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How To Be $36 Million in Debt at 15

Conner McMillan, Columnist

May 24, 2018


Filed under Features, The Environment

An Oregon youth, nameless because he’s a minor, owes millions in wildfire damage. According to CNN, he owes exactly $36,618,330.24 for all the damage. The 15-year-old was suspected of starting a forest fire in Sept. 2017. It’s said that the teen had been throwing fireworks into the forest whe...

Lil Tay, Big No!

Meghan Tuzzolino, Columnist

May 24, 2018


Filed under Features

Over the past couple of years, there has been an increase in the popularity of disrespectful content in social media. Stars such as BhadBhabie, Woah Vicky, Jake Paul, and Lil Tay have risen to fame for no reason other than their bad attitudes and harmful pranks. This is only teaching their young and i...

China Moves to Destroy Uyghur Culture in Xinjiang

China Moves to Destroy Uyghur Culture in Xinjiang

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Columnist

May 24, 2018


Filed under Features, World

Xinjiang Province is an autonomous region located in western China, bordering the former Central Asian republics comprising the Soviet Union. With a known history spanning back over two millennia, the region has experienced countless foreign occupants and invaders. Despite these constant setbacks, howeve...

Taking a Gamble on Sports

Conner McMillan, Columnist

May 18, 2018


Filed under Features

The Supreme Court has voted to allow states to authorize or ban sports gambling. This does not mean that it is legal in many states yet; it only gives the states the option to make it legal. The ruling passed as a 6-3 vote, with the reason being that it can increase tourism and tax revenue. The law was al...

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Zefren Brandt, Columnist

May 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Food

These cookies are the perfect quick treat for any day in just six easy steps. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup butter 3/4 brown sugar 1/2 white sugar 2 eggs 2 1/4 cup flour Pinch of salt 1 tsp baking soda Directions: Preheat the oven to 350℉. Put the butter and both kinds of sugar...

Cops, Minorities, and Mentos

AJ Freithoffer, Columnist

May 18, 2018


Filed under Features

On Friday, March 16, Jose Arreola walked into a Southern California gas station and had a gun pulled on him out of nowhere by an off-duty police officer. According to the New York Times, Arreola had paid for his Mentos and, after he was done, he placed them in his left jacket pocket. The off-duty polic...

Keyless Ignitions Can Kill

Jaidan Leonard, Columnist

May 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Health, Technology

Keyless cars have been causing carbon monoxide poisoning, states The New York Times. This is due to the fact that people are so accustomed to using keys that they forget to turn their car off when their keys are with them, allowing excess amounts of carbon monoxide to be released. The car is keyless ...

Potential Solution to Plastic Pollution

Potential Solution to Plastic Pollution

Ethan Hurlburt, Columnist

May 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Technology, The Environment

Every day, millions of people around the world use plastics. They’re present in everything from water bottles to grocery bags. It’s safe to say that plastic has become an everyday part of our lives. This isn’t particularly a bad thing for us; plastic is used for diabetics and the use of dispo...

Sticking an Ear in Your Arm

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Columnist

May 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Health, Technology

Shamika Burrage is many things. A soldier. A survivor. And now, the recipient of a brand new type of reconstructive surgery. After a devastating car accident which left her spine broken in multiple areas and her ear completely severed from her head, Burrage was left with a choice: a prosthetic ear, or ...

How Young is Too Young for a Phone?

Evelyn Streit, Columnist

May 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Opinion, Technology

More and more kids are getting their own mobile devices early on in their lives, and adults have to figure out when exactly the right age is to get kids their own phones. Cellphones, in certain circumstances, can prove to be helpful. In a day and age where children stuff their schedules with school, ex...

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