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Christkindlmarket leaves Naperville

Abigail McArthur-Self, News & Copy Editor

May 21, 2019

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In April this year, the Naperville Heritage Society announced that Christkindlmarket will not be returning to Naper Settlement in 2019. According to the Chicago Tribune, the event was relatively well attended and well liked...

New affordable housing in Naperville

Paige Smith, Business Editor & Columnist

May 21, 2019

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Last year Naperville was named one of the safest cities in America, but is it one of the most affordable? In April, Naperville was put on a state list for cities that need more affordable housing, which wasn’t surprising. In A...

Alabama’s new abortion law

Ella Estopare, Online Editor & Columnist

May 17, 2019

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On May 15, the governor of Alabama signed into law the most restrictive abortion law in the United States. The new law prohibits abortions in all cases, with the only exception being when the mother’s life is at stake. People all ov...

Room for more

Ella Estopare, Online Editor & Columnist

May 17, 2019

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With about 7.7 billion people, the Earth suffers everyday at the hands of every single person that inhabits this planet. As our population continues to grow exponentially, the Earth has to deal with the greatest threat to the...

Florida passes law allowing teachers to carry guns at school

Abigail McArthur-Self, News & Copy Editor

May 16, 2019

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Florida recently passed a law that would allow teachers to carry firearms on school campuses. This measure is an extension of a previous act that allowed specific armed staff members at schools. Individual school districts...

Deliberate attacks against Roe v Wade

Anika Haridas, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

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Texas government officials attempt to pass bill 896, introduced April 9, 2019, to issue the death penalty for those who have abortions, saying “a living human child, from the moment of fertilization on fusion of a human spermatozo...

Ribfest’s last year in Naperville

Joey Glos, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

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This year is Ribfest’s last year in Naperville. Ribfest will not be ending, however. It is moving to a new home in Romeoville. Knoch Knolls Park, the festival’s current venue, will be undergoing changes this summer that will r...

Georgia’s “Heartbeat Bill” outlaws abortion after 6 weeks

Madeline James, Sports Editor & Columnist

May 15, 2019

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On May 7, Georgia governor Brian Kemp signed HB 481 into effect. The bill prevents doctors from performing an abortion after “embryonic or fetal cardiac activity” can be detected, according to NBC News. For most pregnanci...

The Real ID Act soon to take effect

Summer Moore, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019

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A law passed in 2005 is coming into effect in October of 2020.. The federal law, the Real ID Act, concerns air travel for all American citizens and may make travelers take an extra step to get to their destination. The Real ID ...

The public reaction to Brunei implementing Anti LGBTQ+ laws

Anika Haridas and Allison Blaszak

May 7, 2019

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On the island of Borneo, the nation of Brunei has made the act of gay sex punishable by stoning.  Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Brunei's leader,stated according to CNN, “Touching on the attainment of blessings from Allah, I want to se...

Holden Matthews arrested for three Louisiana church burnings

Summer Moore, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

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The suspects of the African American Louisiana church burning suspect was caught on April 10, 2019. The suspect was Holden Matthews, a 21 year old. He was allegedly motivated by racial prejudice against African Americans. His ...

Supreme Courts rules on death row cases

Joey Glos, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019

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Three new Supreme Court cases involving the death penalty have recently been settled recently. One concerns the execution of Dominique Ray, a Muslim man executed for the murder of two brothers. Ray requested a Muslim minist...

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