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The Oil War; Why is the Cut not Big Enough?

The Oil War; Why is the Cut not Big Enough?

Theadora Soter, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 6, 2020

If you’re a regular consumer of oil in the United States chances are you have noticed a dramatic drop at your neighborhood gas station, but why? As the economy continues to close more and more each day due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been less of a need for the public to go out and use their...

Coronavirus Divides the Country Further

Coronavirus Divides the Country Further

Theadora Soter, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 6, 2020

On March 24th President Trump came out with a statement stating that he wants the whole country economically open by Easter, April 12. He said in his press conference, “You can’t just come in and say let’s close up the United States of America”, but health officials quickly disputed this statement...

COVID-19 Causes the Largest United States Economic Stimulus Package in History

COVID-19 Causes the Largest United States Economic Stimulus Package in History

Phia Bridge, Feature Editor

May 6, 2020

As of February 27, a bailout bill has been implemented in the United States to send financial aid to those who are suffering from the consequences of the coronavirus. This bill uses an astonishing $2.2 trillion dollars which will provide help for many Americans, small businesses, and hospitals in need. Before...

Senator Bernie Sanders Inspires Utahns To Vote

Senator Bernie Sanders Inspires Utahns To Vote

Anna Gardner, Staff

March 5, 2020

This week, on Monday March 1, Senator Bernie Sanders graced Utah with his presence. He held a rally at the Utah State Fair Park, just one day prior to super tuesday. People traveled from all over the state to show their support. Entering the fairgrounds you could feel the excitement in the air. A band...

Producer Harvey Weinstein Potentially Faces 29 Years in Prison

Producer Harvey Weinstein Potentially Faces 29 Years in Prison

Samara Jackson, Egan Cieslewicz, Kendalle, and Katherine Brain

March 4, 2020

On February 24, 2020 the New York Supreme Court found 67 year old producer, Harvey Weinstein guilty on two of five counts after over 26 hours of deliberation. They found him guilty of committing a criminal sex act against Miriam Haley in the first degree, and of rape in the third degree. Committing a...

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

TEHRAN, IRAN - SEPTEMBER 18 : Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani (C) attends Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's (not seen) meeting with the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in Tehran, Iran on September 18, 2016. (Photo by Pool / Press Office of Iranian Supreme Leader/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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

Nathan Law (C) speaks at a rally with Jousha Wong (centre L) and supporters in Causeway bay following Nathan Law's win in the Legislative Council election in Hong Kong on September 5, 2016. A new generation of young Hong Kong politicians advocating a break from Beijing looked set to become lawmakers for the first time on September 5 in the biggest poll since mass pro-democracy rallies in 2014. / AFP / ISAAC LAWRENCE        (Photo credit should read ISAAC LAWRENCE/AFP/Getty Images)

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...