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Juneteenth celebration honors end of slavery in America

Juneteenth celebration honors end of slavery in America

Katie Jones, Reporter

June 18, 2018

During the 17th and 18th century, slavery controlled the lives of nearly every American. In 1865, the 13th amendment abolished slavery for the good of Americans. Though not a well known known holiday, Juneteenth, taking place on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 is a day to celebrate the abolishment of...

How one woman’s death lead to Ireland’s abortion rights campaign

How one woman’s death lead to Ireland’s abortion rights campaign

Kieran Hogan, Reporter

May 30, 2018

On May 25, Ireland overwhelmingly voted to repeal their eighth amendment, lifting a long-standing ban on abortion. However, it took the death of one woman to kickstart the campaign for abortion rights in this predominantly Catholic country. In 2012, Savita Halappanavar, 31, died from septicemia...

At least 8 dead in Texas high school shooting

Carina Sarracino, Reporter

May 18, 2018

8 to 10 people dead and several others injured from a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas on Friday, May 18 according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. Shortly after classes began around 7:30 am CT, shots were fired by a gunman. Police are questioning two suspects, believed to be students...

Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson Falls Short in Run for PA-10th Congressional Seat

Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson Falls Short in Run for PA-10th Congressional Seat

Ethan Sniderman, Reporter

May 18, 2018

She may have fallen short, but she ran on principle. On May 15, 2018, Pennsylvania had its mid-term primary to elect one of their senators and each districts’ congressman/woman. The Democratic Party has four candidates running to be the party’s candidate.  Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson was one ...

Dr. Eric Ding falls short in run for PA-10th Congressional Seat

Dr. Eric Ding falls short in run for PA-10th Congressional Seat

Ethan Sniderman, Reporter

May 17, 2018

The Democratic Party has four candidates for the spot to be the party’s candidate. Dr. Eric Ding placed third among those four candidates. Many voters worry that the candidates running to represent them may not be the most relatable person. Although Eric Ding is currently a doctor, he feels ...

House Speaker Ryan Announces Retirement

House Speaker Ryan Announces Retirement

Kieran Hogan, World and Politics Editor

April 18, 2018

Speaker of the House, Republican Paul Ryan, won’t run for reelection, his office announced Wednesday April 11, 2018. “After nearly twenty years in the House, the speaker is proud of all that has been accomplished and is ready to devote more of his time to being a husband and a father," Ryan’s ...

March For Our Lives March in Washington D.C.

March For Our Lives March in Washington D.C.

Claire Strucko, Reporter

April 11, 2018

The March For Our Lives nationwide march took place this on Saturday,March 26. The turnout huge with hundreds of thousands of students and families marching together down Pennsylvania Avenue in the nation’s capital. Survivors like 18 year old Emma Gonzalez from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Scho...

39 Years Later, Effects of the Three Mile Island Accident Still Linger

39 Years Later, Effects of the Three Mile Island Accident Still Linger

Joel Neuschwander, Science and Technology Editor

February 27, 2018

Vietnam. Star Wars. Disco. Bell-bottoms. These were all were enduring images of the 1970s, but for thousands of people living in Central Pennsylvania, nothing encompasses the decade more than three letters: TMI. The 70s were a time of change in the United States. As the Vietnam War raged overse...

Shooting at Florida High School leaves 17 dead

Shooting at Florida High School leaves 17 dead

Molly Glus, Section Editor

February 21, 2018

“It has become one of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history.” A headline that is heard far too often, is being heard once again. A gunman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday, February 14. According to CNN the suspect, 19 year old Nicholas Cr...

Larry Nassar Sentenced to 175 years in Prison

Larry Nassar Sentenced to 175 years in Prison

Molly Glus, Lifestyle Section Editor

February 21, 2018

These girls are working for their dream, and he abused them. Former United States Gymnastics and Michigan State team doctor, Larry Nassar, was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison after pleading guilty for sexual abuse on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. According to CNN, 156 girls shared statements in cou...

North, South Korea to March as One at 2018 Olympic Games

North, South Korea to March as One at 2018 Olympic Games

Kieran Hogan, Section Editor World/Politics

February 9, 2018

North and South Korea will officially march under one flag at the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics, announced the South on Wednesday. The decision comes as a major diplomatic achievement for the two states, just weeks after their first diplomatic talks in two years, according to the NY Post. In addition,...

North and South Korea to march under one flag at 2018 Winter Olympics

North and South Korea to march under one flag at 2018 Winter Olympics

Claire Strucko, Copy Editor

January 26, 2018

Officials from North and South Korea met Wednesday for a third round of talks and announced both countries will march under the Korean Unification Flag at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Athletes from the rival Koreas paraded together behind a single flag for the first time at the opening ceremony of t...

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