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All About Them

November 21, 2017 – 4:02 pm |

All About Them
By: Madi Campbell

 
In this interview, I asked 3 people questions to answer about themselves. The questions were: What is your favorite color and why? What is your favorite thing to do in your …

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The Lonely Rhinos

November 21, 2017 – 4:03 pm |

The Lonely Rhinos

November 14th, 2017

 

There are many lonely creatures on this planet. The animals that have no hopes of keeping their species from going extinct. The ones that can do nothing but live out their lives, and when they die, so does another kind of animal. The Northern White Rhino is no exception.

Currently, there are only three Northern White Rhinos left in the world. Two are females; Najin and Fatu, and the other is a male named Sudan. Although Sudan technically belongs to the Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic, all three rhinos live together in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya since 2009. Scientists were hoping that they would breed, but they soon found that to be impossible. Sudan is 44 years old and the girls are both older than that. Even if they wanted to, they couldn’t produce children. Ever since Angalifu, the second to last male, died in 2014, the situation has looked hopeless.

Northern White Rhinos once thrived throughout Northwestern Uganda, Southern Chad, Southwestern Sudan, Eastern Central African Republic, and Northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. But not one have been spotted in the wild at any of these places since 2006. It’s just the three now. The Northern and Southern rhinos were hunted legally in the late 1990s almost to the point of extinction. The Southern species made a huge comback since then-about 20,160 were in the wild by 2010-but the Northern wasn’t so lucky. Poaching rhinos for their horns have gotten more popular recently. Black market Chinese medicine uses the horns in concoctions to increase your health. Rhinos horns, however, are just keratin, the protein also found in our fingernails and hair. It doesn’t help anyone; it only harms the rhinos.

Scientists haven’t completely given up on the rhinos yet. They hope that virtro fertilization might save them. That is where a different species, such as the Southern White Rhino, is impregnated with a Northern White Rhino. However, no one has ever succeeded at that before. If it doesn’t work, their last attempt would be to impregnate a Southern species with a baby that’s half Northern, half Southern. If they can’t save the species, they hope to save some genetics of them.

Every species lost is a weight on us humans, because nine times out of ten, it’s all our fault. Through illegal and legal poaching, habitat loss, car accidents, etc., we are killing them all. It’s a shame that not everyone cares, at least not enough to stop it. The Northern White Rhino will probably become extinct in a couple of years, and when they go, most of us won’t care or even notice. This is not what the animals deserve.

 

-Alison Francisco

NBA

November 16, 2017 – 10:52 pm |

I interviewed a couple of boys on their opinions on some NBA teams, I asked them what team is their favorite, why it’s their favorite, and what they like most about that team. I asked …

Scary Movies

November 3, 2017 – 6:44 pm |
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Scary Movies

BOO! Ha I scared you didn’t I? Just like scary movies. I interviewed three eighth graders about, scary movies and their  feeling about them.
 
Jareese Lott-Buzby likes to watch scary movies. His favorite scary …

GIRLS BASKETBALL PT.2

November 3, 2017 – 6:41 pm |

GIRLS BASKETBALL PT.2
I interviewed a few girls on our first game and their opinions on it. All 3 of these girls were on A team and these girls were Freddie Wallace,  Eliza Lussier and, Briauna …

Crop-Eating Caterpillars

November 3, 2017 – 6:35 pm |
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Crop-Eating Caterpillars
November 1st, 2017

Farmers have always had a problem with bugs and other animals eating up their crops. For the most part, they’ve been kept under control. But the recent outbreak of caterpillars in Africa …

Tiger

November 3, 2017 – 6:30 pm |
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By:  Marvin
A tiger is the biggest species of the cat family. A tiger can reach a length of up to 3.3 meters (11 feet) and weigh as much as 300 kilograms (660 pounds). Subspecies of …

SPIRIT WEEK AT GOODRICH

October 6, 2017 – 3:17 pm |

BEST FRIENDS

September 27, 2017 – 6:34 pm |
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Best friends
Best friends are a great thing to have. They are always there for you when you need them. Also they love you for who you are. I interviewed Madi Campbell, Parriss Russell, and Angel …

SOCCER

September 27, 2017 – 6:26 pm |

Hello Goodrich Dragons!!
It’s Parriss & Angel coming back with a new sports article. Today,  we are looking into our GMS boys soccer team. We picked one 8th and 7th grade player. Our special guests today …

Lil Uzi Vert

September 22, 2017 – 6:48 pm |
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Lil Uzi Vert
By Zavier Gamble
Symere Woods aka as Lil Uzi Vert or Lil Vert is a rapper from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
Lil Uzi Vert first debuted his first album back in 2014 and was called “The Real …

ESCAPED BUT CAUGHT

September 22, 2017 – 6:43 pm |

A guy named Eric Scott escaped by overpowering a police officer while being transported. He got out of his handcuffs and his leg irons and he choked the police officer out. He then took the …