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Supreme Court Approves Travel Ban

Supreme Court Approves Travel Ban

Ben Carawan, News Section Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

After much controversy over the past few months, President Donald Trump’s travel ban - the third edition - has been approved by the Supreme Court. Although not a final official ruling, the travel ban prevents people from traveling to the US from the following countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea,...

The Truth Behind Iris

The Truth Behind Iris

Dalal Azzam, Editor-In-Chief

December 6, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE

If you are not aware, recently, a software virus has been identified. The virus, Iris, impacted the Powerschool and student email accounts of underclassment. Students were advised to protect personal information and to monitor their accounts for any suspicious activity. The virus, however, is a ho...

Mount Agung Eruption Could Reverse Global Warming

Mount Agung Eruption Could Reverse Global Warming

Coral Aman, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Last weekend, Mount Agung, located on the Indonesian island of Bali, erupted. Thousands of travelers became trapped on the island and many others fled their homes to escape the danger. Although this disaster was threatening and an inconvenience, scientists are predicting that the entire world could ben...

Snow This Weekend?

Snow This Weekend?

Coral Aman, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

The time of year has arrived when the weatherman predicts a foot of snow and we end up with an inch of ice. Beginning last night, rain moved into central North Carolina, and this precipitation will continue through this morning. Temperatures are expected to cool off into the forties starting today. Acc...

2017 Supermoon

2017 Supermoon

Bianca Serafano, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

On Sunday, December 3, a rare astronomical event occurred. A moon known as the “supermoon” (perigee syzygy) was visible on Sunday night; this phenomenon only happens once per year. For a supermoon to occur there has to be a perigee moon and also a full moon; A perigee moon is when the moon is at the...

Rapper ‘Lil Peep’ Dead

Rapper ‘Lil Peep’ Dead

Bianca Serafano, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


Filed under NEWS

On November 15, 2017 “Lil Peep”, a 21-year-old rising celebrity in both the emo and hip-hop world, was found dead on his tour bus. While the cause of death is not entirely certain yet, a spokesman for the Tucson Police Department stated that there was evidence of a possible drug overdose, most li...

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Engaged

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Engaged

Bianca Serafano, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

On Monday morning, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement to the public. Before the engagement, they were dating for roughly 1 year and 3 months. The couple first met in July 2016 in London and were introduced by a mutual friend. Throughout their relationship, they have made several appearan...

#LoveWins In Australia

#LoveWins In Australia

Sonia Rao, Opinion Editor

November 28, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Rainbow flags, singing and dancing, celebrations everywhere on November 15th, 2017  marked a historic day for not only Australians, but the whole world.  In a historic two-month poll, Australians voted overwhelmingly in support of same-sex marriage, with 61.1% of citizens voting yes to the question, “...

Erupting Volcano Traps Thousands

Erupting Volcano Traps Thousands

Coral Aman, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

This weekend, Mount Agung began erupting. Mount Agung is a volcano located on the Indonesian island of Bali. As of this morning, the danger zone around the volcano has increased to ten kilometers. This is an increase in over two kilometers from the previous danger zone. As a result, thousands of peopl...

Is Tesla Killing The Environment?

Is Tesla Killing The Environment?

Noa Lawrence, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

In the early 2000s, Tesla took the automotive industry by surprise. By promising environmentally friendly, electric, and sporty cars, Tesla quickly became a household name. However, it seems that Tesla’s cars are not so environmentally friendly after all. Recently, students at Massachusetts Institut...

California Shooting Rampage

Bianca Serafano, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

On Tuesday, November 14, there was a shooting in California that left 5 people dead and more wounded. The shooter, Kevin Neal, went around a town in Northern California and started randomly shooting in several locations. The gunman’s wife was said to be the first victim of the shooting and was found d...

Neil Comes to Durham

Neil Comes to Durham

Cayley Ryan, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson dazzled the audience at the Durham Performing Arts Center last evening. Dr. Tyson is the director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York, was appointed to presidential commissions on the future of U.S. aerospace industry, and was awarded NASA’s Distinguished ...

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