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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,...

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...

Dont 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...

McDonalds 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,...

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