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January marks 70 years since liberation of Auschwitz

January marks 70 years since liberation of Auschwitz

Jessica Sieling

February 20, 2015


Filed under Local & World, Showcase

January marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the largest concentration camp run by the German Nazis in World War II. The death camp was located in southwestern Poland and consisted of the original camp, Auschwitz I, and 45 satellite camps surrounding it. In the beginning, Auschwitz...

Measles spreads to New York

Measles spreads to New York

Claudia Chen

February 16, 2015


Filed under Health, Local & World

On Jan. 25, a Bard College student with measles travelled on a New York train, possibly exposing other passengers to the virus. New York is now the 14th state involved in a current nationwide measles outbreak. News outlets reported that the student boarded the Amtrak train at Penn Station and got...

The price is not right

The price is not right

David Black

February 16, 2015


Filed under Local & World, Uncategorized, Video

Over the past six years, gas prices have tended to increase, reaching a U.S. average of $4 per gallon in May of 2011, according to GasBuddy.com. Yet, over the past few months, the price of gas has steadily fallen, landing at a U.S. average of about $2 per gallon. In the Chicago area specifically, prices...

Obama offers students alternate route to pay for college

Obama offers students alternate route to pay for college

Taylor Campbell, my job title

February 16, 2015


Filed under Local & World

As students across the country prepare for crucial standardized tests which may determine their futures, president Barack Obama has been working on a plan that just might ease the fiscal load of community college attendees. Obama announced his plan, deemed "America’s College Promise," while speaking...

A blind eye no more toward Africa

A blind eye no more toward Africa

Chris Ludlam, Advanced Math and Science Academy

February 11, 2015


Filed under Local & World, Opinions, Showcase

Everyone, it seems, has heard about the Charlie Hebdo attacks in France last month. If you haven’t, then you need to be more in touch with the world. But have you heard about the Baga Massacre, which occurred just days before? Given how much has been in the news about it (i.e., how little), I do...

Hong Kong down but not out in struggle for democracy

Hong Kong down but not out in struggle for democracy

David Girbino, Mayfield High School

February 11, 2015


Filed under Local & World, Opinions, Showcase

The fires of protest blazing in Hong Kong cannot be allowed to die beneath the heel of the “People’s Republic” of China.

President Obama stands his ground in 2015 SOTU address

President Obama stands his ground in 2015 SOTU address

Talia Hendel, Staples High School

February 11, 2015


Filed under Local & World, Opinions

As the granddaughter of a former democratic Senator, blue is definitely in my blood. However, I found myself questioning several of President Barack Obama’s proposals while watching his State of the Union address. He was very convincing and I agree with many of his statements, but there seemed to...

Cities ban cell phone use behind the wheel

Cities ban cell phone use behind the wheel

Annabelle Archer, Lovejoy High School

February 9, 2015


Filed under Health, Local & World

Bans on the use of cellphones while driving are creeping closer to Dallas as Austin and San Antonio are the latest cities to make it illegal to use a phone behind the wheel of a car. But locally, there’s no such law on the horizon. “There have been no requests from any council members, or recommendations...