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Hey Alexa, stop listening to me

Claire Van Aken, staff writer

May 9, 2019

The well-known virtual assistant Alexa, created by Amazon, has been a controversial product of the company and utterly investigated by consumers. Since the device is voice-activated, Alexa owners seem to believe she is listenin...

The 62nd annual Beaux Arts Ball raises funds for the Art Association

Camri Anderson, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

The 62nd annual Beaux Arts Ball is upon us. The Beaux Arts Ball is a decorum, or classy event that Jacksonville puts on to benefit the Art Association. They do this benefit so the building doesn’t deteriorate. This year’s them...

Playing a part in Earth Day

Claire Van Aken, staff writer

April 24, 2019

Earth Day is something very important to my family and me. All my life I have been one to spend sunrise to sunset outside with my family. Whether it was planting in my grandparents’ garden, watering flowers and plants, or picking ...

Empire star convicted

Alice Webster, staff writer

March 8, 2019

Since its debut in 2015, the Fox drama Empire, which centers on a wildly successful and scandalous African American family involved in the music business, has received great critical acclaim. However, its recent publicity has been l...

Worst wildfires in recent history

Samson Mosley, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

The U.S has been struck once again with yet another record breaking disaster, the California wildfires. Over the last week the condition of these fires has worsened to points never seen before in California. Homes, property, la...

Christmastime in the city

Claire Van Aken, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

The Christmas season is upon us and the winter festivities are beginning to fill people’s calendars. Everyone is asking for recommendations on Christmas light displays or shows, visiting Santa and Mrs.Claus downtown, visitin...

Sara’s prepares for 19th annual Company Show

Claire Van Aken, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018

Every November, dancers from Sara’s Studio of Dance are preparing for their annual Dance Company Showcase. This event gives the students at Sara’s an opportunity to choreograph their own routines and show their talent. The comp...

Shootings unfold in Colorado neighborhood

Samson Mosley, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018

It is a very scary time for the citizens of Denver, Colorado as they have been plagued with horrifying events in a considerably short amount of time. In a span of 24 hours, two separate injury causing shootings have occurred within ...

Hurricane Michael devastates the States

Samson Mosley, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

Hurricane Michael has proved to be tremendously devastating as it has become the fourth most powerful storm on record to attack the U.S., the worst since Hurricane Camille in 1969. This storm has also became the first category ...

Jacksonville community shows support for breast cancer awareness

Claire Van Aken, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018

The Jacksonville area is just getting started in the month of October and showing plenty of support for breast cancer. There are many events that take place all through this month where entire schools dress in pink, host fundraisers...

Nightmare develops at Indiana Walmart

Samson Mosley, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018

On September 30 at approximately 8 p.m. it is believed that a gunman arrived at a Walmart and began opening fire in the parking lot of the store. This apparent gang-related shooting occurred in Hobart, Indiana, a town on the ...

Hawaii volcano eruption

Samson Mosley, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018

On May 2, 2018 the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii fully erupted. Lava was sent spewing into residential areas, and the massive flow has destroyed dozens of structures and covered scores of acres on the Big Island. This eruption has c...

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