By: NYOKA BRYAN (Gainesville, Ga.) Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a hormone found in the urine of pregnant women, also known as the HCG diet, promises quick weight loss—up to 30 pounds a month, but researchers and medical professionals are questioning if it is worth the risk? The HCG diet has been used as a weight […]
Archives for November 2013
By: SYDNEY KOON (Gainesville, Ga.) The Brenau University Basketball Team played two conference matches November 15th and 16th. Brenau hosted William Carey University on Friday night at 5:30 p.m. and Blue Mountain College on Saturday at 3 p.m. The Golden Tigers took both wins and started off their conference season strong. “I am very proud […]
By: MONICA NICOLE SANCHEZ Photo Courtesy : SJSD (Gainesville, Ga) More than two dozen people are hospitalized on November 18 in Utah Elementary School. Three of the people were hospitalized were students in critical condition. There was a carbon monoxide leak inside the elementary school on monday morning. The incident was reported around 10 a.m local time at the Montezuma Creek Elementary School. After the leak was reported they prompted an evacuation. The San Juan Country District Superintendent Douglas Wright said that the leak started since before the students arrived for school that day. The San Juan County press said that 25 students and adults were send to local hospitals. Bruce Adams, the Country Commissioner, said that three students were in critical condition and were airlifted to the hospitals. The rest of the students were sent home to be reunited with their parents. The School remained closed for the day as authorities investigate the cause of the leak.
By: MONICA SANCHEZ (Gainesville, Ga) A young boy’s last wish was to come home for Christmas, which was his favorite holiday. He was welcomed home by a christmas tree and motorcycle-riding Santa Claus, but sadly passed away just two weeks later. Doctors had told the family that he didn’t have long to live. He was only a 13 year old boy. His name was Devin. He was diagnosed with brain cancer in the summer of 2012. He died Monday afternoon. “He had the gift of being able to see how much everyone loved him”, said his mother. Devin was flown from Cincinnati where he was being treated in Port Clinton on Oct. 27th. Devin died in Port Clinton where he spent his last few days at home with family and friends. Thousands of cards from as far as France, Australia, and Russia filled Devins apartment. Devin’s Family read as many of the cards as they could to him. This cards reminded everyone all over the world the importance of love. Many of Devins toys and teddy bears were collected in donation boxes all over the city of about 6,000 people. Devin made sure his classmates who came to visit took home stuffed bear. He touched a lot of people and showed how to love .
By: RACHEL ZARACH Image from: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/magnolia/blackfish/ (Atlanta, GA) – “Blackfish” is a story of a killer whale named Tilikum. It was first premiered January 2013 at the Sundance Film Festival. It focuses on the orca, Tilikum and the overall dangers of keeping his species in captivity. It follows the story of how Tilikum killed three […]