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The Great Escape

Allie Villamil, Editor

March 17, 2015

Escape Room is a new and popular brain game in the Tampa Bay Area. It is a challenging real life adventure with just one goal, to make it out in 60 minutes. Players in groups of two through eight, must join forces and put their...

Ferguson police chief resigns

Christine Byers, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

March 12, 2015

FERGUSON, Mo. Police Chief Thomas Jackson resigned Wednesday, saying he always wanted to do what's best for his community and realized that now meant leaving it. Jackson, whose departure has been a high priority for protesters...

More than just an act of service

Jeff Smith, Staff Writer

March 12, 2015

As homeroom begins, Mr. Shannon comes to the mic to speak on our senior volunteer hours. Most of us knew we were behind but to need 60 more hours created chaos. Seniors in every homeroom period running and scampering around, stressing out because if they were ...

Study: Everglades rare plants under siege

Diane C. Lade, Sun Sentinel

March 10, 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.  A landmark report 10 years in the making looked at critically imperiled plants at Everglades National Park and found that 16 of them may already have vanished from there. Possible culprits? The same threats...

Obamas push to help educate girls around world

Ellie Silverman, McClatchy Washington Bureau

March 5, 2015

WASHINGTON, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama announced Tuesday that the administration will expand a program to help adolescent girls across the world receive an education. The Let Girls Learn initiative will...

Cheap ‘art craft toy’ found in Queens is stolen Picasso worth millions

Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times

March 2, 2015

U.S. officials inspected a FedEx package shipped from Belgium to New York in December with its happy holiday greeting, "Joyeux Noel." They opened it and instead of a $37 "art craft toy" promised on the box found a stolen Picasso...

Rubio is on the comeback trail in nascent presidential campaign

David Lightman, McClatchy Washington Bureau

February 24, 2015

WASHINGTON,  Marco Rubio is hot again. The junior senator from Florida is in the midst of a comeback, helped by a stand against easing relations with Cuba, some savvy campaigning in Iowa and a meeting that impressed wealthy...