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We Will Never Forget – 17 Years After 9/11

We Will Never Forget – 17 Years After 9/11

Emma Holtz, Assistant Editor

October 14, 2018


Filed under Current Events

Warm sun rays illuminated the New York City skyline on the morning of September 11th, 2001. Clear, blue sky could be seen for miles, until an explosion at 8:46 AM shook the United States to its core. Citizens witnessed hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 slam into the North Tower of the World Trade Ce...

Monsoon Floods Kill Hundreds in Kerala, India

Monsoon Floods Kill Hundreds in Kerala, India

Kavya Weaver '20, News Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Showcase

City streets that were once bustling with life and color now quietly stand abandoned, flooded with swirling, dirty water that has devastated the lives of millions. Remnants of the homes the flooding has destroyed float on the water under rain-lashed palm trees—a reminder of how much Keralan families lo...

Rohingya Genocide

Anna Niggemyer ‘22, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under Current Events

Rakhine is a thin stretch of land on the coast of Myanmar, a country in Asia formerly known as Burma. This state is where most of the Rohingya minority have been confined since Myanmar’s independence. 88% of Myanmar’s citizens are Buddhist, and 12% are Muslim, a religious division that has created a tre...

Hurricane Florence Rocks the East Coast

Meghan Pavlick ‘21, Arts-and-Entertainment Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under Current Events

As many of us are already aware, the United States Eastern coast was recently hit by Hurricane Florence. The hurricane peaked at a Category 4 storm, but by the time it hit land, the storm was downgraded to a Category 2, and eventually, a Category 1. For days, residents in the areas hardest hit, espec...

The Debate on Gun Control

Haley Moreland ‘22, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018


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The infamous American gun debate first sparked in the 18th century with the passing of the second amendment. The second amendment states that “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” In sim...

Desensitized: Adolescents Numb to Mass Shootings

Angela McKinzie ‘21, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018


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On April 20th, 1999, thirteen people--twelve students and one teacher--were murdered at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado at the hands of two gunmen. At the time, this shooting was seen as the most appalling, frightening shooting to take place in United States history. Since then, there have...

How Free is Freedom of Speech?

Sofia Pugliano '21, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under Current Events

  Lately, there have been many discussions about Freedom of Speech. The ability to openly vocalize our opinions on political issues is a privilege that not all societies have. However, many Americans disagree on what Freedom of Speech truly means.   What is Freedom of Speech? Freedom of Speec...

Grand Jury Report: An Uneasy Time for the Catholic Church

Isabella Viator '22, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018


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The past few months have not been easy. Catholics and non-Catholics alike were extremely disturbed in August when the 900-page Grand Jury report holding the much-awaited truth about abuse in the Catholic dioceses in Western Pennsylvania was released. This truth has been lurking in the background of hu...

Peace in Our Time? North and South Korea Peace Looks Promising

Peace in Our Time? North and South Korea Peace Looks Promising

Dallas Mercurio '20, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Current Events, Showcase

On April 27, 2018, the South Korean President Moon Jae-in and supreme leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un met in what is known as the Inter-Korean Summit Meeting to try to reach a peace treaty or agreement to an official end of  the Korean War. The Korean War was actively fought in 1950 to 1953, but sin...

Airstrike on Syria

Jordan Weiss '19, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018


Filed under Current Events

Since the start of the Syrian civil war seven years ago, the Syrian government run by President Bashar al-Assad, has been initiating chemical attacks on the Syrian people to repress the rebellion. In 2013, the United States involved itself in the prevention of the chemical warfare in the Syrian civil war...

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