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Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina faces the deadline on the LGBT law

Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina faces the deadline on the LGBT law

by Annaka Cieri, Editor-in-Chief
May 9, 2016
Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, continues to show no sign of backing down in regards to his stance on the LGBT law, which basically states that one must use the gendered bathroom specified by their gender at birth. With the federal government insisting that it violates the civil rights protections...

United States proposes 9/11 bill; tensions with Saudi Arabia emerge

United States proposes 9/11 bill; tensions with Saudi Arabia emerge

by Denzel Reyes, News Editor
May 5, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Saudi Arabia has threatened the United States economically after the 9/11 bill was proposed which would allow families affected by the terrorist act to sue foreign countries. According to the New York Times, Adel al- Jubier, the foreign minister of Saudi,  proposed to sell $750 billion worth of U....

Georgia Governor to veto religious liberty bill

Georgia Governor to veto religious liberty bill

by Denzel Reyes, News Editor
April 8, 2016
Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

 Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has announced on March 28 that he will veto bill HB757. HB757, named the “religious freedom” bill, would allow religious clergy to decline services, such as allowing same-sex marriage, that would interfere with their faith. Religious groups would also be able to ...

Death toll rises to 35 from Brussel bombings

Death toll rises to 35 from Brussel bombings

by Denzel Reyes, News Editor
March 31, 2016
Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Amidst March 22’s bombings, the government of Brussels has stated that 35 people have been killed and that 300 are injured. The three joint bombings that occurred at the Zaventem airport and the Maalbeek metro station, a proclaimed attack by ISIS, caused 15 and 13 deaths respectively. The death toll h...

Apple vs. FBI

Apple vs. FBI

by Sumner Serrano and Denzel Reyes
March 19, 2016
Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

On Dec. 2, 2015, a mass shooting occurred in San Bernardino, resulting in the death of 14 including the shooters. Now, the FBI is trying to get more information by looking through the suspect's phone. They enlisted the help of Apple, but conflict soon arose about people's privacy and it spiraled from th...

NFL admits the link between football and brain disease exists

NFL admits the link between football and brain disease exists

by Chandler Patrick, Sports Editor
March 16, 2016
Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE, SPORTS, sports news

On Monday, March 14, top NFL officials admitted for the first time the link between the sport of football and a degenerative brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. The decision is a change from the league’s previous stance that the answer was inconclusive. They now look to A...

California’s end-of-life option goes into effect June 9

California’s end-of-life option goes into effect June 9

by Denzel Reyes, News Editor
March 11, 2016
Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

On Oct. 5, 2015, California gov. Jerry Brown has signed the right-to-die bill that allows for patients under certain conditions to partake in assisted suicide. During a session on Thursday, it has been declared that the End of Life Option Act will take effect on June 9. During his signing statement, Brown stated th...

Quarterback Peyton Manning confirms retirement after 18 years in the NFL

Quarterback Peyton Manning confirms retirement after 18 years in the NFL

by Chandler Patrick, Sports Editor
March 8, 2016
Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE, SPORTS, sports news

On the morning of Monday, March 7,  the Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning announced his retirement after 18 years on the field. “After 18 years, it’s time,” he said. The 39-year-old quarterback holds numerous records in passing yards and touchdowns, including for most career pas...

Supreme Court separated on issue of abortion in Texas

Supreme Court separated on issue of abortion in Texas

by Denzel Reyes, News Editor
March 3, 2016
Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

During a Wednesday hearing, Supreme Court Justices viewed an abortion case that would demand higher regulations for clinics; a critical blow to the number available to women throughout Texas. The four liberal justices will strike down the law. In contrast, the other half will decide if the ruling wi...

#FreeKesha, giving voice to those who don’t have one

#FreeKesha, giving voice to those who don’t have one

by Annaka Cieri, Editor-in-Chief
February 29, 2016
Filed under FEATURES, music, NEWS, SHOWCASE

If for the past three years you have been wondering where pop-star Kesha has been and whether or not she's been producing new music, be relieved to know she has, she just hasn't been legally allowed to produce it for three years. Locked in a lawsuit with Sony Music, her record label, she has no legal...

Author Harper Lee dies at age 89

Author Harper Lee dies at age 89

by Annaka Cieri and Sedona Goodbar
February 19, 2016
Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Harper Lee most famous for her 1960 novel "To Kill A Mockingbird" passed away Friday morning at the age of 89. Conner Lee, Harper Lee's nephew, has released statements for the family about Lee explaining her death was during a deep sleep and of old age. Lee being born in 1926, was the child of...

CCSD approves two-year contract that increases teachers’ salaries

CCSD approves two-year contract that increases teachers’ salaries

by Denzel Reyes, News Editor
February 17, 2016
Filed under NEWS

  After months of protest among teachers in the CCSD, the school board have decided to raise pay for 18,000 teachers through a $135.5 million contract. According to the Las Vegas Sun, trustees have approved the new contract through a unanimous vote on Jan. 14. The plan would come into effe...

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