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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...

Man indicted for shooting Pittsburgh area postal worker

November 22, 2021

Eric Kortz, 53, was indicted for firing a gun during a crime of violence and murder of a U.S. employee on Wednesday by a federal grand jury in western Pennsylvania. The shooting originally occurred...

76.4% of people in Chiapas, Mexico are living in extreme poverty, 81.7% of children living under the poverty line. This makes it hard to focus on things like your health when it comes to drinking water instead of soda.  (Kashfi Halford/IC3A0890)

Poorest Mexican State Faces Soft Drink Epidemic

Grace Catalone , Reporter November 8, 2021

From the elderly to newborn babies, residents of Chiapas, the epicenter of the soft drink consumption epidemic in Mexico, can be found on the streets sipping their “bottled poison,” as The Economist...

Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, is home to over 2.646 million people. The island country has recently faced intimidation from its neighboring country China. (Kent Fan/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Tensions between China and Taiwan continue to rise

Ashley Bu, Reporter November 8, 2021

Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, is home to over 2.646 million people. The island country has recently faced intimidation from its neighboring country China. (Kent Fan/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Amid the growing...

CDC Clears Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccines for Children 5-11

Dan Hogan, Science and Technology editor November 6, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in the 5-11 age group on Friday, October 29th. Shots are expected to roll out in days as a Center for...

An Evolving Society Calls for an Evolving Dictionary

Emily Donegan and Julia Grenoble November 3, 2021

Trying to stay up to date on the newest slang just became a whole lot trickier now 455 new words were added to Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Categories such as Online Culture, Coronavirus, Science and Tech,...

Gymnasts testify before Congress about FBI failures in Nassar case

Molly Ziesenheim, A&E September 23, 2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/CT3BH01APaa/?utm_medium=copy_link After abusing over 150 gymnasts over the span of several years. U.S. gymnast Simone Biles, along with several other gymnasts, have now accused...

Environmentalists decry slaughter of 1500 White-Sided Dolphins in traditional Faroe Islands hunt

Environmentalists decry slaughter of 1500 White-Sided Dolphins in traditional Faroe Islands hunt

Lauren Cribbs, Editor in chief September 17, 2021

On Sunday, September 12, the “grindadráp” hunt, a centuries-old tradition, occurred in Faroe Islands, volcanic islands located in the North Atlantic Ocean.  “Grindadráp,” commonly referred...

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Celebrate Father’s Day

Lauren Cribbs , Editorials Editor June 20, 2021

Fathers Day is coming up, and it is important to know the history.  In Washington state, the United States celebrated Fathers Day for the first time on June 19th, 1910, but it was not made an official...

Daniel Ellsberg poses with a copy of It was all a lie by Stuart Stevens in 2020.  Ellsberg is credited with leaking the Pentagon Papers to reporters. (Christopher Michel/CC BY 2.0)

50th anniversary of the Pentagon Papers

Anna Callahan, Copy Editor June 13, 2021

June 13 this year marks the 50th anniversary of the publishing of the Pentagon Papers.  The Pentagon Papers were a series of articles published in the New York Times about a top-secret study about...

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Celebrating the Second Pride Month In the Pandemic

Talon Smith, Editor-in-Chief June 1, 2021

June of 2021 marks the second pride month since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Traditionally, the month is celebrated with pride parades and events to commemorate the LGBT community’s past and present...

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May 18 primary voters pass limit on PA Governor’s power during an emergency

Talon Smith, Editor-in-Chief May 20, 2021

TheBroadcaster · May 18 primary voters pass limit on PA Governor’s power during an emergency Pennsylvania voters were asked to select party representatives for several positions including state Supreme...

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