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Christmas Starts in November

It’s the beginning of November and people are preparing for Thanksgiving. As they walk in the store to buy things for the holiday, an annoyed expression appears on their faces. Christmas is not until the end of December and stores are already packed with decorations.

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Paper Waste in Schools

Classrooms rely on paper for everything from worksheets, to textbooks, to standardized tests. Teachers hand out hundreds of papers a week, and students throw away dozens. Because the average American wastes other resources daily without batting an eye, most don’t realize the strain wasting so much paper will put on the environment. While recycling is a highly suggested option, paper can only be reused so many times before becoming useless.

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Second Amendment needs overhaul

A massive shooting took place in Las Vegas on Oct. 30. Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old man, killed 58 people and injured hundreds of others. He had 23 firearms in his hotel room and twelve of the rifles were modified with a “bump stock,” which allows it to fire faster. In Nevada, “bump stocks” can be bought without a permit. All the purchases Paddock made were legal.

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No Pass, No Play!

Students involved in sports, dance, band, UIL and other extra curricular are anxious to receive their nine weeks report card. When viewing their report card students hope to have a sigh of relief instead a feeling of dread. The nine weeks report card regulates their achievement throughout a time period giving them play time. A grade above 70 determines eligibility for those involved in extra curriculum.

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BOO! A Madea Halloween Review

BOO! A Madea Halloween was released to theaters on Oct. 21. This newest addition to the Madea series plot takes place on Halloween night while her and her fellow “old people” battle the horrors of dramatic frat college students, rude teenagers, and lastly the police.

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