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TikTok: the New Pandemic

TikTok is the new social media of Gen Z that has quickly increased in popularity during 2020.  
(Photo courtesy of Lorendiz Gonzalez, photo credits to Pixabay)

Ana Sallurday, Reporter

October 7, 2020

With TikTok having over two billion downloads worldwide and about eight hundred million monthly users, it’s no wonder why this app is all people have been talking about recently. What better time is there to mindlessly scroll through videos than during a worldwide pandemic?  “The app can...

Through the Cracks

Mattie McConnell, Reporter

May 29, 2020

The story of Flint’s water crisis has been ongoing since 2014 when the city’s water source was changed in an effort to save money. Residents began complaining that the water was causing health issues. Despite this, government officials did little to prevent these issues from continuing. Flint has gaine...

Seneca, South Carolina Strong

This image displays one of the houses impacted by the tornado (Photo courtesy of Austin Jones).

Clara Cianfarano, Reporter

May 22, 2020

In the midst of all the current chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, tornadoes were the last thing on anyone's mind. But sadly, some nearby areas were struck with such a disaster overnight. Specifically, Seneca, South Carolina received the biggest impact from it, waking up to destruction and despair. The...

The Royal Tea pt. 2

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave the royals behind and walk into their new life (Photo courtesy of Clara Cianfarano).

Clara Cianfarano, Reporter

May 15, 2020

Once leaving their Royal life behind, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moved across the ocean. They found themselves in Canada and spent multiple months there as they were wrapping up the last of their Royal engagements. However, they quickly decided that Canada was not the place for them, resulting i...

Can 2020 be Over Yet?

The devastation from that last few hurricane seasons has left scars on many on the coast, but will this one impact more than just the coast? (Photo courtesy of Alia Abbas)

Alia Abbas, Reporter

May 11, 2020

Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna, Isaias, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paulette, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Vicky, and Wilfred. These are the names of the 2020 Atlantic Tropical Cyclones. Yes, that's a lot, but we are going to find out if they really will all visi...

Music Continues

Even though artists aren’t always live, they still are available to listen on almost all musical platforms (Photo courtesy of Savannah Garrison).

Savannah Garrison, Reporter

May 5, 2020

COVID-19 is everywhere. You can’t escape it. It’s on the news, in your feed, there’s just no way to get away from the horrible pandemic. It’s made you lose your job, shut down hangouts, and has taken a devastating toll on the economy. But, there are people out there trying to distract you fr...

The Pandemic Continues: COVID-19

Most grocery stores are almost out of everything; for instance, this store has many holes to fill in their can aisle (Photo courtesy of Clara Cianfarano).

Clara Cianfarano, Reporter

April 8, 2020

The Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has rapidly gained the fear of everyone worldwide. First, China was hit hard with the virus; however, it soon took over Italy. As it began to now cover Europe, it didn’t take long for it to land in the United States. Due to its fast growth, much of the world ...

Not-So-Green Greenville

Greenville is a quickly growing city, and neighborhoods, factories, and other developments are popping up daily. Although growing a city is good, it comes at a cost. Unfortunately, these developments mean habitat loss for Greenville’s wildlife (Photo courtesy of Amy McConnell).

Mattie McConnell, Reporter

March 31, 2020

Unspoken Genocide: The West Papuan Holocaust

As the Indonesian government attempts to ban network and journalism in West Papua, hundreds of students fight for not only the self determination of the province, but the justice and freedom of democracy (Photo Courtesy of Instagram, Photo credit to Muhsin Ali).

Alia Abbas, Reporter

March 23, 2020

There is a new war at the heart of Southeast Asia. Last fall, protests lit the bonfire of nearly half a century of racism, torture, and discrimination against the people of West Papua. Today the once silent crisis rages louder. West Papua is the western half of the island of New Guinea. It borders the ...

Orange is the New Peach

This screenshot shows Donald Trump’s reaction to Senator Mitt Romney’s vote to remove him from office (Photo courtesy of Sarah Neal).

Sarah Neal, Reporter

March 6, 2020

On December 18, 2019, President Donald J. Trump became the third president to be impeached only a few months away from the end of his first term. The New York Times shares that the House of Representatives impeached Trump for abuse of power over his dealings with Ukraine. In 2019, various people began reporting on m...

Unknown Illness Turned Epidemic

Wuhan, China is where the Novel (new) Coronavirus is suspected to have started (Photo courtesy of Clara Cianfarano).

Clara Cianfarano, Reporter

March 4, 2020

The Coronavirus is very uncommon in humans, mainly found in animals. However, scientists have found a new strand of the virus that is specifically prone to humans called the Novel (new) Coronavirus, also known as 2019-nCoV, never before seen. It was first found in Wuhan, China and it has caused a major outbrea...

Minorities in the Oscars

Minorities in the Oscars

Alaina Haylock, Reporter

February 27, 2020

`On Sunday, February 9th, 2020, the 92nd Oscars were held, seemingly reflecting the acting talent and technical excellence of actors and actresses in the film industry. The awards ceremony seems to be evolving, but reluctantly, kicking and screaming.  This year involved some historical moments, ...

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