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Frozen journey from center of earth

Art by Kayla Johnson

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...

Kavanaugh nominated for Supreme Court Justice

Kavanaugh nominated for Supreme Court Justice

Jayne Bottarini, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

“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

Gina works a sophomore recovering from an injury.

Camila Mora, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018

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

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

Art by Kayla Johnson

Katie McManaman, World Editor

August 30, 2018

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...

Martian space colonies prove New Frontier

Art by Joanne Jun

Nicholette Bentz, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

This month, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) launched a two million dollar fund for researchers and projects pursuing the future of human space habitation.  This new challenge, called the Space Settlement Challenge, is seeking brilliant minds to explore and develop new business models for living and working...

O’Hare expansions take flight

Art by Joanne Jun

Katie McManaman, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

Over 78 million people traveled through O’Hare airport, making it the sixth busiest airport in the world and the third busiest in the United States as of 2016. With millions of passengers going through, terminals need to be updated and expanded. A new expansion is going to cost 8.5 billion dollars...

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