebrated in many countries, and consists of many people uniting and taking action to take care of the environment and inform other people about what they can do to help. In spring of 1970, senator Gaylord Nelson […]

Working Against Discrimination

Working Against Discrimination

The Gay-Straight Alliance, a new group at Talawanda High School, is working toward a better understanding of diversity at school and in the Oxford community. Juniors Austin Clark and Audrey Macneil founded the club, saying that it began with very little interests for themselves. “We started for signatures last semester, and it basically went from […]

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