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Midterm Election Could Swing Balance of Power in Congress

Talon Smith, Reporter

September 18, 2018


Filed under Politics, Showcase

All 435 US representatives and one third of US senators are up for election in the US midterms on November 6, 2018. The midterm election occurs two years into the presidential term. In these elections, citizens vote for their congressional representatives and senators without voting for the president. Unlike ...

Winners of Pennsylvania’s Primary

Ethan Sniderman, Reporter

May 21, 2018


Filed under Politics

The Democrats and Republicans nominated each of their party’s candidate for both local and federal government positions on Tuesday, May 15th. Derry Township is in Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District for the United States House of Representatives and the 106th District for the Pennsylvania H...

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


Filed under Politics, World

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


Filed under Politics, World

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 ...

George Scott Runs for PA-10th Congressional Seat

George Scott Runs for PA-10th Congressional Seat

Ethan Sniderman, Reporter

May 11, 2018


Filed under Politics

One candidate has been a US Army soldier, CIA officer, and church pastor.   George Scott, a candidate in the Pennsylvania 10th Congressional District, is one of four Democrats seeking a spot in the general election in November. On May 15, 2018, Pennsylvania will have its mid-term primary to elect one of their ...

Newest addition to the royal family born on April 23

Newest addition to the royal family born on April 23

Carina Sarracino, Reporter

May 8, 2018


Filed under Politics

Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, and Prince William welcomed their third child, a 8lbs 7oz healthy boy, on Monday April 23. Kate had her baby at the St. Mary’s Hospital in London, where she also gave birth to her other two children, 4 year old George and 2 year old Charlotte. A few h...

Gun control debate continues in PA

Emily Liesch, Lead Copy Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Politics

As recent tragedies turn attention to gun laws or lack thereof on a federal level, Pennsylvania legislators have joined in the great debate. On Tuesday April 17, 2018, the House Judiciary Committee met to discuss gun control throughout the commonwealth. The committee, led by chairman Ron Marsico (R), hear...

Ronny Jackson withdraws as Trump’s candidate for VA

Ronny Jackson withdraws as Trump’s candidate for VA

Brooke Daniels, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2018


Filed under Politics

Ronny Jackson, physician and Trump’s pick for head for Veterans Affairs, withdrew his nomination Thursday amid a multitude of allegations against him, including being drunk on the job and improperly handing out prescription drugs such as Vanadium on international flights. In response to the multiplying allegations f...

Non-Scientist Bridenstine Wins Senate Approval to Head NASA

Non-Scientist Bridenstine Wins Senate Approval to Head NASA

Kieran Hogan, World and Politics Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under Politics

Jim Bridenstine, House representative and former naval aviator, was confirmed by the Senate for the role of the next NASA administrator on April 19, 2018. NASA hasn’t had a permanent leader in over a year, since Charles Bolden resigned as administrator when Trump took office. NASA vet Robert Ligh...

F.B.I. Raids the Office of Trump’s Lawyer Michael Cohen

F.B.I. Raids the Office of Trump’s Lawyer Michael Cohen

Brooke Daniels, Editor-In-Chief

April 25, 2018


Filed under Politics

The F.B.I. raided Michael D. Cohen’s Rockefeller Center office and hotel room on Monday, April 14, longtime friend and lawyer to President Donald J. Trump, in search of business contracts and deals, documents and emails, including a payment to Stormy Daniels, adult film actress. President Trump, on...

Representative Dent to retire early from Congress in May

Representative Dent to retire early from Congress in May

Robert Sterner, Advisor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Politics

Republican Representative Charlie Dent has announced today his retirement next month.   Previously he had said he would resign at the end of the year.  The resignation may trigger a special election, said Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s office. A statement from him provided few details for ...

Tillerson Out as Secretary of State

Tillerson Out as Secretary of State

Kieran Hogan, World and Politics Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Politics

President Donald Trump fired his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday, ending a 14 month run of controversial policies. Trump credited the decision to their differing stances on several topics, saying, “We were not really thinking the same,” according to the New York Times. “Really, ...

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