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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,...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

New coronavirus strain from China concerns health officials

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

February 3, 2020

As of Jan. 27, at least 100 people have died from the new strain of coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, China.  Coronaviruses are a family of viruses named for their shape. Most coronaviruses affect animals an...

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...

Redefining Masculinity

Redefining Masculinity

January 27, 2020

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