Dana Siegel
Editorials Editor

Megan Farley
News Editor

 What’s For Dinner Ma?

At the end of March, Montana signed into law a new policy that allows road kill to be collected and consumed by permitted residents. Montana has become the ultimate “drive through” for deer, elf, moose, and antelope carcasses. According to the Montana Department of Transportation, 1,900 wild-life crashes occurred in 2011 and 7,000 animal bodies were removed from roadsides. This new policy was created as a resourceful solution to the state’s road kill problem. 

Baby Crossen

Nhhs Counselor Mrs. Julie Crossen gave birth to her third boy, Carter Crossen on Friday, April 5, 2013. He weighed 6 lbs. 9oz. and was 20.5 inches long at birth.

148 years later

After the Associated Pressed conducted analysis on the United States budget for veteran’s benefits in late March, the found that the government is still making monthly payments to relatives of Civil War veterans.  The United States allocates $40 billion a year for veteran compensation. This plan also includes payments to relatives of those who fought in the Spanish American War. The Associated Press is raising concerns about how long we will be paying off families of those who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. 
Laughter is the Best Medicine 
On April 2, a flash mob organized in a mall in Birmingham, England.  Instead of the customary synchronized dancing, participants broke out in laugher. Customers were confused but the flash mob had its desired effect. The group was able to
successfully raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. 
YOLO Suspended 

A high school junior in Arlington, Texas was suspended on April 2 for responding to an essay on the STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) with the one line response, “YOLO” and a smiley face, snapping a picture of it, and tweeting it to his friends as well as the Arlington Independent School District and the Texas Education Agency. The tweet was interpreted as a protest against the new testing system as well as a breach of security. The student was suspended to set an example for other students. 

The Aristocracy Of England Is Alive and Well 
The BBC launched a “class calculator” April 3 to help Brits (and even Americans) identify their place in society. This application was created by Mike Savage of the London School of Economics and Fiona Devine from the University of Manchester with the goal of categorizing users by their economic, cultural, and social resources. At it’s launch, over 150,000 people signed up to take the survey.  

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