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Nokia Take Over

Chandler Brennan, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2013

With Microsoft buying out Nokia for $7.17 billion, many people are wondering how Apple maintain the stranglehold it has had on the Smartphone market since the release of the iPhone. Microsoft has a long and documented history of avoiding getting into the hardware market in order to avoid irritating their partners from the 1980’s in the early days of computing. However, on Sept. 3 Microsoft bought out Nokia. This means that Microsoft is moving into the handset market to compete with Apple and possibly with long-time business partner, HTC. This does not mean that Microsoft is abandoni...

Annual Lit Mag Released

Vania Ma, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2013

Budding writers, aspiring artists, and literary enthusiasts can all find a niche and showcase their talents in Dunbar’s literary community. One venue for those talents is a publication called Incriminating Ink. Affectionately known as “Mr. Egan’s brainchild,” Incriminating Ink is Dunbar’s premier student-run literary magazine. Dunbar’s Creative Writing 2 and 3 students are in charge of the preparation, publication, and distribution of the magazine. They release one new edition every school year.  Seniors Hailley Wheeler and Maggie Garnett are the magazine’s editors, and the entire staff works under th...

Teen Pregnancies in the U.S. Hit a Record Low

Erin Pyle, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2013

On average, the United States’ teenage age birthrate is nine times higher than it is in other countries.  But, this rate has been at a record low for the past couple of years. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, a branch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of births in female teens ages 15 to 19 has fallen 44% since 1991. The rate also fell 9% between 2009 and 2010; there were less teenage mothers in the year 2010 than any year since 1946. The new average number of births for females in this age range is 34.3 per 1,000 teenage girls. According to the study, this...