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The U.S. as a Global Superpower

The U.S. as a Global Superpower

Aurelia Jones, Reporter

February 19, 2019


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The United States of America is one of the largest countries in the world. It’s one of the biggest, if not the biggest, global superpowers in the world. But how did all of this start? How did the U.S. get where they are today? How in only about 250 years did the United States become such a large power over the globe?

What is the deal with the lack of foundation shade ranges?

What is the deal with the lack of foundation shade ranges?

Bryan Jimenez-Figueroa, Reporter

February 19, 2019


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Foundation. We all know what it is. A cosmetic used to even out the skin or cover up any blemishes or imperfections. Whether it be liquid, powder, or even cream foundation, we are familiar with someone in our lives who wears the product. Those who wear foundation know how hard it is to find their own skin tone, especially for people of color. So, why are we still living in a world where people of color have a hard time finding their correct foundation color?

The Cellar book review

The Cellar book review

Emilee Garn, Reporter

February 19, 2019


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If you are looking for a chilling, realistic book that has crime and even kidnapping, The Cellar by Natasha Preston may be the book for you. Published in 2014, Goodreads summarizes The Cellar as, “Nothing ever happens in the town of Longthorpe – that is, until sixteen-year-old Summer Robinson disappears without a trace. No family or police investigation can track her down. Spending months inside the cellar of her kidnapper with several other girls, Summer learns of Colin’s abusive past, and his thoughts of his victims being his family…his perfect, pure flowers. But flowers can’t survive long cut off from the sun, and time is running out….”

Flint Michigan Water

Flint Michigan Water

Sahara Hassan, Reporter

February 19, 2019


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 In April of 2014, lead was released into the water of Flint, Michigan. The lead was released into the water when the river water damaged the city pipes and those damaged pipes released lead into the water. This crisis affected 100,000 people. The residents of Flint, Michigan were told to only use bottled water for cooking, cleaning, drinking, bathing, etc. In 2017 the water got better but wasn’t safe yet so the people had to continue using bottled water until the water isn’t contaminated with lead anymore. It has been said on Michigan Radio that this issue will not be solved any later than 2020. The timing for is set for 2020 because there are 18,000 services that have been contaminated that need to be replaced.

The Declining U.S. Population rates

The Declining U.S. Population rates

Elizabeth Bodily, Reporter

February 12, 2019


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People today often hear the population is growing and soon we’re not going to have enough housing and jobs for all the people being born into this world. This may be true for the overall world population, but when taking a closer look, the population increase in the U.S. seems to have been slowly declining over the years.

Teachers Strike for Change

Teachers Strike for Change

Sierra Yost, Photo Editor

February 12, 2019


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Recently, teachers from across America have been going on strike. Starting with California, expanding to Denver, and rippling to Virginia--educators are demanding higher wages and smaller class sizes. Some states are just considering walking the picket line, but others have already taken action and g...

That´s Pretty Punny! An Origin Story

That´s Pretty Punny! An Origin Story

Elizabeth Bodily, Reporter

December 14, 2018


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Puns are something that have been incorporated into our everyday life. Whether they are intentional or not, it is practically impossible to go one day without hearing a pun. You may like them, or you might not, but that doesn’t change the fact that they are here. The real question here is how they ...

Plastic Waste

Plastic Waste

Logan Jensen, Reporter

December 13, 2018


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Sea creatures are dying. People put so much plastic into the ocean that the underwater wildlife isn’t safe. All the plastic that humans throw into the sea breaks down over time and creates plastic particles that act as a prison in the ocean. According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, or...

The effect of memes

The effect of memes

Tyrome Diagne, Reporter

December 13, 2018


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Memes are an important thing to our society and us meme lords are at the peak of the social media hierarchy. Memes are seen by people almost every day and are on all social media platforms such as Instagram, Reddit, and Twitter, etc. Except Facebook those memes don't count. Facebook has been described by ...

Is College Worth It?

Is College Worth It?

Adalyn Baddley, Reporter

December 13, 2018


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Some people think that high school students have to go to college in order to get a decent job and provide for themselves  while others think that students can still succeed in life without going to college. Then there are all the opinions in between. There seems to be way too many people that, ...

Seasonal depression in students

Seasonal depression in students

Maddy Gardner, Reporter

December 13, 2018


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Seasonal Affective Disorder, otherwise known as SAD, affects about 6% of people a year. SAD is mostly present in teens and early twenties, but can also affect beyond that. According to Kidshealth.org, no one really understands why and how this occurs, but the current theory is the lack of sunlight and how...

Blood Diamonds

Blood Diamonds

Liana Ivan, Reporter

November 6, 2018


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When people think of diamonds, it evokes feelings of joy and excitement. Diamonds are synonymous with engagements and anniversaries and glamor and love. When picking out jewelry, few people think about where the stones that catch their eye are coming from. Within the top five list of countries that e...

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