The epidemic within a pandemic

Clare Lewis

September 25, 2020

   Vaping. A word that if used 20 years ago, would leave people confused, but is now one of the most common words in the current adolescent generation’s vocabulary. Vaping is the new cigarette; the new dangerous public health issue. It is especially common and threatening to teens who are still growing. It is an epidemic that is being fought daily by health professionals and doctors everywhere. That senten...

Senator Kamala Harris is chosen as running mate for Joe Biden

Lucy Cook

September 25, 2020

Kamala Harris speaks at the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Photo by Carolyn Kastervia Los Angeles Times    The United States senator for California, Kamala Harris, has been chosen by Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, to be his running mate in the upcoming Presidential election. Biden’s choice of a female running mate doesn’t come as a shock. At the beginning of his campaign, Biden promised to choose ...

Universities nationwide bear brunt of financial strain

Olivia Gschwind

September 25, 2020

   The College of William and Mary announced September 3 that it would cut several athletic programs after the 2020-2021 season due to financial concerns surrounding COVID-19. The decision to cut the program will impact 113 student-athletes from men’s and women’s gymnastics, volleyball, men’s indoor and outdoor track & field, and swimming.    Announcements like these are becoming more commo...

In memory of Ruth Bader Ginsburg: the ‘Notorious RBG’

In memory of Ruth Bader Ginsburg: the ‘Notorious RBG’

Olivia Gschwind

September 25, 2020

   America said farewell to Ruth Bader Ginsburg last week, a Supreme Court Justice and women’s rights advocate known for championing landmark precedent cases on sex discrimination in h...

Trump gives Oracle his stamp of approval

Trump gives Oracle his stamp of approval

September 22, 2020

As a mobile app, TikTok's popularity has increased rapidly over the past few months (Photo by: Kon Karampelas) TikTok, the increasingly popular video-based social media platform, is at risk of being banned by Pr...

COVID-19 has felt like a movie, but what are its effects on the theaters?

Virginia Mintz

September 19, 2020

Many students have been anxiously awaiting the summer of 2020 for new seasons of their favorite shows or new movies to be released. However, COVID-19 has cancelled or delayed the production of many of these releases until later years.  How will this affect the film industry now?     COVID-19 has had a substantial impact on businesses, schools, jobs, and many more industries. One particular area of interest ...

Supporters congregate at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma shortly before the start of President Trump’s first campaign rally since the COVID-19 pandemic began. (Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Image)

TikTok teens hit back against Trump campaign

September 19, 2020

Teens across the United States are banding together on TikTok to subvert the Trump 2020 campaign. The scheme began on June 11 when the Trump campaign shared a tweet encouraging free registration for P...

How virtual learning has taken a toll on all students

Maia Stewart

September 19, 2020

 Without regular social interaction and direct contact and attention from teachers, parents witness their children with developmental challenges lose years of progress in the midst of virtual learning.    During the pandemic, children and teens have faced many obstacles, such as the lack of a routine, isolation from friends and extended family, and anxiety due to uncertainty of what will happen in th...

How restaurants are responding to the Coronavirus

How restaurants are responding to the Coronavirus

Ann Frances

September 19, 2020

New outdoor seating at The Flying Biscuit Cafe (Credit: Facebook) What happens when popular restaurant businesses shut down in the midst of a global pandemic? In the spring of 2020, this was the case for million...

Olympic postponement proves disappointing yet necessary

Olympic postponement proves disappointing yet necessary

May 6, 2020

    Since their modern inception in 1896, when a young French Nobleman named Pierre de Coubertin had the idea to revive the ancient Greek Olympics internationally, the summer Olympics hav...

Pollution levels lower as Coronavirus cases rise

Pollution levels lower as Coronavirus cases rise

April 29, 2020

   The coronavirus that has taken over the world has caused governments of many different nations to institute stay at home orders. People staying home has lowered the amount of carbon di...

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Bernie’s burn out

April 29, 2020

   Bernie Sanders has officially announced his resignation from the Democratic Primary.  On April 8th, the Senator from Vermont announced his resignation, saying “I know there may be ...

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