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Winter storm aftermath

Karalyn Brown, Managing Editor February 23, 2021

What was supposed to be a 3 day weekend turned into a week off due to freezing temperatures.   Last week school was canceled from a major winter storm that spread across Texas. millions...

Black History Month Spotlight: Mae Jemison

Black History Month Spotlight: Mae Jemison

Kelsey Byrd, Managing Editor February 22, 2021

Throughout history, no matter the culture or the period of time occurring, people’s fascination with space and the potential of exploring the great beyond has always been present. However while for most...

Astrology forecast for Feb.11 2021

Karalyn Brown, Managing Editor February 10, 2021

(Source: Astrology researchers and forms) Whether you believe in astrology or think it is just for fun you may not know about the upcoming new moon happening in the zodiac sign Aquarius within our...

Navy Lt. Jeff McLean (left), NBC Today weekend anchor Lester Holt, and 911th Air Refueling Squadron Capt. Christine McLean pose for the camera. (USAF photo by Maj. Shannon Mann, 916ARW/PA)

Black History Month Spotlight: Lester Holt

Kelsey Byrd, Managing Editor February 9, 2021

Even if you don’t recognize the name, you’d know the voice. It’s the iconic dreep drawl belonging to one of most prolific journalists of today. However while his hard-hitting work and decades-long...

Super Bowl 2021: TV coverage highlights and lowlights from a big game in a strange year

Karalyn Brown, Managing Editor February 8, 2021

(source CNN) The Super Bowl attracts millions of viewers who care little about the game itself, showing up for the experience and the ads in what remains the media's greatest marketing showcase, with...

Black History Month Spotlight: Alice Ball

Black History Month Spotlight: Alice Ball

Kelsey Byrd, Managing Editor February 5, 2021

Ask most people to name influential scientists, and you’ll find the same few names being shared throughout. People like Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton have rightfully found a comfortable spot in our...

10-year-old Reaches Out to Officer Hurt in Capitol Attack in Heartwarming Exchange

10-year-old Reaches Out to Officer Hurt in Capitol Attack in Heartwarming Exchange

Kelsey Byrd, Managing Editor February 3, 2021

(Photo credit: ABC)   It was just one of the many videos taken on Janurary 6th that horrified people from across the globe, showing a young officer’s anguished screams as he was pinned between...

Black History Month Spotlight: Harriet Tubman

Black History Month Spotlight: Harriet Tubman

Kaleigh Stephens, Staff Writer February 3, 2021

Happy Black History Month! Today I just wanted to talk about one of my personal favorite black history figures, who indeed did a lot for our country. Her name is Harriet Tubman, who was born around 1820...

Black History Month Spotlight: Valerie Thomas

Karalyn Brown, Managing Editor February 2, 2021

    Happy Black History month!  Today I wanted to highlight a  less known African American we do not usually hear about when speaking about black history. It's important to know...

Is Covid-19 actually near it's end-point?

Is Covid-19 actually near it’s end-point?

Kaleigh Stephens, Staff Writer February 1, 2021

After months, of this corona outbreak going about worldwide, the U.S. is finally witnessing a decrease in outbreaks from coast to coast. And with vaccinations indeed picking up the pace, many are hopeful...

Echoes of the Holocaust

Echoes of the Holocaust

Kelsey Byrd, Managing Editor January 28, 2021

It is the nature of tragedy to start with a bang, segway to much shouting and depart with a whisper. This being due to the fact that a timeline of such tumultuous events in human life is to at first cause...

Lawmakers in 14 states have proposed anti-LGBTQ bills, many of which target trans youth

Karalyn Brown, Managing Editor January 27, 2021

(sources: CNN, Trevor Project , Freedom for all Americans) At the beginning of the legislative session , state lawmakers across the country have proposed  bills intended to boost local economies,...