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Alec Baldwin formally charged with involuntary manslaughter

Allyson Lin, A&E February 14, 2023

On Tuesday, New Mexico prosecutors charged Alec Baldwin with involuntary manslaughter for the death of cinematographer Hayna Hutchins back in 2021, according to NBC news.   On the set of “Rust,”...

Pictured is a statue of St. Nicholas in Demre, Antalya, Turkey.  St. Nicholas was born and served as a bishop of what is now the Turkish Mediterranean town of Demre, near Antalya, on the southern coast, in the fourth century.  (Rab Lawrence/CC BY 2.0)

History of Christmas

Day 11 of 12 Days of Stories
Natalie Colarossi, Assistant Layout Designer December 24, 2022

Celebrated annually by over 400 million people across the world, Christmas is the largest holiday. Santa, presents, decorations, and weeks off school always come to mind when someone thinks about Christmas,...

A Christmas tree stands at the center of the Tanger Outlets in Hershey, PA. In many countries including the United States, the Christmas tree is a popular holiday decoration. (HHS Broadcaster/Ashley Bu)

How do countries around the world celebrate Christmas?

Day 5 of 12 Days of Stories
Ashley Bu, Science and Technology Editor December 19, 2022

With Christmas quickly approaching, billions of people all over the world are rushing to plan their festivities. However, each person has different ways of celebrating the special holiday. Throughout...

Biden speaks at the United Nations Climate Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. He apologized for USA’s action to leave the Paris Agreement. (US Embassy Cairo/Maged Helal)

USA strengthens resolve to slowing climate change at COP27

Kamalini Nagarajan, Reporter December 5, 2022

At the United Nations Climate Conference, or COP27 for short, this November, the United States (USA) promised to strengthen its efforts in slowing down climate change.  Midway through the conference,...

Robb Elementary is pictured in a Google Street View image.  Current enrollment was 575 students.  (Screenshot/Google Street View)

Gunman Kills 19 Students and 2 adults at Texas elementary school

Allyson Lin, World and Breaking News Editor May 27, 2022

An 18-year old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school and killed at least 19 students, according to ABC news. Robb Elementary School is in the heavily Latino town of Uvalde, Texas. Officials...

A man sits with an “I stand with Planned Parenthood” sign in his hand. PA Governor Tom Wolf spoke to the crowd and offered his continued support of abortion rights and a womans right to choose. (Broadcaster/Mia Caldonetti)

“Bans off our Bodies” protest draws more than 1,000 in support of abortion rights

Mia Caldonetti, Reporter May 25, 2022

More than 1,000 gathered at the Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg on May 14, 2022 to protest the possible overturning of abortion rights. Despite light drizzle, the protesters listened to...

Ukrainian soldiers post a video of themselves doing a trending TikTok dance on the battlefield. Many people, even ones directly involved in the Ukrainian conflict, have been posting videos poking fun at the war leading to possible widespread desensitization. (Broadcaster/Screenshot)

The Danger of Desensitization: Global Events Through the Lens of Social Media

Maeve Reiter and Dan Hogan May 5, 2022

Scrolling through TikTok, users see content tailored to their online identity. Some of the videos may be comedic skits, some may be how-to videos, some are about relationship advice. Endlessly swiping,...

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope captures first image with fully-aligned mirror

Ashley Bu, Reporter April 11, 2022

A star shines brightly with several galaxies in the background. The photo was taken using the James Webb Space Telescope in the infrared spectrum. (NASA/STScI) After being set out into space on...

15 year old Russian figure skater tests positive for banned medication at Olympics

Sophia Tunks, Reporter February 28, 2022

Kamila Valieva, the 15-year-old first-time Russian Olympic figure skater came into the 2022 Beijing games as a clear favorite in the women’s singles event. However, after Valieva carried Russia to win...

Russia Invades Ukraine

Allyson Lin, Reporter February 28, 2022

Ukrainian and American officials have stated Russia has launched its full scale invasion on Ukraine Wednesday, February 24, 2022. The action has drawn condemnation from the US, the United Kingdom, and...

Pictured is Maidan Nezalezhnosty the central square in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Ralf Roletschek)

Breaking: Russia Invades Ukraine

At 5 am local time, Russian military forces entered Ukraine.
Allyson Lin , World and Breaking News Editor February 24, 2022

Ukrainian and American officials have stated Russia has launched its full scale invasion on Ukraine Wednesday, February 24, 2022. The action has drawn condemnation from the US, the United Kingdom, and...

Rapper Travis Scott performs on The Come Up Show on April 7, 2017.  Ten concertgoers have died and more than 300 injured at a Travis Scott performance in Houston, Texas.  (The Come Up Show/CC BY-ND 2.0)

Astroworld tragedy claims 10th Victim

Allyson Lin, World & breaking news editor November 30, 2021

A crowd surge at Travis Scott’s Astroworld music festival has claimed the lives of ten. Eight people were killed, ages ranging 14 to 17, at the festival with two more dying in the days following. More...

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