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All About COVID-19: What We Need to Know and How to Prevent It

Nurses all around the globe are helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19. They work long tiring hours and have to be away from their families during these hard times.

Melody Scott, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

With over one million COVID-19 cases in the United States alone, there is an ongoing panic over what the virus may bring. People are stockpiling paper products and non-perishable foods; the government and state elected officials have cancelled schools and placing stay-at-home orders, and every news and radi...

Measles Outbreak in U.S. Contributes to the Rise of the Internet Censorship

The United States faces a measles outbreak of massive proportions as the second-highest number of cases have been reported for January to April of this year.  Some people have begun to blame anti-vaxxers as the cause of such outbreaks in the U.S., leading to censorship of anti-vaccination content online.  (Photo Credit:

Emily Stocksdale, Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2019

Outbreaks of certain infectious diseases, including measles, appear to be on the rise in the United States, and in response, several social media platforms have taken action to silence anti-vaccination rhetoric on their sites. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there hav...

Zika Virus Strikes the Americas

After being identified in Uganda in 1947, Zika Virus spread throughout Africa and India. Since the 1950’s, Zika spread throughout equatorial countries in Africa and Asia before reaching the Pacific island of Yap in 2007. In 2015, the virus reached Brazil, beginning the largest outbreak of the disease yet.

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

March 15, 2016

On Monday, February 1, Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika Virus a “Public health emergency of international concern.” Zika is the latest major disease outbreak in the world and has spread across North and South America since October 2015 when an out...

Measles Outbreak in the United States

CBS Evening News shares their story on the outbreak of the measles, which started in the Disney Land theme park in Orange County, California.

Ben Bramblett, Staff Writer

February 13, 2015

The Measles have spread in 14 states including Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, New York, Nebraska, Texas, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Washington, Utah, and Texas. The current outbreak originated in Orange County, California, home of the famed Disney Land amusement...

Ebola Outbreak Reaches Largest in History

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Lacy Hamilton, Editor in Chief

February 4, 2015

Ebola Virus, the butt of the joke in 2014, is a disease that was discovered in Africa in 1976; however, 2014 met the largest outbreak of Ebola in history, infecting many countries in West Africa. Out of all of the infected countries in Africa, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone experienced the greatest ...

Death and All His Friends

Misfortune devours everything and leaves room for nothing.

Sydney Gage, Staff Writer

October 28, 2013

Together, they create pain and sufferance. Death, Disease, Calamity, Temptation— They’re all driven by moral ignorance, And they yearn for human condemnation.   Death persuades a sick boy to leave his pain And fly through the clouds of eternity. Temptation paints the adulterer’s...

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