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Corruption and Park Geun-hye

Corruption and Park Geun-hye

TeresaH, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2017


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After being South Korean President since February 25th, 2013, Park Geun-hye has been impeached on March 10th after a unanimous parliamentary vote following her role in a corruption scandal. Elections for a new South Korean president will now be held in 60 days. The South Korean court concluded that...

CIA and WikiLeaks

CIA and WikiLeaks

ColinH, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2017


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The notorious site WikiLeaks has uncovered one of the biggest secretive government programs since the Edward Snowden incident back in 2013. They uncovered a set of documents that details how the CIA has been developing ways to hack into all sorts of personal technologies, such as cell phones, com...

Dakota Pipeline Request Denied

Dakota Pipeline Request Denied

TeresaH, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2017


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The Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) is a $3.7bn project that would transport 470,000 barrels of crude oil a day. Last year, protests over the completion of the Dakota Pipeline reached their height after authorities used tear gas and water hoses to disperse a crowd of 400 people and 17 protesters were taken...

Horsing Into a Disease

Horsing Into a Disease

HaleyB, Reporter

February 28, 2017


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Taking a horse anywhere with other horses around is a risk for them to catch any disease or infection. Horse owners are required by law to carry a negative Coggins with them whenever they take the animal somewhere. Coggins is a test done on horses to ensure that they are not carrying any diseases....

Travel Ban Rears Its Head

Travel Ban Rears Its Head

BenG, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2017


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After the successful shut-down of President Trump's initial travel ban on seven Islam-majority countries, it seems that his team is very close to releasing a new and 'improved' version. The ban was initially shut down by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on February 9th, allowing for the intake of...

The Future of NASA

The Future of NASA

TeresaH, Staff Reporter

February 17, 2017


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Even with the increasing sci-fi movies, NASA has been quietly working on their next project, developing technology capable of sending humans to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s. Currently, the world’s eyes are set on Mars as the first main destination of human exploration and expansion of the huma...

The Disappearing Bumblebee

The Disappearing Bumblebee

TeresaH, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2017


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As of this year, bumblebees in the United States have been declared endangered by the US Fish and Wild Service. According to the wildlife service, the population of the bumblebee population has shrunk by 87% since the late 1990s and is continuing to decline. Although listing the bumblebee as endang...

Oroville Dam Evacuation

Oroville Dam Evacuation

ColinH, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2017


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In northern California, nearly 188,000 residents were ordered evacuated after damage was found in the local Oroville dam. The dam, which is the highest dam in the country, standing at a whopping 770 feet, was found to have faulty overflow channels when the water levels rose and were nearly activated....

Successful Test to Detect Ebola

Successful Test to Detect Ebola

TeresaH, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2017


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In 2014, the world's attention was directed to the Ebola virus as an outbreak moved the virus from West Africa to places where it has never been, attracting unprecedented attention. The Ebola virus is spread only by direct contact with blood or other bodily fluids, but that did not stop the mass hysteria...

Unusually Warm Winters

Unusually Warm Winters

FeliciaH, Managing Editor

February 9, 2017


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Last week, on Ground Hog's Day, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow declaring that more winter is on its way. The weather in Cypress, Texas begs to differ. Texas has been known to do its own thing, in more ways than just the weather though. Today, temperatures reached a high of 91, ten years ago today...

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Attorney General

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Attorney General

JordanM, Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2017


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President Trump’s pick for Attorney General, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions (R) was confirmed by the senate on Wednesday evening. Sessions’ confirmation hearings were the subject of controversy following the silencing of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) because of her reading a letter written b...

India Bans Disposable Plastic

India Bans Disposable Plastic

TeresaH, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2017


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Plastic bags, cups, silverware and other types of one-use plastic have been banned in Delhi, India. The ban came into effect last month after increasing complaints due to the illegal but common practice of burning plastic which has contributed to health problems caused as a result of India's immense...

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