The Red & Black
May 2019 Issue

Scotty, the Largest T. Rex Found

He’s a fan-favorite in the public’s eye, a 65 million-year-old beast, and simultaneously the newest and oldest legend from Canada. His name: Scotty. His appearance: Absolutely terrifying. His current status: In a state of bone.

Scotty the Tyrannosaurus rex has captured the attention of people around the world. With a recent article published in the scientific journal, The Anatomical Record, paleontologists have labeled this discovered individual as the world’s largest T. rex… to some extent.

In 1991, a group of paleontologists in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan stumbled upon a fossilized tooth and vertebra. Upon this massive discovery, researchers of this project raised a toast using some scotch, hence, the dinosaur was named Scotty.

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Brexit: A Timeline of Insanity

Brexit. The term brings up a myriad of different emotions ranging from joy and wonder to fear and anger. It has been a rollercoaster of a three years for the United Kingdom and Europe. No one knows for certain what to do or what will really happen when Article 50 goes into full effect. The European Union is furious, the United Kingdom is terrified, and Ireland is left holding its breath in anticipation. The ramifications of Brexit will not be limited to the UK. Worries are mounting about a hard border between Ireland and the UK. Trade will be shut down between the UK and EU if no deal is passed. For now, Parliament is deadlocked, and the pound sterling’s value had dropped dangerously low. For those unfamiliar with the proceedings in Britain, here is a rough timeline of events to help you get up to speed on Brexit.

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Winchester’s Hidden Gem: Wright-Locke Farm

Wright-Locke Farm is located at 78 Ridge Street in Winchester. It has a rich history stretching back to 1638, when it was founded via a decision by the Town of Charlestown. It was privately owned and operated by a number of different people until 2007, when the Town of Winchester purchased the farm for $14 million to prevent a private developer from building 260 residential units on the land. Today, the Farm grows a variety of certified organic fruits, vegetables, and flowers (sold at the Farm Stand and at the farmer’s market during the spring and summer), offers farm-based education programs, provides a venue for public and private events, and presents a plethora of volunteer opportunities for people of many ages.

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