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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,...

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,...

Trump acquitted by U.S. Senate

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2020

On Feb. 5, 2020, Donald Trump, the current president of the United States of America, was acquitted by the Senate on both the charges of abusing his power and obstructing Congress.  Throughout the process, both sides accused t...

Trump impeachment trial begins

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2020

In October of 2019, the House of Representatives formally announced an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The impeachment investigation and hearings lasted until December, at which point the House of Represe...

Congress calls for impeachment inquiry for President Trump

Abigail McArthur-Self, Hazel Booth, and Bhoomi Sharma

October 28, 2019

What happened?  On July 18, President Donald Trump chose to withhold $400 million in military aid to Ukraine. This decision began a series of interactions with Ukraine that have since been called into question. A week l...

Holden Matthews arrested for three Louisiana church burnings

Summer Moore, Assistant Editor in Chief/Business Manager

May 7, 2019

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 ...

Tennessee Representative introduces bill to end electoral college

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2019

On Jan. 3, 2019, Tennessee Democratic Representative Steve Cohen proposed a constitutional amendment that, if passed, would eliminate the Electoral College. Under current United States law, citizens in each state cast vot...

IPCC releases new climate change report

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

December 22, 2018

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), an international collection of scientists dedicated to researching and reporting the state of the planet’s climate and the possible causes and solutions of issues present...

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