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Theodore Coursen
Theodore Coursen (also known as Ted) is currently a twelfth grade student at Colonia High School. Coursen has enjoyed writing most of his life. He enjoys writing articles about world news, politics, and controversial issues. He also enjoys writing poetry, essays, and most of all editorials and opinion columns. In his free time, Coursen enjoys reading news articles, listening to music and writing on his own. Despite his interest in writing, he also enjoys math and will be attending Pace University next fall where he will be living at their New York City campus to study Accounting. He will be doing a five year program to become CPA certified, and he plans on pursuing a successful career and living in New York City in the future. He wrote for the Declaration last year and had one of his articles published in the Colonia Corner. His goal for this school year is to improve his writing, and get more of his articles published. 

Theodore Coursen, Spring Reporter and Editor

Jun 16, 2016
Ariana Grande’s New Album is Dangerously Exciting (Story)
Jun 14, 2016
Dolphins recognize and admire themselves in mirrors. (Story)
Jun 13, 2016
The human brain is about 80% water. (Story)
Jun 10, 2016
2013 is the first year in recorded history where consumption of fish has surpassed beef. (Story)
Jun 09, 2016
The Louvre was built in 1190 as a defense against Viking raids. (Story)
Jun 09, 2016
Jun 08, 2016
The Quills on African Porcupines are as long as Three Pencils (Story)
Jun 07, 2016
In the U.S., 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. (Story)
Jun 06, 2016
A Cat’s Tail Contains Nearly Ten Percent of all of the Bones in its Body (Story)
Jun 03, 2016
Hares are born with fur and can see whilst rabbits are born ‘naked’ and blind. (Story)
Jun 02, 2016
The national animal of Scotland is the Unicorn. (Story)
Jun 01, 2016
TAPS Program Reform Hurting Future Educators (Story)
Jun 01, 2016
If you lift a kangaroo’s tail off the ground it can’t hop. (Story)
May 27, 2016
The bloodhound is the only animal whose evidence is admissible in court. (Story)
May 26, 2016
A waterfall in Hawaii goes up sometimes instead of down. (Story)
May 25, 2016
A church in the Czech Republic has a chandelier made entirely of human bones. (Story)
May 24, 2016
Strange Snacks Here to Stay? (Story)
May 24, 2016
Table Tennis is the National Sport of China (Story)
May 23, 2016
Forty is the only number whose letters are in alphabetical order. (Story)
May 20, 2016
A herd of sixty cows is capable of producing a ton of milk in less than a day. (Story)
May 19, 2016
The Australian $5 to $100 notes are made of plastic. (Story)
May 16, 2016
The female lion does ninety percent of the hunting. (Story)
May 13, 2016
Gorillas can catch human colds and other illnesses. (Story)
May 12, 2016
A group of owls is called a Parliament. (Story)
May 11, 2016
In Dorset, Minnesota, a 3-year-old boy was elected as mayor . (Story)
May 10, 2016
You can change your language on Facebook to “Pirate.” (Story)
May 09, 2016
People who are blind usually dream sounds or interpretations of sights (Story)
May 06, 2016
Taking a quick nap after learning can help strengthen your memory. (Story)
May 04, 2016
Sitting straight up is bad for your back. You should slough at an angle of 135 degrees. (Story)
May 03, 2016
The first color photograph was taken in 1861. (Story)
May 02, 2016
Tomatoes came from America and weren’t introduced in Italy until the 1540s. (Story)
Apr 29, 2016
The Amazon River once flowed in the opposite direction, from east to west. (Story)
Apr 28, 2016
Squirrels lose more than half of the nuts they hide. (Story)
Apr 27, 2016
At room temperature, the average air molecule travels at the speed of a rifle bullet. (Story)
Apr 26, 2016
Hearing is the fastest human sense (Story)
Apr 25, 2016
Human Hair Contains Traces of Gold (Story)
Apr 22, 2016
New Jersey Has The Highest Concentration Of Shopping Malls in the United States (Story)
Apr 21, 2016
The World’s Smallest Fruit- A Utricle- Is The Size of an Ant (Story)
Apr 20, 2016
The Nile Crocodile Can Hold It’s Breath Underwater For Up To Two Hours (Story)
Apr 19, 2016
It Is Considered Rude To Write In Red Ink In Portugal (Story)
Apr 19, 2016
Curious Readers should read Chris Haddon’s Novel (Story)
Apr 18, 2016
You Can Buy Eel Flavored Ice Cream in Japan (Story)
Apr 15, 2016
Every single hamster in the U.S. today comes from a single litter captured in Syria in 1930. (Story)
Apr 14, 2016
Camels chew in a figure 8 pattern (Story)
Apr 13, 2016
Nepal is the only country that doesn’t have a rectangular flag. (Story)
Apr 12, 2016
Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete. (Story)
Apr 11, 2016
Average lifespan of a major league baseball: 5 pitches. (Story)
Apr 08, 2016
The average human blinks their eyes 6,205,000 times each year. (Story)
Apr 07, 2016
In English, four is the only digit that has the same number of letters as its value. (Story)
Apr 07, 2016
Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying. (Story)
Apr 06, 2016
For every 230 cars that are made, 1 will be stolen. (Story)
Apr 05, 2016
The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly. (Story)
Apr 04, 2016
A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule won’t. (Story)
Mar 24, 2016
The average human body is made of 50 to 65 percent water. (Story)
Mar 23, 2016
Nadia Comaneci, a Romanian gymnast, was the first Olympian to ever receive a perfect-10 score. This was during the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. (Story)
Mar 22, 2016
Most cats are lactose intolerant and should not be given cow’s milk. (Story)
Mar 21, 2016
Since 1495, no 25-year period has been without war. (Story)
Mar 20, 2016
The average American eats 300 cookies annually. (Story)
Mar 19, 2016
More than 2,600 severe storms have occurred in the last 30 years. (Story)
Mar 18, 2016
2013 is the first year in recorded history where consumption of fish has surpassed beef. (Story)
Mar 17, 2016
A guitar is made out of wood and strung with either nylon or steel strings. (Story)
Mar 16, 2016
The energy from recycling one glass bottle can power a computer for 30 minutes. (Story)
Mar 15, 2016
Blue is the most common favorite color. (Story)
Mar 14, 2016
All three of Europe’s active volcanoes are located in Italy. (Story)
Mar 13, 2016
Christopher Columbus brought the first orange to America in 1493 (Story)
Mar 12, 2016
The first minimum wage to be established in America was 25 cents an hour, it was in 1938. (Story)
Mar 11, 2016
A two-inch piece of Velcro can hold a 175 pound person (Story)
Mar 10, 2016
Class of 2016 Prom Bids Are Higher Than Average Due To Lack Of Participation (Story)
Mar 09, 2016
Clouds reflect the suns light, which causes them to appear white. (Story)
Mar 08, 2016
35% of the world drives on the left side of the road (Story)
Mar 07, 2016
Victoria Woodhull became the first woman to run for President in 1872. (Story)
Mar 06, 2016
Only two percent of people in the world have naturally blonde hair (Story)
Mar 05, 2016
Dubai has no address system, no zip codes, no area codes and no postal system (Story)
Mar 04, 2016
The longest sentence ever printed is found in Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables. It is 823 words long. (Story)
Mar 03, 2016
Horses have 16 muscles in each ear, allowing them to rotate their ears 180 degrees. (Story)
Feb 29, 2016
Eating massive amounts of carrots can sometimes turn a person’s skin yellowish-orange (Story)
Feb 28, 2016
A survey in 1997 declared Michael Jackson as the most famous person in the world. (Story)
Feb 27, 2016
The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado (Story)
Feb 26, 2016
We Get Jealous Way Too Easily (Story)
Feb 25, 2016
A two-headed dolphin was discovered on a beach in Turkey in 2014 (Story)
Feb 24, 2016
There are over 2,500 varieties of apples grown in the United States, however the Crab Apple is the only one native to North America (Story)
Feb 22, 2016
Starbucks has about 137,000 employees. This is twice the population of Greenland. (Story)
Feb 21, 2016
Rihanna had to ban her fans from bringing umbrellas to her concerts in the UK. She was afraid they would get injured. (Story)
Feb 20, 2016
Americans Throw Away 5.7 Million Tons of Carpet Every Year. (Story)
Feb 19, 2016
The Average American Owns 7 Pairs of Blue Jeans (Story)
Feb 18, 2016
Charles Schulz wrote 17,897 Peanuts comics in his lifetime. (Story)
Feb 17, 2016
On average, 4 aircraft and 20 yachts go missing every year in the Bermuda Triangle. (Story)
Feb 15, 2016
Coconut water can be used as blood plasma (Story)
Jun 08, 2015
Finding the right way to tan (Story)
May 11, 2015
Colonia Patriots serve up a win against Plainfield (Story)
Apr 29, 2015
Who wore it best at the MTV Movie Awards? (Story)
Mar 30, 2015
The Scorch Trials is WICKED good (Story)
Mar 24, 2015
Colonia High students take part in blood drive (Story)
Mar 05, 2015
Take college planning steps early (Story)
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Theodore Coursen