Paige Putnam, journalist
Note: This topic is very important to me, as I recently experienced a significant house fire and our smoke alarms did not go off.
Take a moment and think to yourself: when was the last time you checked the batteries of the smoke alarms in your home? Did you ever wonder if by some off chance they may not go off if your house was on fire, even with brand new batteries? Believe it or not, this does happen, and more often than you might think. There are actually two different types of smoke detectors, ionization detectors, and photoelectric detectors. Ionization smoke detectors detect particles of fast-paced open flame fires and photoelectric detectors detect smoke particles from fires that smolder for a long period of time before turning into open flames. Depending on where in a house a fire starts, how fast it spreads, and the type of fire it is, it could take up to hours to see or smell smoke. If smoke alarms do go off, individuals will often see or smell smoke before they hear the alarm. The type of fire alarm and its location in a house also affects the likelihood of whether it will go off or not.
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Updated with the names of winners underlined.
For the first time, GWUOHS has begun elections for a new Student Council. Students from all high school grades are competing for various roles such as Student Body President, Class President, and Secretary.
Voting ran from Monday, November 30th to Tuesday, December 1st, ending at 8 PM EST.
Student Body President
Lily McLean, junior
Rea Heth, junior
Brennan-Pierson Wang, sophomore
Muhammad Chawla, sophomore
Safiye Sabuncuoglu, sophomore
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Safiye S., editor
On April 7th, the world saw the largest supermoon of 2020: the “Super ‘Pink’ Moon”. This full moon was the first full moon of this spring and with the sense of global community being needed more than ever people around the world rejoiced at the sight of this month’s supermoon.
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Gryffin Penn, journalist
While a dog is only a part of your life, you are their entire world. Close to half of all American households have at least one dog in their family. Dogs are amazing, furry four-legged best friends to humans. They are loyal, highly intelligent, love unconditionally, and are extremely mindful creatures.
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AlieJean Brewer, editor
10. Parrots are generally clean animals
Parrots may seem like they are generally clean animals as most tend to live in a fairly small cage, aside from the larger macaws and cockatoos. This small living space however doesn’t prevent them from throwing seeds or destroying toys before you can say “Polly want a cracker?”. Many parrots tend to sift through their food and discard seed shells onto the floor causing the need for quite a bit of sweeping. Toys are often shredded in order to keep their beaks from overgrowing and cracking. This is important for the bird’s health due to an overgrown beak leading to an inability to eat. While you may have thought a once a week cage cleaning is all that was needed, you might want to break out your vacuum and trash bags if you are welcoming a new feathered friend into your home.
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