Actor Alec Baldwin kills cinematographer via prop master negligence

by Kolton Schwartz Alec Baldwin killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza while handling a prop weapon under the impression it was unloaded. Prior to this incident, Reid Russell, the camera operator for the film, noted to authorities that Baldwin was very careful when it came to the use of prop firearms while filming prior to the tragic accident. Russell commended Baldwin for … Continue reading Actor Alec Baldwin kills cinematographer via prop master negligence

Why have 23 species gone extinct?

By: Joshua O. Kiefer As of September 29, scientists have declared 23 species extinct. The best-known species from this list was the ivory-billed woodpecker.  According to AP News, government scientists say they exhausted everything trying to find the 23. They said this is a warming of climate change and other pressures, like deforestation, which make the disappearance of species more frequent.  What causes extinction? AP … Continue reading Why have 23 species gone extinct?

Korean President Moon raises banning dog meat

By: Grace Ruiz Close to one million dogs are killed annually for consumption in South Korea. The president, Moon Jae-in, who owns pets of his own, has now brought up the controversial topic of banning dog meat — both the consumption and selling of it — in the country. “Hasn’t the time come?” the president stated during a meeting with prime minister Kim Boo-kyum on … Continue reading Korean President Moon raises banning dog meat

TikTok “Devious Licks” cause security scale-ups for schools

By: Joshua O. Kiefer A trend on TikTok called the “devious lick” has students stealing from schools. Students steal from small stuff on teachers’ desks to whole toilets and sinks. This started September 1 when a kid posted a video on TikTok of him pulling a school soap dispenser out of his backpack. According to CBS News, two Twin City schools in Minnesota have already … Continue reading TikTok “Devious Licks” cause security scale-ups for schools

OPINION: Women’s rights in the eyes of the Taliban

By Grace Ruiz Many weeks have passed since the withdrawal of American forces and the Taliban’s recapture of Afghanistan’s government. While the days pass and the shock of these events begins to fade in our minds, it’s important to understand the repercussions that these events have caused and will continue to cause for the people of Afghanistan now living under Taliban rule. It’s especially important … Continue reading OPINION: Women’s rights in the eyes of the Taliban

4 Century-old Faeroes tradition causes a cetacean controversy

By: Joshua O. Kiefer (content warning: graphic description ahead) A 4 century-old Faeroes tradition killed 1,428 white-sided dolphins on September 12. This tradition has been around for hundreds of years, but environmental activists say it’s cruel. The tradition involves boats driving dolphins into shallow water, beaching them, using blowhole hooks to pull the dolphins to shore, and then employing a knife to sever the spine … Continue reading 4 Century-old Faeroes tradition causes a cetacean controversy

Perseverance Rover gives first slice of Mars

By: Joshua O. Kiefer The Perseverance Mars rover grabbed its first two samples of Mars, one on September 1 and the second on September 7. The Rover took the samples from a flat rock named Rochette (French for “little rock”) and put them in two airtight tubes. The Perseverance Rover launched July 10, 2020, and landed on February 18, 2021, and has been running a … Continue reading Perseverance Rover gives first slice of Mars

The Monarch butterfly will be extinct in our lifetime 

By: Bradley Jager The Monarch, king of all butterflies, has fluttered right into the hearts of many Americans. Sadly they may be gone within our lifetime if drastic steps aren’t taken. The most recent count by Frontiers suggests a devastating 99% population loss over the past 20 years. Why is the Monarch dying off?  There are a few contributing factors as to why the Monarch … Continue reading The Monarch butterfly will be extinct in our lifetime 

Californians to decide on gubernatorial recall

by Casey Cross On Tuesday, September 14, the final votes will be cast and the final ballots will be postmarked by Californians voicing whether their governor, Gavin Newsom, should be recalled from office and replaced by one of 46 candidates or if he should remain until the next gubernatorial election in 2022.  Per the website of the Secretary of State of California, the recall election … Continue reading Californians to decide on gubernatorial recall