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Author Sherry Knowlton talks human trafficking at Hershey Library event

Melina Dhital and Lisa Wang

May 1, 2019

Author Sherry Knowlton shared her knowledge regarding human trafficking to local audiences through a presentation on her research at the Hershey Public Library on Sunday, April 28, 2019. Knowlton is a retired former Deputy Secretary for Medical Assistance with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Addition...

Notre Dame Cathedral Fire: What We Know

Notre Dame Cathedral Fire: What We Know

Kieran Hogan, News Editor

April 18, 2019

Monday’s massive fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris put the world on edge, with everyone watching the fury unfold. This is what we know so far about the tragedy. The fire was put out by Paris’ Fire Brigade approximately 15 hours after it began. Officials are currently investigating the cau...

Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral on fire

Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral on fire

Kieran Hogan, News Editor

April 15, 2019

A fire has broken out at the famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, this afternoon. The fire is still burning, with the Paris Fire Brigade battling the flames. CBS News reported the 300-ft Gothic spire on top of the cathedral has collapsed, as well as large portions of roof. The 13th century church attracts over 13 million visitors a year, and had been expecting lar...

The Abuse of Nuns in the Catholic Church

Anna Callahan, Reporter

April 15, 2019

Disclaimer: The following article contains some graphic material, including vivid descriptions of sexual assault. For years, nuns have been abused by priests and have never spoken a word of it. Now, because of the growing support of the #MeToo movement, they have begun to speak up about the traumas...

New Abuse Scandal Arises in Southern Baptist Church

Anna Callahan and Sophia DeDonatis

March 11, 2019

Abuse within religious organizations is nothing new, but a new scandal has been brought to the forefront. Religious leaders of the Southern Baptist Church have been found to have abused over 700 victims over a period of twenty years, according to a breakthrough article by the Houston Chronicle. S...

Kidnapping Victim Escapes After Three Months in Captivity

Abbey Massage, Reporter

January 29, 2019

Thirteen-year-old Jayme Closs was abducted for three months but escaped. Closs lives in Barron, Wisconsin where she was kidnapped by 21-year-old Jake Patterson in October. Closs was missing for three months and escaped when Patterson left the house. There had been a fifty thousand dollar reward for anyo...

Trump administration considering erasing transgenderism via definition change

Talon Smith, Reporter

December 5, 2018

The Trump administration is considering defining gender as a biological and unchangeable condition determined by genetics and genitalia at birth, according to The New York Times. This change would effectively erase transgenderism in the eyes of the law. It would remove all legal protections on transgender and...

Shooting in Pittsburgh Synagogue Leaves 11 Dead and City Mourning

Talon Smith, Reporter

November 27, 2018

A gunman opened fire in a Pittsburgh Synagogue on Saturday October 27th, killing 11 people and injuring six others. The Anti-Defamation League called the shooting the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in US history, according to CNN. The gunman was a 46-year-old freelance truck driver, Robert...

Despite outrage toward alleged abuse by Catholic priests, legislation fails

Despite outrage toward alleged abuse by Catholic priests, legislation fails

Anna Callahan and Sophia DeDonatis

November 19, 2018

“We, the members of this grand jury, need you to hear this.”

International Tiger Day spreads awareness

International Tiger Day spreads awareness

Elizabeth Newman, Reporter

July 29, 2018

Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! On Sunday July 29, 2018, the world will celebrate tigers all across the globe. This day is used to raise and spread awareness for the endangered animal. International Tiger Day began in 2010 at the St. Petersburg Tiger Summit. Since tigers are an endangere...

France celebrates Bastille Day July 14

France celebrates Bastille Day July 14

Brooke Daniels, Editor-in-Chief

July 14, 2018

Bastille day is the celebration of French liberation from King Louis XVI and the start of a democratic government after the storming of Bastille prison on July 14, 1789. The prison of Bastille was a symbol of the monarchy and rule of the royals, so French revolutionaries decided to storm the lo...

USA Honors Fourth of July Traditions

USA Honors Fourth of July Traditions

Leah Koppenhaver, Reporter

July 3, 2018

Fourth Of July brings celebrations, traditions, and patriotic colors across America. The Declaration of Independence was originally signed July 2, 1776, and was approved by Congress two days later. The first Independence Day was celebrated a year later on July 4, 1777. Fourth of July traditions...

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