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Last person alive in 1800s dies at age 117

Bella McGill, Editor

April 20, 2017


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The Guinness World Record title-holder for both oldest living woman and oldest living person, Emma Morano, died on April 15, 2017 in Verbania, Italy. Morano was also officially the last person born in the 1800s, having been born on Nov. 29, 1899. The oldest of eight children, several of whom reached one hundre...

Chemical attacks in Syria

Hannah Alexander, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017


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On April 4, Syria was hit with one of the worst chemical attacks the country has ever experienced. More than 80 people were killed in the rebel held town of Khan Sheikhoun. Many witnesses report seeing warplanes flying above the city. One witness even reports seeing one of the planes actually drop a ...

Vatican v. Pope Francis

Hannah Alexander, Staff Writer

March 16, 2017


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Four years ago, Jorge Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires, took the vows in Vatican City to become Pope Francis. He has quickly become known as the most liberal pope ever, speaking positively about gay marriage, breastfeeding in public, and forgiveness after abortion. However, the Vatican has had e...

“I am a Muslim too” rally

Hannah Alexander, Staff Writer

February 27, 2017


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In order to protest President Trump’s travel ban on Muslim majority countries, many New Yorkers have gathered to say “I am a Muslim too.” This protest happened on Sunday, Feb. 19 in Times Square. More than a thousand people came to the protest to support Muslim Americans. Many waved American flags...

Thanks, Obama

Thanks, Obama

Carol Johnson, staff writer

February 12, 2017


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It has been a wild ride since President Barack Obama was elected in 2008. Through the years, it has been a love or hate relationship between him and the people, but through his eight years of presidency, there is no denying that Obama has done well. One of the big things President Obama has done for the country ...

Donald Trump’s inaugural speech

Hannah Alexander, Staff Writer

February 6, 2017


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On Jan. 20, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. During his campaign, Donald Trump made many promises to his supporters, claiming he would build a wall to "keep out" illegal immigrants entering from Mexico, temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States, an...

Illinois cosmetologists being taught the signs of domestic abuse

Bella McGill, Editor

January 12, 2017


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There are certain people that we feel close to: a mother, a father, an older brother or sister,  a teacher, a best friend. They are people that we know love and support us and want us to succeed in life. They are people that we feel comfortable around, people that we turn to when we need advice. Th...

The Golden Globes 2017: the winners list

Hannah Irelan, Editor

January 11, 2017


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The 2017 Golden Globes have come and gone once again. Leaving the Globes fulfilled was La La Land, winning all seven of the categories they were nominated for. The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story led the pack in the television category, taking home two awards including best miniseries. The night w...

Meet Trump’s new cabinet picks

Carol Johnson, staff writer

January 11, 2017


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A new president means that there are some huge staff changes for the White House. Donald Trump is announcing his new cabinet members as the days wind down to his inauguration. Here are some brief introductions to the new White House staff. Jeff Sessions is President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Atto...

Fires rampage through Gatlinburg

Hannah Alexander, Staff Writer

December 13, 2016


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On Nov. 23, a wildfire broke out at Chimney Tops Trail in Tennessee.  It is still unclear whether the fire was started accidentally or by means of arson. The fire only covered 3 acres at the time; however, due to high winds, the hot embers from the fire were spread farther out to Twin Creeks Picnic Pavi...

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