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Teens, A Life-Threatening Disease, and Love

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  A romance is flourishing in the hospital wing of two teenagers with cystic fibrosis. Directed by Justin Baldoni, the tear jerking movie features a girl named Stella (Haley Lu Richardson) who has hope for extending her life expectancy. She is an on-task, orderly, bright young girl who seems to have her life and her med cart put together.  On the other hand, a rebellious boy Will (Cole Sprouse) is not too keen on his treatments, is the complete opposite of Stella, an artistic, insurgent with a bad-tempered attitude. Will he change his act for a love that is expanding?


  With emotion, comes tears. The actors did a phenomenal job expressing emotion throughout the film. They built up the intensity to the perfect point then let it drop into a cascade of tears. In the movie theater, I could hear the whimpering and the cries from the teenage girls around me.

  Enchantment was amongst the two cystic fibrosis patients with a desire for love without touch. The display of affection towards each other played a key role in this film. This may have been challenging considering neither of them may touch due to fear they can get each other sick to the point of death. They wrote notes, Facetimed, and compiled drawings to display their desire towards each other.

  Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson exhibited congruity with their characters. They were a match made in heaven for this film! The couple together showed desire and passion as if it was real. In films, they show desire towards one another through a touch or a perhaps a kiss. Showing great strength of their relationship through talks, drawings, and a pool stick to separate them.

  The movie as a whole represented the struggles of a person with cystic fibrosis. The love, heartaches, and endless long days and nights spent within the hospital to find a treatment that works to extend or cure the longevity of their life. It also teaches you to the live every moment like its your last to take that chance such as taking that one foot to stand five feet apart instead of six. “I live to take the medicine,” said Stella. “I need to take the medicine to live.” I gave this movie a overall 3 out of 5 stars due to the movie lacking of relatability to the characters and some scenes from the movie are portrayed less than reality.

 

 

 

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Singing, Dancing, and Vanilla Ice Cream – Oh My!

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She Loves Me
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Go See She Loves Me This Weekend!

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Can You Feel the Love Tonight?

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February is the time of love thanks to Valentine’s Day. There’s another type of love in the air at James Buchanan High School—the love of music.

Planning for the Rocket Band’s “I Love Music” concert starts as far back as November at the end of marching season. Students received a selection of music, which was narrowed down as the concert approached. Even though the Band works on the music every day from the end of marching season, the band director, Mrs. Sheryl Deike (Faculty), chose to fill the February concert with easy music because it runs the risk of being snowed out and cancelled.

“My February concert is different from my May concert,” said Deike. “My February concert, if it gets snowed out, you know, I don’t want to put a lot of time and effort into music that we don’t get to play.”

Carly Ashway (11), Ashley Grove (12), and Nathan Walls (12) hold out a low note during “The Pacific.”

The February 14, 2019 “I Love Music” concert had a total of four songs, all of which came from a movie, musical, or TV show. The concert opened with a medley of songs from The Lion King, including “Circle of Life,” “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King,” “Hakuna Matata,” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?”

“I try to pick things that we kind of enjoy playing, nothing really heavy that’s fun and enjoyable for the crowd that comes out,” Deike said.

The crowd is something Deike always takes into account when choosing music. She doesn’t choose classical pieces that are so “off the wall” that the audience wouldn’t recognize them or enjoy it, hence the inclusion of The Lion King.

“I ask the seniors if there’s a song they would like to bring back,” said Deike, “or a couple songs that they would like to bring back, kind of like their finale.”

Jacob Troupe (11) and Dylan Parker (9) pause during a measure of rest.

“Selections from Phantom of the Opera” (dubbed “Phantom” for short by the band) is another piece loved by the Band. It was also the song that the graduating class of 2019 chose to bring back. It serves as a swan song of sorts, a callback to their time as sophomores, when they last performed it. The piece, like “Lion King” is a medley of songs from the musical, The Phantom of the Opera. It included the titular number and the famous scream when the Phantom removes his mask, this year performed by Zach Slodysko (11).

“It was exhilarating,” said Slodysko when asked what it was like doing the scream. “I felt like a little kid again.”

Bringing back childhood memories with medlies such as “The Lion King” and “How to Train Your Dragon,” as well as high school memories for upperclassmen with “Phantom,” the band gave a lovely performance at their February concert, despite being at a disadvantage due to two snow days prior to the performance.

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Have An Ice Weekend!

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In downtown Chambersburg, Corning Credit Union (CCU) shows their snowman design.

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During the winter season, the snow covers the ground and the bitter cold fills the air. As the month of February begins, sculptors start to prepare for an upcoming event in Chambersburg: Ice Fest. This event allows sculptors to show off their artistic skills as they carve their designs into ice blocks, but this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Before any carving can begin, there has to be ice blocks. Days before Ice Fest, sculptors have to supply themselves with their own ice. They have special machines called Clinebells which shapes the blocks of ice.

“Each Clinebell makes 2 of the 300-pound blocks, which takes about three days to make one,” said apprentice Seanna Cookus. “There is a motor inside of the clinebells that keeps the water going. They keep moving the ice each day so that you can get a clear block of ice. If you don’t have the pump and the motor running then you get cloudy blocks, which can break really easy.”

Once the sculptors have the ice, they can finally begin their creations. The amount of time it takes to make an ice sculpture depends on the amount of ice they plan on using.

“Ice sculptures can take from fifteen minutes to days,” said Mitch Schrader, an experienced ice sculptor.  “It all depends on what I’m carving and how much detail there is in the design.” 

MItch Schrader working hard as he completes his swan throne design.

For Schrader, he decided to remake an Ice Swan Throne that he designed back in 1987. He started carving at 5:15 on Thursday, January 31 and planned on having it done later that evening.          

Besides Schrader, there were other sculptors who were also beginning their masterpieces. Some businesses in the Chambersburg Area were starting to display their ice sculptures that other sculptors made.

Northwood Books was one of many businesses who sponsored an ice sculpture for Ice Fest.

When it comes to carving the ice, there can be some problems that affect their designs. Nonetheless, the sculptors find a way to persevere through them.

“Temperature is our biggest enemy,” said Cookus. “When it starts to warm up, it’s not as easy to carve because the ice can crack really easily.”

At Ice Fest, sculptors cannot wait to see how their designs will turn out. Even though it takes time for a block of ice to transform into a masterpiece, the long haul pays off in the end.

“I like interacting with the people and make people happy, especially little kids, ” said Schrader. “I’ll usually always stop if the kids are five or under, and they are showing interest in [the sculpture] and interact with them”

In the end, many people come together to see the ice sculptures and interact with others for a time of laughter and enjoyment.

A Royal Night

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200 little princesses from four kingdoms—St. Thomas, Montgomery, Mountain View, and Mercersburg—arrived with their royal escorts to a ball held at James Buchanan High School. Little girls from the four elementary schools were accompanied by their fathers at the first daddy-daughter dance hosted by the Rocket Band.

On December 14, the James Buchanan High School band hosted a fundraising event in the form of a dance for girls in elementary school. The mastermind behind the night, band director Mrs. Sheryl Deike (Faculty) said she got the idea for a daddy-daughter dance from her daughter.

“My oldest daughter did it down in Appomattox, Virginia,” said Deike. “They didn’t do any pre-sales, they just advertised it, thinking maybe, you know, twenty or thirty [fathers and daughters would come]. They said the gym was filled.”

Deike did not expect to have the same large turnout as her daughter. By selling tickets ahead of time, Deike expected to have a few more fathers and daughters, but not enough to fill the cafeteria, where the dance was held.

“50, maybe 75 tops,” Deike said. “It came out to 200 hundred kids.”

Using the people at her disposal, Deike enlisted percussion instructor Michael Seville to D.J.

200 daughters meant 200 fathers, the only ones that had to pay for a ticket. The daughters got in free, and dads paid five dollars. In ticket sales alone, the band brought in $1,000, plus what they made from dads buying the snacks and carnations that were for sale. Aside from earning money for music programs, Deike wanted to bring the community together.

“I just wanted to do something sweet for the community,” said Deike. “I thought it was a nice idea.”

Along with having the dance for the community, Deike wanted everyone to see the Band.

“I guess it was a selfish thing, trying to get kids or people coming up to the high school to see us,” said Deike. “We’re not just about making music.”

Kennedy Saunders (9), Dawson Green (12), Sadie Garbinski (9), and Emily Horst (10) hand out punch and pretzels.

The dance was staffed entirely by Band students that volunteered to help out, as well as instructors. Band members ran games for the girls in the band room and played Frozen in the auditorium. Others ran snack tables in the lobby, giving out free punch and pretzels and selling bags of chips, cookies, and candy.

Deike already has plans to hold an event for mothers and sons in the spring. She also plans to hold another daddy-daughter dance next year. According to Deike, the daddy-daughter dance is the band’s “golden nugget.” It’s the special fundraiser they do that’s specific to them, but it also gives little princesses from Tuscarora School District’s four elementary schools a special evening with their fathers.

 

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Winter Skincare

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When you step outside into the cold, dry air, you can suddenly feel its chilling effect on your skin. The winter’s cold air has little moisture compared to the rest of the year; therefore, it’s important to not forget to give the gift of moisturizer and other products to your skin this season.

 

As the weather gets colder and your skin starts to attempt to adjust, you may notice some changes in your skin. Altering your daily skincare routine may be needed in order to get your skin back to its natural healthy glow.

 

“I have a charcoal face wash that I wash my face with every day at both morning and night,” said Gwenhvier Hunt (12).”Then, I use witch-hazel as a toner and a Neutrogena spot treatment. Lastly, I use rose water to hydrate.”

 

Your skin has its own personality, so daily routines may vary depending on whether your skin is naturally dry or oily. However, seasonal change also causes your skin to adjust. With the cold and dry air, your skin may start to dry up, peel or become red and itchy.

 

“My skin gets really dry and breaks out more than normal in the winter time,” said Mallory Peck (11). “I make sure I cut down on how often I wash my face because the air is already dry enough, and I make sure I apply extra lotion so it stays hydrated.”

 

Your hands are also more prone to become dry and crack open. Carrying around a small bottle of lotion may be a lifesaver when it comes to preventing splitting skin.

 

There are many products that can help ease the pain and inconvenience of dry skin or even just make your skin look and feel more healthy.

 

“I really like witch-hazel because it’s the most natural toner that you can get,” said Hunt. “Also, it just really works.”

 

Also, even though Christmas cookies and candy are a must around Christmas, what you eat and drink could also have a pretty big impact on your skin’s health this season.

 

“I definitely know what I eat affects my skin,” said Peck. “Cutting down on the sugar does wonders for me.”

 

The skin is the biggest organ of the body. It covers your whole body from head to toe. It protects your other organs from harm and also helps regulate your body temperature. That being said, taking care of your skin this winter season is like a thank you for all that it does for you.

 

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Emma Gipe is 17 years old and a junior at James Buchanan. Dance is her passion, and she does Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Pointe, and Tap.  She also serves...

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Hats, mittens, and scarves, oh my! There are tons of ways to keep warm this winter, but make sure you are keeping up with this season trends! There are many options to choose from, but depending on your personal look, you may lean towards a different style.

Scarves:

 

 From tartan to color block, scarves, no matter the pattern, are always a necessary piece in anyone’s winter wardrobe. Whether wearing one while you’re tubing at Whitetail or when you’re having a nice night out, a scarf can take an outfit from a not too hot.

 

To keep warm this winter, Kali Rotharmel (12) swears by wearing scarves to not only stay cozy but to dazzle up any outfit.

“Scarves are a nice way to accent a piece of clothing while keeping your neck warm, and staying stylish while comfortable,” said Kali Rotharmel (12).

 

According to India Yaffe in her article, some popular styles of scarves this winter would be blanket scarves, which are oversized and mainly come in a flannel print. Infinity scarves, a popular favorite, are still in style but are quickly being replaced by ones that drape across your shoulders and chest. On the other hand, coming quickly back into style are neck scarves, similar to ascots, but they tend to be more complicated to rock. If you are up for the challenge, although, go ahead and try it out!

Hats:

Want a way to cover up your messy hair but keep your ears warm? Make sure to try out a hat! While hats are seen all year round, there are certain types that stick out during the winter.

“I think beanies are always popular during the winter, but I’ve also noticed berets have been more popular this year,” said Rachel Rotz (12).

The perfect accessory that accomplishes many goals: the hat. Not only does it keep your head warm, but it completes your whole outfit and covers up a bad hair day. Just ask Rachel Rotz (12), she swears by them!

Serving the purpose of keeping you warm, hats are very useful, but they also extend to being an accessory that pulls a look together, similar to a scarf.

“You could really wear it with anything, but I think they look best with a sweater and some jeans in the winter time,” said Rotz, “They’re casual but still pull a look together.”

While there are many high fashion hat trends this season, there are also some casual hats that you can see in this winter’s street fashion. Writer Camielle Lawson-Livingstone said on glowsly.com, in addition to the runway style, knit beanies, berets, newsboy caps, and even wide-brimmed fedoras are starting to make a reappearance. Some of these styles might be out of your comfort zone, but give one a try to make your outfit look like it just came out of New York Fashion Week!

Coats:

Everyone knows a coat is to keep you warm, but that doesn’t have to be all it does! Don’t have a boring average coat. Instead, lean towards a coat that not only keeps you warm but makes people stop and ask where you got it!

“My favorite coat is a black bomber jacket,” said Jacob Troupe (11). “It’s in style right now, but not many people at JB wear them.”

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You shouldn’t leave the house without a coat, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring! Jacob Troupe (11) wears a fashion-forward bomber jacket to stay warm in the chilly weather.

from drab to fab!

“I like the classic look and feel that the jacket gives, and it goes well with a wide variety of clothes,” said Troupe.

As you can see on this article on harpersbazaar.com by Amy de Klerk, the main trend this season is trench coats! Not just any plain trench coat, though. Instead, strong and bold patterns and fabrics are making this classic jacket stand out. On top of the trench, a new kind of coat is making its way into every store: the teddy. The teddy is a fuzzy jacket, usually camel colored, that many stores are aiming towards the younger generation.

Shoes:

The winter months are always fluctuating up and down in weather. It could be raining one day, it could be sunny and warm the next, and then the day after there are 8 inches of snow on the ground. With the weather constantly changing, it is easy to take a summer shoe and turn it into a winter shoe, or vice versa.

Incorporating shoes from other seasons, Mallory Peck (11) said, “I really like wearing my black converse, and also my Christmas cabin socks with Birkenstocks.”

No matter what the weather calls for, it is easy to figure out a shoe to wear.

Socks and sandals are making a comeback, and they are keeping everyone’s feet warm and comfortable. Mallory Peck (11) can’t go a day without camp socks and a pair of Birkenstocks on her feet!

“My black converse is a shoe you can wear in any weather. Socks with Birkenstocks is definitely a shoe to wear when it’s chilly out, and not raining or snowing,” said Peck.

Popping into style this season, writer Hannah Almassi depicts on whowhatwear.com how booties with cowboy boot accents, thick-soled sneakers, and loafers are on the scene. While those are the shoe styles, there are also elements of the shoe design that is new, such as animal print, leather brown, and square-toed silhouettes.

Whether dressing high-fashion or in trend with your age group, there are tons of trends to keep up with this winter. No matter what season, styles are changing and progressively coming in and out of style.

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5 Ways on How to Stick with Your New Year’s Resolution

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The days until Christmas are dwindling, which means that New Year’s is just around the corner. On December 31, many people will be having parties with friends and family. They will stay up until midnight in order to celebrate the upcoming year. New Year’s resolutions are often made on the last day of the year to set goals for people that they want to follow through on for the upcoming year.

 

Life can get pretty busy, which can make it hard to stick with a New Year’s resolution. The goals made on New Year’s Eve may be followed for a certain amount of time, but more likely than not, they are often forgotten.

 

“One of my New Year’s resolutions was to be more motivated and get on top of things,” said Kortney Atherton (10). “This was really hard to keep because I procrastinate a lot, and I have so many things to do at one time.”

 

When people do not follow through with their goals, they get into a mindset of stopping their New Year’s resolution.

 

“My resolution in the past was learning how to cook,” said Ayla Maun (9). “It’s been an on and off thing like sometimes I would want to cook all the time, and other times I just don’t care.”

 

One thing that people wish they can do is to go back in time to a certain event and change the outcome of it. When it comes to past New Year’s resolutions, people can learn from their mistakes and try to do better in the future.

 

“If I were to go back in time, I would take it more seriously and try harder to keep my priorities straight,” said Atherton. “I would also try to be more organized with what needs to be done and not let myself brush things off until the last minute.”

 

People tend to have a lot on their plate with school or work throughout the year. With that being said, it can be hard for people to accomplish their New Year’s resolutions.

 

“Most of the challenge is just being consistent and not getting lazy,” said Maun. “I would get distracted, and then I won’t focus on my goals like I’m supposed to.”

 

Resolutions that were made in the past might not have been fulfilled, but a couple of tips could help you to accomplish your objectives.

 

       1. Make Small Goals

Instead of going all out and making big plans, try and be realistic. If you feel that you will not be able to stick with your goal, then try to start small. Once you can do the small goals, then you can move up to more complex goals that could eventually lead you up to your ultimate goal.

“If your New Year’s resolution was important for you to make it a goal, then it is probably important enough for you to follow through with it,” said Maun.

 

       2. Make an Outline of Your Goal

Making an outline can help keep you on track of your goal. One thing that you can do is try to make some time in your schedule to work on your New Year’s resolution. When making an outline, you can plan out how much time you will work on your objective. This technique helps you to stay organized and focused on what you need to accomplish.

 

       3. Get Other People Involved 

Doing things by yourself can be challenging because there is no one to make sure that you follow your New Year’s resolution. With a friend, you can help motivate each other.

“Friends will be there to tell you to keep going when you feel like giving up, and you can do the same for them,” said Atherton. “I feel that it would work so much better with the support from each other.”

 

       4. Reward Yourself

Sometimes people do not feel like doing anything but sitting down and watching TV. By putting the temptations aside for 15 to 20 minutes, you can reward yourself after you attempted to pursue your New Year’s resolution. At the end of the day, you can feel great about your success and still have time for yourself.

 

       5. Always Have Confidence

Confidence plays a big role in this because as you keep putting yourself down, then chances are you will not want to pick back up with your goal. The whole purpose of New Year’s resolutions is to challenge yourself. If you stay positive, then this helps serve as adrenaline to keep on pursuing your goals.

“Don’t give up and stick with your resolution even though you might want to,” said Atherton. “Don’t tell yourself that you can’t do it. Some New Year’s resolutions can really change your life for the better if you stick with them.”

 

More times than not, people tend to not follow through on their new year’s resolutions. These tips might be able to help you to stick with your objectives for a longer period of time. New Year’s resolutions can be considered as a challenge, but if enough effort is put into them, they could be considered as accomplishments.

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How to Beat the Winter Blues

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The official winter months are heading our way. On Friday, Dec. 21, the mark of winter will be upon us. For many, this means hibernating in the warmth of our houses to avoid the cold chilly air, or the opposite for the snow lovers who can’t wait for snowfall. If you’re that certain person who prefers to hibernate in the winter, I am here to give you some ideas to beat those so called winter blues.

Hot Cocoa

A staple item for the winter is hot chocolate, the creamy smoothness of the chocolate after a fun day in the cold of building a snowman will warm you up. This drink is a favorite for many children and adults at heart. There are several ways to make this decadent drink. The simplest way would be to go to your local grocery store and pick up some hot cocoa mix powder, and either make it with hot milk or water. If you’re lucky, some of the packets come with mini marshmallows, but if not available, you can always pick up a bag. Another way would be to make the hot chocolate homemade, you can find a recipe for this drink here. I hope that hot cocoa warms you up from the cold winter days!

Christmas Movies

Ho! Ho! Ho! Is that Santa Claus coming? Oh wait, no, that’s just a Christmas movie playing. Nothing beats a nice relaxed evening, snuggled by the fire, watching a movie filled with Christmas joy. Some classic Christmas movies are Elf, The Grinch Stole Christmas, or The Polar Express. No matter the movie you choose, they are all great movies that will give you a laugh to beat those winter blues.  If you do not have any holiday movies handy, do not fret, the Hallmark channel is a great go to. In fact, the Hallmark channel is so dedicated to Christmas that they have a schedule online that can be found here.  Snuggle up, enjoy some hot cocoa, and let the film role.

Cookies for Santa

It’s not Christmas without ensuring that there are cookies made for Santa. Baking a dozen cookies or so won’t hurt, except maybe if you eat too many. In this day in age, there are thousands of cookie recipes that can be found on the internet, in magazines, or in cookbooks. If you need some ideas visit BettyCrocker.com that shows some of the 51 best Christmas cookie recipes. A classic Christmas cookie would have to be cut-out sugar cookies that can be made into silhouettes representing the holidays from snowflakes to reindeer. Whether you want to buy store-bought cookie dough or make it from scratch is entirely up to you, but either way they are going to be scrumptious. P.S. don’t forget to save some for Santa!

Have you heard of the gingerbread man?

You have seen the gingerbread house fails all over social media of the caved in roofs, the missing walls, and the gingerbread man missing a head. Sounds fun, right? But why not give it a try and get into the holiday spirit. If you are up for a challenge, you can try making a homemade gingerbread house with a recipe, but let’s be real, who actually makes their own gingerbread house from scratch when it’s just gonna get destroyed? So go to your local grocery store, pick out a gingerbread kit, and get started building. This may be the first time in your life that you can pretend to be a contractor. This also is a great thing to do with family members or friends. I wish you luck! Check out some amazing gingerbread houses here.

Last-Minute Shopping

I know the pain that comes with last minute shopping, as some people say “been there done that”, so to express this I wrote a little song about it.

Dashing through the mall

In a one coarse shopping cart

Through the stores we go

Crying all the way

Waah! Waah! Waah!

As reading or singing through the song, you can tell that last minute shopping is not for everyone, but it needs to be done. If you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet, I would say it’s time to strap on those snow boots and wool jacket to head to the stores. If you’re struggling with some gift ideas, it’s always good to consult the internet before going. According to target, here are some lists of gifts that are great options. Good luck with the holiday crowd!

Whitetail Ski Resort

If you are a fairly active person or would like to pick up a new hobby this winter, Whitetail Ski Resort is now open for the season. The cold weather means that it’s snow blowing time for the ski resort to kick into full action and to take advantage of the freezing weather. Already know how to ski or snowboard? Great! Hit the slopes and have fun. Don’t know how to? Don’t worry, you can get lessons in either skiing or snowboarding for any age. If it’s not your thing, you can still take a gander up there to go tubing. Have questions or want more info, visit their website.

The winter blues dialing down, catch up with a friends or family by building a gingerbread house, watching a holiday movie, or baking some cookies.The winter months are upon us, bundle up, get cozy, and have a hot cocoa or two!

Shay Fisher, Staff

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