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First Ever Photograph of Black Hole Captured by Scientists at NASA

Full sized (left) and zoomed-in (right) images of black hole taken by NASA.

Kathleen Toblesky, Photojournalist

June 5, 2019

The first ever picture of a black hole was taken by NASA’s telescope, Event Horizon, and was released on Wednesday, April 10 to the public, creating a swarm of excitement all over the globe. This particular black hole, named M87, as well as Sagittarius A, is the one lying in the center of our very...

Keep it Classy: College Admissions Scandal Part 2

Lori Loughlin at her court appearance.

Safia Khan, Photojournalist

June 5, 2019

Last month, the world was left in shock after the FBI exposed the true corruption that takes place within the United States education system. Colleges across the country were accused of accepting bribes and allowing students in who would normally not meet their demanding criteria.   Disgrac...

Trump China Tariffs

The US steel industry is one of many industries that could be negatively impacted by Trump’s tariffs.

Safia Khan, Photojournalist

June 5, 2019

The stock market witnessed a drop after President Trump increased tariffs on China throughout the month of May. The United States increased tariffs from 10% to 25% on $200 billion of Chinese goods. The Dow had dropped 270 points Sunday evening, while S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures were down more than...

France’s Harassment Laws

France takes a step in the right direction of progression by banning all forms of street harassment.

Safia Khan, Photojournalist

June 5, 2019

In November of 2018, a viral video of a woman being punched by a man who she confronted after he sexually harassed her was posted. The woman in the video, Maria Laguerre, became a front runner for the #MeToo Movement. After this video, France passed legislation that was much stricter on the harassment...

Double Tap for Change

With social media, any user can bring about change with no cost or inconvenience.

Caitlyn Truong, Editor

June 5, 2019

When reformers such as Martin Luther in the sixteenth century wanted to raise awareness and support for a cause, they crafted, printed, and distributed pamphlets and trusted the power of the spoken word. When reformers such as Emma Gonzalez today want to raise awareness and support for a cause, they p...

Without Helium…

Mikey the Mustang stares sadly at his balloon, which doesn't float due to the lack of helium.

Zachary Ninomiya, Cartoonist/Photojournalist

June 5, 2019

When asked to predict what would happen in a world without helium, Katrina La (11) believes that “labs, experiments, and balloons would suffer in its absence.” Unfortunately, there is a chance that Katrina’s predictions may come true sooner than expected. The reason? The world is current...

The North Star: Revamped

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass created an antislavery newspaper
In the pre-civil war era.

Amanda Chung, Photojournalist

June 5, 2019

In December of 1847, Frederick Douglas shook the nation with his radical, revolutionary newspaper he called The North Star. After escaping slavery in Maryland, Douglas became one of the most prominent voices in the abolitionist movement, using his great oratory skills to speak against the horrors of e...

Scholarship Season

Scholarships often have short and simple applications so make sure to look for them and apply!

Amber Reddish, Photojournalist

June 5, 2019

As March comes to an end and April begins most seniors now know where they are going to college, or at least what options they have. Due to this it is time to start looking for and applying to scholarships to help lesson the heavy financial burden that college places on students shoulders. The great t...

The Evolution of Feminism

The Spice Girls were iconic supporters of the third wave of the feminist movement.

Amber Reddish, Photojournalist

June 5, 2019

The idea of feminism first arose in the 19th century with the first wave of the feminist movement. At the time their main focus was women's legal rights, specifically the right to vote. The movement gained lots of support from around the nation and eventually they succeeded in getting the 19th amendment p...

The Climate Strike

Students skipped school and marched to the capital to protest the lack of action against climate changes.

Amber Reddish, Photojournalist

June 5, 2019

For many years there has been debate over whether or not global warming is a real issue. Multiple scientists have tested and studied the topic and many have offered up solutions to slow its causes--and in turn hopefully its harmful effects on the environment. In Northern California, an area where natur...

Alaskan Plane Crashes

credits to Aerial Leask

Eunice Ahn, Photojournalist

June 5, 2019

On May 13 and May 21, Taquan Air, a regional airline in Alaska, had two crashes. Although one is enough to shock many people, the fact that they had 2 makes it even more unexpected and difficult for many of the victims or related to the victims in both crashes.   On May 13, 2 float planes collided into each...

The Internet’s Newest Search Engine: Ecosia

About every 45 searches results in a tree planted somewhere around the world, and Ecosia’s users already have planted a combined estimate of over 57 million trees.

Gabby McCutchan, Editor

June 5, 2019

As the decade progresses, saving the planet and becoming more aware about the effects of climate change seems to be justly promoted on almost all social media platforms and news outlets. However many are becoming nervous as to what exactly they can do to help out, as many of the options seems to require...

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