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Rigged Polls Get Nowhere

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Mr Cohen is alleged to have struck a deal with John Gauger the owner of Red Finch Solutions the owner of an IT company, to rig polls in favor of President Trump having a higher rating. Mr Cohen promised Mr Gauger $50,000 for the work, but paid only $13,000 worth in cash in a blue […]

Downward Spiral in Venezuela

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 Nicolás Marduo was elected for his second term and the people of the country are in an outrage they even blame it on ”fraudulent elections” that let him cling to power. The issues is that the president of the National Assembly Juan Guaidó has now sworn himself in as acting president of Venezuela; some countries are […]

MTA Bus Hijacked for a Three-Hour Joy-Ride

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The NYPD is on the lookout for the wrongdoers who stole an MTA bus and took it on a three hour voyage – the third infamous heist just in the past month. The thief boarded the unattended passenger bus that was parked on 165th Street and South Road Jamaica at around 3 a.m. Tuesday. The missing […]

Recycle, Not Reuse

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Just when you thought you could get away with fooling people into thinking you’re buying expensive water bottles every day, news breaks that reusing plastic water bottles may not be the most sanitary option. Plastic water bottles have BPA, Bisphenol A, an industrial chemical that has been used to make plastics, they can affect ovulation, […]

When In Doubt, Shutdown?

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The government was shutdown for 35 consecutive days from December 22, 2018, through January 25, 2019. Although government shutdowns are nothing uncommon, it was the reason why President Trump decided to shut down the government in the first place that has Americans concerned. Trump shut down the government because Democrats refused to supply $5 billion […]

Throw Out the Teddy Bears and Spice Up Your Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. If you fear your gift giving has gotten stale and want to bestow your significant other with something a little more out of the box this year, these are the Valentine’s Day gift ideas for you. Michaela Go, a senior here at Edison, believes that “How much thought […]

The Weirdest Scholarships of 2019

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Everyone knows how expensive college can be. Unless you’re flush with cash, the act of applying for scholarships is most likely to become your best friend during your college application process. There’s no need to worry if you weren’t the smartest student, the greatest athlete, or the most talented. There are several scholarships that reward […]

Social Media Campaigns=No Change

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Going on Instagram means getting involved in a new fad. The Ice Bucket Challenge and Justice for Junior have entered the “lost cause club.” Social Media campaigns have seen to cause a short, positive impact, but quickly decline because of other issues that come about.   Social media campaigns have been a big deal in […]

A Light Show We Never Asked For

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Sparks fly, literally, as last week there was a transformer explosion at the Con Edison plant in Astoria, Queens. The explosion took place on December 27, at approximately 9:12 PM, and was caused by a malfunction with a piece of equipment that measures voltage. The resulting blue light was actually from the flickering of the […]

A New Yorker’s Odd and Unusual Lingo

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The people of New York are typically known for their peculiar and strange lingo that often tends to have a different meaning than what it really means – especially when heard by someone not of this region. While walking down Times Square you are bound to hear something along the lines of  “It’s brick,” or […]