The Echo

The CDC keeps website updated with coronavirus information

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2020

What is COVID-19?  COVID-19 is a newer strain of the coronavirus family, a family of viruses that share a common structure. Other coronaviruses have circulated among humans and cause “mild illness, like the common cold,...

A cry for help or a cautious warning? Doomsday clocks recent time hits 100 seconds till midnight

Anika Haridas, Editor

March 23, 2020

The doomsday clock is the closest it's ever been to midnight (or alluding to mass destruction of the world) since its creation in 1947 during the Cold War. The Bulletin of The Atomic Scientists, derived from 13 Nobel laureates...

Second person cured of HIV

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

March 23, 2020

In London this year, Adam Castillejo became the second patient cured of HIV.  According to the BBC, Castillejo received stem-cell treatment for cancer. The donor had a unique gene that allowed them to fight HIV, a benefit ...

Ireland elections show shift towards liberal party

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2020

Ireland held its general elections in February of 2020, and the results could be indicative of a larger trend for the country.  Though Ireland has multiple parties and a number of successful independent politicians,  the Fine...

Pentagon funds diverted for border wall

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2020

On Feb. 13, the Trump Administration announced plans to reassign $3.8 billion from the defense budget to fund the wall at the southern border.  The funds were not originally set aside for building barriers but for other uses...

South Dakota bill introduced to challenge the right to marriage

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

February 24, 2020

In South Dakota, a set of bills was introduced that targets LGBTQ+ citizens in the state.  One such bill, House Bill 1057 (HB 1057), was recently killed by a Senate committee that voted to postpone the bill past the end of ...

Protests start in Puerto Rico over emergency relief efforts

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2020

In late January, protests took place in Puerto Rico. The island territory has been hit hard by natural disasters, the most recent of which was a series of earthquakes. After a video revealed that there was unused emergency aid,...

Iran-US tensions: effects at the border and airports

Rianna Panergalin, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2020

In America, foreign policy often affects domestic affairs. We’ve seen this with Japanese-Americans being sent to internment camps during World War II. We are seeing this be repeated  in 2020, after the US drone attack that ...

Neuqua to expand world language programs

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2020

Going into the 2020-2021 school year, Neuqua is planning a number of new course offerings -- two of which will be in the World Language Department. ASL IV, an honors level American Sign Language course meant to follow the firs...

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