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December holidays

Kayla Flowers, Staff Writer

December 14, 2015

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December is the best time of year for many people.  During Christmas, we sing Christmas carols, wrap Christmas presents, decorate Christmas trees, and more.  But many of us don’t recognize or know about other holidays celebrated...

Give what is in your heart

Niki Patel, Staff Writer

December 10, 2015

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A blissful time that we all look forward to is approaching: Christmas. It is a time when blessings and gifts are bestowed upon us from our beloved individuals. In the midst of all this happiness, it is relevant to remember the...

The tragedy in Paris

Niki Patel, Staff Writer

December 1, 2015

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On the unfortunate day of Friday, November 13, 2015, a surge of terrorism filled the city of Paris. Three teams of terrorists staged coordinate attacks at six locations throughout the city. This included the Bataclan concert hall,...

Under fire

Ashlyn Raymond, Staff Writer

December 1, 2015

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On the already ominous day, Friday the 13th, a cool November day, hundreds of people’s lives came to a skin crawling halt.  As people were enjoying a drink at the bar, listening to American music during a concert and enjoyi...

How Thanksgiving came to be

Kayla Flowers, Staff Writer

December 1, 2015

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During the month of November, we begin to reminisce on the things we are thankful for.  While this may be a good tradition to follow, many people don’t know the true history behind Thanksgiving. We all know how the English...

Shaking up Afghanistan

Devon Huff, Staff Writer

November 13, 2015

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On Monday, October 26, an earthquake struck Afghanistan. It caused several tremors, collapsing buildings and causing many deaths. The earthquake was so large that it even impacted some of Pakistan. This was not the first earthquake...

224 killed in a mysterious Russian plane crash

Niki Patel, Staff Writer

November 6, 2015

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Saturday, October 31, 2015, marked the deadliest air accident in the history of Russian aviation. Two hundred and twenty–four people – 217 passengers and 7 crewmembers – aboard Kogalymavia Flight 9268 were all killed. Flight...

Facebook considers a dislike button

Olivia Lee, staff writer

October 30, 2015

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On September 15, 2015, the founder of one of the most popular social media websites, Mark Zuckerberg, announced Facebook’s confirmation on the long-lasting issue of whether or not to enable a dislike button. When asked d...

The history of Halloween

Kayla Flowers, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015

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With Halloween approaching, many are buying costumes, candy, and decorations with little thought of why this holiday is celebrated every year on October 31. The origins of Halloween date back to the ancient Celtic festival...

Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples’ Day?

Kayla Flowers, Staff Writer

October 21, 2015

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Every year on the second Monday of October, we celebrate what is nationally known as Columbus Day.  We were taught in elementary school that Christopher Columbus was the man to discover America and help establish our foundation. ...

PTSD: A soldier’s battle

Samuel Hutchcraft, staff writer

October 19, 2015

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Post-traumatic stress disorder is most commonly found in soldiers but can be in other people as well who have experienced something traumatic. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered...

Victims of Oregon shooting are remembered

Niki Patel, Staff Writer

October 14, 2015

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On Thursday October 1, in the peaceful Douglas County in Roseburg, Oregon – a city in the south with a population of 107,000 people – chaos erupted when a shooter opened fire on an English class (in which he was enrolled)...

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