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Origins of Christmas

Samson Mosley, Staff Writer

December 17, 2017

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Since December 25, 1870, the phenomenon that is Christmas has been celebrated as a federal holiday here in the U.S. For two millennia Christmas has been honored with various traditions such as giving gifts, decorating houses and Ch...

Stir the pot

Ellie Smith, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017

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Walking down the streets of Chicago, the air is cold and Michigan Avenue is swarmed with people shopping for the holidays. On one of the street corners, a man in a Santa suit is ringing a familiar bell with a familiar sound. The...

Let the facial hair grow

Jacob Hall, Staff writer

November 30, 2017

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November is the month where a man can really show his stuff. Facial hair is a man’s way of showing his “macho-ness.” A man’s facial hair is a symbol of his courage and bravery. November is the season to show your true...

Cyber Monday extends the shopping season

Samson Mosley, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017

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This upcoming Friday will be filled with sales and many happy and eager customers in various stores around the globe. Following this Black Friday, there is a second chance for customers to get dream deals with low prices on purcha...

The importance of small shops in small towns

Grayce Lillpop, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017

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In the quaint town of Jacksonville, Illinois, small business owners played a significant role in the recent downtown growth. Not too long ago the downtown atmosphere was as dead as one could be and not many even knew that the now thriving community even existed. Julie Rowe started Home Girls, a retail boutique on September 1, 2017 w...

Best Black Friday deals in the area

Samson Mosley, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017

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With Thanksgiving only two weeks away, there are numerous sales and deals occurring in many different stores. Like always, everyone is interested in getting the best prices for their goods, but which stores are offering the b...

A family favorite theme park gets a fresh face

Grayce Lillpop, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017

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As the years prolong and the new becomes the old, the imagineers at Walt Disney World are bringing a fresh, new atmosphere to a family favorite theme park. Ever since their opening on October 1, 1971, Walt Disney World has bee...

Worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history

Samson Mosley, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017

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It is well known by now that this past week the worst mass shooting in a century occurred in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017. This tragic event took place during a country music festival at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on the Las Vegas stri...

Shots fired: Las Vegas shooting

Ellie Smith, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017

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Many know of the tragedy that occurred in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday, October 1. It happened after a music festival held in Vegas. The National Public Radio updates the public that the death toll is at 59 with 527 injured. ...

Destructive hurricanes cause massive impact

Samson Mosley, Staff writer

October 2, 2017

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Within the past month or so there has been an enormous amount of chaos caused due to hurricane season. Everyday there is seemingly more and more coverage on the brutal events that have taken place. The states of Florida, Texas, a...

Girl raised by monkeys found

Olivia Lee, staff writer

May 9, 2017

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In early April, a group of lumberjacks stumbled across an 8-year-old girl in a remote area of India. This girl was found surrounded by a pack of monkeys and displayed behaviors resembling those of a primate. For example, afte...

Marching for science

Mary Rose Prewitt, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017

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On April 22 , March for science had marches in over 600 cities around the world, thousands of people marched to support science. The fate of government-funded research and other scientific work hangs in the balance as President T...

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