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Pipe Bomb Suspect Faces Potential Life Sentence

Maya Weaver '21, Staff Writer

December 9, 2018


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The United States of America is a nation that proudly stands on its founding principles of freedom of speech and tolerance. However, recently, its threads of unity have increasingly come undone, revealing deeply rooted political divides and tensions. Each month more and more stories emerge of American...

California’s Wildfire Epidemic

Emma Shaughnessy ’20, Features Editor

December 8, 2018


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  Since November 2018, deadly wildfires have raged through the state of California, destroying homes and taking the lives of many. This isn’t the first time California has experienced such extensive wildfires. In fact, on August 4, 2018, a national disaster was declared in Northern Californi...

Progress of the Migrant Caravan

Progress of the Migrant Caravan

Kavya Weaver '20, News Editor

December 8, 2018


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Disclaimer: This is a developing story. Information presented in this article may not be current by the time of publication. In early October, a group of migrants formed a caravan in Honduras and set out on a 2,500 mile long journey to the U.S. border. Originally consisting of a group of about 200 ...

Re-planting a Tree of Life: Pittsburgh’s Struggle Against Antisemitism

Makenna Kemper ‘22, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018


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  It was a crisp Saturday morning in Squirrel Hill the day that a gunman decided to walk in to Tree of Life Synagogue on Wilkins Avenue and open fire. At the time, the congregation was in the midst of a Shabbat service and a baby-naming ceremony. The massacre took the lives of 11 innocent people...

Midterm Elections

Angela McKinzie ‘21, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018


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Recently, you have probably heard about the midterm elections around school, seen “I Voted” stickers floating around, and noticed celebrities spreading the importance of voting in the midterms all over social media. But no one has really explained what the midterm elections are...so what are the...

How Social Media Has Affected History through Current Events

Dallas Mercurio '20, Assistant Editor

October 15, 2018


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In this Age of Information, with access to the current events of the world constantly at our fingertips, technology has most definitely played a major role in recent news. From videos exposing police brutality or racist ranters, to hearing the screams of Parkland children during the terrifying, violent ...

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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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