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The Golden Globes 2017: the winners list

Hannah Irelan, Editor

January 11, 2017

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

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

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...

Governor Pence’s rise to Vice President

Governor Pence's rise to Vice President

Emily Hudson, staff writer

December 12, 2016

Donald Trump won the election, which means Governor Mike Pence is the vice-president elect. So how did a man from a town smaller than the size of Lafayette end up our soon-to-be second-in-command? Governor Pence’s public service career started in 2000 when he became a congressman, where he repres...

Devastating House Fire in Flora

Katie Gear, staff writer

December 6, 2016

On Nov. 21, the town of Flora, IN suffered the devastating deaths of four beautiful young girls. Five-year-old Kionnie Welch, 7-year-old Kerriele McDonald, 9-year-old Keyara Phillips and 11-year-old Keyana Davis died of smoke inhalation as their home caught fire in the early morning hours. The girls...

Domino’s training reindeer to deliver pizzas in time for Christmas

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Bella McGill, Editor

December 1, 2016

Rudolph is doing more than just helping Santa Claus deliver presents this year; he’s delivering pizzas, too! Domino’s Pizza in Japan recently released a video showing employees leading a reindeer around a parking lot with pizzas first on its back and then on a red sleigh. While the commercial ma...

Silent Trump protest sweeps the nation

Hannah Irelan, Editor

November 28, 2016

With the election done and over (finally), the voices of many are being heard louder than ever before. While some are displaying their rage and anger quite publically, others, like myself, are participating in a rather silent show of solidarity, and they are doing it by simply wearing a safety pin. Mi...

More than half of Earth’s wildlife to be gone by 2020

Two African elephant (Loxodonta africana) roaming the flowery grass land, Tanzania.

Carol Johnson, staff writer

November 14, 2016

Earth is entering the sixth mass extinction and scientists fully believe that it is because of humans. According to World Wildlife Fund (WWF), two-thirds of the Earth’s wildlife will be gone by the end of this decade and they urge countries all over the world to take action immediately. The WWF...

Twitter killed the Vine star

Hannah Alexander, Staff Writer

November 11, 2016

Vine is dead. Due to a lack of funding, Twitter, which bought Vine for $30 million in 2012,  has decided to shut Vine down. Vine was introduced in 2012 as a way for users to showcase their everyday lives. It wasn’t meant to be its own social media website, and it became popular almost by accide...

Metropolitan Opera cancelled after security scare

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Bella McGill, Editor

November 7, 2016

On Saturday, Oct. 29, the afternoon performance of Guillaume Tell at the Metropolitan Opera House was cancelled when a man sprinkled a mysterious gray substance into the orchestra pit during the second intermission. The performance for later that night was also cancelled, but the Met reopened Monday, ...