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Amongst Allegations of Harassment and Cover-Ups, Cuomo’s Future is Murky

Kelsey Byrd, Managing Editor March 5, 2021

It’s been a tough week for the Governor of New York. Once a politician slathered in high approval ratings from his constituents and a shining star among leaders dealing with the Covid pandemic, Andrew...

Sojourner Truth, the abolitionist and activist

Sojourner Truth, the abolitionist and activist

Amanda Aka March 3, 2021

Sojourner Truth was an outspoken African American abolitionist and advocate for women’s rights during the Nineteenth century. She was born as a slave, but eventually escaped into freedom with her...

ADA LOVELACE The first computer program discoverer

ADA LOVELACE The first computer program discoverer

Andrew Rapp March 3, 2021

Ada Lovelace was a genius mathematician of the 18th century. Ada is responsible for little math discoveries other in her lifetime other than contributions to small papers and research over the years....

Rosalind Franklin-dark lady of DNA

Rosalind Franklin-dark lady of DNA

Ramon Flava March 3, 2021

Rosalind Franklin made a crucial contribution to the discovery of the structure of DNA. Rosalind studied physics and chemistry at Newnham Women's College at Cambridge University. She would later make...

Emmeline Pankhurst, Political activist for women’s suffrage

Emmeline Pankhurst, Political activist for women’s suffrage

Kami Knight March 3, 2021

Emmeline Pankhurst, born July 14, 1858 was a political activist best known for her founding of the Women’s Social and Political Union where women fought for their right to vote. In one speech ‘On...

The Murder of 6 year old, James Hutchinson

The Murder of 6 year old, James Hutchinson

Kaleigh Stephens, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

A 6-year-old, Ohio boy, known as James Hutchinson, died, this past Sunday morning on February 28th, when his mother, Brittany Gosney attempted to abandon him in a park, running him over, when he tried...

The Story of International Women’s Day

The Story of International Women’s Day

Kelsey Byrd, Managing Editor March 2, 2021

In the year 1910, a second International Conference of Working Women had met in Copenhagen, alive with excitement on the prospect of change and the glimpse of potential progression toward gender equality....

Contest runner up- A Portrait of a Lost Photo

Contest runner up- A Portrait of a Lost Photo

Ashwin Yogaratnam March 2, 2021

Staring back with twinkling eyes and the kind of pearly white teeth that you only hear of in stories you read as a child there is a rumpled photograph; a crease in the corner and a blob-ish stain that...

Contest Winner- Love Letters From London

Contest Winner- Love Letters From London

Katy Stewart March 2, 2021

She had visited the shop countless amounts of times. Only two blocks away from her apartment, the local secondhand bookstore was where London found herself dedicating every hour of her free time. Somehow,...

Hitting the pandemic wall

Karalyn Brown, Managing Editor March 1, 2021

(source CNN) As we near the one-year anniversary of the pandemic and associated social distancing measures, kids and parents alike are grieving the end of how our lives used to be. It doesn't even matter...

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...