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Spring forward: Why?

Sydney Hembrough, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018

Let’s face it, daylight savings has us all sorts of messed up. It doesn’t seem like much, but an hour can make a huge impact on your body clock and schedule. Waking up gets a little harder, and going to sleep seems imposs...

Winter storm Riley

Samson, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018

Despite the recent warm temperatures in many areas of the United States, much of the Northeast is about to endure an early March winter storm.  Heavy rain and strong winds are likely to accompany the storm that’s expected to ...

U.S endures another extreme school shooting

Samson Mosley, Staff Writer

January 28, 2018

On Tuesday, January 23, the U.S. witnessed another tragic school shooting unfold in the city of Benton, Kentucky. Marshall County High School was the scene of this unfortunate event where many students were injured and two died. ...

Origins of Christmas

Samson Mosley, Staff Writer

December 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. ...

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