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Caravan reaches Mexico, US borders, hopes for asylum

Caravan reaches Mexico, US borders, hopes for asylum

Liam Harding, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


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On October 12, in the city of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, a group of people gathered around a bus stop in hopes of escaping the crime ridden city and finding peace in the United States. Within a day, over 1,000 Hondurans joined and started the month long trek to the United States and Mexico border. As...

Ancient Assyrian sculptures worth millions

Ancient Assyrian sculptures worth millions

Camila Mora, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


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In 1845, a young English explorer, Austen Henry Layard, traveled to Nimud and began excavations in search of the Assyrian Empire.  The Assyrian Empire collapsed in late 7th century BC, and the land was left untouched until Layard found gems. At the time, Iraq was part of the Ottoman Empire, and therefore...

Frozen journey from center of earth

Frozen journey from center of earth

Nicholette Bentz, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


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This past spring, science researchers discovered a new type of ice claimed to be more destructive and fast growing than any other ice form known to man. Published data last March conveyed that there has been the first evidence for this particular classification of ice, called "Ice VII."  Under the right...

Kavanaugh nominated for Supreme Court Justice

Kavanaugh nominated for Supreme Court Justice

Jayne Bottarini, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


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Former Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy retired from the Supreme Court in June, having served for over 30 years. Kennedy was a crucial swing vote in major Supreme Court decisions. With Kennedy’s retirement, President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh, previously a judge on the District of...

Halloween traditions shared between backgrounds

Camila Mora, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


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Boo! Did you know that in Mexico people bring food to the dead during Halloween? Did you know that people make their own altar? Halloween has many names and is celebrated differently around the world. Mexico is known for its distinct celebrations. In Mexico, Day of the Dead or El Día de los Muertos...

Spirits haunt ancient Mayan structures

Spirits haunt ancient Mayan structures

Nicholette Bentz, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


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With the technological breakthrough of new and improved LiDAR laser analysis earlier this year in Germany, Tulane University researchers have uncovered 61,000 ancient Mayan structures hidden beneath the canopy of the Guatemalan jungle believed to be haunted. The discovery of these structures, which...

Model T celebrates 110 years of transit

Model T celebrates 110 years of transit

Liam Harding, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


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October 1 is an important day in history for the auto industry and the United States. The Ford Model T was created 110 years ago offering an affordable car enabling the everyday American to own the once elusive luxury. The Model T originally cost $850 and was lowered to $300 in 1925, thanks to the ass...

Youngest face transplant elevates cosmetic surgery

Youngest face transplant elevates cosmetic surgery

Jayne Bottarini, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


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Your face is a prominent part of your identity. Your face distinguishes you from anyone else and is a primary way to help express your feelings. Katie Stubblefield, having just recently moved to Oxford, Mississippi and gone through a painful breakup, lost that crucial part of her identity when she a...

Native American reservations struck by poverty

Native American reservations struck by poverty

Katya Boskovic, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


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“They took the whole Indian nation. Locked us on this reservation.” People may know the catchy song “Indian Reservation” by Paul Revere and The Raiders, but how many have learned of the numerous hardships Native Americans of various tribes face on reservations everyday? Devastating factors s...

Enhanced post surgery recovery enhances sports

Enhanced post surgery recovery enhances sports

Camila Mora, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


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Ouch! When someone is injured, it takes a long time to heal, regardless of the injury.  However, hospitals recently been researching Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) to decrease the recovery time needed.  ERAS helps people both financially and physically. Accidents happen, so having the process a...

Life’s an oyster, but how is theirs?

Life’s an oyster, but how is theirs?

Nicolette Bentz, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


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With the pressing issue of shell reefs finding themselves in ruin around the world, North Carolina State University hopes to revolutionize their idea of attaching underwater microphones to oysters to better understand the extensive array of animals living in the state’s oyster habitat. North Carol...

World War I Celebrates 100 Years of Peace

World War I Celebrates 100 Years of Peace

Katie McManaman, World Editor

August 30, 2018


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On November 11 the Allies celebrate the 100th anniversary of the armistice that brought an official end to World War I. Although there will not be fireworks, parades, or parties, people will celebrate the Allies triumphant victory in World War I.   World War I began in July 1914 when Archduke...

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