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Sarah Groft

September 7, 2012

The Power of Waves Ocean Power Technologies in New Jersey has developed a device to generate power from the bobbing and swelling of waves. The project began 15 years ago when a test-buoy generator was developed. Unfortunately, the project quickly ended when the test device immediately sank to the bo...

Outside the Circle: Neil Armstrong passes, West Nile cases increase

Sarah Groft, Student Affairs Reporter

August 31, 2012

Neil Armstrong passes away The life of the first man on the moon ended on Saturday, Aug. 25, as a result of complications from a cardiovascular procedure. Neil Armstrong passed away in Cincinnati, Ohio at the age of 82. Armstrong, an astronaut on Apollo 11, became the first human to set foot on the m...

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Sarah Groft, Staff Reporter

August 24, 2012

Job Bipartisan -- Bill Statement from Press Secretary “We are pleased that Congress has finally passed a bipartisan bill to stop student loan interest rates from doubling and put Americans to work rebuilding our nation’s roads and bridges,” said the White House Press Secretary in a statement o...

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Sarah Groft, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2012

Dick Clark Passes Away   Famous television and radio host Dick Clark passed away from a heart attack on Wednesday, April 18. Clark suffered the heart attack after undergoing prostate surgery at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. on April 17. David Dreier, congressman and friend of Cl...

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Sarah Groft, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2012

Ohio joins lawsuit against major book publishers   On Wednesday, April 11, Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine announced that Ohio would join 15 other states in a lawsuit against electronics company Apple Inc. and publishers Simon & Shuster, Penguin, and Macmillan. The four publishers alleg...

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Sarah Groft, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2012

Jet crashes into Virginia apartment complex A Navy jet made quite an impact on a set of apartments in Virginia Beach, Va. on Friday, April 6. The jet, which was traveling at 170 mph and carrying thousands of pounds of volatile fuel, experienced catastrophic engine system failure almost immediately after t...

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Sarah Groft, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2012

President of Hungary resigns Pal Schmitt, president of Hungary, resigned on Monday, April 2. The resignation appeared to come on the tail end of allegations that Schmitt had plagiarized in his doctoral thesis in 1992. Semmelweis University, located in Budapest, stripped Schmitt’s doctoral degree ...

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Sarah Groft, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2012

USDA to offer ‘mystery meat’ alternative On March 24, 44 public schools found their ground beef products labeled “do not use.” The product, dubbed “pink slime,” is a blend of ammonia-treated cow pieces. The cow product has also been found in some varieties of beef sold at Kroger, Safew...

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Sarah Groft, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2012

Encyclopedia Britannica to end its 244-year-long printing career It was announced on Tuesday, March 13 that Encyclopedia Britannica will stop printing books. The company has been printing the many-volume book sets for over 244 years. New editions typically come out every two years; the last set, wh...

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Sarah Groft, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2012

Romney narrowly bests Santorum in Ohio on Super Tuesday This past Tuesday, March 6, was an important milestone for the Republican Party. Super Tuesday is the day in March or February of a presidential election year when many states hold primary elections. These elections determine how many delegat...

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