Hurricane Florence Devastates the U.S. East Coast

By: Jade Edwards The hurricane by the name of Florence hit along the East Coast of the United States, primarily in the Carolinas, Friday, September 14.  Florence transpired from a tropical wave off the African coast of the Atlantic on August 30. It started to become a tropical storm on September 1, and was classified as a Category 4 hurricane by September 4-5. From the … Continue reading Hurricane Florence Devastates the U.S. East Coast

Candidates for Midterm Elections

by Arden Lunay In the midst of the political turmoil that feels like citizens don’t get a say in, November is growing closer. For 2018, that means it is midterm elections. There are many seats up for election, from governor, to smaller, local seats like the Greene County Board of Commissions. No matter the level of the position, each one is important and can have … Continue reading Candidates for Midterm Elections

Opinion: Who does the Nike boycott actually hurt?

By: Arden Lunay Nike has recently released a controversial campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, a former NFL quarterback who has been under fire after kneeling during the National Anthem, and many are calling for a boycott of their products. They argue that he is a symbol of disrespect towards American soldiers despite statements from Kaepernick claiming that he is protesting police brutality against minorities. These boycotts … Continue reading Opinion: Who does the Nike boycott actually hurt?

DNA Technology Brings New Debates

By: Kayla Stephensen Recent developments in DNA technology bring new ethical debates to the table. The arresting of the suspected Golden State Killer, Joseph James DeAngelo, made many users of popular genetics sites worried. The police made a false profile on GEDmatch with DNA from one of the crime scenes and found a match on the site. The co-founders insisted that the company was not … Continue reading DNA Technology Brings New Debates

BHS Safety Protocols: How We Keep Students Safe

By: Sara Wolf On February 14, 2018, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School experienced loss beyond what can be expressed with words. They experienced the horrific situation that sits atop a student and staff member’s list of fears, arguably the worst scenario to take place within school walls: a school shooting. Fourteen students and three staff members lost their lives to bullets fired by former Stoneman Douglas … Continue reading BHS Safety Protocols: How We Keep Students Safe

Reboot of the Search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370

By: Chelsea Cozad After the 2014 disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, several efforts were attempted to find the airplane and 239 missing persons aboard. Last January, Australian officials indefinitely suspended any further search attempts, although pieces of debris believed to have come from the plane washed up on the shores of Madagascar, Réunion Island and Tanzania. Last Wednesday, things changed when an independent American … Continue reading Reboot of the Search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370

Radium Found in Americans’ Tap Water

by Chelsea Cozad Many Americans assume that their tap water is completely safe from harsh chemicals and compounds. However, the tap water for more than 170 million Americans in all 50 states contain the cancer-causing compound radium. The Environmental Protection Agency has labeled 5 picocuries per liter (pCi/L)–a picocurie is a measure of radioactive decay–as the legal limit of the amount of radium that can … Continue reading Radium Found in Americans’ Tap Water

Opinion: The President is Stealing Our Land

by Ryan Westergaard On December 4, President Trump downsized two national monuments by over one million acres. The Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments reside in Utah and comprise millions of acres of the most beautiful and pristine land in the country. It is commonly used for hiking, camping, exploring, rock climbing, and many other outdoor activities. This area acts to preserve species … Continue reading Opinion: The President is Stealing Our Land

Our Moon Has Many Names; What Do They Entail?

By: Kayla Stephensen How many times have you heard about some exciting and rare lunar occurrence in the sky? Keep reading for the meanings behind a supermoon, blood moon, blue moon, black moon, strawberry moon and harvest moon. A supermoon usually means that the moon is full when it is at its perigee, or closest point to the Earth along its orbit. It is not … Continue reading Our Moon Has Many Names; What Do They Entail?