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West Virginia Teacher Strike

West Virginia Teacher Strike

Kody Brandenburg, Writer

March 14, 2018

In West Virginia, teachers and other school employees took a stand and went on strike to bring attention to issues regarding pay and benefits. The strike began on Thursday, February 22. It started when word got around to teachers that there would be a 2% pay increase starting over the summer of 2018,...

Measles Occurrence at Indiana University

Measles Occurrence at Indiana University

Alexa Shrake, Writer

March 2, 2018

A recent occurrence of the measles has spread across the Indiana University main campus in Bloomington. A single student came back to campus after winter break with the disease. The University quickly emailed students and faculty regarding the occurrence after the case was confirmed. Currently, the s...

Over 150 Victims Ruin Larry Nassar’s Career For Good

Over 150 Victims Ruin Larry Nassar’s Career For Good

Callie Musgrave, Writer

March 2, 2018

On February 5th, Larry Nassar was sentenced for the third time on the charge of sexual abuse against 156 victims that he had molested and sexually assaulted. He also had been charged with child pornography and was sentenced to 60 years in prison on top of the 175 years from the previous charges. Nass...

Trump’s Decision on Utah

Trump’s Decision on Utah

Callie Musgrave, Writer

February 26, 2018

On December 4, 2017, President Donald Trump flew to Utah to announce the down-size of two national monuments, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante within Utah state borders. The change has proven to be the largest demotion in National Monument Protection history within the United States, and conserva...

Apple Battery Downfall

Apple Battery Downfall

Callie Musgrave, Writer

February 23, 2018

Apple, one of the largest corporations in the world, is known for their phones and Macbook products alike. Their products are also known for their simple algorithm and easy to use servers. However, Apple is infamous for their short term batteries. Apple uses a lithium-ion battery that has a normal life ...

Black History Month

Black History Month

Kody Brandenburg, Writer

February 23, 2018

Black History Month is a annual celebration of the achievements made by African Americans throughout the history of America. What originally started as Negro History Week, Black History Month was called for as a way to “recognize the central role of blacks in U.S. history.” Before Black History...

Indianapolis Colts’ player killed in drunk driving accident

Indianapolis Colts’ player killed in drunk driving accident

Josey Lynn, Yearbook Editor

February 22, 2018

Early morning on Sunday, February 4th, illegal Guatemalan immigrant Manuel Orrego-Savala was under the influence of alcohol while driving, resulting in a fatal incident killing Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson along with his Uber driver, 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe. Jackson and Monroe were...

Vermillion Teacher Arrested

Vermillion Teacher Arrested

Ellie Beers, Writer

February 15, 2018

The Vermillion Parish School Board of Louisiana met on January 8, 2018 to approve of Superintendent Jerome Puyau’s new contract. With this new contract, Puyau would jump from making approximately $110,130 a year to $140,811 a year. However, not all were accepting of the School Board’s decision. ...

Catt Sadler Talks The Wage Gap

Catt Sadler Talks The Wage Gap

Destinee Clayton and Sophia Finney

February 14, 2018

"I had expected things to turn out differently."

The Golden Globes

The Golden Globes

Kody Brandenburg, Writer

February 7, 2018

Thousands gathered at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California on January 7, 2018 to celebrate a year [2017] of progress in television and film. The ceremony, which first began in 1942, has honored thousands of actors and actresses over the years. This year, however, it wasn’t all about the...

Spirit Week and Other Upcoming Festivities

Destinee Clayton, Writer

December 15, 2017

This week, spirit days are being hosted by Key Club. The themes are as followed: Monday, 12/18: Red & Green Day, Tuesday, 12/19: Ugly Sweater Day, Wednesday, 12/20: Holiday Hat Day, and finally Thursday, 12/21: PJ Day. Key Club has also been collecting toys in a Toy Drive. Donations of new and unwrapp...

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