April 2013 archive

Apr 30

Can the library improve your grades?

Did you know that libraries can be very beneficial to you? Well at our own Coal Ridge Library, Ms. Ahlberg, our teacher librarian, explains about the library and about great book reads. Students come to the library and it helps them get their work done because the library is quiet. “I think students who use …

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Apr 30

The Proof In Preparation

Many tend to just want to “go with the flow,” but what some may not realize is that planning ahead is one of the most helpful and prevalent techniques used to stay organized. If you begin to get a strategized plan with minor quirks that you can manipulate to your daily schedule, then you have …

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Apr 30

Handy Handchimes

Our school is lucky enough of having a handchimes ensemble. Handchimes were originally used for the purpose of training for handbell ringers which are usually played in church choirs and are much more difficult. Handchimes are small, less expensive, and light. This makes them perfect instruments for students and school classrooms. Just like any instrument …

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Apr 30

Keep Your Eyes on the Board

Could you imagine having eyes on your hands or even in the back of your head? Well these 134 Xenopus laevis tadpoles had eyes grafted onto different parts of their bodies, but some of them could still see.   Researchers have been studying the effects of augmentation technology; technology that could allow people to grow …

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Apr 24

Fashion Frenzy

Perfectly Polished Courtesy of Tumblr One of the great things about accessories, is that we have some that are already built in like our nails. When it comes to nails, you can simply match them to your outfit or experiment with nail art. Either way, you can’t go wrong. Nude Nails Courtesy of Tumblr Nude …

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Apr 23

The New Leader of the Android Market

Android users will be excited about the Samsung Galaxy S4 coming out this month. Image courtesy of http://photos.appleinsider.com/13.03.14-Galaxy_S4.jpg The Samsung Galaxy S4, is the successor to the Galaxy S3 which brought the most fame to the Galaxy line of phones. The Galaxy S4 does a great job of improving upon the S3 . Running the …

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Apr 23

Band Festival

Friday April 19th was an exciting day for the Coal Ridge 8th grade band and 7th grade jazz band. They were able to attend the Rocky Mountain Christian Church band festival. A band festival is a gathering of many schools where they are able to demonstrate what they have learned. The band first warmed up …

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Apr 23

Fashion Frenzy

Perfectly Polished Courtesy of Tumblr One of the great things about accessories, is that we have some that are already built in like our nails. When it comes to nails, you can simply match them to your outfit or experiment with nail art. Either way, you can’t go wrong. Nude Nails Courtesy of Tumblr Nude …

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Apr 23

The Monster That Can Really Kill You

According to The New York Time’s article “Monster Energy Drink Cited in Deaths” published October 22, 2012, over the past three years, five people may have died from drinking Monster Energy.  Each 24-ounce can contains a monstrous amount of caffeine  at 240 milligrams. Reports do not prove a link between Monster Energy and the deaths/health …

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Apr 16

TO YOU, DEAR READERS

From the editing manager’s desk: In this post, my advice columnists respond to some comments we’ve received regarding their advice given in their last post. I want to tell you, our readers, how very proud I am of these students and how they have handled this situation. Their response shows growth and maturity beyond an …

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