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Drought: Santa Cruz region faces tough decisions as water shortage continues

Drought: Santa Cruz region faces tough decisions as water shortage continues

Ava Poen, Kirby School, Santa Cruz, Calif.

April 21, 2014


Filed under Local & World, News

Verticillium wilt is a monster. The pathogen wreaks havoc on strawberries--shriveling stems, yellowing leaves, stunting growth, and damaging plant tissue. Swanton Berry Farm kills this pervasive soil pathogen with a carefully executed five-year crop rotation. Across their five farms, Swanton follows thi...

Winter snow causes spring stress

Winter snow causes spring stress

Rachael Fischer, Madeleine Spivey, and Hailey Verdick

April 17, 2014


Filed under Local & World, News

Water is essential to the agriculture Iowa is known for. With winter weather comes the delayed reaction of possible flooding. Nearly 50 inches of snow have raised the fears of farmers. Agriculture also contributes to the excessive chemicals in field runoff. The corn, the cows,and the chemicals all factors...

Placing local and global surveillance under the magnifying glass

Placing local and global surveillance under the magnifying glass

Cole Alban, Justin Hawkins, and Madison Meyer

March 19, 2014


Filed under Local & World, News

The Patriot at The John Carroll School in Bel Air, Md., examines the National Security Agency (NSA) spying scandal, looks through the history of government surveillance, and magnifies the issue of spying and surveillance to the local level by evaluating JC’s surveillance policies.