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Flu season hits hard

Joe Clouser, Editor

January 24, 2014


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Flu season is always a time full of discomfort, days spent in bed, and trips to the local doctor. This year, like many past years, has fostered rising flu activity across the nation. With the infamous influence that this disease has, it is no surprise that up to 40 states have widespread flu activity...

Putin given top rank

Joe Clouser, Editor

November 8, 2013


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The “world’s most powerful man” has generally been a title reserved for the President of the United States, but for only the second time since the creation of these rankings, the U.S. president is no longer in the number one spot. Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, was named the world’s mo...

Government restarts

Adam Clawson, Staff Writer

October 24, 2013


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The government is back in action, but just what did they agree on? Well, not a whole lot. Congress has voted to temporarily raise the debt ceiling until Feb. 7, and they have agreed to continue funding the government until Jan. 15. This means that the government will continue to function until Januar...

Unarmed man tasered to death by police

Shelby Bradshaw, Editor

September 24, 2013


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Jonathan Ferrell, former A&M Florida football player, was tasered to death on Saturday, Sept. 14 by a police officer who approached the scene believing Ferrell was attempting to rob a home. Ferrell had crashed his car just a few blocks away in Charlotte, North Carolina. He struck a tree and then had...

US delays decision on Syria

Joe Clouser, Editor

September 13, 2013


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Through recent months of turmoil in the Middle East, specifically Syria, the American government and Russian officials have been convening over any possible route to take that could solve the problem at hand, the chemical weapons attacks currently being targeted at Syrian civilian populations. President Obama had...

Unrest in Syria reaching pivotal point

Unrest in Syria reaching pivotal point

Adam Clawson, Staff writer

August 29, 2013


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For more than two years the Syrian people have struggled to remove their president, Bashar al- Assad from power. The crisis began in 2011 when Syrians, protesting for the release of political prisoners, were met with brutal violence. President Assad refused to end the attacks and was openly accused of u...

North Korea declares war on South Korea, threatens U.S.

North Korea declares war on South Korea, threatens U.S.

Brittany Allen, staff writer

April 8, 2013


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After years of conflict between North and South Korea, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared war on South Korea. The United States has also been threatened to be “dissolved” if they intervene in the conflict. Tensions in North and South Korea have been on the rise since the failed attempt...

Buckwild star found dead

Buckwild star found dead

Shelby Bradshaw, Staff writer

April 8, 2013


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Shane Gandee of the new hit MTV show Buckwild was practically the star of the show. With a thick West Virginian accent, quick jokes, and really good dumb ideas, he was a fan favorite. Unfortunately, early monday morning on April 1, 2013, Shane Gandee was found dead in his vehicle with his uncle and a ...

Hot air balloon crash kills 19 in Egypt

Hot air balloon crash kills 19 in Egypt

Brittany Allen, staff writer

March 7, 2013


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On the early morning of Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 in Luxor, Egypt, a hot air balloon full of tourists caught on fire and descended nearly 1,000 feet, killing 18 on impact. The tragedy has been called the worst in history by ballooning experts, close behind a crash in 1989 that occurred over Alice Spri...

Taking a stand for childcare

Grace Hampton, staff writer

January 27, 2013


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On Jan., 13 20,000-50,000 men, women, and children alike marched together in protest of the recently signed Dima Yakovlev Act by Russian President, Vladimir Putin. A variety of news sources claim that the act, which went into effect on Jan. 1, was contrived to cork the abuse of orphaned children, a...

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