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Brazilians Protest in Massive Corruption Scandal

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been fighting for her political life against politicians and protesters alike demanding her impeachment, but there is a small group of supporters convinced that the investigation against her is simply an attempt at a coup. These fiercely loyal government supporters are mostly made up of racially mixed working-class people who have benifited from innovative welfare policies implemented by the Workers’ Party which have lifted an estimated 40 million out of poverty.

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

May 10, 2016

Brazilians are protesting in the streets en masse, calling for President Dilma Rousseff to step down in the fallout of the largest corruption scandal, in terms of dollar amounts, in any democracy ever. The wave of protests came after Rousseff appointed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, simply...

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...

Niall Horan Acknowledges Band Breakup Rumors as True

Niall Horan performing in Detroit during the On the Road Again 2015 tour. Photo taken and given with permission by Morgan Champion.

Noelle Walker, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 18, 2015

As of yesterday, One Direction band member Niall Horan announced that his band of five years was indeed breaking up. “I thought it was about time we told our fans the truth,” Horan said, “they deserve that much, after the chance they took on us at the beginning of our career.” Meanwhile,...

Football returns – But not the NFL

Soccer is the sport of the world, but if often overshadowed in America.

Ethan Simmons, Photo Editor

September 3, 2015

On the eighth of August, English soccer fans rejoiced with the start of the 24th English Premier League (EPL) regular season. Defending champs Chelsea football club taking on and drawing with Swansea City 2-2. If the off season was any indication, fans will be on the edge of their seats. Big moves were...

Huge Explosions at Tianjin Port

The first explosion was the equivalent to three tons of TNT; the second, 21 tons. The blast wave hit residential areas several kilometers from the warehouse, damaging 17,000 homes. The second explosion was so large that Japanese weather satellite Himawari 8 picked up the blast in infrared.

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

August 28, 2015

On August 12th, several explosions rippled through the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin, killing 114 people, injuring almost 700, and displacing roughly 6,000. Seventy people, mostly firefighters, are still missing. The cause of the explosions, traced back to a chemical warehouse, is currently un...

ISIS Explained

News site “Kurzgesagt” explains the current issues in Iraq in less than five minutes here, including hot topics such as ISIS, Syria, and regional war.

Lacy Hamilton, Editor in Chief

May 7, 2015

For those who are truly embarrassingly uninformed about ISIS, they should first know that “ISIS” stands for Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. President Obama refers to ISIS as “ISIL,” which stands for Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, a historic name for the land mass east of the Mediterranean from Egypt. ISIS is widely known for bei...

Paris Fashion Week 2015 Overview

In Chanel, model Cara Delevigne started off the show with greased down hair and dark eye makeup.

Megan Hoffman, Staff Writer

April 28, 2015

The ‘ready to wear’ Autumn/Winter 2015 collections of Paris’s most expensive and tasteful brands in the industry are here. March 3rd through 11th was the iconic Paris Fashion Week. Throughout this week, shows have been broadcast all over the world. I am going to highlight what I believe the bi...

NASA Astronaut to Make History

: Astronaut Scott Kelly is embarking on a yearlong space journey to set the record for the longest time spent on a space station (specifically the International Space Station). He will be joined by two other astronauts, who will also be setting world records for longest time spent consecutively in space and most days spent in space. The journey is expected to last approximately 12 months, and Kelly is staying positive.

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...

Depressed Pilot Allegedly Kills 140

Germanwing plane gets destroyed during flight across France, leaving 150 people presumably dead. The plane crashed near the foot of the Alps of France on March 24 2015. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, “We do not know much about the crash yet, nor do we know the cause.”

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

Islamic State militants force captured hospital workers to treat them after an attack on Iba Sina Hospital on Monday, March 16. The militants invaded the hospital to capture the hospital workers because they needed medical aide, while performing terrorist attacks in Sirte. A hospital official said, in an interview with CNN, that ,” The militants cannot go far, with ISIS militants ordering them not to leave Sirte.”

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...

Simple Charity Gives Fives

Simple Charity is a student-led club with the goal of raising $100,000 to fight global poverty. They are currently in the Health theme of their program, and are working hard to raise money for the spiritual, physical, and emotional health of those around the world. They strive to reach their goal of $100,000 before the deadline of May 31st.

Maddy James, Staff Writer

March 19, 2015

Simple Charity is offering tutoring sessions for the upcoming AP Exams in May. The club will hold two sessions for each AP Exam (with the exception of AP Calculus BC), and each session will last for one hour. The session will cost $10 an hour, take place in the media center from 4:00 to 5:00, and be...

The Pinnacle of Racing Returns

Red Bull driver Daniel Riccardo practices for the fast approaching Australian Grand Prix.

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...

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