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Education

  • Summer Shark: On the road again

    My family's annual road trip has begun, and the adventures and experiences that come with traveling into the unknown are cropping up accordingly.

  • Summer Shark: A waterlogged weekend

    Even though I have spent my whole life in Cedar Key and live only minutes away from a beach, as well as dozens of publicly accessible islands, I hardly ever take advantage of these blessings. But when I do, I have nothing but a fun, great time. One recent weekend I did just that! To start things off, I celebrated my cousin's thirteenth birthday. This was when the waterlogged weekend began. My whole family got together for a big birthday pool party, complete with pizza and cake, a universal favorite. The following day, we all caravanned up to Ichetucknee Springs to go tubing.

  • Summer Shark: Tons of trash

    The amount of trash produced by each American per day is astounding, not to mention the amount generated throughout a lifetime. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, as of 2006, Americans toss out trash at the incredible rate of 4.6 pounds per day per person! If you do the math, that leads to 251.3 million tons each year. And even though this trash is conveniently taken out of your hands every few days, you can't help but wonder what actually happens to the trash.

  • Urban Legends: Are you spreading the menace?

    Many of you can relate to having your inbox full of emails, the greater part of which are usually junk. Others are chain emails that sometimes contain compelling facts and information. But how are we to know if these facts are true? Because all too often, they are not.

    Take for instance the widely spread email that depicts the similarities between the lives and deaths of John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln. This particular email is made up of numerous interesting "factual" coincidences, of which only a few are actually true.

  • Summer Shark: What to do this summer

    The temperature is rising and summer activities are heating up accordingly! There are numerous activities planned throughout the summer for Cedar Key youth, some located here on the island and others in surrounding areas.

    To start with, the Cedar Key Youth Summer Program began on June 23, and is open for any youth ages 6 to 18.

  • Students help replant Atsena Otie's eroded shore

    Plants and core logs were placed on the shoreline of Atsena Otie Key on May 8 and Nov. 15, 2007 and again this year on May 8 where the old Eberhard-Faber pencil factory was in operation back in 1896.

    A hurricane destroyed the mill and the town of Cedar Key's infrastructure that year. Cedar Key was re-established at its present location across the channel on Way Key after clean-up was completed at Atsena Otie Key. Unfortunately, construction costs and a sagging market prevented the pencil factory from being rebuilt.

  • Summer Shark: Satellites, our early warning system

    As a computer junkie, I have to admit that I am extremely dependent on technology, but so are each of you, even if unknowingly. After a bit of research (in other words, a quick Google search), one can find that, according to NASA, even something as common as a conversation on a cell phone involves satellites, since satellites relay your voice. More importantly, matters like weather reports on TV and radio depend on satellites, as well. As a result, satellites are becoming increasingly essential in today's society.

  • School Board looks past budget cuts to opportunity

    Against a backdrop of budget cuts and skyrocketing costs, the School Board of Levy County heard arguments Tuesday trumpeting Levy County's windows of opportunity. They approved aggressive education programs vital to prepare area students and emerging high-tech job market.

  • CKS Media Center open Wednesdays

    The Cedar Key Media Center at Cedar Key School will be open on Wednesday during the month of June from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for Accelerated Reader Testing for Cedar Key Students.

    It will be open in July on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

    The AR test for Sunshine State Readers are available and students may test on these books.

    If parents cannot make it at this time, call at 352-562- 6472 (cell) or at 352-543- 5722.

  • Shark News

    Back to the Past

    By Caely Hibbits

    The English III class has been reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, to celebrate the end of the year and the finishing of The Great Gatsby. This party was set in the 1920s, the era when The Great Gatsby was written.