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Hell on Earth

Hell on Earth

Matson Montilla, Reporter

January 21, 2020

Many people consider Australia heaven on earth, but today it’s the opposite; Australia is hell. Since late December, the Southeast region of Australia has been on fire due to bushfires spreading 15.6 million acres. These fires have had massive effects on buildings, animals, and people. Since the fires sta...

Game Awards 2019 in a Nutshell

Game Awards 2019 in a Nutshell

Alexander Gray, Reporter

January 20, 2020

Game Awards 2019 has wrapped up, and although a bit underwhelming and cringy at times, overall it was pretty exciting. Let’s see which games, developers, and people took home awards from the twenty-nine categories. “Game of the Year” was a surprise to everyone as From Software’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice wo...

The Sinking City

The Sinking City

Clara Cianfarano, Reporter

January 6, 2020

The historic city of Venice, Italy has become commonly known as “The Sinking City” due to the continuous flooding, leaving more than 80% of the city underwater. Because of this, the population that used to be about 53,000 people has decreased to about 803. The constant fear of this flooding has led to Venice being practically uninhabitable and has driven almost everyone out of the city. Venetians were ...

Who–Or What–Is Attacking Local Horses?

Who–Or What–Is Attacking Local Horses?

Mattie McConnell, Reporter

December 13, 2019

A recent string of local horse attacks has left owners on edge, wondering where the next attack will be and if their animals will be next.  Reports say that there have been at least five incidents involving these types of attacks in the South Carolina Upstate. Multiple horses with cuts, lace...

The Bloody Revolution

The Bloody Revolution

Alia Abbas, Reporter

December 9, 2019

From using socks as sanitary pads and stealing tampons from supermarkets, many women struggle to survive the deep wound of “Period Poverty.” Period Poverty is the lack of access to sanitary products, menstrual hygiene education, toilets, hand washing facilities, and waste management. “There...

History Repeats

History Repeats

Sarah Neal, Reporter

December 3, 2019

Between 1941 and 1945, Jewish people from all around Europe were detained in concentration camps run by the Germans. Over six million people of all ages, genders, and birthplace were killed in gruesome ways. DW stated that last year Auschwitz saw over 2.1 million visitors. Visitors could view the barracks that Jewish people were forced to live i...

Shots Fired

Shots Fired

Alaina Haylock, Reporter

November 22, 2019

On September 6, 2018, an off-duty police officer fatally shot and killed Dallas citizen Botham Jean in his apartment. The officer, Amber Guyger, was returning home from a 13-hour shift, still in uniform, when she mistook Jean’s apartment for her own. After finding the door unlocked, Guyger entered t...

A Scandal For The Century

A Scandal For The Century

Clara Cianfarano, Reporter

November 20, 2019

Parents claim that they acted out of love, but did they really? The college admissions scandal has taken the nation by storm as parents bribed their child’s way into some of America’s top universities. Without thinking of possible consequences, hopeful parents committed these illegal actions. Many ind...

What Protests?

What Protests?

Sarah Neal, Reporter

October 11, 2019

Right now, Hong Kong is falling into chaos as the country goes into its 16th week of protests. After almost 112 days of violence and mayhem, still very few people have heard about it.  BBC explains that this Chinese city has an interesting and complex history. From 1841 to 1997, Hong Kong was a Bri...

Life After Devastation

Life After Devastation

Clara Cianfarano, Reporter

October 10, 2019

Hurricane Dorian stirred up quite a storm in the Atlantic Ocean throughout the month of August, finally making landfall later that month. The hurricane grew to a category five and reached up to 185 mph winds when it hit its first victim, the Bahamas. It is now the most powerful hurricane to hit the island...

Rezoning Rural

Rezoning Rural

Mattie McConnell, Reporter

October 1, 2019

It’s no secret that Greenville County is changing, but is it all good? Many people living in South Carolina’s more rural areas, such as Piedmont, think it’s not. Within the last two years, at least five pieces of property that were once farmland have been sold and rezoned to be developed int...

Amazon Burns for 16 Days-Unnoticed

Amazon Burns for 16 Days-Unnoticed

Annaleisa Wile, Reporter

September 23, 2019

Since August 15th, 2019, the Amazon forest in Brazil has been burning. Most media coverage has been minimal because of the potential toxic effect these fires could have on the earth. America has tried to provide assistance to the fires, but Brazil has continuously denied the United States’ offer to h...

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