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Autism Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D pills
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TeresaH, Staff Reporter

January 3, 2017

Vitamin D deficiency can lead to numerous diseases including certain cancers, rickets, diabetes, hypertension, glucose intolerance and multiple sclerosis. However, a recent study by researchers from the Queensland Brain Institute has found that vitamin D deficiency also shares a possible link with aut...

Protestors at TAMU

Protestors at TAMU

KaeT, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2016

This afternoon, a guest will take the stage at Texas A&M University to speak to the public. His presence, however, has not been kindly received. White nationalist Richard Spencer was invited to speak at the University, the event has left people criticizing both A&M and Spencer. People from around...

Dakota Access Pipeline Brought to a Halt

Chicagoans protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. Photo provided by: Flickr User Bob Simpson.

JordanM, Editor-in-Chief

December 5, 2016

On December 4, 2016 the Army Corps of Engineers denied the easement through Lake Oahe for the Dakota Access Pipeline. This decision will halt construction of the controversial pipeline and explore other environmental options, a victory for protesters against the pipeline being so close to the source of...

Changing the World of Medicine for $20

The 17-year-olds from Sydney Grammar recreated Pyrimethamine in their high school laboratory.

HannahN, Staff Reporter

December 1, 2016

Last year Martin Shkreli, a hedge-fund manager, founded Turing Pharmaceuticals. After creating the company the now former CEO quickly bought the exclusive rights to an anti-parasitic drug called Daraprim. Daraprim is included on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medicines, and is “...

Inferno in Tennessee

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TeresaH, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2016

14,ooo people have evacuated and another 2000 are seeking refuge in emergency shelters in Gatlinburg, Tennessee as fires rage throughout the state. So far three people have been killed, and more than 150 homes have been destroyed. The impact of the devastation has sent people fleeing and demolished...

Right Shift

Right Shift

ColinH, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2016

In the aftermath of the election, numerous people conjured up the idea that Trump had, manipulated his way into office. They speculated that he used rhetoric of the alt-right to garner the votes he received, but that ultimately he would end up being a moderate, and possibly even a liberal president....

Mapping Out The Election

Mapping Out The Election

HaleyB, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2016

November eighth. Election day.  There are 50 states with a total of 146,311,000 people registered to vote. The two candidates are Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Anticipation rolls all over the United States to see who will win. According to CNN: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas,...

The Truth About Halloween Candy

The Truth About Halloween Candy

KiaraS, Copy Editor

October 31, 2016

For about 100 years children have been celebrating the beloved holiday of Halloween; more specifically, Trick-or-Treating. Each year on October 31st, children go from door to door as they receive large sums of candy and other sugary treats, but just how many calories are consumed per kid on Halloween? ...

Early Voting Begins

A voting center set up for early voting.

KyleR, Business Manager

October 26, 2016

November 8th is finally approaching, and with it, early voting comes too. So far, this election has been a ride for voters across America, and now, voters are heading to the polls to cast their votes for presidents. Starting October 24, the American public is deciding once and for all who the next President...

The Switch

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TeresaH, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2016

Nintendo has revealed its new gaming console, the "Switch". This console is set to be released in March of 2017. The long awaited console is exciting Nintendo fans around the world and has been labeled as the future of gaming. The Nintendo Switch is small and portable, meant to be a home console and...

Rage of Hurricane Matthew

The hurricane continues to make its way towards the coast as its strength increases.

KaeT, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2016

As of lately, Florida and the east coasts of states north have been plagued by an impending problem that draws closer to the United States every day. Hurricane Matthew is a powerful category four storm that in recent days has touched down in Haiti, moving quickly to Cuba after leaving devastation it...

Green Across the World

Green Across the World

ColinH, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2016

The Green Party is a small party of activists that has near no political power in the United States, but across the world, Green Parties have real political power. In countries such as Sweden, Austria, Germany and Australia the Green Party holds real power in their national parliaments. The green move...

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