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California mudslides

California mudslides

Brooke Daniels, Editor in Chief

January 12, 2018


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Ventura County California had waves of mud and rock wash over their area this week, killing 17 people after attempting to recover due to a massive fire recently tearing through Southern California. Heavy rains sent rivers of mud tumbling down hillsides and destroying homes in the affluent sea...

North Korea Re-Establishes Hotline with South Korea

Katherine Clark and Carina Sarracino

January 10, 2018


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After two years of silence and avoidance, North Korea and South Korea finally connected with one another after North Korea made an attempt to contact their hotline in a political breakthrough. North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, made the order to contact the South in what was said to be a conversat...

Outrage sparked after YouTuber posts video of apparent suicide victim

Outrage sparked after YouTuber posts video of apparent suicide victim

Carina Sarracino and Katherine Clark

January 9, 2018


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Logan Paul, 22-year old YouTube star, is currently facing heavy criticism for his video of the hanging body of a man who has committed suicide. The video, titled “We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest...” sparked outrage due to his disrespectful treatment of a dead body. When he ...

Amtrak train derailment in Washington leaves 3 dead

Amtrak train derailment in Washington leaves 3 dead

Brooke Daniels, Editor in Chief

December 19, 2017


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Careening around a turn at about three times the speed limit, an Amtrak passenger train derailed and hurled 13 out of 14 cars off an overpass into rush hour traffic below, killing three people and injuring over 100 others. Chris Karnes, a passenger on the train and chairman of the Pierce Transit Co...

Politics Paraphrased: November

Omer Qureshi, Reporter

December 18, 2017


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This month we dig into Roy Moore's Senate campaign, the GOP tax bill currently in Congress, and rising tensions with North Korea. https://soundcloud.com/user-811325784/politics-paraphrased-november

FCC repeals net neutrality

Katherine Clark and Claire Sheppard

December 15, 2017


Filed under Politics, Science & Technology, World

On December 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality by a vote of 3 to 2. In 2015, during Obama’s administration, the net neutrality law was passed to protect Americans from internet companies forcing users to pay to use higher quality services. Now, the Trump administration is preparing ...

Attempted Suicide Bomber Strikes New York City Subway

Attempted Suicide Bomber Strikes New York City Subway

Katherine Clark and Claire Sheppard

December 14, 2017


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On Monday, December 11, 2017, a terrorist attempted a suicide bombing at the Port Authority terminal in Manhattan, NY at approximately 7:20 a.m. No one was killed; however, the attacker was seriously injured after the bombing. Additionally five were injured, but none critically. The suicide bo...

California Battles Multiple Wildfires

California Battles Multiple Wildfires

Brooke Daniels, Editor and Chief

December 13, 2017


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Wildfires tearing through southern California are now estimated to be larger than the size of New York City and Boston combined. A half dozen fires have collectively scorched nearly 200,000 acres and destroyed 792 structures since last week, according to officials. There are six fires in total. The f...

Matt Lauer fired from NBC after alleged sexual misconduct violations

Matt Lauer fired from NBC after alleged sexual misconduct violations

Brooke Daniels, Editor in Chief

December 1, 2017


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NBC’s star Matt Lauer was fired Tuesday morning after sexual misconduct allegations were made by a younger female co-worker. Lauer spoke after lurid details tied him to a string of misconduct ranging from inappropriate remarks, sexual assault, and having a button installed under his desk that co...

Sanders Introduces Bill to Rebuild Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Sanders Introduces Bill to Rebuild Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Robert Sterner, Advisor

November 30, 2017


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Senator Bernie Sanders announced a $146 billion plan to rebuild Puerto Rico on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. The Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Equitable Rebuild Act is cosponsored in the Senate by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) Ed Markey (D-Mas...

Kentucky Battles for Abortion

Kentucky Battles for Abortion

Katie Jones, Reporter

November 17, 2017


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Kentucky could become the first state without abortion clinics after a three day trial taking place November 14-17. If the clinic loses, they may appeal the decision to the US Supreme Court. The EMW Women’s Surgical Center is the last abortion clinic in Kentucky.  However, they are suing th...

Donald Trump Jr. communicated with WikiLeaks during campaign

Donald Trump Jr. communicated with WikiLeaks during campaign

Brooke Daniels and Emily Liesch

November 15, 2017


Filed under Politics, World

Donald Trump, Jr. had direct communication on multiple occasions with WikiLeaks during the 2016 Presidential campaign. On Monday night, the Atlantic’s Julia Ioffe reported that Donald Trump Jr. communicated with WikiLeaks over Twitter’s direct messaging feature multiple times before the campaig...

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