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Australian Pipeline Threatens the Great Barrier Reef

Australian Pipeline Threatens the Great Barrier Reef

Clara Albacete '19, Assistant Editor

December 11, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Showcase

Earlier this year the Australian government announced a plan to build a natural gas pipeline that would lie within the boundaries of the Great Barrier Reef. This pipeline would provide a great threat to the hundreds of endangered species living in that area of the reef. Some of these species are: gree...

Zimbabwe’s Political Breakthrough

Zimbabwe’s Political Breakthrough

Marie Gerges ‘19, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Showcase

HARARE, ZIMBABWE—President Robert Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe for thirty-seven years before his resignation on November 21st. Beginning in 1980, the same year that Zimbabwe declared its independence from Great Britain, Mr. Mugabe’s presidency spanned the entirety of the nation’s post-colonial histor...

Right-Wing Trend Continues with German AFD

Greta Parr '18, News Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Current Events

On Sunday, September 24th, Germany held a federal election to elect officials to office. A relatively new party, The Alternative for Germany (AfD), came on the scene this election and managed to snag 94 of the 598 seats in Germany’s parliament, Bundestag. It’s an extremely right-wing party that focuses o...

The Challenges Faced by Refugees

Jordan Weiss '19, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Current Events

Around 65.5 million refugees are fleeing war-ridden countries such as Sierra Leone, Syria, and Afghanistan. Refugees flee from their homes to escape rebel conflicts with their government and radical terrorist groups, such as Al Qaeda and ISIS. 4 million refugees come from Syria alone, and at least 2 mil...

An Overview of the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

An Overview of the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Dallas Mercurio '20, Magazine Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Showcase

Currently, in the beautiful country of Myanmar, previously known as Burma, the government is committing obscene acts of horror to the Rohingya people, a Muslim minority in the country. Thousands of Rohingya are fleeing their homes for the refugee camps in neighboring countries such as Bangladesh. To gain mor...

Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria: The Aftermath

Violet Wright '20, News Editor

November 15, 2017


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Hurricane Harvey first hit Texas August 13th, acting as the first major hurricane to hit the U.S. and Caribbean, which was followed by many more natural disasters occurring in the southern regions. The storm caused major flooding; many areas received over 40 inches of rainfall. 30,000 people are now homele...

Mexico’s Earthquakes in Fall 2017

Kara Puszko '18, Features Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Current Events

In September 2017, Mexico has had 337 earthquakes, the most dangerous being an 8.1 magnitude quake on September 8th in El Palmarcito, Chipas, Mexico. The earthquakes result from the collision of five tectonic plates underneath Mexico, making it one of the most unstable areas on the planet. Experts ha...

Populism Not So Popular?

Caroline Albacete '17, Editor-in-Chief

May 30, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Showcase

As May rolled around, all eyes turned toward France, a European and global powerhouse, to see which way the country would vote: the populist, nationalist Marine Le Pen of the National Front, or pro-EU centrist newcomer, Emmanuel Macron of En Marche! ? French elections took place on May seventh, under a pe...

Trump’s Use of Twitter

Molly DeFilippo ‘17, News Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Showcase

Unlike any president before him, one of President Trump’s main forms of communication with the American people is one of the most widely used social media platforms today: Twitter. Twitter is an online news and social networking source that allows users to interact by sending out tweets that are comp...

The Electoral College

Quinn Deasy '18, Staff Writer

December 24, 2016


Filed under Current Events

What is it? The Electoral College is one of the most important components of American democracy, but very few people understand what exactly it is. All in all, this complicated process is what decides who the next President of the United States is. How? It starts with the selection of electors, then t...

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