This week's top stories from the Dana Globe. Written by Journalism, period 2 students.

Brain Eating Amoeba

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Species:Naegleria fowleri

What are symptoms of Brain Eating Amoeba?

Symptoms start showing 1 day to 1 week. Some symptoms of brain eating amoeba are changes in smell or taste, headaches,  fever, stiff neck, nausea, confusion, seizures, and wobbliness. Brain eating amoeba is deadly. After getting brain eating amoeba you will die 1 to 2 weeks after getting it.

Related imageA brain that was infected with brain eating amoeba.

How do you get brain eating amoeba?

Brain eating amoeba in the U.S.A., lives in warm fresh bodies of water in the south.  They also can live in unchlorinated swimming pools. You can get brain eating amoeba by swimming in areas infected with brain eating amoeba. The amoeba gets to the brain through the nose. To prevent  getting brain eating amoeba, when jumping into freshwater lakes and rivers, wear a nose plug.

Has anyone survived brain eating amoeba?

A few people have survived but only a few people. It’s extremely rare to survive brain eating amoeba. Out of all 143 cases of brain eating amoeba in the U.S.A, only 4 people have survived.  

How do they treat brain eating amoeba?

The doctors would first lower their body temperature. After lowering their body temperature they use miltefosine.


Brain eating amoeba is a deadly parasite that few survive. It can be gotten from fresh water bodies of water. Out of 143 cases, 139 died. Doctors treat it by lowering body temperature and using miltefosine.

Aye Aye

By Zokitty

Not many people know about the aye aye. They do look kind of creepy which matches their personality. The aye aye is a mammal. They have huge eyes and little bodies. They do also have long claws.

These mammals mostly live along the coast of Madagascar. These animals are usually black or dark brown. When they are babies, they are silver. People thought that the aye aye was extinct in 1933, but was rediscovered in 1957.

You may not have heard of these animals before because they are endangered. They were declared endangered in 2014, so not that long ago. Overall, aye ayes are great animals, that many people have never heard about. Even though many people don’t know about them, they are still really interesting.

Hicham El Guerrouj - The Fastest Mile Runner

By Chris

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You may have a fast mile time, but it will be nothing compared to this. In 1999 in Rome,  Hicham El Guerrouj ran the mile in 3:43.13, currently the fastest mile time in the world. Hicham El Guerrouj is a Moroccan runner that holds the world record for not only the mile but also in the 1500 meters and the 2000 meters. He was born in 1974. He is now 43, and retired from competitive racing in 2006. El Guerrouj is often referred to as the “King of the Mile.”

When he was 14, he entered a cross-country race and finished second. One year later, he won the national cross-country championship in his age group. He then left school and joined the National Training Center to be trained as a runner. At age 18, he entered in the 1992 Junior World Championships in Seoul. In 1993, he competed in the World Junior Cross Country Championships. He participated in his first Olympic Games in 1996 in Atlanta. In the years after that, he became the only middle distance runner to win four consecutive world titles in 1997, 1999, 2001, and 2003. He also competed in the 2000 and 2004 Olympics, as well as 2001 and 2003 World Championships, and the World Track & Field Championships.

A video of him running the mile: