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Craigslist connected in Georgia murder.

Carol Johnson, staff writer

February 17, 2015


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  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


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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


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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


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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...

Loco for cocoa: Chocolate supply dwindling

Hannah Alexander, Staff writer

December 2, 2014


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Recently, there has been more reported incidents of chocolate shortages. The world’s population has had a recent increase in chocolate consumption. There is not enough cocoa production to fill the demand. Large chocolate producing companies, such as Mars Inc., and Barry Callebaut, have reported that,...

Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai awarded for bravery

Miranda Edwards, Editor

November 18, 2014


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Malala Yousafzai, 17, is a Pakistani activist for female education. She is mainly known for her human rights advocacy especially for women. The Taliban banned female education in Pakistan, Malala’s home country. Her battle for equal rights has now become a worldwide movement. Malala was not shy...

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo explodes

Hannah Alexander, staff writer

November 17, 2014


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On Friday, Oct. 31, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo exploded, killing pilot Michael Tyner Alsbury and injuring pilot Peter Siebold. At the time of the explosion, the ship was about 45,000 feet in the air and about 20 miles northeast away from Mojave, California. The debris spread within a 5 mile area. The...

Clown sightings cause for concern

Hannah Alexander, staff writer

October 21, 2014


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Recently, there have been many sightings of clowns in California. These clowns have been terrorizing the people of Bakersfield and Wasco. Some of these clowns have had weapons and have chased people around. One reported case was a clown holding a knife, running up to people’s houses. The poli...

Arkansas State lifts ban on player’s helmet crosses

Hannah Irelan, staff writer

October 9, 2014


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Late last week, Arkansas State University (ASU) lifted the ban on their team’s helmet crosses; however, the players had to foot the bill for decals. The crosses were used to symbolize two fallen teammates, former player Markel Owens, and former equipment manager, Barry Weyer. ASU had been ordered by...

Scotland stays with the U.K.

Hannah Alexander, staff writer

October 9, 2014


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After a tense voting campaign, the question on everyone’s mind has been answered. Would Scotland separate from the United Kingdom? The answer is no. On Sept. 18, Scotland, and other designated areas, voted against making Scotland a separate country from the United Kingdom with over 50% in favor of...

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