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Discovering Mesoamerica

Discovering Mesoamerica

Bim Peacock, Staff Writer

May 14, 2015

Of every trade a person could think of, archeology typically comes across as the least interesting option available.  That maybe so in most situations, but not if such a profession entails exploring desolate jungles, fighting nature for survival, and discovering worlds lost to history.  Of anyone who...

VE Day Commemorations Across the World

VE Day Commemorations Across the World

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

May 13, 2015

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...

Headline: Freddie Gray’s Death Sparks Riots; Baltimore in a State of Emergency

Headline: Freddie Gray’s Death Sparks Riots; Baltimore in a State of Emergency

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

May 5, 2015

Burned buildings, destroyed cars, and multiple injured police officers are scattered throughout Baltimore, Maryland. Riots began as early as April 19, when Freddie Gray, an African-American man from Baltimore, was arrested and led into a police vehicle where he died from a spinal injury while in custody....

NASA Astronaut to Make History

NASA Astronaut to Make History

Maddy James, Staff Writer

April 24, 2015

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly departed in the morning of March 27th on a Russian rocket from Kazakhstan with the intent to set the world record for longest time spent on a space station at a single time – 342 days. He is accompanied by Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka, with Kornienko staying for one...

17 million Year Old Fossil Explains African Uplift

17 million Year Old Fossil Explains African Uplift

Amanda Lewsader, Staff writer

April 3, 2015

If anyone has taken the biology course at North Forsyth High School, then they would have learned about the Geologic Time Scale, index fossils, and how scientists date fossils or rocks: Radiometric or Relative dating. Radiometric dating is more accurate and scientists prefer to date ancient objects. The...

Depressed Pilot Allegedly Kills 140

Depressed Pilot Allegedly Kills 140
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Ben Bramblett, Staff Writer

March 31, 2015

A Germanwings airplane crashed near the Alps of southeastern France on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. The plane began decent in the treacherous foot of the mountain around 10:30 a.m. eastern stndard. Manuel Valls, prime minister of France, informed reporters that the people aboard the flight, containing 144 p...

ISIS Captures 20 Medical Workers in Lybia

ISIS Captures 20 Medical Workers in Lybia

Ben Bramblett, Staff Writer

March 26, 2015

The Islamic State Militants kidnapped 20 medical workers at the Ibn Sina Hospital in Sirte, Libya. Over 30 gunmen overran the hospital on Monday, March 16. The workers were simply waiting for their bus taking them to the capitol, Tripoli, when the armed soldiers confronted them in an attack on the hosp...

The Pinnacle of Racing Returns

The Pinnacle of Racing Returns

Ethan Simmons, Staff Writer

March 11, 2015

Mid-March is fast approaching. To most, especially those in the United States, this holds no importance. However, to fans of the Formula One (F1), an international racing series in which open wheel cars compete on road courses, and it is the start of a new season. In the early Australian morning the...

Latino Baseball Legend Passes

Latino Baseball Legend Passes

Amanda Lewsader, Staff Writer

March 11, 2015

Minnie Minoso, the first black Latino player in the Major League Baseball (MLB), passed away on March 1, 2015 at the age of 89. His tragic death was announced that he was found dead in his parked car. Minoso’s son, Charlie Rice-Minoso reported to the Chicago Tribune that his father had a pacemaker ...

Avalanches in Afghanistan take 250 people

Avalanches in Afghanistan take 250 people

Ben Bramblett, Staff Writer

March 11, 2015

Avalanches in Afghanistan have taken a good portion of the Afghani population throughout the harsh winter season. Death toll in Kabul, Afghanistan has recently risen to 198 people. Road safety equipment and most machinery were cut off for a week after the massive avalanche hit Kabul. Rescue workers had to dig through gigantic piles of snow, uncovering the bodies of...

Youth Equine Championship Day: A One of a Kind Event for Equestrians All Around Georgia

Youth Equine Championship Day: A One of a Kind Event for Equestrians All Around Georgia

Natalie Wilson, Features Editor

March 11, 2015

Cowboy boots and Dressage stock-ties mixed and mingled Tuesday, February 3 for a celebration honored across the state. Young equestrians of all riding styles convened at the Georgia State Capitol building for the fifth annual Youth Equine Championship Day, a recognition of those who have devoted themselves...

Meet Afghanistan’s First Female Taxi Driver, Sara Bahayi

Meet Afghanistan’s First Female Taxi Driver, Sara Bahayi

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

March 5, 2015

In a country adverse to the rights of women, Sara Bahayi, a thirty-eight-year-old single woman, defies the odds by not only earning money for herself and her family but doing so in a way that inspires local woman and angers local men: driving a taxi cab. Women in America tend to have a better standard...

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