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

OPINION: Trump’s Lack of Environmental Policy Could Prove Disastrous

by Emily Lewis In a world that is changing both economically and environmentally, it is clear to see which issue our current administration tends to favor. Since President Trump comes from an entrepreneurial background, many of his decisions in the past two years support growing business at the expense of the environment. With the changing climate a threat on the horizon, our lawmakers need to … Continue reading OPINION: Trump’s Lack of Environmental Policy Could Prove Disastrous

Yellow Vest Movement Continues in France

by Drew Ward While Americans were stuffing their faces over Thanksgiving, the French people were protesting. As of now, gas in France is about $7.03 per gallon. Due to this, protests went on for several days. The Yellow Vests protest was due to President Macron raising gas taxes so people would look into more ecologically friendly ways of traveling. His idea has a good message … Continue reading Yellow Vest Movement Continues in France

Juul Under Pressure

by Drew Ward High school is known for drama, friends, relationships, and now, Juuls. Juuling is an epidemic that has swept across the United States. In an unofficial survey by the FDA, approximately 3.6 million middle school and high school students in the United States have vaped in the past year. With an outrageous amount of students vaping, the FDA came out with an aggressive … Continue reading Juul Under Pressure

Beloved Entertainer and Comic Book Mogul Stan Lee Dies at 95

By: Carter Caldwell On 12 November 2018, Marvel Comics’ longtime writer and editor later to become their effective mascot, Stan Lee passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.  He was 95. Lee was rushed to the hospital earlier that day due to an unspecified medical emergency.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Boocock Lee, who died in mid-2017. Lee … Continue reading Beloved Entertainer and Comic Book Mogul Stan Lee Dies at 95

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

After the Midterms: What’s Next

by Emily Lewis Simmering in the aftermath of one of the most eruptive Midterm elections in America history, there is one big question to ask ourselves: what’s next? Not long after the midterm―or in some cases, before―candidates are beginning to surface, as the two dominant parties already start to rally their troops for the 2020 Presidential election. Republicans managed to keep the Senate, but the … Continue reading After the Midterms: What’s Next

Remembering the Lives Lost in Tree of Life Synagogue

by Drew Ward The United States has seen an unprecedented amount of mass shootings this year at 297. The latest mass shooting occurred last week, October 27, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It occurred at a Jewish synagogue during a Shabbat service.  The shooter entered the synagogue and opened fire, resulting in 11 deaths. The shooter said that he targeted the synagogue because he hates Jews.  The … Continue reading Remembering the Lives Lost in Tree of Life Synagogue

Death of Turkish Journalist Creates Uncertainty

by Drew Ward Jamal Bin Ahmad Khashoggi was an American journalist who lived in Turkey. This past month, his story has brought a huge wake of political distress and division. Turkey believes that the Saudi Arabian government is responsible for the murder of Khashoggi. An investigation has started but there is not anything concrete yet. Khashoggi went to Turkey to pursue his career as a … Continue reading Death of Turkish Journalist Creates Uncertainty