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The Educator’s Union’s Fight for Increased Pay

Nash Anderson, News Editor September 27, 2023

Following the Nevada Legislature’s proposal of bill SB231 on March 8, which allocates nearly 250 million dollars specifically to the salaries of teachers and other district employees, Governor Joe Lombardo...

2023 Sudanese Clashes

Amanial M Ftwi,, Global News Editor September 22, 2023

Since April 15, 2023, the ongoing Sudanese Clashes continue to devastate Sudan but also pose further destabilization for the greater Horn/North African region. With the Nile Crisis, Libya and South Sudan...

“We need a comprehensive, risk-based approach that proactively tackles sources of potentially dangerous technology before they gain a foothold in America, so we aren’t playing Whac-A-Mole and scrambling to catch up once they’re  already ubiquitous. Official headshot of Sen. John Warner.


Nash Anderson, Staff Reporter May 22, 2023

Senators Mark Warner and John Thune introduced the RESTRICT Act to the U.S. Senate on March 7, 2023. The bill gives the Secretary of Commerce (an appointed position in the Executive Branch) the power to...

Yemeni boy gazing at rubble from his home town Taiz after a Saudi-led coalition airstrike.
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The Ghost War

Amanial M Ftwi,, staff reporter April 27, 2023

Yemen’s modern history is ripe with foreign meddling at the expense of the Yemeni people, yet Yemen receives little to no recognition from the West; hence the nickname “Ghost War.” Since September...

A street in Mariupol destroyed by the Russian Invasion. Photo from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine/Wikimedia Commons

Siege of Mariupol

Nash Anderson, staff reporter April 27, 2023

As conflict between Ukraine and Russia intensifies, the importance and effectiveness of wartime propaganda becomes increasingly evident. On February 24, 2022, Russia began its invasion of Ukraine. For...

George Santos, republican representative of New Yorks 3rd congressional district.

To Tell the Truth . . . unless

Shyann Richardson, Co-editor March 31, 2023

Achieving a position of power requires strict mandates and high expectations. For students, positions such as student body president, members of student council, and club presidents involve high moral...

Cancer Breakthroughs

Kimberly Arellano, Student Life Editor March 31, 2023

On January 12, 2023, the American Cancer Society released a report claiming that over the past three decades the cancer death rate in the United States consistently declined. The United States cancer death...

Mass Shootings Across America 

Mass Shootings Across America 

Ella Reber, staff reporter March 31, 2023

February 14, 2023, marks the fifth anniversary of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 14 high school students and 3 staff members fell victim to yet another...

A protest at the White House on September 25, 2015, against Xi Jinpings human rights abuses.
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The Uyghur Genocide

Amanial M Ftwi, March 31, 2023

The Uyghurs, a majority Muslim Turkic ethnic group found in the Xinjiang (East Turkestan) region of China, have long faced prejudice by the dominant ethnic Han Chinese ruling class, yet the ongoing Uyghur...

Rains cause floods in Sacramento many canals; one such floods the campus of Univeristy of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

The Effects of California’s Heavy Rains

Gisselle Talavera, staff reporter March 3, 2023

California's recent heavy rains started late December of 2022 and continued into the new year. A total of nine atmospheric rivers drenched California and did not stop until halfway through January. The...

Infographics from show statistics of the top ten states persons go missing as well as the top ten cities. The statistics also share the demographics of the cases. Although it is shown majority of missing persons are white, missing persons of color are only 13% of the population, while white persons are 75%. Take note that Namus states, NamUs; it does not include information on all missing, unidentified, and unclaimed persons nationwide.

Missing Persons Media Bias

Averi Costa , Features Editor March 3, 2023

The media highlights white missing persons while missing persons of color lack the same attention. Bias in the media continuously appears as thousands of people continue to go missing every year. The...

Dora Rodriguez and her mother, Maria Flores sit on her front porch in Jalisco Mexico during Dora’s long-awaited trip to visit her family.

The Arrest of Ovidio Guzmán López

Penelope Marquez, staff reporter March 3, 2023

Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, most famously known as El Chapo, is a former cartel drug lord who ran one of the world’s most powerful drug cartels in the 21st century. Soon after Mexican authorities...

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