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November Update: Happy Birthday, John Lennon

Lexi Harder

October 19, 2010

October of this year marked the 70th birthday of one of the most influential people of the 20th century. Unfortunately, he’ s been dead for almost 30 years. John Lennon, lead singer of the Beatles and later solo artist, was bo...

November Update: A New Species… for Now

Gabe Cavallaro

October 19, 2010

In 2004, researchers came across an unusual creature in the marshes of the Lac Alaotra wetlands while exploring central eastern Madagascar.  After 6 years in the lab, testing to determine whether or not it was a unique species,...

Canceled Quran Burning

Jaime Toplin

October 8, 2010

Muslim groups across the globe are “fired up” over a small church’s canceled plans to burn copies of the Quran. Controversy arose when Pastor Terry Jones of the tiny Christian Dove World Outreach Center planned to burn...

A Ban on Social Networking

Jessica Hermann, Staff Writer

October 8, 2010

How dependent are you on social media networks?  Do you access them just a few times a week in order to send your friends a quick message, or are social media networks your primary method of communication for group projects and...

American Hikers Hostage in Iran

Sydney Berger

October 8, 2010

On July 31, 2009 Sarah Shourd, fiancé Shane Bauer, and Josh Fattal were on a hiking trip and crossed an unmarked Iranian border. The three are humanitarian workers who each worked in different fields.  Shourd was teaching English...

Mosque Plans for Ground Zero?

Sydney Soll

October 8, 2010

America is known for many things, particularly freedom of religion. Recently, there has been controversy surrounding plans to build a mosque only a few blocks away from Ground Zero. What many don’t know is that atop of what...

Tea Party Upset in Delaware Primary

Alex Mechanick, Staff Writer

October 8, 2010

In what may be the single most stunning event of the 2010 primaries, Christine O’Donnell defeated Mike Castle in the Delaware Republican senatorial primary on Tuesday, September 14th.  Mr. Castle, a former governor and nine-t...

Camden Libraries Closing

Max Meyers

October 8, 2010

In Camden NJ, a crisis is forming right in front of our eyes. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Camden Library System is closing all three of its libraries and dismissing all 21 employees due to budget cuts. Mayor Dana...

The New Staff Contract Conflict

Julia Geftman, Around LMSD editor

September 29, 2010

Although students may not have been tuned into school over summer vacation, the Lower Merion School District administrators and teachers definitely were. This past June marked the end of the five-year staff contract that began...

The New Lower Merion High School

Allison Langer, Staff Writer

September 29, 2010

In June of 2004, the School Board authorized a contract with DWKCB Architects, Inc. for the design of the new high school facilities. Six years later, Lower Merion students walked through the doors of their brand new building....

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