Students are “DeVo-stated” at the confirmation of education secretary DeVos

Students are “DeVo-stated” at the confirmation of education secretary DeVos

Sydney Gibson, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017


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The day after it was announced that Besty DeVos would become education secretary, over 250 students from schools in Pittsburgh began to peacefully protest. The protest started to form at around 7:30 a.m. in Market Square and about an hour after, the students marched to Sen. Pat Toomey's office...

Teen Hockey Player Dies Due To Head Injury

Tommy Conroy, Staff Writer

March 5, 2017


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An 18 year old hockey player from Springfield, PA, died Monday, February 6, after  an apparent head injury. Nick Bond was the captain for his team at The Wissahickon Skating Club, which he had been a player for ever since he could skate, and a senior at Springfield High School. On Sunday, February...

Georgia Couple Arrested for Threatening and Harassing African American Children

Georgia Couple Arrested for Threatening and Harassing African American Children

Chloe Ruffennach, Staff writer

March 5, 2017


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A couple was sentenced to prison time on Monday, February 27, after they made armed threats to African-American children at a birthday party. The Georgia couple included, Jose "Joe" Torres, who was sentenced to 20 years, with 13 years in prison. According to CNN, a jury convicted him on three counts...

Another side of Trump during his address

Another side of Trump during his address

Sarah Ierino, Staff Writer

March 5, 2017


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On February 28, 2017, President Donald Trump made his first address to congress and if you weren’t sitting down watching his speech, here is what you missed. “Thank you very much. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, the first lady of the United States, and citizens of America...

At Least Seven New Planets Found Around Nearby Star All Resemble Earth

At Least Seven New Planets Found Around Nearby Star All Resemble Earth

Ben Snell, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


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Just forty light-years away, astronomers have discovered seven new planets that all seem to be about the size of Earth. The discovery was first published in the science journal Nature on Wednesday and has since been announced at NASA during a conference. The planets are all very unique and special ...

Protests erupt in Anaheim over dispute between LAPD officer and teens

Patrick Inman, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


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Hundreds of protesters marched to the home of a Los Angeles Police officer after a video surfaced of the off-duty cop firing a gun during a fight with a 13-year-old that escalated after the teenager and friends walked across the officer's lawn. The video has been shared online through several outlets...

Former Pirate Sean Rodriguez involved in fiery car accident

Joe Demeis, Staff Writer

February 13, 2017


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Sean Rodriguez, former Pittsburgh Pirates utility infielder, and his family were involved in a deadly car crash on Saturday afternoon in Miami, Florida. Their car was T-boned by a stolen police car in West Miami around 1:45 p.m. The driver of the police cruiser sideswiped a Honda Civic before losing...

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto Responds to Trump’s Wall Proposal

Ben Snell, Staff Writer

January 29, 2017


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Over the past few months, Presidential candidate and now President Donald Trump had been proposing a to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. His plans however included forcing Mexico to pay for the wall; however, last Wednesday evening Mexico finally released an official statement on the issue. Mexican...

Puppies Rescued After an Avalanche in Italy

Puppies Rescued After an Avalanche in Italy

Sydney Gibson, Staff Writer

January 29, 2017


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This past week a hotel in Italy's Gran Sasso mountain was nearly entirely buried due to an avalanche. The search came to a close in the past few days with 29 deaths and 11 rescues, not including the three Abruzzo Sheepdogs. Reporters informed that at least four children were among the survivors. The...

El Chapo Being Extradited to the U.S. to Face Life in Prison

Ben Snell, Staff Writer

January 29, 2017


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Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, is facing life in U.S. prison for his life-long criminal career. The drug lord runs the largest cartel group in the world and has notoriously escaped Mexican prison twice. He arrived in court on Friday in Brooklyn, pleading not guilty to overseeing...

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