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Amazon Releases Short List of Potential Cities for its Second Headquarters

Amazon Releases Short List of Potential Cities for its Second Headquarters

Olivia Bratton, Copy Editor

January 25, 2018

On Thursday, January 18, 2018, Amazon announced the top 20 potential cities in the running to be the location of Amazon’s second headquarters. According to Amazon, the new facility, called HQ2, is estimated to create 50,000 high-paying jobs and cost $5 billion to build and operate. Last year, 238 communiti...

Student Opens Fire in Kentucky High School Killing 2

Katherine Clark, Copy Editor

January 25, 2018

Two students were killed while 18 others were injured when a student opened fire at Marshall County High School in Kentucky on the morning of Tuesday, January 23, 2018, authorities said. Police arrested a 15 year-old student at the scene who will be tried for murder, attempted murder and other cha...

Two Boys Arrested for Killing 500k Honeybees

Two Boys Arrested for Killing 500k Honeybees

Alexis Moodie, Layout Editor

January 25, 2018

Two Iowan boys have been arrested for vandalism of a honey business. The boys, aged 12 and 13, are suspects for the vandalism of the Wild Hill Honey farm in Sioux City, Iowa. The vandalism caused $60,000 worth of damage. The criminals knocked over all 50 of the hives on the farm killing all the be...

4 New Laws to Impact Pennsylvania in 2018

4 New Laws to Impact Pennsylvania in 2018

Alexis Moodie, Layout Editor

January 24, 2018

Four new laws will affect Pennsylvania citizens in 2018. After January 1, 2018, if you are caught driving under the influence, you now have two options for punishment. If you are a first time offender, you have the option to get it removed from you record, but you would have a 30 day minimum lic...

Missile False Alarm Jars Hawaii

Missile False Alarm Jars Hawaii

Kieran Hogan, World and Politics Section Editor

January 24, 2018

On Saturday, citizens of Hawaii woke up to a stunning phone alert, warning of an impending ballistic missile attack on the state. "EMERGENCY ALERT: BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL." (8:07 a.m. PST) Only, the alert was a mistake. No missile...

YouTube Punishes Logan Paul for Controversial Video

YouTube Punishes Logan Paul for Controversial Video

Carina Sarracino, Reporter

January 24, 2018

Logan Paul’s controversial video of an apparent suicide victim sparked outrage among the internet, and he’s facing the consequences. On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, YouTube announced their long-awaited treatment for the situation. They decided Paul would be removed from the “Preferred Program,”...

California mudslides

California mudslides

Brooke Daniels, Editor in Chief

January 12, 2018

Ventura County California had waves of mud and rock wash over their area this week, killing 17 people after attempting to recover due to a massive fire recently tearing through Southern California. Heavy rains sent rivers of mud tumbling down hillsides and destroying homes in the affluent sea...

North Korea Re-Establishes Hotline with South Korea

Katherine Clark and Carina Sarracino

January 10, 2018

After two years of silence and avoidance, North Korea and South Korea finally connected with one another after North Korea made an attempt to contact their hotline in a political breakthrough. North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, made the order to contact the South in what was said to be a conversat...

Outrage sparked after YouTuber posts video of apparent suicide victim

Outrage sparked after YouTuber posts video of apparent suicide victim

Carina Sarracino and Katherine Clark

January 9, 2018

Logan Paul, 22-year old YouTube star, is currently facing heavy criticism for his video of the hanging body of a man who has committed suicide. The video, titled “We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest...” sparked outrage due to his disrespectful treatment of a dead body. When he ...

Amtrak train derailment in Washington leaves 3 dead

Amtrak train derailment in Washington leaves 3 dead

Brooke Daniels, Editor in Chief

December 19, 2017

Careening around a turn at about three times the speed limit, an Amtrak passenger train derailed and hurled 13 out of 14 cars off an overpass into rush hour traffic below, killing three people and injuring over 100 others. Chris Karnes, a passenger on the train and chairman of the Pierce Transit Co...

Politics Paraphrased: November

Omer Qureshi, Reporter

December 18, 2017

This month we dig into Roy Moore's Senate campaign, the GOP tax bill currently in Congress, and rising tensions with North Korea. https://soundcloud.com/user-811325784/politics-paraphrased-november

FCC repeals net neutrality

Katherine Clark and Claire Sheppard

December 15, 2017

On December 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality by a vote of 3 to 2. In 2015, during Obama’s administration, the net neutrality law was passed to protect Americans from internet companies forcing users to pay to use higher quality services. Now, the Trump administration is preparing ...

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