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Human Gene Editing Questions Ethics In Medicine

Gelila Negesse, Designer
April 17, 2019

Since Chinese scientist He Jiankui announced that he was able to genetically edit embryos to create twin girls, ethics committees and scientists alike have questioned where human gene-editing lies along the medical ethics spectrum. Jiankui began this experiment because of a couple who were trying to have kids but couldn't. The father was HIV positive and didn’t want to pass it on to his children....

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Second Remission Brings Hope to the HIV Community

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 17, 2019

It has been 10 years since the first patient, also known as the Berlin patient, was cleared from HIV. However, a case study published on March 5, in the multidisciplinary scientific journal Nature announced that a second person sustained remission from HIV-1 for more than a year. Both patients underwent stem cell transplants from donors with a rare genetic mutation that made them resistant to the...

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R.Kelly Exposed In Docuseries

Gelila Negesse, Designer
April 3, 2019

On January 3, a six-part docuseries premiered on Lifetime, highlighting R&B singer Robert Kelly’s, more popularly known as R.Kelly, years of sexual abuse and harassment of mostly black, vulnerable young girls and sparked a conversation about who the music industry and the black community truly protect. The docuseries, “Surviving R.Kelly,” uncovered the timeline of misconduct that was...

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Race for the White House

Gelila Negesse, Designer
April 3, 2019

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Students Reflect on Women’s History Month

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter
April 1, 2019

What began as Women’s History Week in California the week of March 8, 1978, has flourished into a month-long dedication as a time to remember women’s progression in society.   From the Seneca Falls convention in the year 1848, where women fought for social and civil rights including suffrage, to more recent representations of female empowerment at the Women’s March that began in January...

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Violence Erupts In Nigeria Amidst Election

Gelila Negesse, Designer
April 1, 2019

After the current Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari was re-elected in February 2019, the country is facing internal political conflict. Since then, Buhari’s re-election sparked widespread protests and accusations of voting tampering from both political parties. Buhari belongs to the All Progressives Congress, or APC, a political party who dethroned the Peoples Democratic Party, or PDP,...

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The Crisis of Climate Change
How To Impeach a President

How To Impeach a President

April 5, 2019

Impeachment is the process that a legislative body undergoes to charge the president of the United States, with one or more criminal offenses. Contrary to popular belief,...

Students Take on Standardized Tests

Students Take on Standardized Tests

April 1, 2019

Throughout the school year, teachers prepare students for standardized tests by giving exams and quizzes. According to the Texas Business Leadership Council, a student takes...

The Cost of Lassie’s Lavish Lifestyle

The Cost of Lassie’s Lavish Lifestyle

January 29, 2019

When you think of a dog, you usually think of a furry, four-legged animal that barks and loves to cuddle. What you usually don’t think of, is a pampered pooch wearing bows...

How Weather Changes Our Lifestyle.

How Weather Changes Our Lifestyle.

January 10, 2019

To many, fall and winter means holidays, family gatherings, snow and staying in, but that is not the case for everyone. Many may suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD),...

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The Cost of Reducing School Dropout Rates
The Harrowing Truth of Leaving Neverland

The Harrowing Truth of Leaving Neverland

April 5, 2019

On Jan. 25, 2019, allegations surrounding the late “King of Pop”, Michael Jackson were ignited once again with the airing of “Leaving Neverland”, an HBO documentary...

Hidden Secrets to College Admissions Revealed

Hidden Secrets to College Admissions Revealed

April 1, 2019

The biggest college admissions scandal in U.S. history occurred on March 12, resulting in federal prosecutors charging 50 people for bribery. It’s estimated that parents...

Shipping Babies: Is it Right?

Shipping Babies: Is it Right?

March 26, 2019

Baby boxes are slots made into the wall of fire stations meant to save infants from being abandoned. They are heated, padded, incubator-style holes in a wall with an internal...

Mascots: Friend or Foe

Mascots: Friend or Foe

January 25, 2019

Some people say to grab life by the horn, but for the University of Texas at Austin’s mascot, longhorn Bevo XV, that is not a wise idea. At the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, Bevo...

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Quiz: Can We Guess Your Grade Level?

Quiz: Can We Guess Your Grade Level?

May 14, 2019

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Oscars Nomination Creates Controversy

Oscars Nomination Creates Controversy

April 17, 2019

Since 1929, the Oscars have given films awards for things like for their best actress and actors,  best directors, best screenplay, best sound and best-animated feature....

Top Reads to Wrap Up Black History Month

Top Reads to Wrap Up Black History Month

March 1, 2019

           

Diwali: The Festival of Lights

Diwali: The Festival of Lights

November 28, 2018

Throughout India, there are multiple ways people celebrate their culture, for example, citizens throughout southern and northern India come together to celebrate one of their...

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