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Trump’s Executive Order: The Impact on Families and Refugees

Irene Ciocirlan, Copy Editor

February 28, 2017

A 4-month-old Iranian girl trying to come to the United States for life saving heart surgery was denied a visa. An executive order signed by President Trump on January 27, 2017 temporarily blocked travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. The countries involved are Iran, Iraq...

Britain Moves Closer to Leaving European Union

Joel Neuschwander, Reporter

February 28, 2017

Soon enough, Britain might be going solo. The United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland) has been a part of the European Union since 1973, but if a recent government ruling holds true, a divorce may be in store. On February 1st, members of the United Kingdom parliament vot...

Half a Million March on Washington

Half a Million March on Washington

Emily Liesch, Copy Editor

February 28, 2017

An estimated 470,000 people participated in the Women’s March in Washington, D.C on Saturday, January 21, 2017, but the participants weren’t just women. Men, women, and children all flocked to the United States Capitol in support of the march. Organizers of the march said their mission is to “sen...

Quebec shooting leaves six dead

Quebec shooting leaves six dead

Abby Shapiro, Feature Reporter

February 16, 2017

A place where many come to look for light in life became a place of horror and havoc. On January 29, 2017, an armed gunman entered a local mosque in Quebec City, Canada, where he is responsible for injuring eight people and killing six. According to CNN, Quebec police report that the gunman wore black...

Polish Military Teaches Women Free Self Defense

Polish Military Teaches Women Free Self Defense

Adeena Syed, Reporter

February 2, 2017

While giving free self defense classes to women may seem like a great idea on the surface, in this case, there may be more to it than meets the eye. With so many global events in the news recently, Poland has managed to slip under the radar. However, they attracted attention from across the globe whe...

Seaworld’s Tilikum dies at 36

Seaworld’s Tilikum dies at 36

Haley Daniels, Copy Editor

January 30, 2017

Tilikum, the center of the 2013 documentary “Blackfish” and SeaWorld star, passed away on January 6, 2017. Tilikum passed while under the care of SeaWorld, where he had served for 25 years. The orca whale had been sick for several months, and his death has reignited discussion over the treatment of...

World Records Set by Harlem Globetrotters

World Records Set by Harlem Globetrotters

Evan Spinney, Reporter

January 23, 2017

When it comes to putting on a show, the Harlem Globetrotters don’t fail to impress. Guinness World Record Day was on Sunday, November 20th, 2016 this year. This day encourages people from all over the world to set and or break new records however weird or creative they are. The Harlem Globetrotte...

Dylann Roof Gets Death Penalty

Emily Liesch, Copy Editor

January 23, 2017

On Tuesday, January 10, 2016, Dylann Roof, a 22 year-old white supremacist, was sentenced to death for a massacre he committed on June 17, 2015. All twelve of the jurors assigned to Roof’s case, ten men and two women, unanimously proposed the death penalty as a suitable sentence for Roof, who killed nine people worshipping at Emanuel African Metho...

The Broadcaster Podcaster launches on iTunes

The Broadcaster Podcaster launches on iTunes

Robert Sterner, Advisor

January 2, 2017

The Broadcaster is pleased to announce the start of our very first podcast: The Broadcaster Podcaster.  Available on iTunes, the podcast has several shows that operate under its umbrella.  This means that subscribers need only sign up for The Broadcaster Podcaster to enjoy all of the shows. ...

Four Years Later: How the Sandy Hook Promise Continues to Educate on Gun Violence

Four Years Later: How the Sandy Hook Promise Continues to Educate on Gun Violence

Lydia Gould, Reporter

December 16, 2016

What if a school shooting was preventable, but you just didn’t know what to look for? On December 14, 2012, a mass shooting occurred in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Several young children as well as adults were shot and killed and others were wounded. Now four year...

Dakota Access Pipeline Rerouted

Kieran Hogan, Reporter

December 15, 2016

The US Army Corps of Engineers has officially denied a grant that would allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to continue construction past the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, according to NPR News. The move comes just days after more than two thousand veterans travelled to the construction site to join the protests, forcing the company to halt their work. Jo-Ellen Darcy, the...

Warehouse Fire Kills at Least 36

Abby Shapiro, Feature Reporter

December 14, 2016

A place meant for creativity and authenticity became a scene of tragedy and heartache. A tragic fire broke out during a dance party in a two story warehouse building, named “the Ghost Ship” in Oakland, California, where many artists resided and worked. In the building, people had a diffic...

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