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The Royal Tea

Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, are starting to pursue a calmer lifestyle away from Royal life (Photo courtesy of Clara Cianfarano).

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

It can be difficult to find reliable information about political candidates. (Photo Courtesy of Chris Wenderoth)

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

Students at the Citadel prepare for the next potential war, as they get drafted before anyone else (Photo courtesy of Tripp Neal).

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?

Have you ever thought twice before purchasing and/or using hair dye (Photo courtesy of Corey Cianfarano, photo credits to Corey Cianfarano)?

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

People say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but this picture only says one: help (Photo courtesy of Matthew Abbott).

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

Overview of the winners and announcements from the 2019 Game Awards (Photo courtesy Alexander Gray).

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 historic city of Venice, Italy becoming overtaken by flooding waters (Photo courtesy of Mallory Smith, photo credits to Allie Ward).

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?

It is unclear if these animals were attacked intentionally or by accident (Photo credits to Mattie McConnell).

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

One of ten girls cannot afford sanitary products for their periods (Photo courtesy of Alia Abbas).

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

This image shows the pages of a history textbook depicting the holocaust. An image of the Uighur camps today shows the similarities of the two camps (Photo courtesy of Sarah Neal).

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

Citizens of Dallas, Texas argue over the fairness of Amber Guyger’s sentencing after shooting a man in his apartment (Photo courtesy of Pixabay, photo credits to William Cho).

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

The image above displays college flags of different universities in the United States (Photo courtesy of Clara Cianfarano).

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...

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