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America looks to the future

Molly Jackson, Staff Writer

January 15, 2017

On January 10, 2017, Barack Obama, America’s president since 2008, gave his farewell speech to the nation. His speech began with a thank you to the American people as he pointed out the positives of his administration. He remin...

Yuletide: A celebration of light

Austin Hale, Staff Writer

December 21, 2016

  Yule or Yuletide is a festival observed by the historical Germanic people; it later underwent Christianized reformulation resulting in the now better-known Christmastide. Despite that Yule has undergone a Christianized...

Memphis reaches grim milestone

Garrett Wardell, Staff Writer

December 6, 2016

In Memphis, Tennessee, there are plenty of homicides in the year, but this year has caught the eye of people reading over the statistics because it's at the highest homicide count since the year 1993 at 213 homicides. This yea...

OCD or is it CDO

Sky Moberly, Staff Writer

December 5, 2016

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a chronic anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent intrusive thoughts (obsessions) that may result in repetitive behaviors. There is a biological vulnerability to develop OCD which ma...

Snapchat Spectacles overlook

Olivia Lee, staff writer

December 5, 2016

The world of Snapchat has evolved and changed since the app was first released back in 2011. Recently Snapchat has come out with its revolutionary Snapchat Spectacles built with a camera lens allowing the wearer to capture 10-second...

Global warming’s effect on the Great Barrier Reef

Olivia Lee, staff writer

November 22, 2016

In this year of 2016, the Great Barrier Reef was allegedly pronounced dead with a cited lifespan of 25 million years old. After this claim had been made, shock and horror flooded from the public. Both scientists and social medi...

Deaf culture in a hearing world

Austin Hale, Staff Writer

November 22, 2016

Sign language was invented in 1620 by Juan Pablo. In 1620 he published his first book that taught sing language to deaf people. Juan was inspired by an Italian physician, Girolamo Cardano, who wrote that hearing words wasn’t...

Extinction of honey bees nears

Jonavon Clark, Staff Writer

November 15, 2016

Honey bees are dying at an alarming rate due to a pesticide being sprayed to control Zika, a mosquito spread disease. After this pesticide was sprayed, it was reported that the honey bees tried to escape this pesticide and would...

The United States of Anxiousness

Mary Rose Prewitt, Staff Writer

November 2, 2016

In today’s society there are so many things happening and so many expectations placed upon all age groups that there has been a rise in feelings of inadequacy among Americans, not feeling like they’re enough. This constant...

Tensions rising between North Korea and USA

Jonavon Clark, Staff Writer

October 31, 2016

Tensions have been rising between the USA and North Korea because of basic training exercises that have been taking place outside of the demilitarized zone near Pyongyang. There has also been a rising conspiracy that U.S. soldiers...

Haunted history of Hallows Eve

Sky Moberly, Staff Writer

October 31, 2016

Straddling the line between fall and winter, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. Halloween culture can be traced back to the Celtic priests. Roots lay in the feast of Samhain, which was annually on October...

Shooting startles U of I

Olivia Lee, staff writer

October 6, 2016

During the weekend of Saturday, September 25, chaos arose from the streets of the University of Illinois campus as a shooting occurred late that night around 12:38 am.  One person was killed in the shooting and four people we...

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