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Celebrating dads around the world

Celebrating dads around the world

Haley Daniels, Copy Editor

June 18, 2017


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We all appreciate our father on the third Sunday of June, but why? According to HISTORY, Father’s Day was first celebrated in the state of Washington on June 19, 1910. It was not until 1972, 58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official, that Father’s Day became a nationa...

Happy Birthday to Brigadier General Strong Vincent

Happy Birthday to Brigadier General Strong Vincent

Echo Rogers, Feature Reporter

June 17, 2017


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Without one man’s initiative to take Little Round Top, the Union might have lost the Battle of Gettysburg. 190 years ago Strong Vincent was born. On June 17, 1837, Strong Vincent would come into this world in Waterford, PA but he would not become famous until the battle of Gettysburg. The ...

Final Round of French Elections

Final Round of French Elections

Moxie Thompson, Reporter

June 2, 2017


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On May 7th, France voted for Emmanuel Macron to be the next president of France. The second tour  was between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, the two candidates who got the most votes in the first tour of the election on April 23rd. Macron beat out Le Pen by nearly two- thirds of the votes in...

Refugee Debate Gains Heat

Refugee Debate Gains Heat

Adeena Syed, Reporter

June 1, 2017


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As the war in Syria rages on another war heats up here in the United States. Recently there has been a great deal of debate over whether or not the United States should allow entry to Syrian refugees. With terrorism currently being a major threat, many fear that allowing refugees in will only make it ...

Chibok Schoolgirls Released

Chibok Schoolgirls Released

Emily Liesch, Copy Editor

May 25, 2017


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After three years of negotiations a large group of schoolgirls, kidnapped in April 2014, was released on Sunday, May 7. The girls were being held by Boko Haram, a terrorist group centered in Borno, Nigeria, who kidnapped them from a boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria in April of 2014. An estim...

First Vote of French Election

First Vote of French Election

Moxie Thompson, Reporter

May 15, 2017


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On April 23rd, France voted for its new president in the first step of the election process. Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen ranked in the top two of the election which involved 11 candidates. Emmanuel Macron is a centrist and an independent former investment broker, according to the New York Times...

Aaron Hernandez Commits Suicide

Aaron Hernandez Commits Suicide

Emily Liesch, Reporter

April 28, 2017


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On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, Aaron Hernandez, former tight end for the New England Patriots, committed suicide in his jail cell at Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Massachusetts after serving 4 years in Prison. According to the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, Hernandez hanged himse...

Trump Launches Missile Attack on Syrian Airbase

Trump Launches Missile Attack on Syrian Airbase

Irene Ciocirlan, Reporter

April 24, 2017


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Trump’s sudden change in platform culminated into a deadly attack. In response to a chemical weapons attack that killed innocent Syrian civilians, the United States launched a missile on a government airbase in Syria on Thursday, April 6. This strike was the first military action the US governm...

Civilians in Danger: Mosul Battle

Civilians in Danger: Mosul Battle

Daniella Mimoso, Reporter

April 21, 2017


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As Iraqi forces and The Islamic State clash, Mosul civilians are taking the brunt of the casualties. Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, was taken over by the Islamic State (IS). This has caused the Iraqi government to try to recapture the city that was once theirs. The battle began on March...

Uber President Quits In Midst of Controversy

Uber President Quits In Midst of Controversy

Emily Liesch, Reporter

April 10, 2017


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After just six months, Uber is in search of a new leader. Jeff Jones, President of Uber, resigned from his position at the rideshare company on Sunday, March 19, 2017 amid controversies surrounding actions Uber has taken in the past few months. The former Target executive’s decision came just six m...

Free College Faces Roadblocks in the United States

Free College Faces Roadblocks in the United States

Brooke Daniels, Reporter

March 31, 2017


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The term free college in the United States is so far removed from discussion that it is almost an outlawed statement. Although several countries have already embraced the idea of free higher education, the U.S. has not. Most believe America is far behind other countries in terms of affordability of an ...

North Korea Launches Four Missiles in Protest

North Korea Launches Four Missiles in Protest

Irene Ciocirlan, Reporter

March 29, 2017


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The North Korean threat continues to elevate. North Korea launched four missiles into the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea. Three landed inside Japan’s exclusive economic zone, with the fourth landing close by. The projectiles launched from the base in Tongchang-ri on Monday, March 6 a...

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