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FDA demands corporate crackdown on teen Juuling

FDA demands corporate crackdown on teen Juuling

Katie Dwyer, Elise Isakov, and Zoey Phillips

October 1, 2018


Filed under Front Slideshow, In-Depth News, Local News, Multimedia, National News, NEWS, School News, State News

The Food and Drug Administration last month issued an ultimatum for five major e-cigarette companies mandating they come up with a solution to rampant teenage vaping. If they fail to meet these expectations in 60 days by early November, the devices could be removed from the market. One of the majo...

Grady weighs in on who has the right to know

Grady weighs in on who has the right to know

Selena Kleber, News Managing Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under Front Slideshow, National News, NEWS

The New York Times published a controversial and anonymous op-ed on Sept. 5. Mixed reactions surfaced after hearing it was written by a senior official in the Trump administration. Equally as controversial as the article’s topic was the fact that its source was kept hidden. Why do news organizatio...

Juul: the new generation of nicotine addicts

Juul: the new generation of nicotine addicts

Ellie Werthman, Charlotte Spears, Joanna Baker, and Katie Dwyer

September 6, 2018


Filed under Front Slideshow, In-Depth News, Local News, National News, NEWS, School News

In student-designated bathroom stalls, in the hallways, at lunch, on desks and in teenage hands, students are inhaling carcinogenic, or cancer-causing chemicals at a magnitude unimagined by parents and teachers. The nationwide trend of teenage vaping is gradually generating awareness and respo...

America strives for reform after Parkland shooting

America strives for reform after Parkland shooting

Scout McDaniel

April 2, 2018


Filed under National News, NEWS

  The school shooting in Parkland, Fla. on Feb. 14 that left 17 students and school staff dead has sparked demands for change in gun laws by companies, organizations, students and adults across the nation. Businesses have taken a stance on the growing issue of gun violence, and citizens have...

March for Our Lives

March for Our Lives

Kiki Soto

April 1, 2018


Filed under National News

“Columbine was 19 years ago, 15 dead, 21 wounded, and many more left traumatized. And here issues the accelerating trend of school shootings.” Collins Hill High School senior Savannah Nemeth began her speech surrounded by 70,000 people at the Center for Civil and Human Rights at 11 in...

Students march for their lives amid gun control debate

March 24, 2018


Filed under National News, Uncategorized

It started out like a typical morning — clear blue skies and a light breeze. But for students across the U.S., Mar. 24 was monumental.  Record breaking crowds, the largest single day protest in D.C’s history, assembled in the nation’s capital to show support for victims of gun violence and to ...

Nationwide Walkout: An Interview with Cali Chalfant

Nationwide Walkout: An Interview with Cali Chalfant

Tyler Jones

March 12, 2018


Filed under National News, NEWS, School News

  One month after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students all over the nation plan to stage a walkout at their schools to push for action on legislation to prevent mass shootings. Students will leave class for 17 minutes for each of the 17 people killed in the shooting....

Dangerous words: the First Amendment in the new age of protests

Dangerous words: the First Amendment in the new age of protests

Chandler Morris, Website Managing Editor and News Assistant Managing Editor

September 11, 2017


Filed under Front Slideshow, National News, NEWS

By Chandler Morris On Aug. 11 and Aug. 12, hundreds of self-declared Neo-Nazis, white supremacists, members of the Ku Klux Klan and other hate groups convened in Charlottesville, Va. for a “Unite the Right” rally, attracting hundreds of  counter-protesters in a violent weekend that resulted i...

Local Boy Scouts attend Trump’s Speech at National Jamboree, leave with questions

Local Boy Scouts attend Trump’s Speech at National Jamboree, leave with questions

Katie Earles, Co-Editor in Chief

August 22, 2017


Filed under National News, NEWS

Whistles, shouts and applause resounded from men and boys donning tan shirts with colorful patches and cargo pants. Excitement and anticipation filled the crowd on the sunny July day, and the two square miles were littered with rock climbing walls, ziplines, obstacle courses, and small tents that housed the...

Immigration crackdown raises students’ fears, anxiety of deportation

Gaby Paez

May 23, 2017


Filed under Front Slideshow, National News, NEWS

By Gaby Paez The November presidential election brought a wave of mixed feelings across the nation; some were left excited, some unsure and others were left in utter dismay. However, the dominant feeling across immigrant communities and households post election was fear. “[The election] was...

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