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North Korea To Withdraw from the Olympics

Anna Allred, Staff Writer April 15, 2021
Last Tuesday, North Korea announced that it wouldn’t be participating in the Tokyo Olympics scheduled for later this summer. Concerns over coronavirus have already caused a record delay of the Olympics, which have previously only been canceled during world wars, but North Korea is the first country to withdraw completely. 
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Teens Eligible to Receive Vaccines Starting April 18th

You might be able to receive a vaccine soon. Here's how to get one.
Max Dolinh, Staff Writer April 15, 2021

Vaccine season is in full swing this April thanks to more orders of doses by the Biden administration. While your parents and/or grandparents might have already received a dose or two, it’s possible...

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Stranded with no way home

Australia’s strict travel ban has left thousands of Australian citizens stuck in a foreign country for over a year.
April 15, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has been hard on everyone, but imagine being stuck in a foreign country, far away from friends and family, with no way to get back? This is the problem that 40,000 Australians have...

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The Truth About the COVID-19 Vaccine

How does it actually work?
Veronica Preaskorn, Editorial Board April 15, 2021

While the number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 grows, so does the number of questions. How does the vaccine actually work? Does everyone still have to wear a mask? Does the vaccine prevent you...

A Brood Like No Other: X

These Periodical Cicadas will Soon be Emerging After 17 Years of Hibernation
April 15, 2021

In early to mid-May, billions of cicadas will emerge from the ground, filling the air with buzz. With their black bodies, long wings, and red eyes, Brood X cicadas are the largest of the periodical cicadas....

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How COVID-19 is Affecting the Olympics

Serena Hirani, Staff Writer April 15, 2021

After a historical postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics due to COVID-19, there is still some doubt whether they will take place this year in Tokyo. After all, the pandemic continues to rage on despite...

NASA Ingenuity helicopter endures its first freezing night on Mars

NASA Ingenuity helicopter endures its first freezing night on Mars

Rania Shah, Staff Writer April 15, 2021

The Ingenuity helicopter experienced its first night on the frigid surface of Mars, a primary milestone in the rotorcraft’s journey ahead. The 4-pound helicopter separated on April 3 from the abdomen...

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Derek Chauvin Trial

Everything you need to know
April 15, 2021

10 months after George Floyd was killed, Derek Chauvin, the police officer charged for Floyd’s death, is going to trial. He is facing charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree...

The Stimulus Check and its Benefits for American Families

Emma Dennis, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

Most U.S families were granted a hefty amount of money through a check from the government, but why? A $1.9trillion relief bill was signed by President, Joe Biden on March 11th, 2021. This bill allowed...

What’s going on with the Trump family?

Dilara Vural‌ ‌, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

  No matter what they were or were not saying publicly, the members of Donald Trump’s immediate family knew that he was leaving 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in January, ending any further opportunity...

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The Rise and Fall of Neera Tanden

Anna Allred, Staff Writer March 16, 2021

Neera Tanden, President Joe Biden’s pick for the Office of Management and Budget, faced fierce opposition from a crucial handful of senators across the political spectrum as she tried to navigate her...

Sans Senior Year

How COVID robbed the classes of 2020 and 2021 of a normal sendoff
Charlie Williams, Editorial Board March 11, 2021

Photo courtesy of Gabriel Benois on Unsplash If a senior had been told last March that their normal high school experience was about to drastically change, they might have laughed it off as a joke....

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