- Written by Ashlie Rosine
- Category: World News
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Many of you might be aware about the infamous North Korea missile tests and Trump wanting more sanctions & criticizes other countries for not enforcing them. If we were to attack North Korea, China has said they will not be on our side and would back up North Korea if it came down to it. North Korean dictator has called Trump unstable in the past and “unhinged” but now a new word has been added to the list of words: lunatic. The United States has moved six nuclear capable B-52 bombers into Guam.
Back during the Cuban Missile Crisis during JFK’s presidency, we had missiles in Turkey, which was close to Russia while they had missiles in Cuba that could potentially destroy the Western Hemisphere.
After we put a “strict quarantine” on Cuba, Russia would remove their missiles in Cuba if the US would remove theirs in Turkey. Russia took theirs out and we didn’t invade Cuba which would have been the next step if Russia hadn’t removed the missiles. North Korea is continuing their missile tests even after both Koreas would walk together under the same flag next month during the Winter Olympic games in Seoul, South Korea.
The only question left is who will make the first move: United States or North Korea?
- Written by Nicholas Sharp
- Category: Creative Writings
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On Thursday January 19, we had an assembly in the gym. The school invited a speaker to come and speak to us. The speaker brought with him a strong positive message. The speaker’s name is Brad Hurtig. Brad shared his amazing story with everyone. Brad also spread his message,”Find a Way”.
Brad’s story of how he was working one night in a factory and lost his hands, and how he overcame the lost of his hands was truly inspiring. He talked about how he returned to football. He also talked about his football coach. He told a story about how his football put Brad’s water bottle on the ground and told Brad that if he was thirsty enough that he would find a way. A phrase that later became the root of Brad’s message. “Find a Way”.
Brad told us about how when he returned to football he had to start small by being the kicker. He eventually worked back up to his position. Brad’s story was truly inspiring. Brad also brought with him some friends. A band called “The Stray” performed two songs for everyone in the gym. If there’s one thing to take away from this assembly, it is that no matter what happens you can overcome any obstacle. You just have to find a way.
- Written by Jake McBride
- Category: Opinions
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Altamont is very close to Effingham, a big city that has a wide variety of restaurants located in close proximity to each other. Because of all the different types of restaurants located in Effingham, any appetite you have can be satisfied. There is Fujiyama, Denny’s, Papa John’s Pizza, El Rancherito, and so much more. However, compared to Effingham, Altamont hardly has any restaurants. Altamont has Subway, McDonald’s, Joe’s Pizza and Pasta, and Open Door Diner, not nearly as many restaurants as Effingham. In my opinion, Altamont needs more restaurants for the convenience of the residents and people staying at the hotel.
Why would it be more convenient for Altamont to have more restaurants? Well, not every high schooler has a car that they can drive wherever they want to go. Cars are very expensive for families or individuals to afford. A lot of money is spent on gas and maintenance for cars. Also, people who own cars may not enjoy driving in Effingham. Effingham usually has really bad traffic during the afternoon and evening. I have drove in Effingham many times and there have been times that I have had to make split second decisions just to get where I need to go. Driving in Effingham is very stressful at times.
Altamont would also benefit from the extra income if another restaurant was built. More people would be getting off the interstate to eat at the new restaurant and maybe even shop at some of the stores in town. Also, Altamont has a hotel. Some people may have been driving for hours and would not want to stop and stay at a hotel in a town that has just a few restaurants. Travelers wouldn’t want to drive from Altamont to Effingham just to find something to eat. Another restaurant in walking distance from the hotel would encourage travelers to stop and stay in town.
Altamont needs another restaurant for the convenience of everyone. Even another fast-food restaurant would be convenient. More residents of Altamont and people getting off at the interstate would be spending money in town, and thus would increase Altamont’s income.
- Written by Jake McBride
- Category: Sports
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