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DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2019

United States The newly elected district attorney in Waco, Texas said he is dropping all remaining charges against the bikers involved in a brawl that resulted in nine deaths, 20 serious injuries and 177 arrests. McLennan District Attorney Barry Johnson blamed his predecessor for not properly prosecuting a...

Cyclone Idai devastates Mozambique

Cyclone Idai

Tyler Senhal, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019

The death toll from Cyclone Idai, which made landfall late last week near Beira, Mozambique, is expected to rise well above 1,000, the country’s President Filipe Nyusi announced Monday, March 25. The storm originated as a tropical depression in early March, but late last week the situation in Southern ...

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DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2019

United States After a man livestreamed an attack on the two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, using Facebook Live. The social media platformed announced Thursday, March 27, that it will block “praise, support and representation of white nationalism and separatism” on the two platforms Facebook...

Celebrities face prosecution following admissions scandal

Allyson Fuquay, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019

Another college admission scandal? What’s next for future generations of celebrity children? Many parents dream of their children getting accepted into college to pursue a higher education and to have the experiences of college life. Many students worldwide are accepted into college either academicall...

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DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2019

Saudia Arabia The trial of a prominent Saudi women’s rights activist began on Wednesday, Mar. 20, according to her family. 29-year-old Loujain al-Hathloul was arrested a year ago while driving down a highway in the United Arab Emirates, where she had been living. She was then sent to Saudi Arabia ...

Author Al-Aswany claims unjust military prosecution

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DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2019

Alaa Al-Aswany, an Egyptian author and founding member of the political movment Kefaya, was sued by military prosecutors in Egypt in what he condemns as a “clear violation” of the country’s constitution. “The Yacoubian Building,” Al-Aswany’s 2002 novel, sold over a million copies in 35 dif...

Week-long power outage comes to an end

Juan Guaido speaks at a protest against Nicolás Maduro on Feb. 2, 2019 in Caracas, Venezuela.//Photo Courtesy Alexcocopro/Wikimedia

DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2019

After a week of complete darkness, the power outage that took electricity from most of Venezuela is finally over according to Jorge Rodriguez, the country’s information minister, on Wednesday. Self-declared interim president Juan Guaido is a major opposition leader to disputed Venezuelan Presiden...

Theories surface around Boeing crashes

Max Elkan, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

Boeing has had two 737 MAX aircrafts crash, killing over 300 people in the last two years. Research the company’s response to these crashes and whether the aircraft is causing these tragedies or another source. On March 10, 2019, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 departed from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Nai...

Thousands of migrants seek asylum in U.S.

Migrants seeking asylum in U.S.A

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

March 15, 2019

In February, there were more migrants who were apprehended or turned themselves in to authorities in order to apply for asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border than there have been in 12 years. A Department of Homeland Security official told CNN that there were 10,000 migrants making their way to the U.S.-Mexico...