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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...

The REAL Royal Wedding

The REAL Royal Wedding

Enoch Orozco, Reporter

September 20, 2019

“I’m getting married very soon, and Marzia, I can’t wait to be your husband,” said Felix Kjellberg, a.k.a. Pewdiepie, in a video uploaded on August 18, 2019, titled “Addressing the Rumours.” The Swedish Youtuber struck the hearts of his 100 million fans with this heartfelt sentiment. How...

Low Key at Coachella

Low Key at Coachella

Alaina Haylock, Reporter

May 14, 2019

Every year, an annual music festival is held for two weekends in Indio, California with an artist lineup of celebrity stars from Beyonce to Billie Eilish. The attendees don their best outfits and take their best pictures for Instagram, all while listening to the best music from their favorite artists. Th...

Empire Star Strikes Back

Empire Star Strikes Back

Alaina Haylock, Reporter

April 29, 2019

At the beginning of this year, Jussie Smollett was attacked on January 29, 2019. Controversy surrounding the attack began to question his credibility. A more in depth look at the events can be found in the article Empire Star Has Fallen. However, in a brief overview, Smollett claimed two men insulted him with racial and homophobic slurs, physi...

Sucker for the Jo Bros

Sucker for the Jo Bros

Grace Daniel, Reporter

April 5, 2019

Fans all over the world excitedly awaited the release of the most anticipated surprise album of our time. Not only was the album a shock for long-time fans, but so was the reunion of the band itself. The Jonas Brothers reclaimed the spotlight when they dropped their hit single Sucker just a few weeks ...

Chuck E. Cheese Pizza is Recycled Pizza

Chuck E. Cheese Pizza is Recycled Pizza

Emily Fleming, Reporter

March 25, 2019

Could a popular place for kids be holding a dark secret that has the potential to make parents keep their children away? In Shane Dawson’s most recent YouTube video, he explores the decade old conspiracy theory that Chuck E. Cheese “recycles” its pizza by taking leftovers and reserving it to customers. “After watching Shan...

Agree to Disagree

Agree to Disagree

Grace Daniel, Reporter

March 20, 2019

It’s impossible to read or see anything in today’s society without hearing about all the differing opinions. No matter the topic, people today feel more entitled to their opinions than ever. While it is supposedly acceptable to have an opinion, it’s becoming more difficult to confidently share ...

Empire Star Has Fallen

Empire Star Has Fallen

Alaina Haylock, Reporter

March 18, 2019

On January 29th, a police investigation was opened regarding an alleged attack on actor Jussie Smollett near his apartment in Chicago. Smollett, an African American who is openly gay, claimed that two men approached him around 2 AM, yelling homophobic and racial slurs, pouring bleach down his neck and wrapping a noose around h...

Sir Savage the 21st

Sir Savage the 21st

Alaina Haylock, Reporter

March 1, 2019

At the start of February, Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a “targeted operation” in Atlanta. 21 Savage, born Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was believed to be born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. “I was definitely surprised at first, becau...

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