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Coronavirus causes different reactions in teens

A tourist on a bus wears a mask to try to stop the spread of germs.

Annabel Lantz, Photography Editor

March 29, 2020

Coronavirus, which started in China, has now spread to other countries, including the United States. The virus has flu-like symptoms such as cough, fever and in some more severe cases, pneumonia. The virus is spread through coughing, sneezing, sharing food and drinks, not washing your hands and saliva...

Trade War negatively effects consumers

Consumer Eugine Romano holds up almonds to show price increase. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the price of almonds has risen by $1.30 since June 2018.

Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2019

You are losing money. I’m losing money. Your parents are losing money. People are losing jobs. We have yet to see the full impact of what this will mean for us. President Donald J. Trump engulfed the United States into a full-on trade dispute with China in June 2018, and it hurt the average consume...

China’s global currency gap may lead to difficult trade

China's global currency gap may lead to difficult trade

Nathan Novotny, Social Media Editor

January 15, 2016

  China is known to be a powerhouse of a country. They have a powerful government, education system, military, science, medical fields, and more. Right now though, China has a major issue. It's economy is in shambles. Their currency situation is threatening business and trade immensely. If not fi...

COP discusses dangerous effects to atmosphere

COP discusses dangerous effects to atmosphere

Eric Longnecker, Podcast Editor

January 13, 2016

  In the modern world, our environment is rapidly changing. With every year added, our atmosphere nears a dangerous consequence due to our actions. With climate change becoming more prominent every year, it is time to enforce anti-CO2 irregularities and  be attentive to the steady increase of pollution. A ...

Without change, global warming plan fails to heat up

Without change, global warming plan fails to heat up

Alexander Pavlicin, Advertising Editor

December 10, 2014

As an estimated 250 million cars rumble across the vast United States highway system, an invisible, dangerous threat to American safety looms in the air: carbon emissions. More of a threat to humanity than Ebola or any other disease, carbon emissions threaten all life on Earth. There is a government p...

China leads the way towards increased web censorship


Many schools worldwide limit the amount of potentially harmful or distracting websites by blocking them. However, now we are finding web censorship outside of school. Reed said, “I think that the U.S. should stay with little to no web censorship. Censoring the internet the same for everybody in the country is not fair. “

Dan Strand

January 27, 2014

With an average number of 58 million tweets a day, people all over the world are whipping out their phones and accessing social media every second.  This is one of the many luxuries the world wide web has brought its users.  The internet is known for being a very quick and easy way to access any inf...

Obama attempts to control global coal-burning plants

Alex Pierson

November 27, 2013

President Obama is at it once again,  he is trying to control the coal-burning plants globally.  His goal is to reduce carbon emissions from these factories. It is a bad idea for Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to interfere with the coal burning industry. The original force...

Philippines in need of US support against China

Alex Eder

November 1, 2013

In recent years, China has claimed more and more of the South China Sea for itself, at the expense of Southeast Asian countries, including the Philippines. The United States should assist the Philippines in this conflict to lessen China's hold on the region and expand America's economic power there. The...

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