3 things to know for December 22: Student Lockers, Do-Good December, Track Meeting


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1. Student Lockers

All gym lockers and team room lockers must be cleaned out and locks removed for the annual mid-year disinfection of the locker rooms. Items left in lockers will be disposed of and locks will be cut if left on lockers.

2. Do-Good December Project

Chick fil-a Leadership Academy is holding our Do-Good December project and we need students to make Christmas cards for the residents at Bethlen Skilled Nursing Facility. There will be construction paper in the main office to use and we need all the cards by Thursday December 23rd. The cards should have handwritten messages to the residents, it is important to make them feel special during the holiday season and let them know the students at Derry Area High School are thinking of them.

3. Track Meeting

There will be an informational meeting today in the Library during homeroom for all those interested in coming out for track and field.


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(CNN) – An unprecedented fossil of a baby dinosaur curled up perfectly inside its egg is shedding more light on the links between dinosaurs and birds.

The 70-million-year-old fossil preserves the embryonic skeleton of an oviraptorid dinosaur, which has been nicknamed Baby Yingliang after the name of the Chinese museum which houses the fossil. Baby dinosaur bones are small and fragile and are only very rarely preserved as fossils, making this a very lucky find.

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There’s a lot of anxiety.

Says The Guardian’s Eric Berger, as people across the city are anxiously standing in line for hours outside testing sites because there aren’t enough tests to meet the increased demand due to the upcoming holidays, a surge in Covid cases and the emergence of the Omicron variant.

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(CNN) – The world’s biggest commercial aircraft makers are asking the Biden administration to delay the rollout of 5G cell service next month. The CEOs of Boeing and Airbus Americas sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg that says the planned January 5 rollout could cause interference that could “adversely affect the ability of aircraft to safely operate.” At issue are instruments known as radar altimeters that pilots need to make safe landings in low-visibility conditions. An industry analysis says 5G interference could affect hundreds of thousands of flights each year, delaying planes or causing them to divert. The CEOs are asking the Biden administration to work with the FCC to limit the power of 5G transmissions near airports.

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America is running out of candy canes.

This is not a drill.