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A Newspaper Staff Farewell…

To all the dedicated readers of the Miners Pub Newspaper, thank you for visiting our website. It's been quite the bewildering year to say the least: random shutdowns, school desks in the cafeteria, sports with limited audiences, virtual assignments, all of these oddities have resulted in one of the strangest years in Minersville history. We... Continue Reading →

Flashback Fridays: May 2013

Announced on May 21, 2013, the Xbox One had an emphasis on internet-based features, including the ability to record and stream gameplay, and the ability to integrate the ability to watch cable or satellite TV through the console with an enhanced guide. The console was released in November 2013 and has sold 46.9 million units... Continue Reading →

Flashback Fridays: May 2004

"Yeah!" Sung by Usher, topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for 12 consecutive weeks, before being dethroned by Usher's follow-up single "Burn". "Yeah!" was the longest-running number one single in 2004. It was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The song also received a similar response in other countries, topping in... Continue Reading →

This week through history

On April 30th, 1789 the first president of the United States was officially inaugurated. George Washington was sworn in around noon, outside of the Federal Hall building in New York City. Despite his term beginning on March 4th, Congress did not ratify his Electoral College votes until April 6th. This was due to a lack... Continue Reading →

Flashback Friday: April 1988

Beetlejuice is a 1988 American fantasy comedy film directed by Tim Burton, produced by the Geffen Company. The plot revolves around a recently deceased couple (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) who become ghosts haunting their former home, and devious poltergeist named Betelgeuse from the Netherworld who tries to scare away the new inhabitants (Catherine O'Hara,... Continue Reading →

Flashback Fridays: 1992

Fifteen-year-old American swimmer, and Harrisburg, PA native, Anita Nall breaks the 200m breaststroke world record twice in the SAME day at the US Swimming championships in Indianapolis; Once in the preliminary "heats" to the finals, and then again, when she won the finals in 2:25.35. Nall would go on to win gold at the 1992... Continue Reading →

Flashback Fridays: January 2017

Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" was released on January 6th, 2017 On this day, four years ago, the number-one song in America was "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran. The song was simultaneously released with "Castle," another leading single to his then-upcoming album, ÷ . However, "Shape of You" would be the most successful song... Continue Reading →

Flashback Fridays: January 1973

Protestors march in favor of legalizing abortion (Nov. 20th, 1971) 1973 U.S Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade confirmed the right to a safe and legal abortions. The court ruled in a 7-2 decision and is now protected under the fourteenth amendment. The legal precedent for the decision was rooted in the 1965 case of... Continue Reading →

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