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Up to 10,000 Yosemite Visitors at Risk of Mouse-Borne Virus

Kerri Zbodula
September 12
Filed under Global News, U.S. News

In Fresno, Calif., up to 10,000 guests who stayed in certain log cabins may have been exposed to a deadly mouse-born hantavirus at Yosemite National Park. So far, six people have been infected, and two of them have died. The illness begins with flu-like symptoms that can take up to six weeks to incubate b...

Megabites Cafe: The Hidden Gem of New Haven

Lesha Daley
September 12
Filed under Global News, Local, Music

Open Mic Night at MegaBites Café in New Haven is a great outlet for local talent. Artists have the opportunity to share their gift through music, spoken word, comedy and poetry. The event is recurring every Wednesday night and usually begins around 10 p.m. Creative minds from all the local New Haven...

Florida’s First Female Quarterback

Elissa Sanci
September 12
Filed under National Sports, Sports, U.S. News

Erin DiMeglio is unlike any girl in Florida. When she’s not at home doing chores, at school in class or babysitting, she is playing football as the only female quarterback on an all-male football team in Florida. Although she is only the third-string quarterback for South Plantation High School,...

Neil Armstrong: The Death of an American Hero

Ana Abraham
September 5
Filed under Global News, Local, Space & Astronomy

As recently as 50 years ago, the idea of putting a man on the moon was viewed as—no pun intended—an astronomical impossibility. In mid-1961, President John F. Kennedy announced a goal to see an American safely to the moon by the end of the decade, thus adding new pressure to the “Space Race” agains...

Drought-Driven Food Costs May Damp Consumer Sentiment

Sara J Dufort
September 5
Filed under Environment, Global News, Health

Due to the severe drought that has affected the Midwest, food costs are expected to rise for the next nine months. The drought, which is the worst in decades, has already destroyed more than half of the United States’ corn crop. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has already declared 1,600 counties...

Bill Nye Throws Down the Gauntlet on Creationism

Ana Abraham
September 5
Filed under Global News, Religion, Science & Technology

Scientific findings prove that the Earth is 4.54 billion years old. The long-held account of the church is that God created the Earth in six days, no more than several thousand years ago at the absolute most. This view is known as creationism. Charles Darwin complicated the debate over the origins...

Romney Reveals Energy Policy, Doesn’t Mention Climate Change Once

Sara J Dufort
September 5
Filed under Global News, Politics

With the 2012 elections a little over two months away, the presidential candidates are putting their campaigns into over-drive. Republican hopeful Mitt Romney was no exception this week, as he unveiled his vision for his American energy policy during a campaign stop in Hobbs, N.M. This speech and policy paper released on Wednesda...

Cutting Corners: Battle of the Smartphones

Amy Reidy
September 5
Filed under Global News, Science & Technology

Apple products have bestowed an ever-present tone on society today. Starting with a simple personal computer, the Apple I back in 1976, the company has grown very much since its beginnings. It seems as though no matter which way one looks at any given time, there is an iPhone, iPod or iPad, equipped...

230 Million-Year-Old Mite Found in Amber

Cristal Reyes
September 5
Filed under Animals & Wildlife, Global News

Amber, besides being a popular name for girls, is a special type of fossilized tree resin which has many uses. Since the Neolithic era, it has been used to make beautiful jewelry, ornamental items and even perfumes. However, one of its most important uses is to help us learn about the evolution of...

Amish Hate Crime Trial Begins in Ohio

Ana Abraham
September 5
Filed under Global News, Local, Religion

Samuel Mullet Sr. is an Amish man living in rural Eastern Ohio. He lives on an 800-acre compound where he is considered a religious leader. He, along with 15 of his followers (some of whom are his children and most of whom are somehow related to him) stand accused of hate crimes in connection to 2011...

Wildfire Prompts Evacuations in Southern CA Forest

The Associated Press
September 5
Filed under Environment, Global News, Local

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that broke out in the Angeles National Forest on Sunday forced the evacuation of thousands of visitors and sent a huge cloud of smoke that could be seen from throughout the Los Angeles basin. The fire broke out near a campground around 2:30 p.m. and quickly grew to 3,600 acres, or about 5 ½ square miles. It forced the evacuation of campgrounds that typically attract up to ...

France Warns of Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack

The Associated Press
September 5
Filed under Global News

PARIS (AP) — Western powers are preparing a tough response in case Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime deploys chemical or biological weapons in its civil war, France’s foreign minister said Monday. Syria’s leadership has said the country, which is believed to have nerve agents as well...

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