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Man on death row for 30 years released

Hannah Alexander, Staff Writer

April 14, 2015

After almost 30 years on death row, Anthony Ray Hinton is a free man once again. In 1985, Hinton was convicted for the murders of two fast food workers in two separate robberies. Even though time cards put Hinton at his job at a local warehouse, he was still convicted. The only evidence that the prosecution...

Amanda Knox acquitted for the second time.

Carol Johnson, staff writer

April 8, 2015

Amanda Knox was wrongfully accused of the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher. Meredith died on Nov. 1, 2007, in Perugia, Italy. Knox, her then boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, and Rudy Guede were originally charged with the murder and sexual assault of Kercher. Kercher’s murder was violent. She...

“American Sniper” case put to rest

Hannah Irelan, staff writer

March 31, 2015

No one disputes that Eddie Ray Routh shot and killed Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield, but his attorneys wanted to convince the jury that he wasn’t sane while doing so. Routh’s defense lawyers argued that he suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and was in the midst of a psychotic...

Brian Williams’ reporting scandal

Emilee Gear, staff writer

March 3, 2015

Brian Williams, NBC news anchor, became the news story instead of the news broadcaster after he detrimentally threatened his credibility by claiming to be aboard a helicopter taken down by grenades in Iraq over a decade ago. Up to this point, credibility was something Williams never had to worry about....

Mystery caped crusader shines the bat-signal for Children

Hannah Irelan, staff writer

February 24, 2015

Holy look-alike, Batman! On March 21, 2012, “Batman” was spotted on Route 29 in Silver Springs, Maryland. The hero was pulled over by local police for not having any numbers or letters on his license plate, but in its place, having the notorious bat symbol. “It’s a black lamborghini and a...

Governor creates bill to change education board

Miranda Edwards, Editor

February 23, 2015

Governor Mike Pence (R), and State school’s Superintendent Glenda Ritz (D), were both elected almost a year ago. Since then, Pence and Ritz have been at odds regarding how public education should be run, but the feud always remained polite. However, this fall the differing views between the two seemed...

Craigslist connected in Georgia murder.

Carol Johnson, staff writer

February 17, 2015

  On Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, the bodies of an elderly couple, Elrey and June Runion, were found in McRae, Georgia, 180 miles away from their hometown of Marietta.  They had last been seen driving a 2003 GMC Envoy, which was later discovered in a nearby lake. The couples’ daughter reported her par...

Harper Lee releases another novel

Miranda Edwards, Editor

February 12, 2015

Harper Lee’s classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird has endured the test of time and is still taught in many high school classrooms throughout the country. After almost sixty years, this beautifully crafted novel continues to spark provoking conversations about justice, racism, and class systems. Fans o...

Remembering Auschwitz

Hannah Alexander, Staff Writer

February 6, 2015

January 27 marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. To commemorate this anniversary, many survivors went back to the concentration camp. The survivors and their children also shared their stories of staying in Auschwitz to some news websites and papers. This anniversary is an important...

ISIS beheads Indiana native Abdul-Rahman Kassig

Carol Johnson, staff writer

December 8, 2014

Peter Kassig or Abdul-Rahman Kassig , an Indiana native, was beheaded by ISIS on Nov. 11, after being held hostage for more than a year. Kassig was a soldier and an American aid worker. He started out as a U.S. Army ranger in 2006 and was deployed to Iraq in 2007. He was honorably discharged later...