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California Mudslides

California Mudslides

Bianca Serafano, Staff Writer

January 11, 2018


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

On Tuesday, January 9th, intense rain following wildfires in Santa Barbara caused mudslides to occur, which left at least 15 people dead, over 160 people injured, and roughly 2 dozen people missing. These heavy rains caused homes and trees to become uprooted as well as streets to be filled with aband...

Net Neutrality: What is it and How Does it Affect You?

Net Neutrality: What is it and How Does it Affect You?

Ben Carawan, News Section Editor

December 14, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Net neutrality has been a topic largely discussed and debated in recent months. On Thursday, December 14, the FCC will decide whether the net neutrality policy should be repealed or not. Find out what net neutrality is and how it will affect users in the infographic below. ...

NY Bus Terminal Explosion

NY Bus Terminal Explosion

Bianca Serafano, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

On Monday, December 11, a man detonated a homemade explosive in a subway station in Times Square, New York. The bomb blew up around 7:20 AM near Port Authority and the entire terminal filled with smoke, causing people to quickly run towards the exit. A man walked into a pedestrian passageway between Times Square a...

Tesla’s Money Problem

Tesla’s Money Problem

Noa Lawrence, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

These days, Tesla seems to be really good at two things - designing fast cars and inventing applicable safety technologies. However, the most impressive thing that Tesla has done lately is racked up tons of debt, both figuratively and literally. Tesla recently announced that their Model 3 production is backlo...

Southern California Wildfires

Southern California Wildfires

Bianca Serafano, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

On Tuesday, December 5th, a series of wildfires began breaking out in Southern California. This area, specifically Ventura County, has winds of over 66 miles per hour and can reach up to 80 miles per hour. Additionally, Southern California is experiencing very low humidity levels; single-digits or teens....

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,...

UNC Responds to NCAA Allegations

UNC Responds to NCAA Allegations

Cassidy Yelincic, News Editor

May 26, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

In October of 2014, UNC was accused of academic fraud that aided student athletes within the classroom. For 18 years, athletes at the institution had been taking fake “paper classes” which boosted the student athletes’ gpa and kept them above the required grade point average to play. Athletes ...

Artificial Womb Developed

Artificial Womb Developed

Elizabeth Hughes, Staff Writer

May 8, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Scientific breakthroughs have significantly improved the quality of life of humans and have saved the lives of individuals who previously had little hope; the latest medical advance is very likely to do just that. An artificial womb has been created to house premature lambs for four weeks, in which they ...

Cinco de Mayo: American or Mexican holiday?

Cinco de Mayo: American or Mexican holiday?

Angelica Edwards, Staff writer

May 5, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

May 5th, 2017 Often misunderstood as Mexico’s independence day, Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for May 5th), commemorates the day the Mexican army, lead by General Ignacio Zaragoza, defeated the French in the Battle of the Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War on May 5th,1862. The battle is celebrated due t...

National College Decision Day

National College Decision Day

Hailey Haymond, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Monday was the deadline. While many incoming freshman had committed to schools months ago, the pressure was on for many indecisive students this weekend to decide where they were going to invest in an education for the next (hopefully) 4 years of their life. The plethora of amazing in-state schools pro...

Mystery Monday: June and Jennifer Gibbons

Mystery Monday: June and Jennifer Gibbons

Ruby Shah, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Mystery and darkness fills the room as the story of June and Jennifer Gibbons is told. The pain, suffering, and insanity will be uncovered. June and Jennifer Gibbons, born on April 11, 1963, were African American twins who lived in a predominantly white neighborhood, spawning racial bullying from the stude...

Land of the Free (College)

Land of the Free (College)

Hailey Haymond, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

For all the future college students saving their pennies and worrying about scholarships, you may want to consider moving up to New York (not just for the great nightlife). New York has recently become the first state to offer tuition- free college education from public universities for low to middle ...

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