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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


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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...

Mass Shooting at Texas Church Leaves Eight Dead

Mass Shooting at Texas Church Leaves Eight Dead

Brooke Daniels, Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2017


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Sunday in Sutherland Springs Texas was not peaceful or relaxing for church-goers. The day started abruptly with a mass shooting that killed eight and injured 26. Texas church gunman Devin Kelley had previously tried to obtain a license to carry a gun in Texas, but the state denied him, Texas Gov...

Terror attack strikes NYC bike path

Brooke Daniels, Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2017


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Halloween in Lower Manhattan did not go as planned. A 29-year-old man was responsible for screams that seemed just too visceral even for the spooky holiday. The suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, drove a white pick-up truck with ‘Home Depot’ decal into a crowd of runners and cyclists for 20 blocks on o...

Trump may be making tax cut bills impossible

Trump may be making tax cut bills impossible

Brooke Daniels, Editor in Chief

November 2, 2017


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Trump faces the challenge of reducing the national debt while cutting taxes for Americans. According to many, tax reform is complicated. To achieve the “largest cut in history,” Trump’s proposed framework exceeds cuts of 5.8 trillion dollars. While GOP conservatives call for a more reasona...

Trump Awards Medal of Honor

Trump Awards Medal of Honor

Emily Liesch, Lead Copy Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Politics, World

Amid controversy surrounding Gold Star families, President Trump awarded the second Medal of Honor of his presidency to Gary Michael Rose. The medal was awarded during a ceremony that took place at the White House on Monday, October 23. Rose is a retired Army captain who served as a Green Beret medic d...

Richard Spencer Speech at the University of Florida Prompts Violence

Olivia Reid, Copy Editor

October 31, 2017


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Following a speech by Richard Spencer at the University of Florida on Thursday, a violent shooting transpired. Spencer, a white supremacist, drew a large crowd of protesters to the University. According to USA Today, the crowd chanted things at Spencer like “Go home, racist” and “Nazis are...

Recent Earthquakes leave Mexico devastated

Haley Daniels, Hershey Section Editor

October 17, 2017


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Recent earthquakes in Mexico have left both the people and cities struggling. The earthquake on Saturday, September 23 left at least one dead and toppled multiple buildings and homes that were already damaged, according to an article from Time. The same earthquake, which had a magnitude of 6...

Call to Ban Bump Stocks

Claire Sheppard, Copy Editor

October 17, 2017


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The Las Vegas shooting, which took place October 1, now endures the distinction of the deadliest attack in modern U.S. history. The last time this headline appeared was only last June. Banning “bump stocks” is a crucial start to making America safer. On semi-automatic guns, the user must pull t...

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