Results Still Out in North Carolina

Results Still Out in North Carolina

Posted on Dec 12, 2018 in Government, United States | No Comments

The midterm elections have been finished for over a month now, right? Wrong. In fact, in one North Carolina district, allegations of fraud have paused the election process indefinitely. This post takes a closer look at what’s happening in North Carolina, and what this might mean for that district come January. So What Happened? In […]

After the Fact: Mary Beth Tinker

After the Fact: Mary Beth Tinker

Posted on Dec 6, 2018 in After the Fact | No Comments

You might remember that last spring, thousands of students across the country walked out of their schools to protest gun violence in the wake of the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida. For the most part, these student protestors were not punished for their activism. But as recently as fifty years ago, that might not […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on Dec 3, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Paradise Lost Once again, Northern California is finding itself ravaged by wildfires–and this year is the deadliest and most destructive one yet. The confirmed death toll currently stands at 85, but with at least 249 still missing, it’s expected to continue to rise. Furthermore, after two weeks, the Camp Fire has destroyed more buildings than […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on Nov 27, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Trump Appoints New Ambassador Saudi Arabia has been in the news a lot lately because of the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. So far in his term, the president has not appointed a U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia. But on November 13, after nearly two […]

Amazon’s HQ2 Announced

Amazon’s HQ2 Announced

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in Current Events, Economics | No Comments

The coming holiday season means, among other things, Amazon boxes on doorsteps and Amazon trucks on the highway. For many of us, it can be hard to remember a time before the online shopping giant. Ever since Amazon announced that they would be building a second U.S. headquarters–known as HQ2–cities large and small have been […]

YOU DECIDE: Next Steps for the Democrats?

YOU DECIDE: Next Steps for the Democrats?

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 in You Decide! | No Comments

Last Tuesday, Democrats gained control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years. But now that they hold a majority of seats, how should they focus their efforts and newfound momentum? According to some Democrats, the priority should be stopping Trump’s agenda. Others, however, feel that efforts would be better spent […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on Nov 12, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Deadly Shooting in California It was supposed to be just a fun night out. But for a dozen people at a California bar, the evening ended in tragedy. Last Wednesday evening at about 11:20 pm, during “College Country Night,” Ian David Long entered the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, dressed all in […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on Nov 6, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Migrant Caravan Moves Toward U.S. You may have already heard about the so-called “migrant caravan” that is making its way through Central America toward the southern United States. Donald Trump has already announced plans to deploy up to 15,000 U.S. troops to the southern border. But is the caravan really as great a threat as […]

CAREERS: Veterinarian

CAREERS: Veterinarian

Posted on Nov 5, 2018 in Careers | No Comments

Are you an animal lover? If so, it’s possible that you’ve thought about a career as a veterinarian. But is it enough just to love animals? While working with adorable pets comes with a lot of obvious advantages, there are also plenty of challenges. Here, we take a closer look. What Is It? A veterinarian […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on Nov 1, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Silence of the Girls As you can probably imagine, cell phones are an important part of life for teenagers in almost all parts of the world, not just the United States. And you can probably also imagine that some teenagers have greater access to technology than others, right? But what you might not know is […]