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The Manafort and Cohen Trial

Gelila Negesse, Reporter

September 17, 2018


Filed under Features, News

On August 21st, Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, two men who were key aids to the Trump campaign and presidency, were on trial in which Cohen pleaded guilty on eight counts in a New York courtroom and Manafort was found guilty on eight counts in a Washington D.C courtroom. Manafort and Cohen found themselves in troub...

Hurricane Lane Striking Hawaii

Litzy Casas, Reporter

September 11, 2018


Filed under News

Disasters have hit places around the world in recent months, from wildfires in California to a 7.2 earthquake in Mexico. The most recent disaster striking the Hawaiian islands. Hurricane Lane flooded the streets of Hawaii on Aug. 20. What began as a Category 3 storm, has shrunk into a tropical storm....

Shooting Leaves Two Dead at Florida Madden Tournament

Michael Chambers, G.O.A.T

September 5, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

  When you attend a gaming tournament, you expect to hear screams of excitement from the audience, but at a Madden tournament in Jacksonville, Tennessee you couldn’t help but hear screams of horror.   Electronic Arts, a gaming company, was holding a Madden tournament for pro gamers...

The History of Heat Waves

Braedon Harris, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 5, 2018


Filed under News

Nearly 100 people died in Japan after a heat wave struck the country in late July and is the most recent example of a recurring problem seen across the world. In the U.S. alone, nearly 700 deaths a year are linked to extreme heat, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A heat wa...

The Tea on Food Science

The Tea on Food Science

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

June 4, 2018


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Food science is defined by the Institute of Food Technologists as the improvement of foods for the consuming public, and there is much controversy surrounding the safety of and need for genetic modifications to produce enough food for the world’s growing population. While some consider food scien...

Volcanic Eruptions Strike Hawaii

Volcanic Eruptions Strike Hawaii

Braedon Harris, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 29, 2018


Filed under News

  After two weeks, the number of cracks in the ground continues to increase. Following a magnitude 5.0 earthquake in Hawaii on May 3, there have been over 20 of these openings, each releasing a steady flow of lava.   The earthquake, which struck Hawaii's Big Island, resulted in th...

GRCTC Proves To Be a Success

Braedon Harris, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2018


Filed under News

This year was the first year that students were able to take courses at the Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center. The center was built to give students the chance to learn skills and abilities that translate directly into their desired professions. The GRCTC allows students to take advanced-l...

The Expansion of Social Media

The Expansion of Social Media

Braedon Harris, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2018


Filed under News

As we move further into 2018, it seems as if we’re going to see a lot of the same things. More advancements in technology, more people who will be using technology, and easier access to technology in general. This, consequently, means that social media’s influence will drastically expand, affect...

A Safe Place for LGBT Youth

A Safe Place for LGBT Youth

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

May 21, 2018


Filed under News

When faced with displacement from unsupportive families for identifying in the LGBT community it can be difficult to find housing. Because of the place you stop to get gas or a cup of coffee, finding housing for displaced youth doesn’t have to be so difficult anymore. LGBT youth has been having a...

Beauty’s Evolving Standards

Beauty’s Evolving Standards

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

May 21, 2018


Filed under News

The thought of being different usually doesn’t sit right with most when it comes to fitting in the beauty community, but being different can accomplish more tolerance when it comes to the perception of what is beautiful. Beauty standards have always shaped society. Styles come and go, but with beauty...

Testing the Waters: Is it Safe?

Testing the Waters: Is it Safe?

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2018


Filed under News

It’s the middle of the day, you’re at school and in desperate need of water. The only option is the water from the fountain. When you bend down to take a sip, you notice that the water comes out a different color, which raises the question: Is the school’s water safe to drink? We decided to test...

School Remodeling Underway

School Remodeling Underway

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

May 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Bathrooms, hallways and history are being remodeled as school renovations take place in the upcoming months. Teachers' walls are bare, hallways have a new gleam, and some bathrooms now have doors with “Not in Service” signs taped to them. School remodeling at North is bringing many changes to happen fo...