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Violence outside the Kabul airport leads to evacuation efforts being slowed down.
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Ending Afghanistan’s 20 year war

Ryan Lemberger September 17, 2021

A panic has developed in Afghanistan as the Taliban takes control of the country. However, in the United States, people are oblivious to the actual issues occurring in Afghanistan. Many are making this...

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Gen Z’s religious evolution

Eli Tapia September 17, 2021

For centuries, religion has affected history in many significant ways. Many civilizations and empires were ruled by religion, such as the Roman Empire, the Mayan Empire and Ancient Egypt. Religion has...

CHS class of 2024 poses for a picture during the freshman class meet and greet
event after resuming full-time in-person school.

Reflecting on the year through a freshman’s eyes

Andrew Seckular June 17, 2021

As COVID-19 traveled the world, the Class of 2024 felt unstoppable as they dominated the halls of middle school. Then, everyone watched helplessly as this dangerous disease trickled into the United States,...

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The sexualization of Billie Eilish

Cayla Carlson June 17, 2021

Last month, 19-year-old music superstar Billie Eilish blew the internet away when she posted a photo of herself wearing an outfit far from her usual baggy clothing. She donned a fitted corset with over...

A survey of 39 students from May 18 to May 25.

Safety restrictions in the fall

Ryan Hart June 17, 2021

When in-person instruction was reintroduced in Oct., it was to no surprise that all students, faculty and staff would be required to wear a mask in order to enter and stay in the building. Up until...

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Overcoming internalized misogyny and embracing femininity

Katherine Manatos June 17, 2021

The concept of femininity was established around societal constructs created many years ago. While outdated, these ideas are repeatedly forced onto women and woven into society, resulting in internalized...

Mentally abusive couples in TV shows and movies are affecting the way people view a good relationship.
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Does popular media portrayal of abuse lead to toxic relationships?

Mackenzie Prince June 17, 2021

Manipulation, toxicity, abuse. What was once viewed as taboo issues has turned into just another side effect of a relationship. Why has mental abuse become such a normalised part of relationships in recent...

Former actress Meghan Markle, 39, married Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, 36, in May 2018. According to Fox Business, the wedding
reportedly cost $45 million, with the majority of the money going towards security for the couple and the royals attending the ceremony.

Will Meghan Markle tear the British royal family apart?

Sam Skolnick May 5, 2021

We’ve all seen this story before: a prince meets a young woman, they fall in love and get married in a grand wedding. Yet, true fairy tales are anything but that. Both Princess Diana and Meghan Markle,...

Joe Biden addresses supporters at an event in Des Moines, Iowa, on May 1, 2019, just days after announcing his candidacy for president. After spending 100 days in office, his record is being carefully scrutinized by Americans to see if he has accomplished what he said he would.

A look at President Biden’s first 100 days in office

Ryan Lemberger May 5, 2021

President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office are being observed closely over promises kept on the campaign trail. While his top priorities include COVID-19 and immigration, he is not backing down from...

As vaccines become more and more wide-spread, many Americans are worried about re-opening and whether it is too soon.
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As summer begins, re-opening plans are in place

Mackenzie Prince May 5, 2021

As vaccines continue to become more accessible throughout America, many states, including Florida and Texas, are beginning to reopen. For states, the term “reopening” means that businesses are resuming...

While Disney removes movies due to racist scenes, many parents are upset at the loss of the films.
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Erasing cultural insensitivity within Disney+

Kaitlin Brice May 5, 2021

Disney Plus announced the removal of select classic movies from children’s profiles within the streaming service due to exhibits of racial and cultural insensitivity. Some parents are now arguing that...

Although older drivers have the most experience driving, some question their ability to drive safely on the road.
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Physically impaired, or wise from more experience?

Cayla Carlson May 5, 2021

When driving on the road, it is quite common to see a driver who tends to drive super slow or maybe seems a little unsteady. In some of these instances, it’s also quite common for the driver to be older....

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