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Iran vs. America: Will World War Three Happen?

Donald Trump and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addressed the public over the strikes and attacks in Iran. Photo by Getty Images.

Melody Scott, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

On Jan. 3, President Donald Trump ordered an airstrike in Baghdad, killing General Qasem Soleimani who is in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and commander of its Quds Force the unit in charge of foreign operations that ran logistics, ideological guidance, and military affairs across the nation...

Virginia has Taken Steps Toward Gun Control — Will Georgia be Soon to Follow?

Thousands of pro-gun Virginians gathered in Richomnd, VA on Jan. 20 as a reaction to the possibility of new gun control legislation. Is Georgia likely to follow in their footsteps? Photo by Liberty Nation.

Abby Marks, Editor in Chief

January 24, 2020

Chaos is breaking loose in Virginia following the promise to enact many new anti-gun laws that some are calling unconstitutional. Virginian Democrats have proposed legislation that, if passed, will require background checks before purchasing a firearm, will limit the buying period between firearms to 30 days and will all...

Donald Trump Faces Advancements in Impeachment Hearings

 Trump faces advancements in the ongoing impeachment inquiry regarding his relations to the Ukranian President and his request that Zelensky investigate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. Photo by blocktoro.com.

Abby Marks, Editor-in-Chief

December 10, 2019

Jerrold Nadler, a House Judiciary Chairman, has scheduled an impeachment hearing for the week of Dec. 9 where committee lawyers will present evidence against President Trump and the Democratic Party will write articles of impeachment under the direction of the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. ...

It’s Time to “Cancel” Cancel Culture

Kevin Hart stepped down on Dec. 6 from hosting the upcoming Oscars after homophobic tweets from him that were several years old resurfaced. He issued a sincere apology, but in this day and age, an apology is simply not enough to save a person from being “canceled.”

Holley Murray, Literature Editor

January 10, 2019

For teenagers growing up today, technology plays a greater role in our development than it has for any other generation before us. There is a myriad of new creations and innovations appearing around us every day, and while living in such a high-tech society has its perks, it also comes with its fair sha...

Georgia Governor Race and Why Results Are Taking so Long

Georgia governor candidates Stacey Abrams (left) and Brian Kemp (right) (Photo credits: Atlanta Magazine).

Blaise Rayburn, Literature Editor

November 26, 2018

As of November 9th, the results for the Georgia governor election state that Republican candidate Brian Kemp has won with 50.3 percent of votes, with Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams having 48.7 percent of votes. However, the next governor has not been officially named yet due to the numerous complic...

Outcome of Kavanaugh’s Controversial Trial

 Picture by Mark Peterson. Brett Kavanaugh defends himself in court after several woman came forward accusing him of sexual misconduct.

Grace Wood, Sports Editor

November 1, 2018

The Senate appointed Trump’s nominee for Supreme Court Justice, Brett Kavanaugh, on Oct. 6, despite allegations of sexual misconduct made by several women. These accusations arose after Senator Dianne Feinstein announced receiving an anonymous letter pertaining to these allegations. However, the FBI ...

The Women’s Marches: A Year in Review

Taken from this Mashable article, this photo depicts the recently deceased Carrie Fisher in her iconic role as Princess Leia. Since her death, she has become a symbol of female empowerment and rebellion against oppression.

Noah Smith, Lit Mag Editor

March 8, 2018

On January 21, 2017, the very day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the largest public protest in American history took place. Upwards of 3 million Americans rallied in the streets of major cities including Atlanta, Washington, Los Angeles and many more--but it did not end there: protests...

Should We Have Dropped the Bomb on Afghanistan?

In the photo above courtesy of wearechange.org, the Mother of All Bombs (MOAB) was dropped on Afghanistan, potentially causing World War III. But was it really necessary?

Ramya Raja, Staff Writer

May 10, 2017

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...

How Barack Obama Renewed America

This photo was taken by a Journalist of Chicago Tribune at the Inaugural Ball. This photo captures Obama’s free spirit and consistent happy outlook on life in spite of all the political drama.

Lauryn Almand, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017

The past eight years have bore many changes in the United States of America. Whether it be good or bad, Barack Obama contributed to many of these transformations in our country. It was a period of freedom, controversy, happiness, pain, but most of all- change. Our country is divided between those who...

The “Trump Effect”: How Our President Affects Modern Youth

As our President, Trump’s influence plays a key role in societal change over the next few years. Younger generations have many decisions ahead as to what to make of his conservative policy and abrasive attitude. (Photo credit to Jabin Botsford, The Washington Post)

Natalie Wilson, Co-Editor in Chief

March 15, 2017

With all the rallies and protests clogging the drains of the anti-Trump culture, a cry for help for future generations has been shoved to the media’s back corner. In a Washington Post article, columnist Petula Dvorak begs that we ask ourselves not only what changes will come within the next four years but also acknowledge the threat it will impose upon today’s youth in the sense of m...

Russian Hacking Scandal: The Truth Among The Lies

The above photo conveys an envelope (to represent a vote sent out), a symbol from Russia (to convey they had something to do with it), and a symbol for win with a ‘x’ through it (to show there was no direct effect from this event).

Lany Campbell, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017

Throughout the course of Donald J. Trump’s win, there have been many protests for recounts and for him to be impeached due to the claim that Russia hacked into the governmental system and altered the voting in Trump’s favor, which caused the Democratic committee a harsh loss. Many have stated...

Worst Time Machine Ever: Nazism Revived in 2017

Above is a screenshot taken from YouTube of Richard Spencer, leader of the alt-right movement, being punched in the face mid-sentence by a protester at Trump’s Inauguration. The alt-right movement, as Spencer explained, has taken Matt Furi’s popularized drawing of “Pepe the frog” and attached it to the Alt-right movement as a symbol for white nationalism, which just proves that 2017 is just as disturbing as 2016.

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017

For the first time in about sixty years, Nazism makes headlines once again--which is not the new part since Neo-Nazism as a regime has been lurking in the dark spaces of the internet since the internet began—but the shocking part about it is that people seem to be defending Nazism in a way that is...

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