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Though it is good to be mindful of one’s consumption and shopping habits, there is nothing wrong with buying nice items and splurging occasionally within reason.

De-influencing Overconsumption with the Media

Shayla Nguyen, News Writer May 15, 2023

Is that $700 camera necessary, or should everyone just get by with their $800 iPhone? In recent months, TikTok influencers, specifically, have taken a liking to a new trend. This trend emphasizes the act...

When war does not happen, when a coup is quietly averted, when Kenya has 7.5% GDP growth, and when anti-pollution regulations are expanded, nobody hears about it.

Why Does the World Suck Right Now?

Bryan Shedden, News Writer March 6, 2023

If you could plot something as vague as “goodness” on a chart, how would you think the chart has trended over time? Have things gotten better or worse? Clearly far too broad of a question to have...

BTS, the well-known K-pop group, has been scheduled to go into the South Korean military.

The Force of Military

Taliya Smart, A&E Writer December 12, 2022

As many people may have heard, BTS, the well-known K-pop group, has been scheduled to go into the South Korean military. They were scheduled to go earlier, but given their large fan base, it was pushed...

Every level of our world relies on water. And yet, we’re running out of it.

The Water Wars Have Begun

Bryan Shedden, News Writer December 12, 2022

There’s a substance called hydroxyl acid. It’s a chemical that surrounds us in our modern world, as an industrial solvent, coolant, fire retardant, and pesticide. High amounts can be found in our drinking...

By looking at the American holiday season through the lens of another culture, one can better understand other people and what they hold sacred.

Diwali: A Festival of Lights

Maya Matheney, News Editor December 12, 2022

As the holiday season approaches, holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas become ever-present in the minds of people across the country. It can be easy to forget other seasonal holidays, especially...

Map of Taiwan on computer to show connection between Taiwan and the Conducters.

Taiwan: Why should we care?

Bryan Shedden, News Writer October 18, 2022

What’s the most influential company in the world? Your mind might immediately run to the big tech giants of today: Apple, Google, Samsung, and the like. Perhaps you think of big banks like JP Morgan,...

The Saudi Misconception

The Saudi Misconception

Olivia Moore, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 5, 2022

When a country is closed to the public for so long the only news that leaves is bad. This seems to be the case in most of the nations that have closed their borders to the outside. This leaves us outsiders...

War Breaks Out in Ukraine

War Breaks Out in Ukraine

Olivia Moore, News Editor March 1, 2022

War breaks out in Ukraine. Russia launched attacks on multiple fronts in Ukraine on the 23rd of February. Russia claims that they are justified in their attacks due to a “genocide” of Russians in areas...

Canadas Freedom Convoy - And Ours

Canada’s Freedom Convoy – And Ours

Bryan Shedden February 28, 2022

Ah, Canada. Land of poutine, maple syrup, moose, hockey and other national stereotypes. We all know on a gut level that most of these hold very little water, but a vivid example of this came to light this...

Explosion of the Century

Explosion of the Century

Bryan Shedden, News Reporter February 1, 2022

Eruptions larger than any in the past 30 years hit the Kingdom of Tonga this Saturday, with 5 dead and 4 injured. The Hunga Tonga island was one of the hundreds of islands in the small Polynesian, although...

Afghan Refugees: The International Reception

Afghan Refugees: The International Reception

Travis Brackin, News Reporter November 15, 2021

Special envoys from the US, Russia, and China are meeting in Pakistan this week to discuss the developing crisis in Afghanistan, which this August was overrun by the Taliban once again. A topic for the...



Bryan Shedden, Reporter November 12, 2021

   France recalled their ambassadors to the United States on the 17th of September, an unprecedented action never before done in their two-and-a-half century long relationship over the newly formed security...

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