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Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary

Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary

Keren Karshenboym
February 13, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories, World News

On February 1st, the Iowa Caucuses kicked off the nomination process for presidential candidates in both the Republican and Democratic parties. On the Republican side, Ted Cruz won the most votes at 27.6% of the total votes. Donald Trump received 24.3% of the votes – the second most of the republ...

An Early Spring

An Early Spring

February 11, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories

The country's—probably even the world’s—most famed groundhog has made his predictions one week ago for how this year's seasons are going to play out. Punxsutawney Phil did see his shadow on February 2, which means that spring will supposedly be coming early this year.  Not only is Groundhog’s...

Mosquitoes Causing More Buzz Than Usual: Why You Should Care About the Zika Pandemic

Mosquitoes Causing More Buzz Than Usual: Why You Should Care About the Zika Pandemic

Jamie Spelling
February 9, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Health/Fitness, Top Stories, World News

  Why should you care about the Zika virus? For all we know, the virus is primarily contracted through the bite from an aggressive Aedes aegypti mosquito, mainly found in Latin American regions of the world. Zika has the most detrimental effects on pregnant women and their children—causing m...

Iowa Caucus Candidate Results

Iowa Caucus Candidate Results

February 3, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Top Stories, World News

It’s quite funny to think that a state as small and, quite frankly, irrelevant as Iowa is one of the most important states in politics, as this is the first leap into the process of electing our future President. Not only is Iowa the first state to hold a vote, but it’s also a huge indicator of who...

#OscarsSoWhite – Or Are They?

#OscarsSoWhite – Or Are They?

January 25, 2016
Filed under A&E, Current Events, Movies, Opinion, Opinion, Top Stories

When the nominations for the 88th Academy Awards were announced this past Thursday, many predictable faces, such as Brie Larson, who has garnered acclaim for her role as Joy Newsome in the adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s novel Room, and films, like the Steven Spielberg directed Bridge of Spies,  were honored for ever...

Obama’s State of the Union Address

Obama’s State of the Union Address

Keren Karshenboym
January 19, 2016
Filed under Current Events

On Tuesday, January 12, 2016, President Obama gave his final State of the Union Address. Here are the major points from the speech. Economy The unemployment rate when Obama took office was 7.8% and as of December, the unemployment rate has dropped to 5%. Over the past 70 months, 14.1 million job...

Summary of the NBC News-YouTube Democratic Debate

Summary of the NBC News-YouTube Democratic Debate

Kyle Hammalian
January 19, 2016
Filed under Current Events

On January 17th, the 2016 Presidential Democratic Candidates Hillary Clinton, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Governor Martin O’Malley highlighted their differences in the NBC News-YouTube Democratic Candidates Debate. The debate featured Google trends and popular YouTube personalities such as Franchesca...

Lottery Fever

Lottery Fever

Jackson Cianciulli
January 12, 2016
Filed under Current Events, Opinion, Opinion, Top Stories

The following is an opinion-editorial. In case the flashy billboards, hackneyed news segments, and influx of television advertisements didn’t tell you, this weekend shattered records when the jackpot of the Powerball reached an all-time high at $950 million. When the numbers – which were 16, 19,...

Top 10 Discoveries of 2015

Top 10 Discoveries of 2015

Nicole Mofrad
December 22, 2015
Filed under Current Events

In the year of 2015, science has made many fascinating advancements. Here’s a list of the top 10 discoveries of 2015. 10. Researchers pinpointed the most lightning-struck spot on Earth At the American Geophysical Union Fall meeting, new research was presented that shows a particular spot in a Venezu...

Hills Faculty 2016 Presidential Predictions

Hills Faculty 2016 Presidential Predictions

Ms. Rome and Mr. Lucido
December 18, 2015
Filed under Current Events

Presidential ElectionCreate pie charts...

Obama Delivers an Address to the Nation

Obama Delivers an Address to the Nation

Kyle Hammalian
December 8, 2015
Filed under Current Events, World News

On Sunday, December 6, 2015, President Barack Obama made a rare Oval Office address to a nervous nation about the how the United States will combat terrorism. This address comes in light of recent events such as the terror attacks in Paris and the shooting in San Bernardino, both of which have been deemed...

People Kill People, and They Do It With Guns

People Kill People, and They Do It With Guns

Zach Broadman
December 4, 2015
Filed under Current Events, Opinion, Opinion

The following is an opinion-editorial. Mass killings in the United States have become so common that they now feel like a routine part of life. It has gotten to the point where the minor details don’t even matter anymore. It doesn’t matter where it happened, because it can happen anywhere; it does...

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