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Alabama abortion bill is signed into law

Brenna O'Brien, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019

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As of Tuesday May 14th, the state of Alabama voted to pass a law which bans abortion within state limits. The vote consisted of 25 legislators saying “yes” and 6 saying “no” for the controversial bill. Two female senators were ...

Anti-Vaxxers gain momentum

Grace Walker, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

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In recent years, a flood of new beliefs has thrown the world a new curveball: parents who chose not to vaccinate their children. Those involved in the movement have been dubbed anti-vaxxers. These parents are fighting for the right to not have ...

Cyclone Idai hits Mozambique

Grace Walker, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

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Cyclone Idai came crashing into Mozambique on March 4, 2019, and now the country is fearing that over 1,000 of their residents may be dead. President Filipe Nyusi addresses the nation via radio on Monday, March 18. “Officia...

Actresses charged in college admission scandal

Brenna O'Brien, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

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On Tuesday March 13th 2019, actress Lori Loughlin, best known for her role “Aunt Becky” on Full House has been accused of paying over $500,000 in bribes to guarantee her daughters positions on the University of South Caro...

College admission scandal rocks prestigious universities

Grace Walker, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

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Eight prestigious universities are trying to contain the fallout from the largest college admissions scandal in US history after the story, involving celebrities, standardized test proctors and tutors, world famous lawyers an...

NASA Beat the Odds and Lands on Mars

Alexandra Benson, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019

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Six months and 300 million miles later, contact was made with Mars. The Red Planet received an extremely thorough inspection by NASA on November 26, 2018. A robotic lander was used, called InSight, which landed on the smooth plai...

Cyntoia Brown Granted Clemency After 15 Years in Prison

Grace Walker, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019

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In 2004, at the age of 16, Cyntoia Brown killed Johnny Mitchell Allen, a man who had solicited and purchased her for sex. It was reported that Brown shot him in his sleep, stole his money and weapons, and fled the scene using his ow...

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