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UN accuses North Korean leaders of genocide

UN accuses North Korean leaders of genocide

by Matthew Townsend, Reporter
March 27, 2014
Filed under NEWS

After conducting a year-long investigation on the possible genocide in North Korea, United Nation leaders released a 400-page report on Feb. 17 accusing Kim Jong Un of “crimes against humanity.” In the past year, members of the U.N.’s Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights interviewed over 320 f...

Metro police prioritize, reduce service for car accidents

Metro police prioritize, reduce service for car accidents

by Denzel Reyes, Reporter
March 27, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Effective as of March 3, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police announced that they will no longer respond to minor fender benders without injuries. For drivers who are involved in minor car accidents, they will be on their own. 8 News Now reported that drivers should exchange information with the other party, documen...

CCSD partners with businesses to improve education

CCSD partners with businesses to improve education

by Denzel Reyes, Reporter
March 27, 2014
Filed under NEWS

A partnership between CCSD and local businesses is under way according to 8 News Now. The  partnership is meant to mutually benefit between both  the school district and the business partners by bettering the educational system and increasing profits for the companies, thereby improving the economy...

College Board plans to change SAT

College Board plans to change SAT

by Matthew Townsend, Reporter
March 26, 2014
Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

After re-evaluating the current material on the SAT, College Board has decided to change the scoring and administration of the test to students who are taking it during the 2015-2016 school year. The last changes to the SAT came in 2005 when the scoring was scaled from 1600 to 2400. After almost a decad...

New tests required for graduation

New tests required for graduation

by Toby Westerfield, News Editor
February 25, 2014
Filed under NEWS

The graduation requirements for Nevada high school students will be changing for those who are scheduled to take their proficiency exams for the first time during the 2014-15 school year due to the likely phasing out of the traditional Nevada High School Proficiency Exams for reading, math, and science. As...

Common Core Standards raise the bar

Common Core Standards raise the bar

by Matthew Townsend, Reporter
February 23, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Set to officially take effect at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, Common Core, a national education system, is coming to the classrooms of over 45 states, bringing a challenging new curriculum that will change state proficiency examinations. During the summer of 2012, lawmakers met to discuss...

Smoking habits begin during teenage years

Smoking habits begin during teenage years

by Montserrat Navarro, Reporter
February 23, 2014
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

According to a 2013 report by the Bureau of Tobacco, Alcohol, Firearms and Explosives, 80 percent of people who currently smoke began as teenagers under the age of 18. For decades, students have been sneaking around experimenting with marijuana, tobacco and now, electronic cigarettes on school campuses...

CCSD to rezone students at 14 schools

CCSD to rezone students at 14 schools

by Denzel Reyes, Reporter
February 3, 2014
Filed under NEWS

An approximate number of nearly 1000 students will be affected by rezoning in the Clark County School District according to the Las Vegas Sun. CCSD plans to rezone 14 different schools because of the overcrowding in many schools across the district. The school district reached a record high enrollment...

Three out of four applicants for Driver’s License fail written test

Three out of four applicants for Driver’s License fail written test

by Denzel Reyes, Reporter
February 3, 2014
Filed under NEWS

The Department of Motor Vehicles have a simple message for those who want to pass the written test: study. A high percentage of applicants have failed the written test, as stated by DMV officials. According to Channel 8 News, DMV officials state that the majority of the test takers have not studied...

Influenza kills two in Clark County

Influenza kills two in Clark County

by Jessica Ventura, Reporter
February 3, 2014
Filed under NEWS

On Jan. 7 Southern Nevada Health District released a statement that three people have died from influenza and are the first flu-related deaths in Clark County. The deaths were reported to be two middle-aged individuals and an elderly person. Dr. Joe Iser, a chief health officer for Southern Nevada...

Polar Vortex wreaks havoc throughout Midwest and southern states

Polar Vortex wreaks havoc throughout Midwest and southern states

by Matthew Townsend, Reporter
February 3, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Freezing temperatures struck the Midwest and states on the east coast on Jan. 6, causing life threatening conditions and delaying flights for those looking to return home from their holiday vacations. A polar vortex, as meteorologists call it, swept the Midwest with negative temperatures, breaking...

Women become first to Join Marine Corps

Women become first to Join Marine Corps

by Matthew Townsend, Reporter
December 18, 2013
Filed under NEWS

The first three females to complete the Marine Corps training graduated Nov. 21 at the North Carolina Infantry School after enduring several weeks of preparatory exercises. The three women graduating were part of Delta Company, which originally began with 15 females and 266 males. After the 9-week...

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