Three injured in YouTube headquarters shooting

Sydney Gibson, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


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Nasim Najafi Aghdam opened fired at YouTube headquarters recently after being upset by the company's practices and policies.   Aghdam practiced shooting at a range just hours before taking her 9 mm handgun to the headquarters in Silicon Valley. According to San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini, s...

Kentucky school shooting unites small town

Kentucky school shooting unites small town

Luke Henne

February 13, 2018


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The population of the Kentucky town of Benton, as of 2016, is 4,531, according to the United States Census Bureau. But on Tuesday, January 24 and in the days following, the town's population feels like a unified one. On that Tuesday, FOX News notes that a 15-year old boy opened fire at Marshall County...

Thomas fire becomes one of the largest in California’s history

Thomas fire becomes one of the largest in California’s history

Sydney Gibson, Staff Writer

January 10, 2018


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Southern California's Thomas fire started to burn on December 4 and quickly became the fourth largest wildfire in the state's history.     It began in Ventura County, Santa Paula and has burned over 242,500 acres (379 square miles), destroyed 972 buildings, including more than 700 homes, and damaged 258 buildings.     As a result, the wildfir...

President Trump to move American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

President Trump to move American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Tommy Conroy

December 18, 2017


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As of December 6, President Trump declared that the U.S. would begin the process of moving their embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the Holy City of Jerusalem, recognizing it as Israel's capital This decision is an echo from September of last year, when President Trump as only a candidate in the running...

Catalonia faces setbacks in their fight for independence

Sydney Gibson, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


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Catalonia, one of the 17 regions in Spain, is located in the northeastern section of the nation and has been waging a battle for independence since 1922 to create its own democracy.   Catalonia is one of Spain's wealthiest regions and brings in approximately 20% of their GDP, or gross domestic prod...

Amidst tragedy in Vegas, humanity shines

Amidst tragedy in Vegas, humanity shines

Tommy Conroy

November 8, 2017


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In the aftermath of the shooting that transpired on the night of October 1st, the city of Las Vegas wept, as did the rest of our nation. A gunman opened fire on innocent concertgoers enjoying the Route 91 music festival on the Vegas Strip. In the crowd of 22,000, enjoying a closing performance by...

Devastating wildfires continue to burn in the West

Devastating wildfires continue to burn in the West

Sydney Gibson, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


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Due to less than ideal conditions this season, wildfires burn the forests in Montana, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, and Utah collectively destroying hundreds of homes and putting the lives of thousands of firefighters in harm's way.  Recent humidity and cool weather has given some of the, at peak season, 24,000 firefighters a chance to breathe. N...

Controversy over the new iPhone X

October 23, 2017


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Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the newest iPhone (iPhone X or ten) is dropping soon according to a statement made Sept. 12. Apple's newest phone is supposed to have success because of the new and improved physical features it has to offer for the user. According to the Apple website, the phone has...

Synthetic Marijuana Poses Risks to Teenage Users

Synthetic Marijuana Poses Risks to Teenage Users

Caroline Foley, Staff Writer

March 28, 2017


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It’s no secret that most high school-aged students will have an encounter with drugs at some point during their four years, but alarming usage trends in one type of drug are cause for concern. Known as synthetic marijuana, these drugs are often marketed as natural and safe. However, they have unpredictable, ...

Scientists discover seven Earth-like planets

Scientists discover seven Earth-like planets

Sydney Gibson, Staff Writer

March 18, 2017


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Researchers have recently discovered seven Earth-sized planets orbiting around a star at about 40 light-years, roughly 235 trillion miles, away from our solar system. The system is in the constellation Aquarius and it is referred to as TRAPPIST-1, named for The Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small...

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