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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,...

Social media destroys social confidence

Social media destroys social confidence

Camila Mora, World Editor February 26, 2021

Social media is a constant reality in today’s society.  It can be something that is used to learn about current events, but it can also be something that can destroy someone’s mental health. The origin...

Biden announces plans for his years in office

Biden announces plans for his years in office

Grace Stauder, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

“We will press forward with speed and urgency, for we have much to do in this winter of peril and possibility.” said President Joseph Biden, “Much to repair. Much to restore. Much to heal. Much to...

Don't mute the holidays

Don’t mute the holidays

Zoom brings holiday joy by connecting families wordwide
Camila Mora, World Co-Editor December 10, 2020

2020 has been unforgettable and as the holiday season approaches, conditions will be different from the past. Holidays have always been an important time to join with their friends and family, but there...

McDonald's creates healthier option with McPlant

McDonald’s creates healthier option with McPlant

Grace Stauder, Staff Writer December 10, 2020

Healthy convenience food might sound like an oxymoron, but it is not. Many major fast food companies are adding healthier ingredients and foods to their menus. And now, McDonald’s, one of the largest...

Education in Africa suffers due to COVID-19

Education in Africa suffers due to COVID-19

Jayne Bottarini, World Co-Editor December 10, 2020

E-learning, the ubiquitous “normal” across the United States, is a coveted privilege for children living in less-developed countries. Fortunately, with high-speed internet access and expensive infrastructure,...

Exploring the election

Exploring the election

Student poll results contrast with Illinois voting trends
Jayne Bottarini, World Editor November 16, 2020

Illinois has never proved to be a threat in surprisingly swaying the presidential election. Since 1992, Illinois’s majority has consistently voted blue, according to 270 to Win, so the outcome of its...

Art by Marion Krowczyk

Man left alone with Peru’s Incan treasure

Grace Stauder, Staff Writer November 16, 2020

Only once has one of the Seven Wonders of the World opened for a single man. That one time happened on October 10, 2020 for Jesse Katayama. Jesse Katayama recently experienced a private tour of Machu...

Art by Mary Stauder

Never enough

Vaccine development struggles to keep up with domination of COVID-19
Jayne Bottarini, World Editor October 13, 2020

Soon, life might be back to normal, or it might not. A safe vaccine has become the only hope for a world where masks do not have to be worn everywhere and “6-feet apart” is not heard around every corner....

Art by Jordan Imhoff

Plymouth Rock vandals brought to justice

Izze Dudas, Staff Writer March 13, 2020

The community of Plymouth, Massachusetts found one of its key landmarks vandalized on the morning of Feb. 17. Plymouth Rock, which is known as the site of the Mayflower Pilgrims’ arrival to America in...

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