Withdrawing from the Front Line

By Kyle Van Pelt On Sunday, October 6, Donald Trump made the pivotal decision to order withdraw from northern Syria, initiating a cascade of events hurling lives into peril. All American soldiers in the region will move to safer areas in Syria, leaving behind their mission of maintaining peace between Kurdish fighters and Turkish soldiers. With the absence of American special forces, Turkey has already … Continue reading Withdrawing from the Front Line

Is War on the Horizon?

By Kyle Van Pelt On September 14, United States ally Saudi Arabia was attacked by drones launched from within Iran’s borders, temporarily hindering the Saudi’s crucial oil production ability. While Saudi Arabia and the United States have yet to publicly confirm Iran’s responsibility, the CIA already believes that the Iranian military was responsible for at least production and supply of the weapons used. Between the … Continue reading Is War on the Horizon?

The Lungs Of the Earth Ablaze

By Kyle Van Pelt Within the last weeks of August and at the beginning weeks of September, wildfires in the Amazon Basin have burned nearly 7,000 square miles of Brazilian rainforest, igniting tense international debate about Brazilian sovereignty, international aid, and how humanity should interact with the Amazon rainforest. All the while, creatures of the world’s most biodiverse ecosystem, many Indigenous peoples, and Brazil’s everyday … Continue reading The Lungs Of the Earth Ablaze

Wait… Who’s My President?

By: Abby Clack This year and every year, the student body of each grade votes for their president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. Those positions make up the student government. They help plan Homecoming, Prom, and give the overall vote for things for your grade. Most people don’t know who their class presidents are. But if you go to Homecoming, Prom, or pep rallies then … Continue reading Wait… Who’s My President?

3 Illinois Plant Workers Killed, One Missing After an Explosion

By Jade Edwards On Friday, May 3, after an explosion at AB Specialty Silicones, an industrial plant in Waukegan, Illinois, two men were found dead after being trapped. One person died of serious injury after being taken to the hospital, and one person is still missing.  The three people who got trapped are said to have been the ones to warn others in the plant … Continue reading 3 Illinois Plant Workers Killed, One Missing After an Explosion

OPINION: Teachers Protest in the Carolinas

By Jade Edwards Thousands of teachers used a personal day on Wednesday, May 1 to protest in Columbia, South Carolina, contributing to the inevitable closing of at least five school districts.  On the same day, a mass protest in Raleigh, North Carolina effectively closed more than 40 school districts and charter schools. Why are these teachers doing this? They find the sacrifice of being out … Continue reading OPINION: Teachers Protest in the Carolinas

2 Dead in University of North Carolina Shooting

by Arden Lunay On Tuesday, April 30, 22 year old gunman Trystan Andrew Terrell opened fire at the University of North Carolina’s Charlotte campus, killing 2 and injuring 4 more. Terrell is in custody and the campus remained on lockdown for Tuesday afternoon and evening. Campus police were able to get to the scene before Terrell was able to leave the room where the shooting … Continue reading 2 Dead in University of North Carolina Shooting

Boeing Faces Issues with Problematic Plane Model

by Drew Ward On March 10, a Boeing 737 Max 8 model crashed just after take off. The plane was leaving Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital. The plane was going to the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, and crashed after being in the air for six minutes. The crash killed everyone on board, totaling 157 people from 35 different countries. The devastating accident was not the only … Continue reading Boeing Faces Issues with Problematic Plane Model

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