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Why is Donald Trump So Popular?

Why is Donald Trump So Popular?

Rachel Kondrat '17, Staff Writer

October 13, 2015


Filed under Current Events

Donald Trump is leading in the polls and rising in the Republican Party. He has surpassed Jeb Bush, who was considered the front-runner and a serious candidate by Fox News. However, Trump has an ego the size of his buildings and can barely contain himself while speaking. How can this be true? Most ...

Floods Devastate Japan

Floods Devastate Japan

Grace Doerfler '18, News Editor

October 13, 2015


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The What: Tropical storm Etau came ashore on Japan, leading to rainfall and swollen rivers The Where: Joso, Japan, a city north of Tokyo The When: Began September 9, 2015   Typhoon Etau met the shore of Honshu, Japan’s main island, on September 9th, bringing heavy rainfall and flooding. ...

Katrina: 10 Years Later

Katrina: 10 Years Later

Greta Parr '18, Magazine Editor

October 7, 2015


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Shortly after dawn on the morning of August 29th, 2005, an ever-feared doomsday scenario began to transpire. At first, it was believed NOLA had “dodged the bullet” as Katrina took a slight wobble to the east just before coming ashore. That night, America went to sleep thinking the worst had passed, ...

The Best GOP Debate Moments

The Best GOP Debate Moments

October 7, 2015


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The second Republican debate aired on CNN last Wednesday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. The 3 hour long debate consisted of the candidates aggressively hammering away at each other, trying to get their points across. However, there were many memorable moments out of all their bickering.  ...

Politics for Dummies: What Exactly’s Going On?

Politics for Dummies: What Exactly’s Going On?

Kathryn Daigle'17 and Maggie Morrone'16

October 7, 2015


Filed under Current Events, Showcase

You may have noticed that it’s almost that time of year again, time for political campaigns to continuously run on our televisions sets. It seems as if people who are well educated in the topic of politics enjoy this time of year while everyone else considers taking a very long T.V. hiatus. But ig...

What’s the Deal with Kanye?

What’s the Deal with Kanye?

Isabelle Shmeler '18, Multimedia Editor

October 7, 2015


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Let’s flash back to the moment during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards when Kanye completely trashed Taylor Swift on national television for being awarded the best female video, instead of his dear friend, Beyonce Knowles.  The commonly used excuse for his inconsiderate actions that night is simply th...

President Obama Breaks the Ice on Climate Change with Alaska Visit

President Obama Breaks the Ice on Climate Change with Alaska Visit

Annie Trainer '18, Staff Writer

October 2, 2015


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At the beginning of this month, President Barack Obama made history when he became the first president to travel above the Arctic Circle. For three days, the president traveled around Alaska, meeting natives and addressing the issue of climate change. "I'm going because Alaskans are on the front lines...

The Refugee Crisis

The Refugee Crisis

Maura Sheedy ‘16, Staff Writer

October 1, 2015


Filed under Current Events, Showcase

For weeks, heartbreaking photos of  weary and hopeless refugees pop up on the screens of TVs and phones alike when one skims the news or social media. It is no secret that events around the world are not as good as they should be, but it is hard to wrap our heads around the terrible conditions today,...

The Struggle for Free Speech in Europe

Marielle Gleason ‘16, Staff Writer

April 9, 2015


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Voltaire once famously said, “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” While this sentiment, one of the hallmarks of America, is often taken for granted in our country, Europeans are struggling to maintain this precious right, especially in the...

Ferguson and New York: The Domino Effect and Role of Social Media

Ferguson and New York: The Domino Effect and Role of Social Media

Annie Roebuck '15 and Greta Parr '18, News Editor and Staff Writer

February 4, 2015


Filed under Current Events

Michael Brown and Eric Garner.  These names flash across the news station banners on a daily basis.  The issue of race related violence has remained at the forefront of conversation, not only, nationally, but also internationally.  Social media has played a new and unique role in the spread of news...

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