October 2014 archive

Oct 21

Random Acts Of Kindness

It doesn’t cost anything to be kind to others and you get so much back from it.  When a person walks down the halls of any school, including Coal Ridge Middle School, they often see people being mean and disrespectful to each other. However, if you look closely, you can see small acts of kindness …

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Oct 21

Pluto is a planet again

According to the USATODAY’s website, Pluto was first discovered and became a “dwarf-planet” in 1930 by the International Astronomical Union. It was the smallest out of the nine planets in our solar system. Scientists decided that Pluto should not be a planet after realizing that there were several other rocks orbiting Neptune that looked exactly …

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Oct 21

Trick-Or-Treat!

The beginning of autumn means that Halloween will be here soon. Halloween brings thoughts of candy, costumes, parties, jack-o-lanterns, pumpkins, and, of course, trick-or-treating. But According to Janice D’Arcy of the Washington Post, trick-or-treating hasn’t always been a part of Halloween. It didn’t emerge in the United States until the 1920s and 1930s. Then it …

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Oct 21

Core-ex

Students and teachers have different definitions of core-extension. Some students think it is to do homework while other students think it’s for extra practice activities. There are teachers that allow students to do homework and other teachers only do extra practice of skills.  Some students like it and others do not. Most of the students …

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Oct 15

Baseball’s Loss of Popularity.

Baseball, it is supposed to be the America’s pastime. However, is it really living up to its standards? Baseball is one of the four major sports in United States. Along with basketball, soccer, and football, it has always been a unique sport that people enjoy watching and playing. Or maybe it isn’t. According to bleacherreport.com,Recent …

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Oct 15

Enterovirus 68 Outbreak 2014

Map shows the states with reported cases of Enterovirus 68 as of September 9, 2014. Photo courtesy of WFAA8   Enterovirus 68 has recently made a comeback in the United States. This is also not the first time that the virus has been around in the United States. There was an outbreak back in 2010. …

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Oct 15

Sarah Churman hears For the First Time

  Can you hear that fan in the background? Or the chatter of the people around you? Well try to not take it for granted because one woman in Texas got to hear herself for the first time after living for 29 years in a world of nearly complete silence. This woman’s name is Sarah …

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Oct 15

The 2014 Colorado Rockies…What Went Wrong?

  After 22 years, the Colorado Rockies’ 2014 season has been one of the worst in the franchise history. It may not be the worst, but it certainly is in the running! They finished second to last place in the National League Western division. If that weren’t bad enough, they are second worst in the …

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Oct 15

Should Students Bring Their ipads Home Over the Summer?

Students at Coal Ridge Middle School were recently reunited with their iPad Minis after summer break.This will be their second year with them. Every year, students turn in their iPads before they go off on summer vacation. There are both pros and cons to doing that. Some pros to bringing your iPad home are that …

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Oct 15

A Link between Jewish Women and Cancer

Women usually go to screenings to check for harmful mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes (Breast Cancer Gene 1 & Breast Cancer Gene 2) if they have people in their family who has gotten breast cancer. However, a recent study showed that women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent with certain cancer mutations have a higher …

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