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New Zealand’s Ella Yelich-O’Connor (better known as Lorde) announced that her sophomore album will, at long last, be arriving sometime in the near future. After checking out of the spotlight and allowing the public to nearly forget about her, Yelich-O’Connor described how her life has radically changed and she believes these lyrics are “the best [she’s] written in [her] life.” (Photo from

Here’s What You Missed While Trump Was Being Elected

Holley Murray, Staff Writer December 2, 2016

As can be expected from such a dramatic election, the media has shifted nearly all of its focus from the country’s general happenings to a spotlight on the race to the White House. The result is that...

Two Syrian boys, who fled from home with their family, walk back to their tent in a refugee camp

Syrian Refugee Crisis

Emily Stocksdale, Staff Writer December 10, 2015

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,...

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.”

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...

ISIS members show off their fire power, wearing masks and brandishing machineguns for a camera.

Action against ISIS

Ethan Simmons , Staff writer March 3, 2015

On Wednesday, February 10th, president Obama submitted an Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) to Congress. This has caused big headlines on all the major news networks. However most are...

Police storm a kosher supermarket in Paris as hostages escape.  Amedy Coulibaly murdered four of the hostages before police raided the store and killed Coulibaly, putting an end to a week of terror in France.  In the streets of Paris, the world has seen once again what terrorists stand for.  They have nothing to offer but hatred and human suffering,” Barack Obama said.

Terrorists Attack Satirical Magazine Office in Paris

Matthew McFadden, Staff Writer January 27, 2015

Four terrorists executed a series of attacks in Paris, killing 17 people over the span of three days before a police raid killed three suspects: Said Kouachi, Chérif Kouachi, and Amedy Coulibaly. Said...

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