Israel Becomes the Fourth Nation on the Moon

By: Morgan Sharbaugh On February 21, 2019, Israel took a giant step forward for their country. Leaving Cape Canaveral, an Israeli spacecraft began its journey toward the moon. The spacecraft, dubbed Beresheet which is Israeli for Genesis, will truly be a new beginning for Israel, making the nation the fourth country on the Moon, joining Russia, the United States, and China. The original drive for … Continue reading Israel Becomes the Fourth Nation on the Moon

Virgin Galactic Reaches New Heights in Commercial Space Travel

By: Morgan Sharbaugh Virgin Galactic, a commercial space travel company led by Richard Branson, went on its first flight in December 2018, then on February 22 the spaceship VSS Unity made the highest flight yet. While carrying three people, two pilots and a third crew member, VSS Unity flew at mach 3.4 and reached 295,007 ft. The pilots, Dave Mckay and Michael Masucci, became commercial … Continue reading Virgin Galactic Reaches New Heights in Commercial Space Travel

Illinois Gunman Should Have Had Weapon Confiscated

by Drew Ward There has been an increase in mass shootings, with the past year alone having 323 mass shootings. Mass shootings are defined by four or more people getting shot at the same location at the same time. Unfortunately, another shooting occurred this past week on Friday, February 15. The shooting occurred at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois. The gunman, Gary Martin, killed five … Continue reading Illinois Gunman Should Have Had Weapon Confiscated

Quadriga Loses $135 million

By: Morgan Sharbaugh The founder of Quadriga, a cryptocurrency company, dies, taking the passwords with him, causing the company to loose $135 million. Thousands of investors are left wondering where their money went as Quadriga scrambled to find the passwords to Gerald Cotten’s computer. Cotten died while in India working with an orphanage, due to complications with Crohn’s disease. His wife has been left to … Continue reading Quadriga Loses $135 million

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

Series: Recent Genetic Advancements Hold Promise for Progress

By: Morgan Sharbaugh Genes are the recipe of life on Earth. From the smallest single-celled prokaryote to the largest mammal, genes and genetics rule all life. Genetics proposes a wide range of studies and theories. Scientists use the genome to study diseases or ways to improve human life. For example, crops are modified to produce more fruits and withstand pests. Recent studies have shown that … Continue reading Series: Recent Genetic Advancements Hold Promise for Progress

Opioid Overdose Chance Overtakes Motor Vehicle Crash Death Chance

by Arden Lunay A new report by the National Safety Council has found that an American is more likely to die from an opioid overdose than in a motor vehicle crash. Americans have a 1 in 103 chance of dying on the road, while they have a 1 in 96 chance of dying from opioid overdose, statistics that bring to light the severity of America’s … Continue reading Opioid Overdose Chance Overtakes Motor Vehicle Crash Death Chance

The Longest Government Shutdown in Review

By Arden Lunay On Friday, January 25, the longest government shutdown in US history paused until February 15 when President Trump signed a bill to reopen temporarily. The shutdown is not completely over because Trump has yet to receive the $5.7 billion needed for his wall on the border of United States and Mexico, but with 800,000 federal employees not getting paid since December 22, … Continue reading The Longest Government Shutdown in Review