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

AP GOPO takes on Kavanaugh hearings

By: Sara Wolf Mr. Carreira’s AP Government and Politics class spent the last few weeks of class actively participating in the Kavanaugh hearings through class discussions, watching the hearings live, and listening to numerous news reports. Though Kavanaugh has since been confirmed to the Supreme Court, students in this senior class responded to a survey beforehand to voice their opinions on the situation. Here’s what … Continue reading AP GOPO takes on Kavanaugh hearings

Paraplegic Patients Taking Steps Forward With This Advancing Implant

By: Jade Edwards Paralyzed patients are walking for the first time in years.  What once was unthinkable for many is becoming a possibility.  With this spinal cord stimulation implant, paralysis will hopefully become just a bump in the road. The stimulation device, with an array of 16 electrodes, is implanted in the epidural space above and below the injury sight of the spinal cord (National … Continue reading Paraplegic Patients Taking Steps Forward With This Advancing Implant

Facebook Hacked with More Problems to Come

By: Jade Edwards Facebook was hacked on September 28, exposing almost 50 million accounts and jeopardizing the identities on the accounts attacked.  Questionably, another 40 million Facebook account users were possibly affected and forced to log out and validate their authenticity.  Facebook users are being warned not to accept friend requests because the violators out there are creating fake accounts and following people to get … Continue reading Facebook Hacked with More Problems to Come