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Palestinian Hunger Strikes

Palestinian Hunger Strikes

EmilyH, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2017

Currently, Palestinians in Israeli prisons are staging a hunger strike in protest of the conditions in the jail, calling for better medical care, increased family visits and an end to the holding of Palestinians without charge. This strike is being led by Marwan Barghoutti, a Palestinian political figure...

United Passenger Forcibly Removed

United Passenger Forcibly Removed

TeresaH, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2017

After United Airlines in Chicago "overbooked" flight 3411 on Sunday, the plane would not take off until four people volunteered to leave. When there were not enough volunteers, the airline had to choose passengers to leave the flight. United chose Tyler Bridges who refused to leave the flight and airport...

Truck Attack in Sweden

yellow circle signifies site of attack

Colin Hope, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2017

Earlier today in  Stockholm, Sweden, a stolen truck slammed into an Åhléns department store around 3 p.m local time killing four people and injuring dozens more. The attack took place on Drottninggatan, a busy pedestrian street in central Stockholm. Parliament and the Stockholm subway system h...

Escalator Malfunction in China

Escalator Malfunction in China

KaeT, Social Media Editor

March 28, 2017

On Saturday afternoon in a Hong Kong mall, visitors were stunned when a tall escalator standing at roughly 150 feet suddenly malfunctioned. This sent the machine in the reverse direction at nearly twice the normal speed. The accident has left several people injured and angry. Investigators are still...

Orlando Shooter’s Wife Denied Release

Orlando Shooter's Wife Denied Release

TeresaH, Acting Online Editor

March 10, 2017

The Orlando Pulse nightclub shooter's widow will now remain in custody after a judge denied bail and an early release.  On June 2016, Omar Mateen walked into the nightclub and killed 49 people causing the "deadliest mass shooting in the United States" (CNN). Mateen's wife, Noor Salman, was also tied...

Corruption and Park Geun-hye

Park Geun-hye

TeresaH, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2017

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

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

Protests of Dakota Access pipeline

TeresaH, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2017

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

A horse at the vet

HaleyB, Reporter

February 28, 2017

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....

The Future of NASA


TeresaH, Staff Reporter

February 17, 2017

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

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

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ColinH, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2017

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....

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