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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 • 68 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...

ISIS Puts up Fierce Resistance in Battle for Mosul

ISIS Puts up Fierce Resistance in Battle for Mosul

Jack Scott, Staff Writer
December 2, 2016 • 106 views
Filed under News, Showcase, World

The Iraqi and Kurdish armies’ struggle to reconquer the city of Mosul is making swift progress, but the outnumbered and desperate ISIS forces are employing multiple brutal methods to try and maintain their hold on the city. The terrorist group is utilizing fleets of car bombs, as well as roadside im...

Of a Dead Man and his Sea

Of a Dead Man and his Sea

Bim Peacock, Literature Editor
May 23, 2016 • 322 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

Let it be known I was there from the beginning of that fool’s dash to the end.  Quite literally I was, for I stood as the first to meet him after thirty years of his imprisonment.  A nation had risen and fallen in that span, his time being of the former, yet when the new era began and those convicted...

Syrian Refugee Crisis

Syrian Refugee Crisis

Emily Stocksdale, Staff Writer
December 10, 2015 • 386 views
Filed under News, Showcase, World

In 2011, what began as peaceful protests against the Syrian government morphed into a full-out war.  Other countries jumped in, and soon Syria was entangled in a confused battle against terrorism, rebellion, governments, with shoddy alliances and a variety of goals to be accomplished. As with all...

VE Day Commemorations Across the World

VE Day Commemorations Across the World

Jack Scott, Staff Writer
May 13, 2015 • 408 views
Filed under Friday Links, Showcase

Countries from across the world have been hosting parades and elaborate celebrations to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe. In the United States, period planes flew over Washington D.C. in formations recounting various battles from the war. One plane that experienced engine trouble landed safely at Reagan National Airport. The event was attended by thousands, including veterans of the war. President Barack O...

Brother’s Battle

Brother’s Battle

Jacob Blodgett, Staff Writer
May 8, 2015 • 350 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

“That,” an old man said, “Is a very unique design for a sword. Are you going to the Smith’s to have it made?” The young soldier turned to the old man. “No, sir.” he replied, “This is not a design, but what I use in battle.” The soldier unhooked the wooden sword from his back...

The True Story Behind American Sniper

The True Story Behind American Sniper

Rhiannon Martin, Staff Writer
March 24, 2015 • 410 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

By now, everybody has either seen the new Bradley Cooper movie 'American Sniper' or at least heard bits and pieces of the true story behind the deadliest sniper in American history. Chris Kyle, who completed four tours in Iraq, had a confirmed kill rate of 160 out of a possible 255 kills. His statistics...

“Unbroken” Review

“Unbroken” Review

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer
February 13, 2015 • 579 views
Filed under Movies, TV, & Games, Showcase

Unbroken is an uplifting, family-friendly movie with an enthralling storyline and an even more inspiring message. Unbroken, which hit the theaters on Christmas day, had the potential to add to the holiday spirit for millions of families across America - and it did just that, becoming the third biggest...

Israel and Gaza: the Endless Cycle

Israel and Gaza: the Endless Cycle

Ethan Simmons, Staff writer
December 15, 2014 • 403 views
Filed under Friday Links, Showcase

Recently, tensions in Israel and Gaza have erupted in an incredible show of violence. It has now escalated into a full ground offensive by Israeli troops into Hamas held Gaza. It all started when three Israeli students were kidnaped and subsequently killed in the West Bank on June 14th. Israel was convinced the killings were carried out by Hamas supporters, in ...

Wishing Well

Wishing Well

Raicheal Havins, Staff Writer
May 15, 2014 • 1,270 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

Hidden in plain sight, they waited; those monstrous beings that destroyed our town. Barely made it out with my life, I did. My friends, my family, my village destroyed.   “Grandpa, what happened to your town? Why do you live with ma and me now?” Haylie inquired, disrupting her grandfather’s...

The Final Battle

The Final Battle

Jacob Blodgett, Staff Writer
May 13, 2014 • 323 views
Filed under Literature

“Sun-Tzu said: The art of war is vital to the State.” He could not have been more right. I have studied the Art of War until I could recite it perfectly. It is the law when it comes to war. It is what every soldier, lieutenant, and general should follow. I have based all of my tactics on what is ...

Hinder

Hinder

Morgan Franklin, Staff Writer
May 12, 2014 • 985 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

In the world, shots fired. Not small shots, but deadly Detrimental shots. They Tore entire lives up. These were not gun shots or Military bombs, but They were shots of control. New orders. New routines. New rules to oblige to. True love did not exist, And families were split. Only one thing...

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