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Fall From Heaven

Fall From Heaven

BrandonC, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2018


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      In September 2011, the very first ever Chinese space lab named Tiangong-1, or Heavenly Palace, was launched as a high profile prototype in preparation for China’s ultimate goal. They wanted a permanent space station by the year 2022. However, the space lab came plummeting down in a fiery blaz...

The Last of a Species

The Last of a Species

KaeT, Social Media Editor

April 2, 2018


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Last month, the world’s last male northern white rhino, Sudan, passed away. Due to his old age and multiple infections, Sudan’s death was by no means a surprising occurrence. His health had been deteriorating at a steady rate, and it was predicted that he would not survive. Guarded and surrounded...

Teacher Walkouts Cancel School Progress

Teacher Walkouts Cancel School Progress

AbigailH, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2018


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From February 22 to March 6, West Virginia Teachers held a nine-day protest over their low wages by not going to school.  This resulted in classes being canceled. A wage increase had been voted down by the state Senate beforehand, but on March 6th,  legislature turned in their favor. Teachers and other...

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

KyleR, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2018


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On Thursday, March 8, 2018, women across the world celebrate the various achievements and advancements made by women throughout history, science and many other fields of study while also calling for greater equality for women around the world. On several continents, women march to raise awareness for...

The Academy Awards

The Academy Awards

DaphneT, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2018


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Sunday night was the 90th annual Academy Awards, the most prestigious awards show in the film industry. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the event at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Here are the winners of the different awards this year. Best picture-  “The Shape of Water”- This film, directed by G...

Hope Leaves the White House

Hope Leaves the White House

TeresaH, Online Editor

March 1, 2018


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Wednesday---White House Communications Director, Hope Hicks announces her resignation from Trump's staff. Hicks has been Trump's longest-serving adviser and the fourth Communications Director during the Trump presidency. On Tuesday, Hicks had been questioned before the House Intelligence Committee,...

What’s Next in Oil?

What’s Next in Oil?

Daphne T, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2018


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The oil industry is very prevalent in the Houston area; the oil price collapse of 2014 greatly impacted families and businesses alike. To reduce expenditures, oil companies laid off around 400,000 workers, leaving thousands of families in the Houston area without income, and major projects that did not...

Lively Planets

Lively Planets

SujeanS, Managing Editor

February 6, 2018


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In science yesterday, scientists  discovered that several "Earth-like" planets in a distant solar system, TRAPPIST, have temperatures that could sustain water, which in turn means they have the potential to sustain life. TRAPPIST's star, TRAPPIST-1, is actually thought to be older than our sun. When...

2018 State of the Union Address

2018 State of the Union Address

AbigailH, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2018


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Tuesday night, President Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union address and touched on the government's accomplishments in healthcare, immigration and the economy. Several Democrats remained standing when the president entered the House Chamber and booed him during his stance on immigration,...

Nassar Sentenced

Nassar Sentenced

KyleR, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2018


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On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, former USA Gymnastics doctor Lawrence Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison after a seven-day trial accusing Nassar of multiple sex crimes over a span of 30 years during his time as a USA Gymnastics doctor. The judge presiding over the case, Rosemarie Aquilina,...

Astros Caravan

Astros Caravan

TeresaH, Online Editor

January 10, 2018


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After winning the 2017 World Series, the Astros are headed on their championship tour from January 10th to January 12th where the Astros' teammates will be going on public appearances, reaching out to communities and signing autographs. After their tour, the Astros will finish the week at Minute Maid Par...

Salvadorians Forced to Go Home

Salvadorians Forced to Go Home

AbigailH, Staff Reporter

January 8, 2018


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Since his presidential inauguration in January 2017, Donald Trump has carried through with multiple goals that he addressed in his campaign. He has already attempted to revoke Obamacare and has initiated the removal of approximately 206,000 illegal immigrants. One of his administration's most recent acti...

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