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How the Taal Volcano is impacting the citizens of the Philippines

Allison Blaszak, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

On Jan. 12, a volcano began spewing ash in Tallsay, Philippines, raising concerns for the surrounding cities. The Taal Volcano has been reported level 4 on the earthquake intensity scale according to The Philippine Institute of ...

PTSA moves past funding scare

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2020

At the end of last semester, the Neuqua Parent Teacher Student Association ( PTSA) faced financial concerns that leadership worried could have led to cuts to the programs they provide for students, including things like senior si...

Illinois passes the legalization of marijuana: the pros and cons

Anika Haridas, Editor

January 22, 2020

Jan. 1, 2020 marked the day Illinois become the 11th state to legalize the use of recreational marijuana for consumers aged 21 and above. Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the bill to make it a law in June of 2019. After jus...

Chilean people fight for a new constitution

Allison Blaszak, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

On Oct.19, Chile went into a state of crisis following student protests over a recent, and now redacted, government policy. The Chilean people protested against the price hike in transportation fares with both peaceful and vi...

The ongoing Hong Kong protests leads into their 24th week

Rianna Panergalin, Editor-in-Chief

November 15, 2019

From thousands of citizens marching peacefully to violent attacks of hundreds every day, the Hong Kong protests have carried on for weeks. Since June of 2019, the citizens of Hong Kong have been fighting for decreased Chinese ...

Neuqua honors veterans at annual ceremony

Abigail McArthur-Self and Sameer Datta

November 11, 2019

On Nov. 8, the Friday before Veterans’ Day, Neuqua held their annual Veteran’s Day ceremony in the auditorium during an extended sixth period.  The ceremony aims to honor those who have served in the military. Ella Lav...

Summary: House bill 2078

Sameer Datta, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

The House Bill 2078 is a major bill for teachers and future teachers. The purpose of this bill is to increase new teachers’ starting pay to $40,000 a year by 2023-2024. This is going to be done by gradually increasing the sta...

City of Chicago reaches deal with teachers, strike ends

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2019

On Oct. 17, Chicago Public School teachers went on strike due to issues with reaching agreements for contract negotiations.  The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) was pushing for smaller class sizes and increased staffing. They...

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