Amidst Coronavirus Shutdown, Carbon Dioxide Decreases

Written by Kayla White (News Writer) Coronavirus has had a variety of negative impacts and has affected many people’s lives; It has shut down businesses and has had us all quarantined. But out of all the negative outcomes of Coronavirus, there is a significantly good outcome. Since the Coronavirus has put factories and businesses out … More Amidst Coronavirus Shutdown, Carbon Dioxide Decreases

Rich and Famous Take Testing Priority Over General Public

Written by Kayla White (News Writer) The Coronavirus is exponentially spreading every day, with more and more people showing symptoms. The US is experiencing a shortage of tests, meaning that any tests that are given to the 1% reduce the access for those who are actually symptomatic. The rich and famous are a major part … More Rich and Famous Take Testing Priority Over General Public

Positive Changes Resulting from Coronavirus Lockdowns Worldwide

Written by Trinity Torgersen (News Writer) The coronavirus outbreak has forced thousands of people to be quarantined in their own homes. This has caused pollution to decrease, and the animal population to return to visible surroundings. The reason that pollution has begun to have a significant decrease is due to the fact that the virus … More Positive Changes Resulting from Coronavirus Lockdowns Worldwide

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Proposal Passes in the House, becomes law

Written by Beckett Glass (News Writer) The ambulance races up the streets that have been deserted for weeks because of residents in self-isolation, the ambulance comes to an immediate stop in front of a house that belongs to an elderly man. Unfortunately, he had begun exhibiting severe symptoms of COVID-19 and needed to be hospitalized … More Families First Coronavirus Response Act Proposal Passes in the House, becomes law

Putin Sends Promise of Endorsement to Trump and Sanders

Story by Joaquin Cruz (News Writer) Recently in political news, Putin gave a personal message to Donald Trump stating that he’d make an endorsement to him, as well as Bernie Sanders. In this case, people are beginning and will worry about this message due to the 2016 presidential election in which the public, as well … More Putin Sends Promise of Endorsement to Trump and Sanders

Jamal Khashoggi, Washington Post Journalist, Murdered in Saudi Arabia Consulate

Just several weeks ago, Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi was brutally tortured and dismembered alive while at a consulate in Saudi Arabia. At the moment, Saudi Arabia admits the reporter’s death, but claims that he died in a “fist fight”. Apparently, Saudi Arabia has been purging senior officials in order to protect the crown prince. … More Jamal Khashoggi, Washington Post Journalist, Murdered in Saudi Arabia Consulate

Migrant Caravan Seeking U.S. Asylum Received with Hostility

One of the most controversial topics in American today is immigration; with a caravan of migrants coming from Honduras, Tijuana and Mexicali, tension on the topic is at its peak. More than 7,000 central American migrants have arrived at the US-Mexico border with hopes of settling in the US. US officials have warned the caravan … More Migrant Caravan Seeking U.S. Asylum Received with Hostility

43 Sick, 16 Hospitalized in Third E. coli Outbreak This Year

An announcement for an investigation was made on November 20 by The Food and Drug Administration of a multiple state outbreak of the E. coli illnesses, that was most likely linked to romaine lettuce. After Canada’s similar situation, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and The Public Health Agency of Canada also started investigating the same … More 43 Sick, 16 Hospitalized in Third E. coli Outbreak This Year

Editorial: Trump Ridiculed at UN Meeting; UN’s Laughter Reminds of GOP Changes

The world has provided the proper reaction to President Trump’s buffoonery. On September 25, while addressing the United Nations about his administration’s accomplishments and the US’s plans for the future, the gathered world leaders laughed at his opening statement. After saying, “In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration … More Editorial: Trump Ridiculed at UN Meeting; UN’s Laughter Reminds of GOP Changes

Indonesian Teenager Survives 49 Days Adrift in the Pacific Ocean

An Indonesian teenager was rescued after 49 days adrift in the Pacific Ocean, national media reported on Monday. Aldi Novel Adilang, 19, managed to survive by catching fish and drinking the water from his rain-soaked clothes. Aldi had described the time as “one of the loneliest jobs in the world,” as a lamp keeper for … More Indonesian Teenager Survives 49 Days Adrift in the Pacific Ocean

Data Firm Accused of Swaying Elections and Illegal Data Harvesting

Secretly-taken footage from a British investigative reporter shows Cambridge Analytica, a political data firm that has had numerous high-profile clients, had suggested swaying elections by entrapping politicians with prostitution and bribery. The footage was released on March 19th and records hours of condemnatory dialogue between the journalist and Alexander Nix, who was chief executive of … More Data Firm Accused of Swaying Elections and Illegal Data Harvesting

200,000 Salvadorans Face Potential Explusion

Since 2001, about 200,000 Salvadorans have been legally living in the United States; however, as of September 9, 2019 they will all have to be out of the United States or must obtain a green card. The Salvadorans were here because of a massive earthquake that struck their homeland in January, 2001: the worst earthquake … More 200,000 Salvadorans Face Potential Explusion

Turmoil And Tragedy Amidst Catalan Struggle For Independence

Century-old tensions between Catalonia and Spain finally erupted on October 1 when an illegal independence vote was held by the Catalan government, which was met with police sent in from other parts of Spain to prevent the vote from taking place. The conflict caused by the controversial referendum resulted in over 750 injuries by Spanish … More Turmoil And Tragedy Amidst Catalan Struggle For Independence

Hurricane Irma Leaves Thousands Without Power In Florida

The residents of Florida return home to shocking aftermath of Hurricane Irma. More than forty percent of Florida is still in need of electricity. Due to the extent of damage caused by the hurricane, Krebs said, “This will be a situation about rebuilding, instead of simply repairing damaged power infrastructure.” As well as loss of … More Hurricane Irma Leaves Thousands Without Power In Florida

Puerto Rico in Peril after Hurricane Maria

Thirteen days after Hurricane Maria hit hard, Puerto Rico remains stranded in apocalyptic-like conditions, and aid from the U.S. has been scant. With the loss of power spanning across the entire island and a severe depletion of food and fresh water, the death toll has risen to thirty-four within two weeks of the storm’s denouement. … More Puerto Rico in Peril after Hurricane Maria

Safety Concerns About the Olympics being hosted in South Korea

On Thursday the 21st of September, 2017, the French Sports Minister Laura Flessel said, “It is possible France will skip the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, due to security concerns.” The conflict between the United States and North Korea is not exactly helping matters; therefore France is having security speculations and concerns. Laura … More Safety Concerns About the Olympics being hosted in South Korea

Success for both Angela Merkel and the Far-Right in German Election

Angela Merkel and her party, the Christian Democratic Union, celebrated victory on September 24 as Merkel now begins her fourth term as Chancellor and continues to be the longest-standing leader in the European Union. However, their triumph was muted by unprecedented leaps and bounds by Alternative for Germany, a right-wing nationalist party that garnered roughly … More Success for both Angela Merkel and the Far-Right in German Election

North Korea’s Nuclear Program Threatens US as Tensions Rise

The dictatorial country of North Korea has had a long and controversial history with its turbulent usage of nuclear weaponry. Just within the past year, North Korea made its first successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, and Kim Jong-un threatened a nuclear strike on “the heart of the U.S.” due to America’s threats to … More North Korea’s Nuclear Program Threatens US as Tensions Rise

Civil War continues to plague South Sudan; starvation rampant around the nation

Hunger, malnutrition, and famine keep coming in South Sudan with an inability to plant or harvest crops. Five million people are in need of help in South Sudan, according to the UN World Food Programme. People are forced to scavenge for food with not enough food deliveries to supply everyone. With a population of 11.3 … More Civil War continues to plague South Sudan; starvation rampant around the nation

Russian ambassador shot at Istanbul Art Gallery

Andrey Karlov laid motionless on the ground as visitors seek safety in a corner- struck by fear as the gunman stands over his body in the now iconic photograph that covered newsstands in mid December. At an Ankara art exhibit in Istanbul a lone gunman fired seven shots at the back of ambassador Andrey Karlov … More Russian ambassador shot at Istanbul Art Gallery

Over 35 Dead After Yet Another Syrian School Bombing

Despite the Russian promise of a ceasefire, conditions in Syria continue to worsen. For five years, Aleppo has been a city of silence- the streets colorless, every still-standing building covered in a layer of debris from nearby collapsed buildings. The city experiences multiple airstrikes per day. Douma, Syria, has been under siege since 2013. On … More Over 35 Dead After Yet Another Syrian School Bombing

Hurricane Matthew Wreaks Havoc

Causing billions of dollars in damage, countless lives, and an intense strain on several countries, Hurricane Matthew tore through the Southeastern US and the Caribbean throughout late September and left behind a legacy of brutal destruction. Hurricane Matthew formed near the Windward Islands on Sept. 28, 2016, and soon became an extremely deadly, long lived, … More Hurricane Matthew Wreaks Havoc

Underwhelming “Super” Moon Leads to Flooding

On November 14, the world experienced the biggest, brightest supermoon since 1948– and many casual moon-gazers found themselves sadly disappointed. After days of hype surrounding the approaching lunar event, the public was geared up for a spectacle. The full moon didn’t exactly live up to those high expectations. Only slightly larger than an average full … More Underwhelming “Super” Moon Leads to Flooding

Paris, 8 Months and 17 days after the crisis

Paris, much like any glamorous big city, is desirable, yet destitute. As tourists, we often fail to recognize the tragedies these cities bare within themselves, and often, we ignore the hardships all foreign nations have faced. We often believe that the vacation spot is some sort of a paradise, simply because it differs in build … More Paris, 8 Months and 17 days after the crisis

Former SLV student discusses New Zealand quake

On November 14th, a 7.8 earthquake struck right after midnight across New Zealand. The earthquake triggered a tsunami and sent over 60 aftershocks across the country with magnitudes of 4.5 or greater. Two people were found dead and thousands were stranded in the town of Kaikoura near the quake’s epicenter. There was somewhere between 80,000 … More Former SLV student discusses New Zealand quake

Pokémon Go rapidly spreads in popularity across the USA, and the world

The phone buzzes, letting someone know a Pokémon is close enough to catch. They step forward as they toss a ball, slip, and tumble off the edge of a sharp cliff- losing the Pokémon and feeling in your limbs. This may sound ridiculous, but on July 16th, two Pokémon Go players in Encinitas, California sustained … More Pokémon Go rapidly spreads in popularity across the USA, and the world

U.S. Interests Are In Danger, Will North Korea’s Missiles Reach Our Shores?

On Wednesday, August 24, North Korea sparked renewed conflict and chaos, shooting yet another a test missile into Japanese Waters, allowing for Japan, China, and South Korea to form a quite unusual unity, that sadly also proved just how much of a threat the communist country poses to their people and global security.   Japan, … More U.S. Interests Are In Danger, Will North Korea’s Missiles Reach Our Shores?

Alleged Robbery in Rio Creates Tension During Olympics

Ryan Lochte and three other Olympic swimmers fabricated the event of a robbery after leaving a party at Club France at 4 a.m. on August 14th. Lochte’s first story describes him and the three other Olympians that accompanied him: Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, and Jimmy Feigen, being pulled over in their taxi with guns pointed … More Alleged Robbery in Rio Creates Tension During Olympics

Music legend, Prince, found dead in his home from drug overdose at 57

Prince is known as a slightly eccentric music legend with a lengthy resume. Sadly, the music legend died in his home on April 21st. This loss is tragic, as he was only 57 when he died. The American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor was known for his song and movie Purple Rain, electric … More Music legend, Prince, found dead in his home from drug overdose at 57

Mosul Dam risks collapse that would put 1.5 million people at risk in Iraq

In the midst of the chaos in the Middle East that has persisted for the past decade, there is another problem to add to the Iraqi people’s plates. An important dam that helps bring water to some of the driest places on earth risks collapse in the near future. The Mosul Dam on the Tigris … More Mosul Dam risks collapse that would put 1.5 million people at risk in Iraq

Recent Zika virus outbreak is causing birth defects

Mosquitoes are notorious for their itchy bites and for carrying disease. Sadly, we’ve added another illness to the list. The Zika virus was first discovered in the 1940’s, but few knew of it until this past spring when there was an outbreak in Brazil. The outbreak affected pregnancies, leading to multiple reported cases of Guillain-Barré … More Recent Zika virus outbreak is causing birth defects

Violent acts plague migrants seeking shelter and new lives in Europe

As 2016 begins, the surge of Syrian refugees continues to flow from the Middle East into Europe at a rapid pace. Millions have fled Syria and dispersed wherever they can, many hoping to find a safe haven in the European Union. Despite many coming with hopes only of peace, violence has continued to follow them … More Violent acts plague migrants seeking shelter and new lives in Europe

Record high lottery prize draws millions to buy tickets, winners are announced

In mid-January, the Powerball lottery was rocketed into the mainstream media as the winning prize hit $1 billion dollars. Never before had a lottery seen such a huge jackpot — the previous record high prize was about $600 million in 2012, through lottery company Mega Millions. The turnout for the lottery was massive, with some … More Record high lottery prize draws millions to buy tickets, winners are announced

The UK’s petition to ban Donald Trump from the country

In the UK, a recent petition to ban Donald Trump, U.S. republican presidential hopeful, received 586,000 signatures out of the 100,000 required for consideration.  As it reached the required amount of signatures to be debated, the matter was discussed by the British Parliament on January 18. The UK made the decision to not ban Trump, … More The UK’s petition to ban Donald Trump from the country

Sitting down with Raneem Zaghlouleh, a local victim of the Syrian Refugee crisis

More than 4 million Syrian refugees, half of them children, have had to flee their home country amidst a civil war and find a new life in a new part of the world. Most of the refugees have been taken in by Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan. More the 700,000 immigrants have risked their lives traveling … More Sitting down with Raneem Zaghlouleh, a local victim of the Syrian Refugee crisis

Earthquake in Japan sparks fear of another tsunami

Friday, November 13, 2015,  saw far more than its share of death and violence. The most notorious of these events were the series of terrorist attacks carried out in Paris, which resulted in the deaths of roughly 130 people. Bombings also occurred in Beirut and Baghdad, with the death toll reaching 59. Panic radiated throughout … More Earthquake in Japan sparks fear of another tsunami

Terrorist attacks in Paris leave the world in shock and at least 132 dead

A series of terrorist attacks across Paris on Friday, November 13 left the world in shock, with at least 132 dead, and hundreds injured. Conflicting reports place the number of coordinated targets between six and eight, and ISIS is claiming responsibility for the strikes. The three groups of attackers were armed with guns and explosives; some … More Terrorist attacks in Paris leave the world in shock and at least 132 dead

Recent trials of Nazi war criminals leads to age-controversy

Germany is seeing a large increase in trials of Nazi war criminals due to a group of prosecutors that has been hunting down everyone who was employed at Auschwitz during WWII. Currently, a 91-year-old German radio operator is being tried on 260,000 charges of accessory to murder for all of the Jewish people that she … More Recent trials of Nazi war criminals leads to age-controversy

Syrian refugee crisis leaves millions homeless

Many of us know that life can be hard, but most of our experiences cannot even begin compare to what over eleven million people —  half of whom are children — have been experiencing as they are displaced from their homes, villages and country. The Syrian Refugee Crisis started in 2011, when thousands of terrified … More Syrian refugee crisis leaves millions homeless

Tensions grow in the Middle East in response to civil war in Yemen

Tensions are growing in the middle east as the country of Yemen is yet to reestablish a strong central government. The current civil war that is raging within the countries borders have lead other neighboring nations to launch their own air attacks in hopes to weaken opposing sides and put an end to the war. … More Tensions grow in the Middle East in response to civil war in Yemen

Editorial: 7.8 Earthquake devastates Nepal

More than 5,000 deaths have been reported in the recent 7.8 earthquake that viciously shook central Nepal and its neighboring countries on April 25th, forcing Nepal into a national state of emergency. The epicenter of the quake was almost exactly between two of Nepal’s largest cities, Kathmandu and Pokhara, both of which I had the … More Editorial: 7.8 Earthquake devastates Nepal

Vladimir Putin’s mysterious ten day disappearance

The renowned leader Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, went missing for ten days leading to much speculation. Many internet speculators had been lead to believe that he was missing because he fell ill or that he was attending to the birth of the child of his supposed mistress, Alina Kabaeva. The disappearing act that … More Vladimir Putin’s mysterious ten day disappearance

President Obama vetoes the Keystone XL pipeline: questioning its environmental risks

On Wednesday, March 4, the Senate failed to override President Barack Obama’s veto of the 1,179 mile long Keystone XL oil pipeline. It would be added to the already existing Keystone pipeline and it would stretch from the oil sands in Canada to Nebraska. The pipeline would have the capacity to carry 830,000 barrels of … More President Obama vetoes the Keystone XL pipeline: questioning its environmental risks

Net neutrality ruling protects individuals from companies

On the 26th of February the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 to keep the internet free and open. This in and of itself is good news for the everyday internet user. It keeps the internet classified as a utility; allowing all users to receive the same amount of access. The ruling makes it so … More Net neutrality ruling protects individuals from companies

Iceland Builds Norse Temple After Resurgence in Nordic Faith Provides support

When considering world religions, many leave out those that held prominence long ago. Last month the island nation of Iceland announced that the country will be building the first Norse temple since the Viking age. This comes after a 1,000 year period of Christianity holding precedent over the old gods: Thor, Odin, and Frigg among … More Iceland Builds Norse Temple After Resurgence in Nordic Faith Provides support

Recent Measles Outbreak in California Disney Land Spreads Across the Country

A recent measles outbreak in California’s Disneyland has begun to spread throughout the country, with more than 100 infections in January alone. Although measles, a highly contagious respiratory disease spread through the air, can be cured within several weeks, it can also be fatal. According to Yahoo! News, this disease was declared eliminated in the … More Recent Measles Outbreak in California Disney Land Spreads Across the Country

Hong Kong protests continue to be a cause of turmoil

Protests have continued in the Chinese city of Hong Kong since last September, after several students boycotted classes to show how they disagree with the Chinese government’s handling of the city after Hong Kong received independence from Great Britain in 1997. Hong Kong was supposed to become the People’s Republic of China’s first special administrative … More Hong Kong protests continue to be a cause of turmoil

Death of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn incites calls for change

On December 28,  Leelah Alcorn, a transgender seventeen-year-old from Ohio, committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving vehicle, and her story regarding the struggles of feeling like a girl trapped inside a boy’s quickly surged all over the internet. Before her death, Alcorn posted a suicide note on the social media site Tumblr, … More Death of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn incites calls for change