Grammy Nominee, 21 Savage, Arrested by U.S. Immigration

By Mackenzie Pittman Early on February 3, Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, more commonly known by his stage name 21 Savage, was taken into custody by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE stated that Mr. Abraham-Joseph had been staying in the US illegally for the past 13 years, and was a citizen of the United Kingdom, not the United States, and certainly wasn’t from Atlanta, Georgia. … Continue reading Grammy Nominee, 21 Savage, Arrested by U.S. Immigration

10 holiday classics to watch over break

By Mackenzie Pittman Exam week is almost over and the winter season is finally setting in. It’s a time to relax, kick back, and embrace the couch-potato lifestyle. This list contains 10 of the most celebrated and loved holiday movies yet. So, grab a cup of cocoa, sit down with friends or family, and get ready to watch a heart-warming or comically amusing holiday classic! … Continue reading 10 holiday classics to watch over break

Gene Editing Claim Sparks Shock and Disapproval

By Mackenzie Pittman What happened: On November 26 in Hong Kong, He Jiankui, a physicist from the Southern University of Science and Technology of China, revealed his effort and alleged success, in editing the genes of two twin girl embryos before implanting them in the mother. The twin girls were born earlier in November, becoming the world’s “first” genetically-altered babies. The edited DNA in question … Continue reading Gene Editing Claim Sparks Shock and Disapproval

What is the Migrant Caravan? And Why Does it Matter?

By Mackenzie Pittman With midterms happening Tuesday, November 6, you probably heard hundreds of stories and claims made by candidates and politicians alike attempting to bolster support for the election. One such story, repeatedly mentioned by President Trump, was the migrant caravan moving from Central America. But what is the caravan? And why does it matter? On October 12, a group of 160 Hondurans, starting … Continue reading What is the Migrant Caravan? And Why Does it Matter?

Wildfires Strike in California Once Again

By Mackenzie Pittman On November 8, a California wildfire erupted, killing 23 people and destroying up to 7,000 structures. The third deadliest wildfire in the state’s history, named Camp Fire, was focused around the town of Paradise, but several other fires also broke out in southern California (Woolsey and Hill Fires). With wildfires in California becoming increasingly commonplace people are wondering what’s really causing fire … Continue reading Wildfires Strike in California Once Again

How To Make Perfectly Pleasing Pumpkin Mini Muffins

By Mackenzie Pittman Mini muffins. They’re the perfect on-the-go breakfast or midday snack. They’re deliciously easy to make (only 25 minutes), and to eat. With fall well on its way, pumpkin-flavored foods are the perfect way celebrate and enjoy the season! -Recipe- Yield: 24 mini muffins Time: 25 minutes Ingredients: 1 ½ cups flour 1 tsp of baking powder ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp … Continue reading How To Make Perfectly Pleasing Pumpkin Mini Muffins

10 Tips To Start a Reading Habit

By Mackenzie Pittman Reading. It’s something we all know we should do, daily. Yet, the majority of us probably haven’t picked up a book in months. Studies have shown that reading is a key part of developing aspects of your brain such as memory improvement, mental stimulation, vocabulary expansion, stronger analytical thinking skills, and the list goes on. If reading has so many amazing benefits…why … Continue reading 10 Tips To Start a Reading Habit

Fun Activities To Do Throughout Fall!

By Mackenzie Pittman The majority of humanity would pick fall as their favorite season. It’s not too hot (typically), not too cold, the leaves are changing spreading a riot of color everywhere. It’s a time for friends and family and fun and giving thanks. The question is, what can you fill your time with in such a wonderful season? Many, many festive, spirited, and autumnal … Continue reading Fun Activities To Do Throughout Fall!

9 Tips to Make Our Earth Cleaner and Greener

By Mackenzie Pittman In a time where mass amounts of trash is commonplace, it’s easy to ignore the problems surrounding waste. You’ve all probably heard of living a “zero-waste” lifestyle. This implies that you follow strict guidelines to create next to no waste, which in turn reduces your footprint on the earth. While leading a zero-waste life is difficult, and at times unreasonable for many … Continue reading 9 Tips to Make Our Earth Cleaner and Greener

Solo: A Star Wars Movie: Success or Slump?

By Mackenzie Pittman On May 24, 2018 the ninth-most expensive movie ever made hit the theaters; Solo: A Star Wars Movie. The 10th movie in the Star Wars saga follows the life of Han Solo before his years in the rebellion. Young Solo joins ranks with a dangerous galactic gang, meeting Chewbacca, his future co-pilot, and Lando Calrissian, the owner of the Millennium Falcon. After … Continue reading Solo: A Star Wars Movie: Success or Slump?