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Young Life organization failed to protect members and employees from sexual misconduct

Young Life organization failed to protect members and employees from sexual misconduct

Katrina Swan, Staff Writer January 13, 2022

Former members of the Christian youth group Young Life accused the organization of failing to protect employees from sexual misconduct in its programs earlier this fall.  According to its website,...

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Worker strikes flare up across the nation

Audrey William, Community Editor January 13, 2022

Low-wage worker strikes have swept across the nation in order to advocate for equal workers’ rights.   Worker strikes are a mass refusal by employees to work due to criticism about the workplace,...

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Supply chain shortage hits holiday shoppers

Elizabeth Casto, Entertainment Editor January 13, 2022

This year, U.S. shoppers will experience the slowest economy in years, thanks to global supply chain issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Prices are increasing and supply is decreasing, which will prove...

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Leaked documents reveal Facebook’s knowledge of Instagram’s negative mental health impacts

Lara Hans, Staff Writer January 13, 2022

Whistleblower Frances Haugen leaked internal Facebook research on Sept. 14 that exposed Instagram’s harm to teenagers' mental health, most specifically teenage girls. The lead revealed that Facebook...

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New Orleans recovers after devastating Hurricane Ida

Elizabeth Casto, Entertainment Editor November 5, 2021

Hurricane Ida, a deadly category four hurricane, hit Louisiana and the southeast coast on Aug. 29, the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The wind speed hit at 103 mph, tearing down trees and buildings...

U.S. withdraws from Aghanistan

U.S. withdraws from Aghanistan

Audrey William, Community Editor November 3, 2021

Thirteen U.S. military members and about 60 Afghans were killed in bombing attacks on the Kabul Airport on Aug. 26 as the U.S. and other countries scrambled to evacuate the country after the Taliban’s...

Construction of Nile dam provides hope for Ethiopia and dread for Egypt

Construction of Nile dam provides hope for Ethiopia and dread for Egypt

Sonia Samantaroy, Editor-in-Chief May 28, 2021

The decade-long dispute over who controls Africa’s longest river has escalated, as Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan, have repeatedly failed to reach an agreement over the construction of the Grand Ethiopian...

The military coup in Myanmar and democracy in Asia

The military coup in Myanmar and democracy in Asia

Adam Miller, Community Editor April 15, 2021

On February 1, Myanmar’s Tatmadaw (armed forces) staged a coup d’état against the democratically elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD). The military...

Anti-Asian violent attacks, discrimination surge since start of pandemic

Anti-Asian violent attacks, discrimination surge since start of pandemic

Christina Luckett, Editor-In-Chief April 13, 2021

In the past year, violent attacks, discrimination and harassment targeting Asian Americans have surged. According to nonprofit organization Stop AAPI Hate, nearly 3,800 anti-Asian hate incidents were...

Six Dr. Seuss books recalled due to the portrayal of racists stereotypes

Six Dr. Seuss books recalled due to the portrayal of racists stereotypes

Elizabeth Casto, Entertainment Editor April 13, 2021

On March 2, 2021, Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Day, Dr. Seuss Enterprise decided to discontinue the publication and recalled six Dr. Seuss books which contained images portraying racial...

Biden calls for (possibly unconstitutional) retaliatory airstrikes in Syria

Biden calls for (possibly unconstitutional) retaliatory airstrikes in Syria

Audrey William, Community Editor April 13, 2021

President Joe Biden ordered a retaliatory airstrike in eastern Syria on Thursday, Feb. 25 that served as a warning towards Iran and marked his first military action as president. Seven missiles were launched,...

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New coronavirus variants emerge, vaccine companies study possible booster shots

Daniel Holtaway, Staff Writer February 27, 2021

On Dec. 14, 2020, the U.K. reported a new concerning mutation of COVID-19, called B.1.1.7. By Jan. 15, 2021, 76 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant had been confirmed across 12 states in the U.S. In October 2020...

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