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Net Neutrality in the United States

Net Neutrality in the United States

Delaney Nunn, Writer

December 13, 2017

“Sorry…we cannot load this page for you. Upgrade your service plan now to view this content.” Although American citizens are unfamiliar with blockages and pop-ups with messages like these, this is exactly what an end on net neutrality would create. With the passing of this policy, carriers would...

The Stanford Rape Case

Callie Musgrave, Writer

December 13, 2017

A night of dancing at a campus party quickly turned into a night of misfortune and misery for an unnamed rape victim. The 23-year-old expected to have a fun night of meeting new people and having new experiences. She had a new experience, but it is one that will forever be burned into her memory...

MHS Bed Bugs

Ellie Beers, Writer

December 13, 2017

On both November 30 and December 1, a suspected bed bug was found inside of MHS. One bug was presented to the clinic, on a student and another on a pillow from the IMC. “...Thursday we had a student come in who had one on him again and he had been in auditorium B. And then on Friday, we had a studen...

Carol Jenkins Memorial

Kody Brandenburg, Writer

December 6, 2017

Carol Jenkins, an Indiana born African American, was brutally stabbed to death on September 16, 1968 at the age of 20. Jenkins was on her first day of her new job as an encyclopedia salesperson, when she and three other co-workers, were scheduled to sell in Martinsville, which at the time was ...

Goodbye Toys “R” Us

Goodbye Toys “R” Us

Alexa Shrake, Writer

November 27, 2017

New trends in toys and children's interest in electronics lead Toys “R” Us towards bankruptcy. We have evolved as a society and children have strayed away from traditional toys and it is hurting Toys “R” Us. Currently Toys “R” Us prices have lowered drastically and they are preparing for bank...

The Rules Behind Tubal Ligation

Sophia Jackson, Writer

November 27, 2017

The United States has officially hit a historic low in fertility rates, with only sixty-two births for every thousand women. Many researchers have speculated why that is, some saying that it is entirely due to problems with the economy. Others say there is a significant decrease in teenage pregnancies,...

Cabinet Indictments

Cabinet Indictments

Andrea Rahman, Writer

November 13, 2017

Paul Manafort, an ex chairman and chief strategist for the Trump campaign, joined the team in March of 2016; he left a few months later after reports surfaced about his possible ties to Russia. Manafort previously worked as a lobbyist for a Ukrainian pro-Russia political party lead by former Ukrainian ...

Take a Knee

Alexus Hopkins, Writer

November 10, 2017

Taking a Stand while Taking a Knee Last year during a preseason game for the San Francisco 49ers, quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the National Anthem to protest the oppression of minorities.  Kaepernick was praised for taking a knee and many other teams and players followed  in respo...

Pope’s Views on Climate Change

Becca Clark, Writer

October 12, 2017

“Man is stupid, a stubborn, blind man,” as the Old Testament says, and apparently, the Pope agrees. With the recent disaster, Hurricane Irma, many have questioned the role of climate change in the barrage of storms hitting the coasts. Already, there have already been fourteen hurricanes to hit t...

Elon Musk: “World War III Will be Fought Over AI.”

Elon Musk: “World War III Will be Fought Over AI.”

Allison Beliles, Writer

September 28, 2017

Artificial Intelligence is a topic confusing to many. According to Merriam-Webster, Artificial Intelligence is “a branch of computer science dealing with the simulation of intelligent behavior in computers; the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior.”  Some people believe that A...

DACA Dillema

DACA Dillema

Andrea Rahman, Writer

September 27, 2017

In 2012, President Obama implemented a program entitled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This made it so that children brought here by illegal immigrants would be allowed to stay in the U.S. As long as those kids, known as Dreamers, came into the country before the age of 16 an...

New bus company causes turmoil in district

New bus company causes turmoil in district

Ellie Beers, Writer

September 26, 2017

The bus route change, which was thought to have a positive impact on the school and community, took a turn for the worse.The idea to change bus routes originated from a committee of 12 last January that consisted of administrators, teachers, parents, and staff. The bus concern was introduced by the American...

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