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Fires Destroy Billions of Acres In Australia

Fires Destroy Billions of Acres In Australia

Samara Jackson, News Editor

February 4, 2020

Early July marked the beginning of one of the worst fire seasons in Australian history. Fires first erupted in areas of northeast New South Wales and southeastern Queensland, but now there are fires in almost every part of Australia. A combination of very low humidity, gusty winds, massive wide-spread...

The Killing of Quasem Soleimani Sparks Tension in the Middle East

The Killing of Quasem Soleimani Sparks Tension in the Middle East

Joshua Kraemer, Staff

January 14, 2020

On January 3, Quasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis was killed by an airstrike ordered by U.S President Donald Trump. Soleimani was the head of Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), and al-Muhandis was in charge of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF). The Trump Administration has viewed Soleimani...

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘Quit’ Being Royalty

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘Quit’ Being Royalty

Sophia Orphanakis-Ward, Editor-in-Chief

January 14, 2020

On Wednesday January 8, 2020, newlywed royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they will step back from their royal duties as senior members of the British Royal Family. The couple became an official senior royal couple on May 19, 2018. The Duke and Duchess’...

Results Of District Council Elections Reflect Growing Will For Democracy In Hong Kong

Results Of District Council Elections Reflect Growing Will For Democracy In Hong Kong

Elida Horvath, Staff

December 12, 2019

On November 24, the District Council elections in Hong Kong took place. After months of protests by the newly developed movement for universal suffrage by Hong Kong’s residents, pro-democracy parties seem successful, given the results of the elections. Over 71% of the eligible population participated...

DACA May Soon Shut Down

DACA May Soon Shut Down

Joshua Kraemer, Staff

December 10, 2019

DACA Is Going To Be Shut Down Soon On November 12, 2019, there was an oral argument over ending DACA. DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is a program that was established during Barack Obama’s presidency. It protects immigrants who were brought to America with their parents before they...

Germany Falls Victim to Jewlery Heists

Germany Falls Victim to Jewlery Heists

Anja Cieslewicz, Staff

December 10, 2019

The Royal Palace Museum in Dresden, Germany fell victim to a jewel heist on November 25, 2019. In the early morning, a fire was started at a nearby bridge, destroying a power box which consequently disabled several security alarms. Thieves used this opportunity to break into the Green Vault’s jewel...

A Glimpse At The Hong Kong Protests

A Glimpse At The Hong Kong Protests

Samara Jackson, News Editor

October 24, 2019

On March 31, 2019, protests in Hong Kong erupted. So far Hong Kong citizens, also known as “Hong Kongers,” have shut down the Hong Kong International Airport for multiple days, stormed into countless government buildings, and marched through the streets of Hong Kong. The Hong Kongers are protesting...

Ukraine Recap

Ukraine Recap

Sophia Orphanakis-Ward and Theadora Soter

October 19, 2019

On July 25 of this past summer, the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, made a very controversial phone call to the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelesky. In this “congratulatory” phone call to the foreign President, Trump says the instantly infamous line,“I would like you to do...

Brexit Tensions Increase as October Deadline Nears

Brexit Tensions Increase as October Deadline Nears

Gabe Wong, Web Editor

September 30, 2019

The United Kingdom (UK) is scheduled to leave the European Union (EU) at 23:00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) on October 31.  The UK decided to leave the EU in 2016 after the June 23 leave-remain referendum. The British exit (Brexit) is currently being pursued by Boris Johnson who replaced Theresa May as...

Whistleblower Exposes Trumps Intentions with Ukraine

Whistleblower Exposes Trumps Intentions with Ukraine

London Venz, Journalism Staff

September 26, 2019

Last week reports were released which found evidence of Trump working alongside Ukraine. On July 25, President Trump made a call to Ukrainian officials. The phone call discussed President Trump's opponent for the upcoming elections, Joe Biden. Trump wanted Ukraine to investigate Biden's son, Hunter Biden,...

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Accused of Sexual Misconduct Again

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Accused of Sexual Misconduct Again

Samara Jackson, News Editor

September 26, 2019

On September 14,  The New York Times published an article describing further sexual misconduct against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanugh. The article was written by Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, both are well renowned New York Times reporters. The article titled, Brett Kavanaugh Fit In With Th...

Sandy Hook’s Tear Jerking PSA Video

Sandy Hook’s Tear Jerking PSA Video

Paige Upwall, Journalism Staff

September 20, 2019

On December 14, 2002, a school shooting occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Twenty year old Adam Lanza shot and killed twenty eight people that day. Including twenty children who were  between the ages of six and seven, as well as six adult staff members. Adam then shot himself and shot his mother...