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A Brief History of Halloween

Halloween is an interesting and much celebrated holiday, given that 25% of all the candy sold in the U.S. is sold on or for Halloween! What you may not know is that the traditions from which Halloween originates are more than 2000 years old. Ancient Celtic Tradition The earliest origins of Halloween date back to the Celtic festival called Samhain, […]

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Field day: The Full Story

Field day is over, but we’re still unpacking everything that happened. There were a lot of changes to field day this year, from the location to different activities to the new house system to how money was raised. In this article we want to unpack all that went in to making this year’s field day and why the changes were […]

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Thoughts on the Recent Tornado In Michigan

Recently in the Kent Hills and Ottawa county there was a tornado “warning”. The tornado never finished forming, but it caused a lot of damage. The pictures show an apartment complex in the Belknap lookout neighborhood. The only place the tornado actually touched the ground was in Ada. The tornado happened on September 11th. Many homes and traffic lights lost […]

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Editorial: Why the Future of Videogames Depends on Looking to the Past

In 1972, two little-known game designers, Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, met while playing a role-playing game called Blackmoor, designed by Arneson. Gygax was so impressed by the game that he asked for a copy of the rules, and then began editing them. Together Gygax and Arneson developed a handwritten 50 page rule book titled Dungeons and Dragons. They didn’t […]

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6 Interesting Articles to Read This Week

In an effort to bring world news to City students, here is a roundup of some of the interesting articles published by other online newspapers in the past two weeks. This chat room charges you a penny for every character you type As far as social experiments go, this one is pretty fascinating. It should also be noted that every penny spent on the site goes directly to its founder. SpaceX launches its new Crew Dragon capsule for the first time, paving the way for passenger flights If you’ve ever wanted to buy a ticket to space, SpaceX may soon be able to help. MIT’s Mini Cheetah robot can do backflips now It is not entirely clear what the purpose […]

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2019 Nebula Award nominees

The Nebula awards are a prestigious set of annual awards given out to authors, books, and, recently, video games that are considered “distinguished contributions to science fiction and fantasy”. The awards include the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book, and the Nebula Award for Game Writing. […]