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News Brief (4/29 to 5/6)

Stephen Heller, Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2019


Filed under Local news, News, The World at Large

Monday, April 29 -John Singleton, “Boyz n the Hood” director, passed away at 51. Tuesday, April 30 -A shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte left two dead, more injured. Wednesday, May 1 -Millions of bees died after bee hives were set on fire by arsonist. Thursda...

Article 13: Europe’s Censorship Machine

Diego Hernandez, Reporter

April 23, 2019


Filed under News, The World at Large

The Internet’s modern day purpose is to distribute information, thoughts and ideas. Whether we use it to inform, persuade or entertain, the Internet has managed to connect the world in ways we never thought imaginable before. This vision of the Internet as a force for good, however, is in serious...

News Brief (4/15 to 4/21)

Desiree Lopez, Reporter

April 22, 2019


Filed under Local news, News, The World at Large

Monday, 4/15 The famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris caught on fire. Bill Weld officially announced he is challenging Trump for the GOP nomination in 2020. Tuesday, 4/16 Notre Dame’s golden altar cross was seen glowing as images emerged from inside showing the fire-ravaged cathedral...

Threats to the Free Press Around the World

Diego Hernandez, Reporter

April 10, 2019


Filed under News, The World at Large

About two weeks ago in the infamous state of Sinaloa, Mexico, a radio reporter named Omar Ivan Camacho was found brutally murdered in his apartment. Journalists are tasked with reporting events and spreading stories from all around the world. As simple of a job as this might seem on paper, it goes...

News Brief (4/2 to 4/8)

Alex Badillo, Reporter

April 9, 2019


Filed under Local news, News, The World at Large

Tuesday, April 2 Chicago made history as it elected its first black female and first openly gay person as mayor. Former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot defeated Toni Preckwinkle in a runoff for Chicago mayor; with over 91 percent of precincts in, Lightfoot led Preckwinkle 73.7 percent to 26.3...

News Brief (3/19 to 3/25)

Kayley Swedlund, Reporter

March 25, 2019


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

Tuesday, March 19 -A homeless boy won the New York chess championship. -Kentucky preschoolers sang ‘Jesus Loves Me’ as a tornado ripped off the school’s roof. Wednesday, March 20 -Wednesday, March 20, marked the International Day of Happiness, as well as the first day of Spring. -F...

News Brief (3/11 to 3/18)

Haley Brenk, Reporter

March 18, 2019


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

Monday, March 11 The 11th marked National Napping Day. MRHS students in Orchestra and Choir kicked off their Spring Break in Disney World and New York City, respectively. Tuesday, March 12 Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin and others were indicted in a college admissions bribery case. Th...

To Do Something or Nothing: The decisions we face in a state of climate change

Jesse Puente, Reporter

March 8, 2019


Filed under News, The World at Large

Animals are going extinct due to humans. We are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction wave in the past 65 billion years. When we think of climate change, we imagine the concept as too large of an issue for us to waste our time dealing with. The reality is a lot of the decisions made daily by...

News Brief (2/25 to 3/5)

Nina Martinez, Reporter

March 5, 2019


Filed under Local news, News, The World at Large

Monday, Feb. 25 The White House is planning to create a working group comprised of specific federal scientists to reconsider the determination that the burning of fossil fuels is bad for the planet, The Washington Post reported. R. Kelly pleads not guilty to all counts of sexual assault. O...

Far Out: New space discoveries unravel the vast unknown

Kayley Swedlund, Reporter

March 4, 2019


Filed under News, The World at Large

As we continue to move forward in technology, we continue to move forward in exploring what the universe has to offer. It is true to say we have discovered a very, very, I mean, really very small fraction of the endless universe. The percentage is unknown, but all the stars, planets and galaxies that...

2020 Presidential Election Expectations

2020 Presidential Election Expectations

Alex Badillo, Reporter

February 28, 2019


Filed under Local news, News, The World at Large

As 2020 draws closer, many have already declared their bid to run in the 2020 Presidential Election. Democrats already have a lineup of candidates in the running for the Democratic presidential nominee. As of now, Democrats currently have 14 candidates in the running and on the Republican side only...

The Oscars: A wrap-up of the winners of 2019

The Oscars: A wrap-up of the winners of 2019

Jesse Puente, Reporter

February 26, 2019


Filed under News, The World at Large

The Academy Awards, otherwise known as the Oscars, have come and gone, and the thrill of guessing who’s going to win is also over. The evening started with a brilliant opening performance by Queen and Adam Lambert, performing the songs “We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions”. After...

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