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Thanksgiving’s sad facts

Thanksgiving’s sad facts

Lana Heltzel, Executive Copy Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

The story told about Thanksgiving in most American schools is quite idyllic. Native Americans and Pilgrims gathered to celebrate overcoming their mutual hardships by partaking in a lively harvest festival feast together. Maybe you had to be in a play about it where you played an insensitive caricature...

Khashoggi killed by Saudi Crown Prince

Khashoggi killed by Saudi Crown Prince

DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

“We have nothing to hide.” This is what Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told Bloomberg News following last month’s murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Prince Mohammed, alongside his brother, who serves as the Saudi Ambassador to Washington, stood by their stance that it was a rogue...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

United States Montgomery Judge Steven O’Neil sentenced comedian Bill Cosby to three to 10 years in prison for the sexual assault of Andrea Constand. Cosby will be able to apply for parole after three years. Over 60 women accused him of sexual misconduct.  He spent his first night in prison on Sep...

US cuts funding for Palestinian refugees

Zain Hameed, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

On August 31, the Trump administration cut all aid to the UNWRA, a UN agency that provides support and assistance to Palestinian refugees. “We pay the Palestinians hundreds of millions of dollars a year and get no appreciation or respect,” President Donald Trump said in a tweet. This decision...

NAFTA renegotiations continue in a standstill against Canada and the US

Ayesha Tahirkheli, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Rising political tensions, miscommunications and legal quandaries have brought negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement to a standstill.  Since August 16, 2017, the U.S., Mexico, and Canada have been attempting to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, to modify...

Mass shooting stories must be reported at higher propensity

Mass shooting stories must be reported at higher propensity

DaeQuan Fitzgerald, DaeQuan Fitzgerald

September 7, 2018


Filed under In Print, Opinion

For many school systems across the country, the 2018-2019 academic year has just began. But sadly in today’s America, it would not come as a shock to anyone if a first-year walked into their college, high school or even middle school for the first time and feared that they could lose their life at...

News in Brief

News in Brief

April 20, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Puerto Rico On April 18, Puerto Rico suffered an island-wide power outage seven months after Hurricane Maria destroyed the island’s power grid. The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority blamed the outage on a tree falling on a power line and says that power should be restored in 24 to 36 hours. ...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Brazil Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, known as ‘Lula,’ turned himself in to the police on April 7. Supporters urged Da Silva to resist arrest, and some attempted to block his car from leaving a metalworkers union headquarters in São Bernardo do Campo where he was staying. ...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Aarushi Ahuja, World & Nation Editor

March 23, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Russia Vladimir Putin was re-elected the president of Russia on Sunday, March 18. Putin has been embroiled in controversy over the outcome of the election, as he has regularly been accused of targeting potential political opponents. U.S. President Donald Trump has received a great deal of backlash...