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Joanie “Chyna” Laurer, 45

Pro wrestler Joanie Laurer, also known as Chyna, of Rochester New York passes away at the age of  45 on April 21st, 2016. Trained by the wrestler Killer Kowalski, Chyna went on to win Rookie of the Year in the PGWA (the Professional Girl Wrestling Association) in 1996. Her natural figure exploded the scene as she became part of the World Wrestling Federation, which is now known as the WWE or World Wrestling Entertainment. She then jumped to the bigger stage of the World Wrestling Federation, where she debuted as the bodyguard of male wrestler Triple H. Competing and defeating top male wrestlers, Chyna became the only woman to compete in the Royal Rumble, King of the ring, and the intercontinental championship. Working for the US Army and the peace corps, Chyna has alway been a pioneer in the WWF, and her legend will live on forever. May the 9th wonder rest in peace.

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Genesis Torres is an 18 year old Senior at Colonia High school. She is captain of the Colonia girls' varsity soccer team, and has been playing soccer since she was 10 years old. She enjoys watching soccer as well, and supports the Real Madrid football club team for men, and the Portland Thorns for women. She also loves playing and watching American football. She is an enormous fan of the New York Giants. Torres loves playing video games, such as FIFA and Madden. She likes watching adventurous and competitive TV shows like The Flash and The Challenge. Torres was born in Puerto Rico but she has been living in Avenel, NJ for 9 years. She has 3 brothers and 3 sisters. She doesn't know where she wants to go to school yet, but she wants to become a nurse. Torres loves writing and loves to explore and do different things. Her favorite classes this year are Journalism and English. She is very competitive but loves to be kind and never forgets to be respectful both on and off the field.

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