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

Gene Editing Claim Sparks Shock and Disapproval

By Mackenzie Pittman What happened: On November 26 in Hong Kong, He Jiankui, a physicist from the Southern University of Science and Technology of China, revealed his effort and alleged success, in editing the genes of two twin girl embryos before implanting them in the mother. The twin girls were born earlier in November, becoming the world’s “first” genetically-altered babies. The edited DNA in question … Continue reading Gene Editing Claim Sparks Shock and Disapproval

OPINION: Trump’s Lack of Environmental Policy Could Prove Disastrous

by Emily Lewis In a world that is changing both economically and environmentally, it is clear to see which issue our current administration tends to favor. Since President Trump comes from an entrepreneurial background, many of his decisions in the past two years support growing business at the expense of the environment. With the changing climate a threat on the horizon, our lawmakers need to … Continue reading OPINION: Trump’s Lack of Environmental Policy Could Prove Disastrous

Yellow Vest Movement Continues in France

by Drew Ward While Americans were stuffing their faces over Thanksgiving, the French people were protesting. As of now, gas in France is about $7.03 per gallon. Due to this, protests went on for several days. The Yellow Vests protest was due to President Macron raising gas taxes so people would look into more ecologically friendly ways of traveling. His idea has a good message … Continue reading Yellow Vest Movement Continues in France

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?