Rams Record Staff

Rams Record Staff

Friday, May 30, 2014

Heart-bleed Virus
By Luke

There has been a recent breach in the internet known as the Heartbleed virus.  People have been exploiting the virus/bug in order to gain usernames and passwords of people on various websites. As a way around this, many sites have recommended, or even forced, users to change their usernames and passwords. Even Mojang recommended that Minecraft players change their passwords, in order to avoid C:\Documents and Settings\18jameson_luke\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\VYXSA4DX\MC900432646[1].pngsecurity issues.  Technology experts say that the Heartbleed virus hit 66% of all websites over the past two years.
The term “Heartbleed” virus comes from the communication between two “hearts” on a server. These ”hearts” verify your security as you do your online shopping, banking, and even checking your email. This security breach has been going on for two years, but has only recently been discovered.
Obviously, this breach presents a bunch of problems. One of them is that security sockets, which are used to secure the site, were leaked. This would allow people, who are computer-savvy enough to create a clone of the site, to fool unsuspecting people into logging in.

Many businesses have obviously been worried that they might be affected, and have been checking their own IT systems for security holes. There are a couple of things you can do to prevent data leaks such as this one. Changing your password(s) often is a good way to prevent attacks like the Heartbleed virus. Many employers who have their employees use technology on a daily basis have them change their passwords every 30-90 days. Attacks will be much less likely if you change your passwords every 1 or 2 weeks. A good way to keep your computer safe from viruses is to scan with an anti-virus program, such as AVG, on a regular basis. However, this may not alert you of data leaks, since some try to take the login information on websites, instead of files on the person’s computer.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Oh, the weather Outside was frightful, but
   Kevin Skarupa was quite delightful!

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Hope you caught a glimpse of our kids on WMUR this morning at 6:15! A link to see the video will be forthcoming, along with some articles written by our esteemed young Rams Record editors...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sled Dogs are COOL!

Our 8th grade students, following a visit by the Muddy Paws Dog Sled team, cobbled together some power point presentations to visually share some facts they learned about these marvelous four-legged AND two-legged athletes and the little-known sport at which they excel! Enjoy!!

Friday, May 9, 2014

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She brought you into this lovely world
and taught you how to know it.
She helped you become the great person you are
and every day you show it.
This Sunday is set aside for her,
this fine woman like no other…
so take some time to celebrate
your amazing, most wonderful mother!
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Wishing all mothers peace, love and joy
with your delightful girls and fantastic boys!
Mrs. Audet & the Rams staff

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Rescuers Save Pets From Colorado Flooding.
By Sarah
Rescuers from the Colorado flood earlier this year have adopted a motto: “No Pets Left Behind”. The workers in the above photo are seen rescuing pets from the Colorado flooding and putting them in foster homes or shelters until their owners could be located. The rescued animals ranged from horses to fish and all of them are lucky to be alive. The National Guard is helping to save the lives of humans and their best friends!

You can help these animals by donating to these websites. You can call or emailing any of the sources below.

American Red Cross                               

The Salvation Army
You can donate money at imsalvationarmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)

You can text FLOOD to 80108 to donate $10. You can go online to learn more

Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation
Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation
Attn: Disaster Fund
9177 E. Mineral Circle
Centennial, CO 80112

Friday, May 2, 2014

Merry White House Christmas Starts With a Tree in Spring!

It may be Spring now, but not so long ago it was a Merry Christmas at the White House thanks to a tree that was once planted in Spring! On November 29, 2013 the White House received their annual Christmas tree. The theme at the White House was “ Joy to All”. The tree was placed in the center of the Blue Room. Below are some pictures from the tree’s arrival. First Lady Michelle Obama, her children Natasha and Malia, and the White
House pets, Bo and Sunny, all went out to greet the 2013 Christmas tree.

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  • For the past 3 years the White House Christmas tree has been provided by Lehigh Valley’s Crystal Springs Farm in Pennsylvania.
  • The 2013 tree measured 18 ½ feet tall.
  • It was planted in 1996.

by Sarah
Snowman for Sale?
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Two men from the Chengdu district in China sold snowmen for $3 each. People who wanted unique structures like animals had to pay $5.00 each. At the end of the day, they had made over $160.00 by selling snowman car toppers.The snow toppers were complete with scarfs, hats, and buttons.Here is an amazing fact: by noon they had sold over a hundred sculptures!  
by Allison

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On the Road Again!

     It's that time again! The Rams Record news staff will hit the road on Wednesday, JUNE 11 to visit WMUR studios in Manchester, N.H. Each year we rotate field trips to the Concord Monitor newspaper headquarters, NHPR radio station and WMUR television news studio.
     Field trips expand our young editor's understanding of the news-gathering process and allow them an opportunity to interview and photograph professional journalists in action. Perhaps someday, through exposure to the world of journalism, a former Ram's Record staff member will exercise his or her "HARD HEAD FOR NEWS" as a profession!

50th Anniversary of JFK

By Sarah

November 23,2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. John F. Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917. He grew up with eight brothers and sisters. His father Joseph Patrick Kennedy was a senator and also a United States ambassador to England. John F. Kennedy’s older brother, Joe, grew to follow in his father’s footsteps.
After graduating college, Joe and Jack joined the navy. Then, on August 2, 1943 Jack’s PT boat 109 was hit by a Japanese destroyer. Jack and the survivors clung to a piece of the sinking PT boat. Jack gathered the men together and decided they should swim to a nearby island to get help. One of the men, who had been burned badly during the attack, could not swim. Jack took the strap of the man’s lifejacket and pulled him to the nearby island.
Finally, after six days, natives found them and took with them a message that the survivors had written on a coconut to find help. The crew was rescued the next day. John F. Kennedy was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal after he returned home.  
When Kennedy was 36, he married Jacqueline Bouvier. On November 8, 1960 Kennedy won the election for President of the United States. He had become the youngest president ever elected. By the time of the election he and Jacqueline had two children, Caroline and John Jr. (nicknamed John-John).  JFK worked on the subjects of civil rights and the Cuban Missile Crisis. He established the Peace Corp Program.

Then, on November 21, 1963, John and Jacqueline traveled by plane to Texas to campaign for the election. As they were riding in the motorcade Lee Harvey Oswald shot Kennedy in the head. The wound was fatal.  Americans mourned the loss of the nation's youngest president. Today we remember John F. Kennedy as a strong political leader and the 35th president of The United States.