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Not-So-Green Greenville

Not-So-Green Greenville

Mattie McConnell, Reporter

March 31, 2020

Unspoken Genocide: The West Papuan Holocaust

Unspoken Genocide: The West Papuan Holocaust

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

Orange is the New Peach

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

Unknown Illness Turned Epidemic

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, ...

Your Not-So-Normal Pageant

Your Not-So-Normal Pageant

Savannah Garrison, Reporter

February 10, 2020

All around the state there has been some interesting news arriving in people’s mailboxes: a letter from National American Miss. But what exactly is National American Miss? National American Miss is a pageant for girls ages 4 to 20, but it’s not your normal competition. The National American Miss focu...

The Royal Tea

The Royal Tea

Clara Cianfarano, Reporter

February 5, 2020

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been swarmed by the media and paparazzi ever since they went public with their relationship about three years ago. But, how much is too much? The backlash has been harsh on the couple and family altogether because the Queen has much more important things to deal w...

Your 2020 Presidential Candidates, Summarized

Your 2020 Presidential Candidates, Summarized

Mattie McConnell, Reporter

February 4, 2020

With the 2020 presidential election quickly approaching, finding an honest and to-the-point description of each candidate, their beliefs, policies, and plans is imperative for choosing a candidate. At this point in the election, three Republicans and 12 Democrats are running for their party nominations. Re...

World War: Season 3

World War: Season 3

Sarah Neal, Reporter

February 3, 2020

Everyone has seen the mass of Tik Toks and memes about the next World War, but what’s the actuality of this war happening? Tensions between Iran and the United States have been long-standing. According to ABC News, there has been dissension between the two countries since the early 20th century. During Obama’s presidency, both countries agreed to a nuclear deal where the presence of nucl...

Is There A Risk?

Is There A Risk?

Clara Cianfarano, Reporter

January 30, 2020

Have you ever thought twice before dying your hair? In today’s society, it is a very popular trend to switch up your hair color from time to time. However, there may be a possible link between hair dye and breast cancer. Experts have conducted research to explore this possibility, but researchers wa...

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...

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