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Punxsutawney Phil Scandal

Punxsutawney Phil Scandal

Many people know that on February 2nd, Groundhogs Day is a tradition celebrated by many Americans around the U.S. where a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil comes out of his den. If he sees his shadow, it marks 6 more weeks of winter but if he doesn’t spring comes early.

Many people have said that Punxsutawney Phil has lived since 1886 which could be almost impossible because a wild groundhog can live up to about 6 years, and one in captivity can live until they are 12-14 years old. But, the average groundhog lives for nearly 2-3 years. so, in conclusion, there have had to be multiple Punxsutawney Phils due to their life span being at most 14 years which makes the claim of there only being one Phil since 1886 false.

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Hi, I'm Maci. I am in 6th grade and I like writing about interesting things that’s why I like newspapers. I also like all things creepy and entertaining. I will play softball and am hoping to play here at Conrad in the spring.
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Hey. My name is Kylie Stirk and I'm a 7th-grade student at Conrad. This is my second year doing newspaper and I got into newspaper to better improve my writing and journalism skills but ended up liking it a lot and sticking with it. My favorite class is English and I enjoy playing lacrosse and hanging out with my friends.

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