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Why the Syrian Missile Strike is Trump’s Best Decision So Far

Why the Syrian Missile Strike is Trump’s Best Decision So Far

Jack Scott, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017 • 49 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

On Tuesday, April 4, Syrian government planes killed dozens of people in a sarin gas attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib. Two days later, the US responded in a surprising way: actually punishing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The USS Ross and USS Porter launched 59 tomahawk missiles onto...

Mount Rushmore Elected President

Mount Rushmore Elected President

Jack Scott, Staff Writer
January 5, 2017 • 285 views
Filed under Features, Showcase, The Raider Flatline (North's Satirical News)

In a surprise electoral upset, the American electorate seemingly became confused on Nov. 8 and voted en masse for Mount Rushmore. The mountain beat Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump by a large margin, winning 296 electoral votes to Trump’s 170 and Clinton’s 72. Rushmore did especially well in South...

The Past Eight Years: Accomplishments of President Obama

The Past Eight Years: Accomplishments of President Obama

Anna Anglin, Staff Writer
December 19, 2016 • 183 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

With the president-elect chosen, everyone seems to be focused on Donald Trump. Barack Obama, who has been occupying the White House since 2008, promised change – so here’s looking back at some of those changes as he nears the end of his presidency.   Became the First Black U.S Presi...

The Election: Is America headed for victory or defeat?

The Election: Is America headed for victory or defeat?

Lauryn Almand, Staff Writer
November 2, 2016 • 181 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

When the ballot for the 2016 Presidential Campaign was announced back in August 2015, The United States divided into a sea of controversy. Complaints bombarded each candidate as more citizens began forming strong opinions about each of them. As the year progressed, there were little to no positive conversations...

Former Portuguese P.M. Antonio Guterres to be U.N. Secretary General

Former Portuguese P.M. Antonio Guterres to be U.N. Secretary General

Jack Scott, Staff Writer
October 25, 2016 • 139 views
Filed under News, Showcase, World

On Thursday, Oct. 6, the 15 members of the United Nations Security Council met in New York City and agreed that former Portuguese Prime Minister and former head of the U.N. High Commission for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, should succeed Ban-Ki-moon as the U.N. Secretary General. The choice was reaffirmed b...

USA Places Fourth at Paralympics

USA Places Fourth at Paralympics

JoAnn Ahn, News Editor
October 5, 2016 • 132 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

At the end of September, the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games winded down in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Over 160 countries participated in 528 medal events for 23 different sports- all competed by athletes with a large range of disabilities. Some disabilities include impaired muscle power, vision, range of...

More Refugees Coming to America in 2017

More Refugees Coming to America in 2017

Emma Ray, Staff Writer
September 23, 2016 • 178 views
Filed under News, Showcase

As of 2017 the Obama Administration will slowly start letting in more refugees. For over a year this has been a conflict the U.S. have been facing, whether or not let thousands of Refugees ranging from Africa, and Europe come to America. Many have been concerned over some of the refugees being...

September 11, 2001: Fifteen Years Later

September 11, 2001: Fifteen Years Later

Abby Marks, Staff Writer
September 14, 2016 • 186 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

Every American knows the history of Sept 11, 2001. It was a normal day for many, they went to work in New York City, entered the World Trade Center, and checked into their jobs. Around 8:45 on a bright Tuesday morning, American Airlines Boeing 767 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center...

Olympics Over: Team USA Comes Out on Top

Olympics Over: Team USA Comes Out on Top

Holley Murray, Staff Writer
September 14, 2016 • 182 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

It has been more than three weeks since the 2016 Summer Olympics kicked off in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with the Aug. 5 opening ceremony. The games came to a close in a remarkable closing ceremony on Aug. 21. Team USA’s athletes represented well in all events, ultimately coming out on top...

The Presidential Marathon

The Presidential Marathon

Jack Scott, Staff Writer
January 14, 2016 • 383 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

On March 23, Texas Senator Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to announce a campaign for the presidency in 2016. Since then over 20 people have announced their intention to make it to the White House, and several have dropped out. It is a month before the primaries begin, yet there have been multiple...

First American Ninja Warrior Crowned

First American Ninja Warrior Crowned

Julie Day, Staff Writer
November 30, 2015 • 306 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

American ninja warrior is a fitness based obstacle course that originated in Japan. The American adaptation is less rigorous than that of its Japanese brother, but still challenges anyone who can make it past the qualifying round. American Ninja Warrior has several stages: city qualifying, city finals,...

Butterfly Effect

Butterfly Effect

Jack Scott, Staff Writer
November 30, 2015 • 261 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

Suppose that a student drops a pen on the ground while in class. His teacher, a person who obsesses over cleanliness, berates him. She tells him how careless his pen-dropping habits are. The kid is nearly driven to tears, and he leaves class in a foul mood. He spends the rest of the day this way, sparking...

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