By: Anna Kate Baygents
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you’ve probably heard of Charlie Sheen’s newest claim to fame: his final hit of rock bottom. The Two and a Half Men star has been struggling with drug and alcohol addictions for years and finally let it get the best of him- or so we thought. In countless interviews and on his new Twitter page, Sheen has made off-the-wall comments that make him seem as if he’s completely lost it. One would think that all feedback would be negative, but Sheen now has more fans than before. Whether it’s a publicity stunt or he really is on “the Charlie Sheen drug,” Sheen is back and funnier than ever.
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Everyone remembers the 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti in January of 2010 and all of the destruction and devastation it brought. But an 8.9-magnitude earthquake recently struck the east cost of Japan on March 11th. This quake triggered a 23-foot tsunami that crushed the coast and swept away homes, cars, and anything else in its path, causing even more problems than Haiti has endured. The Japanese earthquake and tsunami affected the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Powerstation, Tokoyo’s main power company. Employees there, now known as the “Fukushima Fifty” are trying to repair the plant, but are exposing their bodies to extreme levels of radiation in the process. Send money and prayers to help these victims because who knows, the U.S. could be next.
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IT’S MADNESS! After five rounds of play in the 2011 NCAA basketball tournament, very few people could have guessed the teams remaining in the final four. Multiple upsets like the eleventh seeded VCU Rams defeating the first seeded Kansas Jayhawks, the Arizona Wildcats taking down the number one seed Duke, and the eighth seeded Butler Bulldogs defeating the number two Florida Gators have surprised basketball fans everywhere. This has added much excitement at the expense of most fans’ brackets.
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Most students look forward to spring because of baseball games, specifically big rival games. This year, the Oak Grove vs. Sumrall game has been scheduled on April 9th, Prom day, with JV playing at 12:00 and varsity playing at 2:00. This isn’t a conflict for the players, because guys don’t take very long to get dressed, but for the girls’ big night, this creates a disaster for hair and make-up appointments. The numbers of fans will be down dramatically, and support is the one thing the Warriors need. Scheduling one of the most anticipated games of the 2011 season on Prom was not wise on the schedulers’ part.
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