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“Voice” singer Christina Grimmie shot and killed

Hannah Irelan, Editor

August 24, 2016

On June 10, 2016, “Voice” singer Christina Grimmie was shot and killed by a man police identified the next day. Grimmie was signing autographs at a meet-and-greet that night when a man approached her and opened fire. She was rushed to the hospital where she died within the hour. Police reports un...

Barnes & Noble fires CEO

Barnes & Noble fires CEO

Bella McGill, Editor

August 22, 2016

Ronald D. Boire stepped down as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Barnes & Noble after less than a year of service. Boire is the third CEO to leave Barnes & Noble in the past three years. His successor, Michael P. Huseby, resigned to take up the position of executive chairman of B&N in 2015. Barnes &...

Fans gear up for “The Voice” Season 11

Hannah Irelan, Editor

August 15, 2016

It’s that time of the year again, folks. Time to gear up for two days a week jam-packed with shocking chair turns, a playlist full of the covers from your favorite artists, and the occasional cute bromance moment from your favorites and mine: Blake Shelton and Adam Levine, also known by their ship name a...

Former WWE icon Chyna dead at 46

Hannah Irelan, staff writer

April 22, 2016

Pro wrestling icon Chyna was found dead in her Redondo Beach home on Wednesday. The cause of death is being treated as an overdose at this hour, but an autopsy will be performed within the next two days, and toxicology reports will return within the coming weeks to confirm. Anthony Anzaldo, her busin...

Astronaut Scott Kelly returns to Earth

March 11, 2016

       Scott Kelly has successfully landed back on Earth after 340 days in space, making him the person who has spent the most time consecutively in space. Kelly and his Russian partner, Mikhail Kornienko, landed on March 1. This is Kelly’s fourth mission in space, giving him over 540 days in spa...

Indiana Packers in trouble over recently hiring illegal immigrants

Hannah Alexander, staff writer

March 2, 2016

         Recently, Indiana Packers has been met with a lawsuit accusing the company for hiring illegal immigrants. The complaint was filed by Andrew O’Shea against Marisol Martinez and James Harding. O’Shea has accused Indiana Packers of hiring hundreds of illegal immigrants over the past four y...

Caucus day comes to a close in Iowa

Hannah Alexander, staff writer

February 19, 2016

         Caucus day has come and passed for Iowa, and the results are in. On Feb. 1, thousands of voters swarmed to vote.          On the Republican side, Ted Cruz earned the top vote with 27.6%. Behind Cruz was Donald Trump with 24.3%. For Democrats, Hillary Clinton won with 49.9%...

Zika virus epidemic may be cause of surge in rare disease

Miranda Edwards, Editor

January 29, 2016

        An epidemic has begun in South America as the Zika virus has affected 4,000 infants in Brazil in the past year. The zika virus, which is spread by way of mosquito, was thought to only have  a dangerous effect on pregnant woman as it causes deformities on babies while they are in the womb. ...

The 2016 Presidential candidates: an overview

January 15, 2016

Most children and teens are happy to be oblivious about politics, but one telltale sign of growing up is caring about what is going on in your country and becoming an educated voter. High school students are approaching the day where they, for the first time, can cast their vote, and then wear the p...

Affluenza teen strikes again

Carol Johnson, staff writer

January 15, 2016

Affluenza is a psychological term that refers to young adults who were raised in a wealthy family showing a lack of responsibility and morality, and possessing an inability to comprehend that there are consequences to their actions. In 2013, a Texas teen, Ethan Couch, killed four and injured nine pe...