YouTube Under Criticism Over New “Censorship” Controversies

YouTube Under Criticism Over New “Censorship” Controversies

Chloe Ruffennach, Staff writer

October 22, 2016


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French YouTube sensation Laetitia Birbes claims that YouTube staff threatened her to censor her questions when interviewing Jean-Claude Juncker, the 61-year-old French EU chief executive. According to TheGuardian.com, Juncker completed a string of live interviews with young social media celebrities...

San Francisco quarterback kneels during national anthem

San Francisco quarterback kneels during national anthem

Katie Clark, Staff Writer

October 17, 2016


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Colin Kaepernick, the backup quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, is choosing to kneel during the national anthem. His decision to sit during the anthem is a protest of America’s treatment of African Americans and other minorities. Kaepernick has faced backlash of people accusing him of being...

The notorious Anjem Choudary jailed for supporting ISIS

Patrick Inman, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016


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The infamous hate preacher Anjem Choudary has been sentenced to five years and six months for inviting ISIS support. A former lawyer, Choudary has been known for his flag-burning demonstrations on the anniversary of 9/11, his justification for acts of terrorism, and has openly voiced support for...

50 Million Children uprooted by conflict worldwide

50 Million Children uprooted by conflict worldwide

Tommy Conroy, Staff writer

September 21, 2016


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According to a recent report released by UNICEF, the The United Nations Children's Fund, nearly 50 million children are displaced worldwide from a plethora of factors outside of their control, such as warfare and poverty. In their report titled Uprooted: The growing crisis for refugee and migrant chi...

Devastating earthquake strikes Italy

Sarah Ierino, Staff Writer

September 15, 2016


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On August 24, 2016, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake wreaked havoc in Central Italy, leaving at least 247 people dead, and many missing. In the middle of the night, the 2,000 residents of a small town called Amatrice were jolted awake from the severe earthquake that would take the lives of many. No one co...

Life-Saving Drug’s Price Rises Four-Hundred Percent

Life-Saving Drug’s Price Rises Four-Hundred Percent

Ben Snell, Contributor

September 7, 2016


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In the recent weeks, the creators of the EpiPen have come under harsh scrutiny due to severe price changes on the drug. The allergy treatment drug is produced by a small pharmaceutical company, Mylan Pharmaceutical. Since 2009, Mylan has raised the drug's price by 400 percent. Currently, the two-pack...

Mount Everest is climbed for the first time in two years

Mount Everest is climbed for the first time in two years

Matt Di Michele, Staff Writer

May 17, 2016


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Mount Everest, which is not only the tallest mountain in the Himalaya mountain range but in the world, was ascended by a group of 9 climbers on May 10th. The group was succeeded by the first foreign climbers to scale the colossal mountain since 2014 only a day later, as two British men and a Mexican...

Facebook accused of censoring conservative news

Facebook accused of censoring conservative news

Caroline Foley, Staff Writer

May 16, 2016


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Former Facebook employees have come forward stating that Facebook’s algorithms intentionally suppress conservative-leaning news features. According to tech news outlet Gizmodo, a former Facebook news curator says popular articles from politically conservative outlets on conservative subjects were...

Shooter targets Wisconsin prom

Shooter targets Wisconsin prom

Caroline Foley, Staff Writer

May 3, 2016


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This past Saturday, April 23, a gunman opened fire on students attending the prom at Antigo High School, located in Antigo, Wisconsin. Former Antigo student Jakob Wagner, 18, fired a rifle at the two students outside the school around 11 p.m., who survived with only non-life-threatening injuries. ...

Florida zookeeper killed by tiger

Florida zookeeper killed by tiger

Caroline Foley, Staff Writer

April 25, 2016


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Florida zookeeper Stacey Konwiser, 38, died this past Friday, April 15, after sustaining fatal injuries caused by a tiger attack. The lead tiger caretaker of the Palm Beach Zoo was pronounced dead at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida shortly after the incident.  Palm Beach County...

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