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The Shutdown: Breaking down the longest government shutdown in U.S. history

The Shutdown: Breaking down the longest government shutdown in U.S. history

Alex Badillo, Reporter

January 17, 2019


Filed under Local news, News

Today marks the twenty-sixth day of the government shutdown. The partial government shutdown began on Saturday, Dec. 22, after representatives in Congress and the president were unable to come to a resolution over the funding of President Donald Trump’s southern border wall. President Trump had...

News Brief (Winter Break Wrap-Up)

Kayley Swedlund, Reporter

January 14, 2019


Filed under Local news, News, The World at Large

Saturday, December 22 -Government shut down for the third time in a year. Sunday, December 23 -New Jersey wrestling referee banned from officiating district matches after forcing high school athlete to cut dreadlocks. -More than 42 killed when tsunami hit beaches in Indonesia. Tuesday,...

The Cost of Christmas: The environmental impact of the holiday season

The Cost of Christmas: The environmental impact of the holiday season

Darian Johannsen, Reporter

December 11, 2018


Filed under Local news, News

The holiday season fills our hearts with joy, but it also fills the world with waste. Christmas is the most wasteful time of year. While we are wrapping our gifts in gorgeous paper and continuing traditions with our decorated trees, the population is hurting the environment; one ornament at time. The...

News Brief (12/3 to 12/10)

Alex Badillo, Reporter

December 11, 2018


Filed under Local news, News, The World at Large

Monday (12/3): The show "Friends" was set to be removed from Netflix. Fans reacted with anger to this news. In response, more than $100 million is being spent to keep the program running on the streaming service, Tuesday (12/4) More than 5.1 million pounds of beef is recalled by JBS Tolleson...

Hate Crimes

Alex Badillo, Reporter

December 5, 2018


Filed under From the Ranch, Local news, News, The World at Large

Violent acts are being committed every day around the world, more than what is just being shown on major news outlets like CNN or FOX. Many of these crimes often go unreported, unknown to the public. Here in the U.S., we see only a fraction of what occurs. Hate crimes are defined by the Federal Bureau...

News Brief (11/26 to 12/2)

Alexandria Espinoza, Reporter

December 4, 2018


Filed under From the Ranch, Local news, News

Monday (11/26) The NASA InSight spacecraft successfully landed on Mars. General Motors laid off 15 percent of workers and is shutting down five of their plants in Ohio, Michigan, and Maryland. Trump suggested the government start their own worldwide television network. Police investigated ...

News Brief (11/19 to 11/25)

Katherine Nolasco, Reporter

November 27, 2018


Filed under From the Ranch, Local news, News, The World at Large

Monday, 11/19 Rapper 6ix9ine faces life in prison over racketeering and firearm offenses. Multiple victims reported after a shooting at a Chicago hospital. Tuesday, 11/20 Ivanka Trump used personal account for emails about government business. Wednesday, 11/21 Obama surprised ...

News Brief (11/5 to 11/12)

Kayley Swedlund, Reporter

November 12, 2018


Filed under From the Ranch, Local news, News, The World at Large

Monday, 11/5 -Facebook stopped the Trump campaign from running an anti-immigration commercial as an ad on the site for violating their advertising policy against sensational content. The decision was made shortly after NBC and Fox News said they would stop airing the ad across their networks. -Th...

Midterm Elections 2018: A wrap-up of wins and losses

Midterm Elections 2018: A wrap-up of wins and losses

Lauren Duhon, Adviser

November 7, 2018


Filed under Local news, News

The 2018 Midterm Elections were nothing shy of historic. Across the nation, states saw record-breaking voter turnout, including in Texas. The Lone Star State typically falls behind the rest of the nation in voter turnout, but this election season Texas had more voters turn out to the polls than the...

News Brief (10/29 to 11/4)

Laura Perich, Reporter

November 5, 2018


Filed under Local news, News, The World at Large

Monday, 10/29: The name of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims were released as the community mourns. Lion Air jet crashed with 189 on board. Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil presidency English soccer team's billionaire owner among 5 killed in helicopter crash. The Boston...

News Brief (10/23 to 10/29)

Kayley Swedlund, Reporter

October 29, 2018


Filed under Local news, News

Tuesday, 10/23: Early voting numbers from several key battleground states now show Republican voters turning out in far greater numbers than Democratic ones, signaling an initial GOP surge that may dull the prospects of a so-called "blue wave" on Nov. 6. Morton Ranch High School band was awarded...

News Brief (10/15 to 10/22)

Alex Badillo, Reporter

October 23, 2018


Filed under Local news, News, The World at Large

Monday (10/15) Death of Microsoft Co-Founder, Paul Allen - Billionaire and Co-Founder of Microsoft Paul Allen passed away on Monday, Oct.15, after leaving a profound mark on the world. He will be dearly missed, especially by his closest friend Bill Gates, the Founder of Microsoft. Meghan Markle and Princ...

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