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It Wasn’t Just a Blast

Tyler Beam
January 4, 2017
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In a weekend bombing in the train station, Ahmad Khan Rahami had placed a bomb that had detonated early the next day during the police investigation, and no injuries were reported. On September 17–19, 2016, there were four bombings or bombing attempts in the New York metropolitan area, specifica...

Police Use Water Cannons on Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters in Below-Freezing Weather

Police Use Water Cannons on Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters in Below-Freezing Weather

Holly Wagner, Webmaster
December 21, 2016
Filed under News

On Sunday, November 21st, protesters in North Dakota against the Dakota Access Pipeline were subject to what some people believe to be police brutality. Despite weather in the 20s, the North Dakota Police made the decision to use water cannons on the protestors, sending 17 to the hospital, where some ...

iPhone 7, Waterproof or Not?

Grant Jenkins, Assistant News Editor
December 21, 2016
Filed under News

Officer of Apple Inc. Jony Ive says that the iPhone 7 is only water resistant. Many videos have proven that it is more than just resistant. YouTube videos are constantly being uploaded about how the iPhone 7 is actually waterproof but Apple says it's only resistant just to save them from any rare occu...

Snow in Hawaii?!

Maddie Shiembob, Fundraising Chairperson
December 21, 2016
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From sandy beaches to snowy mountains, it seems like Hawaii now has it all! Due to the Big Island of Hawaii being in the path of an oncoming winter storm, the island received up to 2ft of snow at high attitudes. The rest of the island, experienced heavy thunderstorms and were under a flash flood watch....

Americans Come Together as Hurricane Matthew Batters Southern Coast

Americans Come Together as Hurricane Matthew Batters Southern Coast

Linnea Foote
December 19, 2016
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Hurricane Matthew have plagued the Eastern and Southern Coasts of the United States, leaving devastating effects. The Northern States have been spared, however citizens living across the nation have taken it upon themselves to help the less fortune in states like Florida and South Carolina. The Salv...

We’re Not Kidding, Gary Johnson

Nick Leloia, News Editor
November 17, 2016
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While appearing on a broadcast for MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on September 8, 2016, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson faltered after being asked a fairly simple question. “What would you do, if you were elected, about Aleppo?”, asked panelist Mike Barnicle. Johnson then asked for cl...

Tour Bus Crash Devastates with 13 Deaths

Tour Bus Crash Devastates with 13 Deaths

Madison Donaldson, Assistant Webmaster
November 16, 2016
Filed under News

In the early morning of Sunday, October 23rd, 13 lives were taken in a gruesome highway accident.  A tour bus in Palm Springs, California was traveling home from a casino carrying 43 passengers when it failed to slow down for construction occurring on the roadway, resulting in it colliding with a tractor ...

Twin Boys Begin Life Apart After Being Conjoined for 13 Months

Twin Boys Begin Life Apart After Being Conjoined for 13 Months

Amanda Toolan, Club Liaison
November 16, 2016
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Twin boys Anias and Jadon McDonald were born in September 2015 conjoined at the head. But after 13 months connected, Doctor James Goodrich was able to perform craniopagus separation surgery on October 14th, 2016 that lasted 27 hours. Parents Nicole and Christian McDonald had to make the agonizing ...

NJ Transit Train Crashes into Platform in Hoboken Train Station

NJ Transit Train Crashes into Platform in Hoboken Train Station

Julia Timan, Broadcast Director
November 2, 2016
Filed under News, Uncategorized

On Thursday, October sixth, a train carrying around 250 people, most of them commuters, crashed through the barrier at the end of the tracks and slammed into the wall at a terminal in Hoboken, NJ. The collision ended up killing one person and injuring over 100. Around 8:45 a.m. the train came flying into ...

Donald Trump’s Tax Records Leaked

Donald Trump’s Tax Records Leaked

Nick Leloia, News Editor
October 20, 2016
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Early last week, the New York Times obtained Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s tax records from 1995, in which he declared a $916 million loss. According to tax experts, a loss as substantial as this would have enabled Trump to exempt paying federal income taxes for up to 18 years, spa...

U.S. Journalist Imprisoned in Iran Freed and Now Filing Lawsuit

U.S. Journalist Imprisoned in Iran Freed and Now Filing Lawsuit

Madison Donaldson, Assistant Webmaster
October 20, 2016
Filed under News

Jason Rezaian is a journalism from the U.S. who reports for the Washington Post. Since 2008 Rezaian had been in Iran as a journalist, and in 2012 he became the Posts Tehran correspondent. In 2014 Rezaian and his wife were arrested in Iran, he was convicted of espionage. Pic- thewashingtonpost.com Rezaian was of...

Passing a 23 Cent Tax Hike

Passing a 23 Cent Tax Hike

Holly Reidinger, Managing Editor
October 20, 2016
Filed under News

Governor Chris Christie and Democratic leaders recently announced an agreement on a form of transportation funding that will raise New Jersey's gas tax by 23 cents per gallon, ending the statewide construction freeze. According to NJ.com, the higher tax will begin around early October for motorists. Ho...

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