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Disease-Detecting Dogs

Disease-Detecting Dogs

Paola Hernandez Olvera, Reporter

January 29, 2019


Filed under News

Dogs have the same five senses that humans do: taste, touch, sight, hearing and smell. However, dogs have more heightened senses than humans. In fact, the percentage of dogs’ brain that is devoted to analyzing smells is 40 times larger than humans’, and it has been estimated that dogs can identif...

Stock Market Plunges To Unexpected Low

Stock Market Plunges To Unexpected Low

Gelila Negesse, Reporter

January 29, 2019


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December 2018 was on track to be the worst December for Wall Street since the Great Depression in 1931, as the S&P 500 and Dow faced the biggest loss in what was expected to be a positive turnout for marketers. The stock market is a public market where people can buy and sell stocks, which is a pi...

Dallas Morning News Lays Off 43 Staff Members

Dallas Morning News Lays Off 43 Staff Members

Paola Hernandez Olvera, Reporter

January 29, 2019


Filed under News

The Dallas Morning News, a daily newspaper in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that was established in 1885 and has an average of 271,900 daily subscribers, laid off 43 staff members on Jan 7. Of the 43 that were affected by the layoff, 24 were from the newsroom, the place in a newspaper or broadcasting ...

A Shift in Ethiopian Politics

A Shift in Ethiopian Politics

Gelila Negesse, Reporter

January 23, 2019


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After the abrupt resignation of former Prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn the new Ethiopian Prime minister, Dr. Abiy Ahmed, has promoted multiple women to prominent positions in the reformation of the Ethiopian government. In the wake of a new administration, Prime minister Ahmed elected women f...

Outbreaks Question Food Safety

Outbreaks Question Food Safety

Gelila Negesse, Reporter

January 23, 2019


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Salmonella and E.Coli outbreaks have been ravaging foods around the U.S. with millions of recalls happening almost weekly. These constant recalls have raised questions about the safety of our food production. A food outbreak is when more than two people get sick after ingesting food or a drink tha...

How Weather Changes Our Lifestyle.

How Weather Changes Our Lifestyle.

Litzy Casas, Reporter

January 10, 2019


Filed under Features, In-Depth, News

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), which is a type of depression that comes and goes with changes in weather, affecting 3 million U.S. citizens per year, accord...

A Sky High Fear for Travelers

A Sky High Fear for Travelers

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

January 10, 2019


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Aviophobia is the fear of flying, and according to the National Institute of Mental Health, it affects currently about 6.5 percent of the population, which equals more than 20 million people in America. Despite the fact that the odds of a plane crash are one out of every 1.2 million flights, and the...

Holidays Around the World

Holidays Around the World

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

January 10, 2019


Filed under News

With the holiday season among us, many people prepare for celebrations like Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s and other special occasions. Around the world, different cultures observe holidays that to some may not seem normal. Fans of 50s music come together annually for the Day Music Died...

The New Era of School Safety

The New Era of School Safety

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 21, 2018


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School shootings in the U.S. have become more prevalent in the news. Many schools, including those in GISD, have adopted more security measures as a result. According to an article written by CNN in May 2018, there were 23 school shootings in the first 21 weeks of 2018, and the number has risen since....

Vaccines: Life Saver or Taker?

Vaccines: Life Saver or Taker?

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 21, 2018


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A new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Oct. 12, 2018, showed that the number of children ages 19 to 35 months who don’t receive vaccines has increased. From 2001 to 2015, the number has quadrupled from 0.3 percent to 1.3 percent. One reason for the decline...

NMSI’s Impact Nationwide

NMSI’s Impact Nationwide

Braedon Harris, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2018


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In 1991, an idea to raise the quality of schools in Texas was born. The result of the lack of qualified scientists and engineers for a government project in rural north-central Texas led to a program that continued well after it had been cancelled. By 2007, the program had grown nationwide. Based in ...

Job Market Anticipates Shift

Job Market Anticipates Shift

Braedon Harris, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2018


Filed under News

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 125 million people were employed on a full-time basis across the United States in 2017. Whether this be through temporary jobs or long-term careers, many Americans are actively engaged in the workforce.   Many perceive careers very differently, and ...