Gadsden County student newspaper takes 2nd place in national competition


Shortridge High School’s The Daily Echo newspaper staff talks about reviving the oldest school newspaper in the country.

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What can three teenagers do when armed with reporters’ notebooks? Take home an award in a national journalism competition. 

When 17-year-old Maybelline Samoza heard that her three-person Gadsden County High School newspaper had won second place in the American Scholastic Press Association competition, she said it felt like her heart “dropped for a moment.” 

Photo of the Gadsden County High School newspaper award, 2020. (Photo: Special to the Democrat)

Samoza didn’t know that her English and journalism teacher, John Nogowski, had even entered their student newspaper, the Gadsden County Gazette, into the journalism competition during the teenager’s last year at the school. Nogowski told her to check her email to fact check him. 

“I thought he was just kidding,” she said in a recent interview. “I saw the certificate,

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Display of low-cost housing units’ model approved – Newspaper

ISLAMABAD: People of Islamabad could soon see a model of the first ever prefabricated low cost housing units to be built under the ambitious housing plan of Naya Pakistan Housing Development Authority (Naphda).

The model is being displayed on the premises of Pak-China Centre as Capital Development Authority (CDA) has issued a no-objection certificate (NOC) in this regard.

The low cost housing units are a flagship programme of Prime Minister Imran Khan. According to his election speeches, his government would build five million houses for the underprivileged class.

Sources in the CDA said recently Naphda had requested the civic agency for allocation of a suitable place for the display of the model. In response, the CDA on October 9 issued an NOC which stated: “It is to inform that permission is hereby granted to place the model fabricated house in the premises of Pak-China Centre by Naphda.”

“It is purely

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Top Trump aide ignored virus rules at wedding, newspaper reports

Mark Meadows

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows replaces his face covering after a television interview at the White House on Wednesday. Alex Brandon/Associated Press

MARIETTA, Ga. — White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows hosted a large wedding for his daughter that appeared to violate a Georgia order and city of Atlanta guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19, a newspaper reported Thursday.

Photos of the event show many of the guests crowding together, dancing and hugging during the May 31 nuptials at the Biltmore Ballrooms Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

About 70 guests, including U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, wore tuxedos and ball gowns but no masks at the indoor wedding, and photographs show groups of people clustered closely together in the same room throughout the evening, the newspaper said.

Gov. Brian Kemp’s orders at the time banned gatherings of more than 10 people. The governor later loosened

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Newspaper: Trump official ignored virus rules at wedding


White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows hosted a large wedding for his daughter that appeared to violate a Georgia order and city of Atlanta guidelines

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Earlier this year, Milan was one of the cities that was worst hit by Covid-19. And yet, one of the most illustrious fashion events of the year, the SS21 edition of the Milan Fashion Week, just wrapped up in the city, presenting a mix of digital as well as live shows. Milan’s spirit, inextricably linked to its illustrious fashionscape,

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