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Successful Test to Detect Ebola

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TeresaH, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2017

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

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FeliciaH, Managing Editor

February 9, 2017

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

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JordanM, Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2017

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

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TeresaH, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2017

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...

Betsy DeVos Confirmed

Betsy DeVos Confirmed

KyleR, Acting Managing Editor

February 7, 2017

Through great Senate debate, Betsy DeVos has been confirmed as the Secretary of Education on President Trump's Cabinet. The confirmation comes on a wave of controversy over Devos's plans for education in the United States based on very different ideas than previous Secretaries of Education. The confirmation...

Tornado in the South

Tornadoes are hitting counties all over Georgia.

Emily H, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2017

With rough winds whipping through Texas and a new wave of politics sweeping across the nations, there has not been very much focus on the tornadoes decimating part of the country. Regions of the southeast are in shambles as storms hit cities and communities, destroying livelihoods and even lives in their...

A Dog’s Accident

German Shepherd wading through water.

KaylaP, Staff Reporter

January 19, 2017

Since the release of the trailer for the upcoming movie, “ A Dog’s purpose” people have been highly anticipating it, spreading the trailer all over social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. But almost a day ago, a video of one of the dogs used on set was posted online, and many people...

The Accidental Attack

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KaeT, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2017

On January 17th, there was an explosive outrage from the Nigerian people as it was reported one of their army jets mistakenly dropped a bomb into a refugee camp. The accidental drop wounded and killed refugees and humanitarian workers alike, including soldiers and members of the Red Cross, the casualties...

Most Unfortunate Series

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KiaraS, Copy Editor

January 13, 2017

Today, Netflix released the first season of its highly anticipated new original series. It is the television adaptation of “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” a 13 book series that follows the tragic events of the three Bauldelaires children after their parents die in a house fire. The first book of the origin...

Houston Rodeo 2017 Lineup

list of the concert lineup

FeliciaH, Managing Editor

January 10, 2017

Southerners do not just have the four traditional seasons, they have five; the extra one being Rodeo season. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo turns the traditional event of barrel racing and bull riding up a notch; musical acts ranging from George Straight and Tim McGraw to ZZ Top and Fall Out Boy...

Trump’s Controversial Cabinet

President Elect Trump addressing a crowd.

KaeT, Staff Reporter

January 6, 2017

Now that it’s January, President Obama’s term is drawing to a close as the former members get ready to leave. On January 20th, Donald Trump will officially become the United State’s 45th president. As the day draws nearer, Trump has already picked his selections for the cabinet that will accompany...

NAACP Sit-In Protesters Arrested

Jeff Sessions stands before an audience delivering a speech regarding Donald Trump's immigration policy.

ColinH, Staff Reporter

January 3, 2017

Donald Trump's announcement to name Jeff Sessions, the junior Senator from Alabama, to be the United States Attorney General has caused some upheaval. This announcement was made merely days after Trump becoming President-Elect, but just recently prompted a reaction from the NAACP ( National Association...

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