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Say (No)tella for different reasons

Say (No)tella for different reasons

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer
January 20, 2017
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Lately, Ferrero has been getting a lot of heat over one of America’s favorite spreads: Nutella. The European Food Safety Authority has released a report over the carcinogenic contaminant in palm oil, a major ingredient in the chocolate hazelnut spread. The report has led stores like Coop, a major...

Pollution in Beijing leads to health problems

Pollution in Beijing leads to health problems

Amy Deng, Managing Editor
January 18, 2017
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The poor air quality in Beijing, China has put people on high alert. The smog covering China’s capital city has led to health and class issues. The polluted air has caused several deaths to those who do not have enough money to prevent the the smog from getting into their homes. Rising middle cl...

Animal activists applaud

Animal activists applaud

Harsimran Makkad, Web Editor-in-Chief
January 17, 2017
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     “I hate to witness animals in captivity - or see circus elephants paraded down the streets. When animals are caged, it’s a loss of what they are,” said author Katherine Applegate in a 2011 interview with Publishers Weekly.   Her words reflect the criticism of various animal activists towar...

Bombing threatens Americans overseas

Bombing threatens Americans overseas

Eddie Wade, Staff Writer
January 13, 2017
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In Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, the lives of American and Afghan citizens were on the line after a bombing right outside of the Afghanistan Parliament building and the American University of Afghanistan. This tragic event took the lives of 38 civilians and military personnel. There were technical...

North Korea claims to have working nuclear missiles

North Korea claims to have working nuclear missiles

Jason Merkel, Staff Writer
January 13, 2017
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Over the past decade, North Korea has claimed to have working ICBMs, or intercontinental ballistic missiles. While detonations have been recorded at testing sites by other countries, the recorded strength does not match North Korea’s claims. “I’m not extremely worried about their [North Korea’s] missile capab...

California, Nevada suffer extreme flooding, mudslides

California, Nevada suffer extreme flooding, mudslides

Eshika Kohli, Business Manager
January 12, 2017
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Various portions of the West face continuous issues as winter storms begin their journey, including extreme snow, flooding, and mudslides. Such states in these areas expect more to come in the near future. Yosemite National Park has been closed due to heavy rains and flooding forecasts. The park will...

Church shooter sentenced to death

Church shooter sentenced to death

Kamaria Walton, Lead Beats Editor
January 12, 2017
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In the well followed case of the Charleston church shooter, Dylann Roof has been sentenced to death for murdering nine black people during a bible study session. The decision made by the jury was unanimous, meaning all members agreed to the verdict. “We will always love Dylann; we will struggle as ...

National Security Council member steals words

National Security Council member steals words

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer
January 12, 2017
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Yet another one of president-elect Donald Trump’s picks has come under the fire of criticism. On January 7, one of the National Security Council picks, Monica Crowley, has been accused of plagiarism in many instances in her book, “What the (Bleep) Just Happened?” According to a report by CNN Money, a revie...

Cincinnati votes on Preschool Promise

Cincinnati votes on Preschool Promise

Caroline Veraldo, Sports Chief
January 10, 2017
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Attorneys objecting through mock trial

Attorneys objecting through mock trial

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief
December 16, 2016
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The legal season has begun, with students dissecting actual case law. Two teams will compete at the Miami scrimmage and the district competition. “I probably want to be a lawyer, and I like arguing and debate,” said Theodore Weng, 10. Each team practicing at different times during the week and fro...

Another week living through disaster

Another week living through disaster

Eddie Wade, Staff Writer
December 16, 2016
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After a 6.5 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia’s Aceh province on the morning of Dec. 7, the cities surrounding the earthquake are left in ruins. With massive pieces of debris and rubble piled up, the search for survivors is on. With already 97 casualties, the citizens of Indonesia are preparing for t...

Apple designing new phone

Apple designing new phone

Alex Karev, Op-ed Chief
December 16, 2016
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Many people remember the old flip phones of the not-too-distant past. Well, Apple has been granted a patent for a flexible iPhone that can fold in half and grip your clothes. This would potentially cut down on the need to stuff devices into pockets. The patent is for flexible display devices which f...

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