by Justin C.
Michigan citizen, Aidan Adkins is happy to give his toe up. That is, only if he has to. When making a necklace for his girlfriend in a wood shop, he was cutting, engraving, and painting a wooden necklace. Then, he accidentally cut his whole thumb through with a saw. When questioned by news reporters, he said he didn’t even feel it. It didn’t hurt in the teeniest bit. He didn’t even realize it until he looked at his finger. But he remembered seeing a piece of wood flying. Or so he thought! It just may have been his finger. But after his finger was cut off, he couldn't find his thumb. He was ordered to go to the hospital immediately. When he arrived, after being examined by medical specialists, he was sent to the hospital room where he chose to remove his toe to replace his lost finger. Now, he can even do a thumbs up! After being questioned, he said he is still looking for his finger, to put on a necklace to remind him of what he has been through.
by Aadi N. and Franklin L.
On October 16th, Super Typhoon Hagibis hit Japan and caused major destruction. It flooded roads and ripped roofs off houses.
Typhoon Hagibis was actually a category 1 typhoon so it was not that strong but it caused so much flooding, damage, and overall havoc that Japan’s government was going to label it as a severe natural disaster!!!
The streets were a total mess. Cars lay slanted in what used to be a garage. Nearly 10,000 houses were destroyed in the typhoon. Nearly 1 million homes lost electricity. At least 72 people died because of this typhoon. This made Typhoon Hagibis one of the deadliest storms to hit Japan in years. Streets became rivers. The survivors had to walk in floodwaters, where snakes might swim. A lot of people had to wait for help and now Japan needs a lot of help.
The path of the typhoon was going from the Pacific Ocean southeast of Japan, and it was grazing Japan while it curved towards the northeast. The most major impact was Tokyo, or Japan’s capital, but it still hit some other places along the east coast. In the end, Typhoon Hagibis dealt a lot of damage to Japan.
by Aniela N.
Sasha the cat left his home in Portland, Oregon 5 years ago. He was recently found wandering the streets, 1,200 miles away, in New Mexico.
For over 5 years, the cat’s owner, Viktor Usov believed the worst had happened to Sasha. However, a few weeks ago, a shelter had picked the cat up on the streets and called Usov since they had his info from a microchip implant.
Needless to say, he was surprised to get the call to find out that his 6 year old cat had been found all the way in New Mexico after 5 years! He thought there must have been a mistake. What this cat was doing the whole time is a mystery. An airline flew the cat out to Oregon, since his owner was busy with medical school. This was a happy ending for both owner and cat.