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Respect Me: The Rise of Athleisure And What It Says About Society

Respect Me: The Rise of Athleisure And What It Says About Society

By Justin Phillips | In an industry that is experiencing a decrease in sales, athleisure is a shining star. NPD research firm found that there was a two percent increase in apparel sales in 2015; however, this is only due to a 16 percent increase in activewear sales. If that category was excluded, there would’ve been a two percent decrease in total clothing sales. Continue reading

Stray Cat Adopts Local Neighborhood

Stray Cat Adopts Local Neighborhood

By Lara Bussert | In a welcoming community, it is not unlikely to attract the attention of new-comers. On a crisp October day in 2015, a small calico cat wandered into a Romney neighborhood and into the hearts of its community members.

“When we first saw Patches, she was frail and malnourished, easily thinner than she is now,” Denny Thorne, one of the neighborhood members, reminisced. “She started visiting our homes, so we began setting out food for her.” Continue reading

Archery Nationals Held in Louisville

Archery Nationals Held in Louisville

By Judah Santos | A drone races down the length of the expo hall, its wing lights blinking. It cruises over the archers, then stops and hovers for a moment as it eyes them up. As arrows whiz beneath it, the drone rotates and glides in the opposite direction.

The drone is at the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) Nationals and it’s filming the archers for a commercial. The event was held the weekend of May 10-12 in Louisville, KY at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Continue reading

As Walkersville Turns 125, Residents Reflect on the Past, Present, and Future

As Walkersville Turns 125, Residents Reflect on the Past, Present, and Future

By Duncan Slade | A bluegrass band strums away at the Lutheran Church, a little girl shrieks with joy as her mother buys a large cotton candy, and the laughter of neighbors spending time together fills the neighborhood streets. These are the sounds of Walkersville Day, a time when residents come together to celebrate the town they love. “It reminds me of Mayberry and I love Mayberry” (…read more) Continue reading

Twycross Zoo Welcomes New Arrival

Twycross Zoo Welcomes New Arrival

By Mariam Gorton | What a way to have your lunch, sitting on high ropes clinging to your mum, while an audience watches and coos “Ahh!” and “Aww!” But that’s the way it goes if you are a young, white-cheeked gibbon. The baby gibbon, who is yet to be named, was born on Tuesday, 18th April 2017 at Twycross Zoo in the UK.

Northern White-Cheeked gibbons are listed as critically endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, which means that their population has declined by 80% over the last 45 years due to deforestation and poachers who hunt them for bush meat and medicine, as well as for the pet trade.

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