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STAR Guide to Surviving High School

Miriam Brown, Kai Taylor, and Laura McDowell

April 19, 2017


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High school can be tough. As graduating seniors, we would know. As our last issue of STAR News, we are bringing you some of our best advice in a guide to surviving high school. Thank you for subscribing, and thank you sticking with us this year! Love, Kai, Laura, and Miriam General Advice: Keep your f...

STAR Newsletter Issue 13: The Last Time

Miriam Brown, Kai Taylor, and Laura McDowell

April 8, 2017


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Claw-Machine Master 35-year-old Chen Zhitong deserves an award. Truly. Last year, Zhitong won 15,000 stuffed animals. He is so renowned in his neighborhood that the owners of various local restaurants and amusement parks beg him to not play with the claw machine. Zhitong stated that they offer him ...

STAR Guide to Entertainment

Miriam Brown, Kai Taylor, and Laura McDowell

March 31, 2017


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What We're Listening To... New Albums: "More Life" by Drake "American Teen" by Khalid "Divide" by Ed Sheeran "24k Magic" by Bruno Mars "The Search for Everything" by John Mayer "Souvenir" by Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors Podcasts "How I Built This" Each episode ...

STAR Newsletter Issue 12: The Final Countdown

Miriam Brown, Kai Taylor, and Laura McDowell

March 24, 2017


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Meet Julia World, meet Julia, a Sesame Street muppet that is taking the web by storm. Next month, the popular children’s show will add Julia, a four-year-old girl with autism, to its cast. Julia loves to sing and can memorize lyrics better than most of her friends, as evident in videos released ...

STAR Newsletter Issue 11: Schoolin’ Life

Miriam Brown, Laura McDowell, and Kai Taylor

February 24, 2017


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Coming Soon To A Grocery Store Near You Say buh-bye to the ambiguous “sell-by” dates on food. The Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association announced last Wednesday that standardized regulations will be adopted in order to clarify the shelf-life of a food product. Curre...

STAR Guide to the College Process

Miriam Brown, Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2017


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The college process can make high school a stressful time. Luckily, we at STAR News are here to make that process easier. Here is (almost) everything you need to know about the college search.   Researching Colleges: 1) Naviance: Naviance has a lot of tools that can be used to researc...

STAR Newsletter Issue 10: Never Gonna Give You Up

Miriam Brown, Kai Taylor, and Laura McDowell

February 10, 2017


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Who Let The Dogs Out? Be careful what kind of music you play around your dogs...because they may be listening. A recent study from researchers at the University of Glasgow in Scotland shows that dogs have favorite kinds of music, too. The study examined how dogs responded to different music genres. ...

STAR Newsletter Issue 9: Stressed Out

Miriam Brown, Laura McDowell, and Kai Taylor

January 27, 2017


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Storm Chaser Where should you hide the next time there’s a tornado warning? A bathtub. At least, that’s what a woman in Texas is probably saying. Terrible thunderstorms and tornadoes made their way across the South this past weekend, killing 19 people in the process. In east Texas, a tornado th...

STAR Newsletter Issue 8: Cry me a river

Miriam Brown, Laura McDowell, and Kai Taylor

January 19, 2017


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Pizza Our Heart You can say goodbye to those pesky, midnight cravings. This month, 24-hour pizza ATMs will be implemented in various businesses and colleges in 20 different states and Canada. The French company, called Paline, first launched their pizza ATM in August at Xavier University. The debut was...

STAR Newsletter Issue 7: Good tidings we bring

Miriam Brown, Kai Taylor, and Laura McDowell

December 5, 2016


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Frozen In Time A dying 14 year-old girl was just granted her last wish – to be frozen instead of buried. The young British girl was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, so she wanted to be cryogenically preserved so that she may be awakened in the future when a cure is found. While her mother ...

STAR Newsletter Issue 6: I will survive

Miriam Brown, Kai Taylor, and Laura McDowell

November 18, 2016


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Curtains Closed And the 45th President of the United States is… not Hillary Clinton. In a surprise turn of events, the Tuesday election ended with Donald Trump as president-elect of the United States. Although most national polls put Hillary Clinton with a solid 3-point lead, Trump won the elec...

STAR Newsletter Issue 5: You found me

Miriam Brown, Laura McDowell, and Kai Taylor

October 28, 2016


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Lost in Translation A Georgia teen woke up from a three-day coma and started speaking fluent Spanish...for the first time in his life. The sixteen-year-old, Rueben Nsemoh, suffered a life-threatening head injury while playing soccer and was raced to the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital. When he w...