News Brief (Nov. 4 to Nov. 11)

Diego Hernandez, Reporter

November 12, 2019

Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 In regards to the impeachment inquiry, four White House officials scheduled for House inquiry depositions didn’t testify. McDonald’s fires CEO Steve Easterbrook following being exposed for being in a relationship with a fellow employee. He later responded with emails to other em...

A Spark in Climate Activism: Activists step in, leaders need to step up

Diego Hernandez, Reporter

October 4, 2019

Tropical Storm Imelda marked the strongest force of weather this city has faced since Hurricane Harvey, which cost the lives of 68 people (14 in the Houston area).  These two storms have one thing in common: they’re examples of how a metropolitan city can handle natural disasters in a changing ...

The Value of Studying Abroad: Expand your horizons and travel

The Value of Studying Abroad: Expand your horizons and travel

Victoria Tzanev, Reporter

September 27, 2019

If you’ve had or have Mr. Tollison as a teacher at Morton Ranch High School, you’ve probably heard him yelling at least once about how everyone should study abroad in college.  Approximately 10 percent of students study abroad at some point during their collegiate career, according to the In...

Opinion: A Proclamation for Football Equality Worldwide

Diego Hernandez, Reporter

September 17, 2019

If you’ve been online as of the last few days, you may have stumbled across two particular phrases, “blue girl” and “No Ban 4 Women.”  These phrases have taken both football and Iran by storm, following the death of Sahar Khodayari, who lit herself on fire following a trial in Tehran f...

Opinion: The burden of “going green” shouldn’t be placed on the consumer

Opinion: The burden of “going green” shouldn’t be placed on the consumer

Kayley Swedlund, Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2019

With estimations looming for when Earth will have irreversible consequences from climate change, as well as continuous threats to endangered breeds of species and our ecosystems, people have called out against using plastic waste to save the environment.  More metal straws are being used and more pe...

News Brief (Aug. 26 to Sept. 3)

Kayley Swedlund, Reporter

September 5, 2019

Monday, Aug. 26  -Disney released new footage from “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”, which is set to be released in December.  -This day is recognized as Women’s Equality Day. -Actor Leonardo DiCaprio pledged $5 million to fight Amazon fires. -President Donald Trump suggested 'nuking hurricanes...

News Brief (4/29 to 5/6)

Stephen Heller, Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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