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Update as of May 7th, 2013 - 8PM
The Federal Bureau of News Stands has just received this image…
…it appears that our beloved news stands are being held hostage in some garage! No demands have been made and details are scarce, but the FBNS will not rest until our news stands are returned to their rightful places!
Reports are in that the wooden news stands that have graced our hallowed halls since 1995 have been kidnapped!
Following a routine check by the Federal Bureau of News Stands (FBNS), the news stands were reported missing May 1, 2013. Trace evidence was found at the scene but nothing conclusive has yet to surface. The FBNS is hard at work to catch the perpetrator behind this heinous crime.
Stay tuned to www.theboltnews.com for up to the minute updates as to what happened to our missing news stands!
Creatine vs. Steroids—the Great Debate
By: Jessica Rushton
There has been an ongoing debate about the use of both synthetic and natural supplements and performance enhancers in competitive sports for quite some time, with a long list of pros and cons for each. Two of the main enhancers used by athletes today are creatine and synthetic anabolic steroids.
Creatine, which is naturally produced by the body and is found in many meats, is stored in the muscles and used for strenuous yet short periods of activity in the human body, such as lifting weights or sprinting. Supplements of this naturally occurring amino acid have been produced all over the United States for quite some time and are used primarily to enhance short-term physical exertion and to maintain leaner muscles. The problem with this synthetic version is that not everyone who takes the supplement will react the same way—people who already store lots of natural creatine will not react at all to a certain amount, but a person who stores very little may actually experience an effect similar to a person having too much caffeine by taking that same amount. Creatine seems to aid athletic individuals in their early twenties but does not have the same effect in more mature individuals or those who are not physically active. There are also many side effects of the synthetic form of this amino acid including weight gain, frequent and severe muscle cramps, dizziness and light-headedness, high blood pressure, or kidney disease. There have been a few reported cases of skeletal tissue deconstructing in individuals who took more than the recommended daily dose (10 grams).
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iPhone 5 Out Now!
By: Tony Wong
Well, the long awaited and annual update to Apple’s newest iDevice, the iPhone, is here. The iPhone 5 is the newest iteration to Apple’s mobile phone line up and is the 6th generation phone in Apple’s iPhone series. What makes this device so different and unique from the rest, and does it matter to you? Find out more from the brief overview below.
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The Hidden Side of Edmonton: Complete
By: Llanna Blacke
I come from the dark side of the city of Edmonton. I also come from a low income, single parent family, and I live in McCauley, one of the seediest areas in town. If you walk past the Commonwealth Stadium and go west on 111th Avenue, you will hit an intersection at 95th Street. To your right you will see Norwood School, look to your left and you have found McCauley.
A typical evening in McCauley doesn’t include me sitting on my deck, enjoying the cool evening breeze. I stay inside and double lock my 1 ½ inch thick door, distancing myself from drunks, drug dealers, prostitutes, and the homeless. My bedtime lullaby includes blaring music, roaring engines, and people banging and kicking the sides of my house. When I leave in the morning to go to Concordia, I occasionally have to push a stray shopping cart out of my driveway. Sometimes, I have the pleasure of picking up used condoms that end up in my yard. When I drive through McCauley, I seem to forget where I am, so decayed is the area. One tidy, older house has a pristine lawn; the house next to it is dilapidated with mattresses leaning against one side and ruined pieces of furniture laying amongst the thistles in the front yard.
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