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Gypsy-Rose Blanchard | From Prisoner to Social Media Star

Emma Dennis, Staff Writer | February 1, 2024

Gypsy Blanchard has recently gained a lot of traction in the media due to her release from prison on December 28th, 2023. She was serving time for taking a part in her own mother’s murder. But as the details of the case began to unfold, the reasons...

Crisis on New Years: The Noto Earthquake

Clare Lincoln, Assistant Design Editor | February 1, 2024

     On January 1, 2024, at 2:10 am EST, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck Central Japan, specifically near Suzu and Noto, Japan, within the Ishikawa Prefecture, creating devastating tsunamis, leaving people displaced, and destroying infrastructure....

Regional Elections Outcome

Brielle Long, Staff Writer | November 20, 2023

For countless years, Democrats and Republicans have been at odds with one another. Banned books, abortion, taxes, and so much more have caused rifts that are seemingly unable to be bridged.    Now, as of November 7, 2023, the Democratic party...

Congress Put A Band-Aid on the Shutdown Wound:

Nyla Kathuria, Staff Writer | October 6, 2023

     On the brink of a government shutdown, Congress struck a "deal" in the 11th hour, temporarily halting this closure. The House and Senate signed a bipartisan agreement, sending President Biden a bill to keep the government funded until November...

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Keeping Track | Former President Trump’s Indictments

Emma Dennis, Staff Writer | September 21, 2023

Former President Donald Trump, no stranger to controversy, has dominated American politics for the better part of a decade. He now finds himself facing several indictments that are honestly hard to keep up with. The mere mention of Trump's name invokes...

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Desantis v Disney

Madeline Deppe, Staff Writer | June 8, 2023

Florida governor Ron Desantis, who is now running for president, is currently in a legal battle with Disney, who says that Desantis is using his governmental power against the theme park in Orlando. In May of 2022, Disney publicly came out in opposition...

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The Tennessee Three: Nashville and Democracy

Julian Otalvaro, Staff Writer | May 3, 2023

It's been well over a month since the latest addition to the United States' saga of shootings. On March 27th, a Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee was infiltrated by a graduate of the academy, resulting in the deaths of three 9-year-old...

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Artemis: the Rocket Hard to Miss

Vinisha Cheella, Assistant Copy Editor | December 5, 2022

             On November 16, 2022, the Artemis rocket (a next-generation space capsule) launched from NASA's Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida at 1:47 am. Artemis was sent to the moon. This rocket’s purpose is to see if it can...

November 29, 2022

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Twitter and Musk, the Big Adjust

Vinisha Cheella, Assistant Copy Editor | November 22, 2022

On October 28, 2022, Elon Musk officially bought Twitter for 44 billion dollars. Musk is now known as the richest man on Earth and the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX. Now, he is also known as the CEO of Twitter, or as he named himself in his Twitter profile...

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Out with the Old: James Webb Telescope

Clare Lincoln, Assistant Design Editor | September 18, 2022

What is the James Webb Telescope? The James Webb Telescope has recently been spoken about all over the news, but what exactly is it and how does it work? To begin, the telescope is about as tall as a three-story building and as wide as a tennis court....

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