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France’s new president

Hannah Alexander, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017

On May 7, the people of France officially chose their newest president, Emmanuel Macron. Macron was elected with 66% of the votes. He ran against far-right politician Marine Le Pen, who won 34% of the votes, which is the highest ever received by her nationalist party. Macron started out as the underdog, h...

7,000 bodies found at the University of Mississippi

BBC News

Carol Johnson, staff writer

May 10, 2017

When construction workers broke ground to make road repairs on the University of Mississippi’s campus in 2013, they were not expecting what they found. Using radar technology, they discovered what appeared to be 66 coffins. In 2014, 1,000 more bodies were discovered on the campus as construction started...

The “Mother of all Bombs” has been dropped

Hannah Alexander, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017

On April 13, the U.S. military dropped the biggest, non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan. The U.S. was targeting a large group of ISIS terrorists. This type of bomb is the first used in battle. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), also called the “mother of all bombs,” was dropped at 7...

Last person alive in 1800s dies at age 117

Bella McGill, Editor

April 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...