The Cardinal Courier is in the midst of its December Hiatus. Due to finals, holidays, and other demands; the Courier will resume publication in January. Thank you for your support during our first semester of operation. We look forward to serving you in the New Year.
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Mt. Pleasant and Adamsville faced off Friday night in quarterfinal action. When the first quarter started, Adamsville began by taking the lead scoring within the first few minutes of the game. They ended the first quarter with a lead of 17 to 0. During the second and third quarter Adamsville flew back and forth scoring many touchdowns, boosting their score to 38 and leaving Mt.Pleasant to 0. By the end of the of the game, Mt. Pleasant scored one touchdown and scored on an extra point attempt giving them 8 points trailing Adamsville’s 38. At the end of the game, Adamsville had another glorious victory. They are now one win away from making State Championship lets keep cheering on our Cardinals!
On Harry’s eleventh birthday, a mysterious letter is delivered to him, via owl, inviting him to attend Hogwarts, a school that teaches magic. There, Harry discovers the truth about his parents, his lifestyle, and his dangerously awaiting destiny.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was an overall good book. It was well-written, it had an interesting plot and character development, and it had continuity. The book is a classic, and is easy read and focus all attention on the character’s adventures.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is a widely known book that every avid reader should read at one point. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys fantasy novels, or would like to understand references to pop-culture.
For months, Kurdish secular militants have held off advancing Islamic State forces in the northern Syrian city of Kobanê. Although American air power has assisted in holding off the relentless advance of extremist fighters, half of the city has already fallen to ISIL and Kurdish militia are forced to claw back portions of the city from enemy hands. Most of the Kurds fighting in Kobanê say they would rather die than abandon the town to extremist fighters.
Kobanê, the largest city and capital of Kobanê canton, is a strategically important town that has been in Kurdish hands since 2012 when it was captured and it has been a center from which Kurdish politicians can exercise self-government. Their most recent reinforcements have been fighters, supplies, and weapons from Iraqi Kurdistan, a self-governing, Kurdish faction within Iraq. Still, they are vastly outnumbered. Two thousand men and women hold Kobanê against somewhere between four and nine thousand ISIL fighters and thirty to fifty tanks and heavy weapons. American air strikes are thought to be responsible for the deaths of hundreds of ISIL fighters, but ISIL forces continue their advance.
Kobanê is in ruins after a months-long siege and resembles the bombed out cities left in the wake of the fiercest fighting of the Syrian Civil War, such as Aleppo. If Kobanê falls, little will be left to oppose ISIL in Northern Syria and the government of Syria led by Bashar Al-Assad has shown it is unlikely to assist the Kurds and US-backed rebels, possibly using the ISIL advance to divide and conquer its political enemies.
Adamsville High School has recently opened up a small coffee shop. The seniors started the coffee shop to help raise money for the senior class. The shop opens every morning in the basketball concession stands at 7:30 and stays open until 7:55 am. A variety of beverages are offered including the following: Coffee, Hot chocolate, and Apple Cider. The price for a cup of any bevarage is $2.
“I think the coffee shop was a great idea, because people are crazy over coffee and it should raise tons of money for the seniors.” states a current student of Adamsville High school.
The seniors encourage all to purchase a cup of their delightful coffee, hot chocolate, or apple cider.