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Should We Have Dropped the Bomb on Afghanistan?

Should We Have Dropped the Bomb on Afghanistan?

Ramya Raja, Staff Writer
May 10, 2017 • 65 views
Filed under News, Showcase, World

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, The United States military dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb on the terrorist organization, ISIS, in Afghanistan. The 21,000 lbs bomb struck what United States intelligence revealed to be a network of tunnels where ISIS fighters were hiding out with the intention to continue...

How Barack Obama Renewed America

How Barack Obama Renewed America

Lauryn Almand, Staff Writer
April 12, 2017 • 62 views
Filed under News, Showcase, World

The past eight years have bore many changes in the United States of America. Whether it be good or bad, Barack Obama contributed to many of these transformations in our country. It was a period of freedom, controversy, happiness, pain, but most of all- change. Our country is divided between those who...

The “Trump Effect”: How Our President Affects Modern Youth

The “Trump Effect”: How Our President Affects Modern Youth

Natalie Wilson, Co-Editor in Chief
March 15, 2017 • 130 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

With all the rallies and protests clogging the drains of the anti-Trump culture, a cry for help for future generations has been shoved to the media’s back corner. In a Washington Post article, columnist Petula Dvorak begs that we ask ourselves not only what changes will come within the next four years but also acknowledge the threat it will impose upon today’s youth in the sense of m...

Russian Hacking Scandal: The Truth Among The Lies

Russian Hacking Scandal: The Truth Among The Lies

Lany Campbell, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017 • 117 views
Filed under News, Showcase

Throughout the course of Donald J. Trump’s win, there have been many protests for recounts and for him to be impeached due to the claim that Russia hacked into the governmental system and altered the voting in Trump’s favor, which caused the Democratic committee a harsh loss. Many have stated...

Worst Time Machine Ever: Nazism Revived in 2017

Worst Time Machine Ever: Nazism Revived in 2017

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer
February 28, 2017 • 89 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

For the first time in about sixty years, Nazism makes headlines once again--which is not the new part since Neo-Nazism as a regime has been lurking in the dark spaces of the internet since the internet began—but the shocking part about it is that people seem to be defending Nazism in a way that is...

Top News Countdown

Top News Countdown

Hailey Yarbrough, Editor-in-chief
February 24, 2017 • 104 views
Filed under News, Showcase

Giraffes move toward “silent extinction” A conservation group reports that giraffe populations are falling fast and by 40 percent in the last 30 years. The main causes of why these gentle giants disappear so quickly point toward habitat loss, illegal hunting (poaching), and civil unrest in the ...

Get Out and Vote

Get Out and Vote

Jack Scott, Staff Writer
January 10, 2017 • 126 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

After school on the Friday before election day, I drove down to the Cumming City Hall and voted early. It took me about ten minutes, not even the time it took to get down there. There were only about five people in line, and the attendants were all quite friendly. My “I voted” sticker is displayed...

Mount Rushmore Elected President

Mount Rushmore Elected President

Jack Scott, Staff Writer
January 5, 2017 • 279 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...

Do You Agree with the Presidential Candidates?

Do You Agree with the Presidential Candidates?

Andrew Willings, Staff Writer
October 14, 2016 • 120 views
Filed under News, Showcase

With the upcoming presidential election in November, it would be wise to learn everything about each presidential nominee and what they stand for, not just basing your vote off their behavior. If you don’t have time to do extensive research on each nominee, here is a brief overview of who the major...

George H.W. Bush Allegedly Says he will Vote for Hillary Clinton

George H.W. Bush Allegedly Says he will Vote for Hillary Clinton

Jack Scott, Staff Writer
September 23, 2016 • 138 views
Filed under News, Showcase

Former President George H.W. Bush plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to a Facebook post on Monday by Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland and niece of John F. Kennedy. In response to the post, Jim McGrath, a spokesman for Bush, said in a statement tha...

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...

Hillary Clinton’s Health Concerns

Hillary Clinton’s Health Concerns

Holley Murray, Staff Writer
September 12, 2016 • 228 views
Filed under News, Showcase

After leaving early from a 9/11 commemoration ceremony in New York City, democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton left voters with concerns regarding her health. Clinton has been noticeably coughing throughout her campaign, and left the ceremony on Sunday with reports of feeling “overheated....

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