American Pharoah wins Kentucky Derby

By: Megan Bias On Saturday, May 2, American Pharoah won the 141st Kentucky Derby with a time of 2:03.02. Firing Line came in second with Dortmund in third. American Pharoah clenched the victory by half a length over Firing Line. According to Bleacher Report, this was the jockey Victor Espinoza’s second consecutive Kentucky Derby win and third in his career. Many expected Firing Line and … Continue reading American Pharoah wins Kentucky Derby

Delta Airplane Skids off New York Runway

By Megan Bias A Delta Airlines’ passenger jet skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport and crashed into a fence as it tried to land on a snowy runway on Thursday, March 5. According to NBC New York, the plane was carrying 127 passengers and sparked a minor fuel leak in one of its wings, causing evacuations and injuring multiple people. Among the passengers was … Continue reading Delta Airplane Skids off New York Runway

Students Across the Country Protest PARCC Tests

by Megan Bias On Monday, March 2, a few hundred students in Albuquerque, New Mexico, left class to protest testing that the state required which aligned with Common Core standards of math and language skills. Students took to the sidewalks and chanted as supporters honked their horns. The test, called the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, is used to evaluate … Continue reading Students Across the Country Protest PARCC Tests

A Snowstorm Per Week

By: Megan Bias Early Monday morning, February 9, Northeastern states were under winter storm warnings with expectations of up to two feet of snow for the third Monday in a row. According to CNN, the states included in the snowstorm were Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. According to The National Weather Service, the states were predicted to get twelve … Continue reading A Snowstorm Per Week

ISIS Beheads Japanese Reporter

By: Megan Bias On Saturday, January 30, a 66 second ISIS video showed the beheading of Japanese reporter Kenji Goto captured late last year by the terrorist group in Syria for refusal to meet their demands. Japanese and U.S. intelligence officials made no immediate comment regarding the videos. According to ABC News, the video was titled “A Message to the Japanese Government” and begins with Kenji … Continue reading ISIS Beheads Japanese Reporter