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Stocking stuffers face stocking issues

Stocking stuffers face stocking issues

Grace Stauder, World Editor December 10, 2021

As everyone is roasting chestnuts on an open fire and rocking around the Christmas tree, supply line backups could put a damper on the most wonderful time of the year. Following the pandemic, shipping...

Approved kids’ vaxxes raise contrasting opinions

Approved kids’ vaxxes raise contrasting opinions

Camila Mora, World Editor December 10, 2021

While 195 million people have been fully vaccinated in the United States, there is still an age group who has not received the vaccine. FDA officials are firm about the vaccine being 91 percent effective...

Pancha Ganpati: Hindu alternative to Christmas

Pancha Ganpati: Hindu alternative to Christmas

Shivani Velumula, Staff Writer December 10, 2021

India’s population is estimated to be approximately 1.3 billion people, with Delhi and Mumbai having populations of over 10 million each. The three most widely spoken languages in India are Hindi (with...

Kindness creates contagious feelings for all

Kindness creates contagious feelings for all

Camila Mora, World Editor October 29, 2021

Kindness has been considered a soft topic, but academically, it has taken a serious part in research. There is still plenty to discover with kindness and Robin Banerjee, a developmental psychologist, has...

Haiti’s mass emigration highlights troubles at U.S. border

Haiti’s mass emigration highlights troubles at U.S. border

Grace Stauder, World Editor October 29, 2021

Hundreds of Haitian people flee Haiti every day and many end up at the Mexico-U.S. border. Natural disasters, disease, an unstable political climate, and extreme poverty push these refugees to the border...

Oldest U.S. WWII vet turns 112!

Grace Stauder, World Editor October 1, 2021

Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 marked an important date in the United States. Lawrence Brooks, the oldest living World War II veteran in the U.S., turned 112 years old. Brooks, who is from Louisiana and has resided...

Votes to determine future of police in MN

Votes to determine future of police in MN

Julia Benkendorf, Editor-in-Chief October 1, 2021

Should the police department be replaced, yes or no? This seemingly simple question is raising new controversy in Minnesota, in a statewide debate over the issue of police reform following the the death...

Taliban takes over, plans for new regime

Taliban takes over, plans for new regime

Camila Mora, World Editor October 1, 2021

On Aug. 15, the Taliban grasped control of the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul, the last city  not taken over by militants after President Biden “decided” to withdraw U.S. troops. The Taliban seized...

Water weather leaves its mark on coasts

Water weather leaves its mark on coasts

Grace Stauder, World Editor October 1, 2021

All countries have special ways of preparing for dangerous storms, but the aftermaths are all too similar. Boarding up windows, stocking up on food and bottled water and staying inside a safe place are...

Art by Julia Benkendorf

Facebook ‘blocks’ Australia

Should tech giants pay for news? Users, states, publishers clash
Camila Mora, World Editor March 18, 2021

Social media rules and regulations have been an issue this past year and the beginning of 2021. Recently, Facebook placed a ban on news pages in Australia. On Feb. 19, Australians were not allowed to access...

Art by Marion Krowczyk

Who comes next?

Transition in Dalai Lama raises succession question
Grace Stauder, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

Catholic students are often not familiar with the idea of reincarnation, but to Buddhists and Hindus, it is integral to life.The next reincarnation of the prominent Buddhist figure, the Dalai Lama, has...

Wealth still steers college admissions

Wealth still steers college admissions

Jayne Bottarini, World Editor February 26, 2021

Wealthy students are admitted into wealthy universities. Wealthy students often remain at wealthy universities until they graduate. Wealthy students graduate from universities with high-paying occupations,...

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