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Bitcoin 101

Emma Shaughnessy '20, Sports Editor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Current Events

Currency is crucial to human life. It allows people to pay for the necessary items they need to survive such as food and a roof over their heads, but it is also great for splurging every once and a while on a fancy dinner or a family vacation. Ever since the earliest civilizations, currency was a physical method ...

Net Neutrality—What’s Up With That?

Violet Wright '20, Sports Editor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Current Events

We all use the internet, and everyone expects it to work a certain way. We want our internet to be fast and reliable; we want access to whatever websites we like. We want to be in control of our own internet experience. These expectations have a name: net neutrality. Until recently, net neutrality was the statu...

#MeToo: A Movement for All

Olivia Garver '19, Staff Writer

February 19, 2018


Filed under Current Events

October 2017 was when the #MeToo movement became a phrase known across the US, but for founder Tarana Burke, the past 12 years have been devoted to this movement. Not until Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual assault by more than 70 women did the #MeToo movement catch on—but why so long? Sexua...

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


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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


Filed under Current Events

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...

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