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Vending machine woes lead students to new lunch options

Vending machine woes lead students to new lunch options

By Caleb Libbey and Taylor Fields Dover High School vending machines have recently faced backlash from students and staff alike, who are turning to other options for their snack or drink needs. Whether it’s because a favorite snack is out of stock, or because it won’t take money, everybody seems to have problems with the outdated pieces of equipment. Due to their position and placement in the lunchroom, a purchase from these machines can be seen … Read entire article »

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The Asian Culture Club

By Leah French Dover High School’s bursting with diversity and The Asian Culture Club only adds to that reputation. Founder Samantha Khatchadourian, now a senior at DHS, describes the club as, “A place where people, not just Asians, can feel comfortable being diverse and learn about a new culture.” She was inspired to create a club dedicated to Asian Culture after noticing an Asian group of students in the library every morning before school. “My friends and I were talking about how there was actually a pretty large Asian Community in Dover,” Sam explained, “So, I thought creating a place where people could feel comfortable learning [about] a new culture would be pretty awesome. Also, it gave us an excuse to eat more food.”  The club has been running strong for … Read entire article »

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DiCaprio film publicizes environmental change

By Jenna Kleiman Modern Hollywood often serves as a platform for celebrities to share their ideas and passions and Leonardo DiCaprio does just that in his new documentary, Before the Flood. As an actor, film producer, and longtime environmental advocate, he has created a global travelogue in which he witnesses worldwide climate change and interviews people from experts to ordinary citizens, about the environmental impacts of humans, the causes and effects of climate change, and the controversy behind its existence. The film’s intention is to publically recognize the global consequences of climate change and what we can do as unified nations to control or suppress it. Dicaprio has teamed with director Fisher Stevens and many other talented and respected film producers as he travels around the world documenting his research and findings which … Read entire article »

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20th Anniversary of the murder of Jon Benét Ramsey

By Rachael Morong JonBenét Ramsey was six years old when she went missing on December 25, 1996 in Boulder, Colorado and was found dead eight hours later in her family’s basement strangled, with a fractured skull. The killer has never been brought to justice, twenty years later. Ramsey’s case is still open and under investigated by the Boulder, Colorado Police Department. Suspects included parents Patsy and John, as well as JonBenét’s brother Burke and widened to others such as John Mark Karr, a pedophile who falsly confessed. Boulder Police initially thought Ramsey was murdered by accident and the crime scene staged to look like a homicide. Each member of the family was investigated. As of 1998, Burke Ramsey is no longer a suspect. On August 30, 2016, Burke, age 29, gave an … Read entire article »

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Donuts & Ice Cream

By: Jill Mundung Many new restaurants that are popular in the south/west U.S. are coming to the New England area. On May 12th, 2016, there was an article informing the people of the Tri-City area about the upcoming Dairy Queen “Grill & Chill”. It was set to open in the fall of 2016, but has since then been delayed to the summer of 2017 according to Kristen Moore, the spokesperson for Brixmor, a real estate group. The new restaurant is going to be built near the Tri-City Plaza on the empty lot where Dunkin’ Donuts used to be. The plans for the Dairy Queen shows that the restaurant will be 2,612-square-feet and will include indoor seating for 70 guests, a drive-through, and outdoor seating. The DQ “Grill & Chill” will include foods like burgers, ice cream, fast-food fries, and hot foods and treats. There are more … Read entire article »

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Luke Lights up the Holiday Season

By: Sophie Rancourt Luke Dobson, a 2016 Dover High School graduate, conducts his own show called Luke’s Lights each holiday season. As you pull up in front of the Dobson family home, you can tune into his radio station, and watch a spectacle of lights dance in time to holiday music. Luke’s Lights started six years ago, when Luke was only in eighth grade. “I was just watching videos online about how I could make my house look more decorative for the holidays, and I came across these crazy light show videos on YouTube. I thought it would be cool if I could do something similar but on a smaller scale. It took a whole year of preparation, but by the end of the year I was able to do it.” To most people, figuring out how to time hundreds of lights to music … Read entire article »

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L.L. Bean brings Northern Lights

By: Lily Parsons L.L. Bean brings Northern Lights L.L. Bean has shown friends and family the best part of the holidays. Millions of beautiful lights are being shown all over the L.L. Bean location in Freeport, Maine from November 18th thru December 31st. Places inside L.L. Bean like, Discovery Forest, The Reindeer Barn, Night Sky Dome, Model Train Village, wagon rides, and even visits with Santa, all have thousands of sparkly lights everywhere you walk. People from all over New England visit this event to gaze upon the gorgeous lights of all different colors on the buildings, trees, streetlights, giant wreaths, poles, and even on the massive L.L. Bean bean boot outside the front entrance. L.L. Bean’s Northern Lights Celebration has many people talking about how the event brings people and especially families together with the beauty of the holidays and the … Read entire article »

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‘Fantastic Beasts’ Hits the ‘Harry Potter’ Reset Button

By: Rachael Morong Fantasy writer J.K. Rowling has returned to the entertainment industry in a storm of supernatural sparks, creating an urban fantasy adventure focusing on the wizarding world pre-Potter. Fantastic Beasts and Where to find Them promises to be the first of five additional films, beginning in 1926 and ending in 1945. The year is 1926 and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has completed a global excursion to document an array of magical creatures. While in New York City for a brief stopover, he may have come and gone without trouble, were it not for a non-magical man named Jacob, a missing suitcase, and the escape of Scamander’s magical animals. Donnish and otherworldly Newt arrives in a New York divided by American wizards, subjecting themselves to an internal debate about their relation … Read entire article »

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Proposed Cog Railway Motel brings environmental conflict

By: Jenna Kleiman The owner of the historic Mt. Washington Cog Railway, Wayne Presby, has proposed to build a motel near the Jewell Trail, about a mile below the summit of the already commercialized mountain. The Cog Railway runs 3 miles up the west side of the mountain, from the base station to the summit. Under the proposal, the building will straddle the railway on the owner’s 99-foot-wide plot of land and have a sewer line running down the mountain. Over 300,000 guests visit the mountain annually, and the upscale motel and restaurant would accommodate them from late April through November starting in July 2019, in time for the 150th anniversary of the Railway. Within hours of the proposal, hikers and environmental activists took to the internet to share their criticisms. Mount Washington, has been … Read entire article »

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Construction Well Under Way on the New Dover High School

By: Collin Else As the first snow begins to fall, construction is well under way on the new Dover High School building project. The project, which will cost the city of Dover over $80 million, is going well, says Dover school board member Keith Holt. “Things are still on time and on budget” said Holt, who also noted “We did hear that steel was going up which is a pretty big deal”. The new high school is scheduled to open for the 2018 – 2019 school year, meaning the current sophomore class will be the first to graduate from it. Students looking over the project from classrooms in the current high school may have noticed that the foundation and steel beams are now in place for what will become the auditorium and gymnasium. The new building will be divided … Read entire article »

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