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ACT Changes Testing Policy for 2020

Clare Canavan, Editor in Chief

November 8, 2019

ACT announced on Tuesday, October 8th, big changes to the way the company will admistrate tests.  Starting in September 2020, after students take the ACT test as a whole at least once, they can register to take one of the five sections, Reading, English, Math, Science, or Writing, individually. ...

NCAA Announces Athletes May Now Profit Off of Name, Image, and Likeness

NCAA Announces Athletes May Now Profit Off of Name, Image, and Likeness

Dan Hogan, Reporter

November 7, 2019

The NCAA announced that their board members voted unanimously to start the process of allowing collegiate athletes to profit from names, image, and likeness "in a manner consistent with the collegiate model.” According to ESPN, all changes should make sure student-athletes have the same opportunities ...

McDonald’s Stocks Down After Firing of CEO

McDonald’s Stocks Down After Firing of CEO

Emma Quillen, Reporter

November 7, 2019

This Sunday, McDonald’s announced the firing of their CEO, Steve Easterbrook, due to having a relationship with an employee. The relationship was consensual, however, it was a violation of Corporation Policy. Due to this controversial incident, McDonald’s stock has fallen about 2.67%, equaling about $4...

Young People Go on Global Climate Strike

Young People Go on Global Climate Strike

Abbey Rogers, Reporter

October 1, 2019

Climate change strikes began on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 in 139 different countries. Student and humanitarian groups along with company and environmental employees have stepped up to protest against climate change. On Friday, September 20, protest began on the East Coast. In Washington, D.C. man...

Robert Mueller speaks to Congress about collusion investigation

Talon Smith, Reporter

May 29, 2019

Special counsel Robert Mueller spoke before Congress about his investigation into the involvement between Russia and the Trump Administration for the first time in public on May 29th. According to the New York Times, Mueller emphasized the main findings of his report. These findings were that there was not enough evidence to prove a criminal conspiracy with Russia. ...

Multiple anti-abortion laws seek to challenge Roe v. Wade

Talon Smith, Reporter

May 28, 2019

Several pieces of legislation regarding abortion are appearing across the United States with the intention of overturning Roe v. Wade. On May 15, Alabama’s government passed an abortion ban, with no exceptions for rape or incest. This law is the strictest piece of abortion legislation in the United States, according to The Hill. It also directly challeng...

Flint, Michigan Reaches Five Year Anniversary of Water Crisis

Flint, Michigan Reaches Five Year Anniversary of Water Crisis

Abigail Lee, Reporter

May 16, 2019

Although the five year anniversary of the water crisis just occurred, Flint has yet to fully recover. On April 25, 2014, the city of Flint, Michigan switched its water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River. What followed was a series of major health concerns, protests, and lawsuits as critical ...

College Admissions Case Develops as Defendants Respond to Plea Deals

Abigail Lee, Reporter

May 6, 2019

When the college admissions scandal initially broke, 50 people were charged. Since then, 33 parents have entered pleas. While Felicity Huffman, among 12 others, has pleaded guilty, Lori Loughlin and a total of 19 parents, have pleaded not guilty, according to CNN. The Boston Globe reported Toby M...

Author Sherry Knowlton talks human trafficking at Hershey Library event

Melina Dhital and Lisa Wang

May 1, 2019

Author Sherry Knowlton shared her knowledge regarding human trafficking to local audiences through a presentation on her research at the Hershey Public Library on Sunday, April 28, 2019. Knowlton is a retired former Deputy Secretary for Medical Assistance with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Addition...

Notre Dame Cathedral Fire: What We Know

Notre Dame Cathedral Fire: What We Know

Kieran Hogan, News Editor

April 18, 2019

Monday’s massive fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris put the world on edge, with everyone watching the fury unfold. This is what we know so far about the tragedy. The fire was put out by Paris’ Fire Brigade approximately 15 hours after it began. Officials are currently investigating the cau...

Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral on fire

Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral on fire

Kieran Hogan, News Editor

April 15, 2019

A fire has broken out at the famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, this afternoon. The fire is still burning, with the Paris Fire Brigade battling the flames. CBS News reported the 300-ft Gothic spire on top of the cathedral has collapsed, as well as large portions of roof. The 13th century church attracts over 13 million visitors a year, and had been expecting lar...

The Abuse of Nuns in the Catholic Church

Anna Callahan, Reporter

April 15, 2019

Disclaimer: The following article contains some graphic material, including vivid descriptions of sexual assault. For years, nuns have been abused by priests and have never spoken a word of it. Now, because of the growing support of the #MeToo movement, they have begun to speak up about the traumas...

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