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Hong Kong protests push on for congressional change

Hong Kong protests push on for congressional change

Michael McManaman, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

On March 31, 2019 Hong Kong, China erupted in violence over an extradition bill imposed by the Chinese government. In the weeks that have followed, the once simple protests have turned from peaceful to a full fledged revolt demanding government reformation by Hong Kong citizens. Five basic demands have...

Dorian brings stormy close to hurricane season

Dorian brings stormy close to hurricane season

Camila Mora, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

Look out! Although hurricane season may conclude in November, potential hurricanes may still pose dangers for the inhabitants of the Atlantic Coast. Hurricane Dorian, recorded as one of the most powerful tropical storms since Hurricane Floyd in 1999, has destroyed the Bahamas and created a debt of an...

Infernos blaze on in the Amazon

Infernos blaze on in the Amazon

Nicholette Bentz, World Editor

September 6, 2019

The Amazon rainforest is burning at an alarming rate: the highest on record since 2013 and an 83% increase from last year.  Earlier this month, Brazil declared a state of emergency over the rising number of fires in the region.  Harmful blazes have been reported in the Brazilian states of Amazonas, R...

DNA discovery foreshadows life

DNA discovery foreshadows life

Camila Mora, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

Tracing DNA has been a significant scientific advancement throughout history, and now DNA has evolved further and is on other planets. NASA has researched life beyond the Earth with DNA, and the possibility of a genetic system or molecular system on other planets is highly likely. On earth, the DNA...

Submarine technology dives deep to reveal underwater wonders

Submarine technology dives deep to reveal underwater wonders

Nicholette Bentz, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

Imagine being transported into an undiscovered world full of priceless marvels. Species of fish and minerals that go unnamed are illuminated by the glow of a robot submarine in front of your eyes. The debut of the latest technology in submarines and underwater sensors allows marine biologists to have...

Amazon headquarter search halted

Amazon headquarter search halted

Jayne Bottarini, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

Through November and December of 2018, Amazon looked to create a second headquarters in the United States. Amazon stated they could employ 50,000 people with high-paying jobs in the prospective city. Through having this headquarters, surrounding businesses can benefit as well as increase the number of...

Human history unveiled

Human history unveiled

Nicholette Bentz, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019

Throughout the course of history, anthropologists have analyzed currently useless body parts which have been proven to be in the human genome thousands of years ago.  Remaining the most popular and closely proved today, Darwin’s Theory has been building off of these studies since its creation. Although...

Advancements in lunar success

Advancements in lunar success

Camila Mora, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019

Fifty years ago, the first human beings landed on the moon, and now, a European Space Agency is planning to mine on the moon by 2025.  Scientists have found out what the moon is composed of which includes clay, fragments of glass, minerals and chemical compounds. The moon is rich in resources like iron...

Global warming heats up

Global warming heats up

Liam Harding, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019

One of the most discussed topics of our century is global warming. Since 1950 the levels have been consistently rising above 300 parts per million. In 2017, the carbon dioxide level was 405.7 parts per million. The higher the carbon dioxide level, the more water vapor will return to the atmosphere causing...

Caravan reaches Mexico, US borders, hopes for asylum

Caravan reaches Mexico, US borders, hopes for asylum

Liam Harding, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018

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

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

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...

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