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Brazilian football team crashes in Columbia

Brazilian football team crashes in Columbia

Jason Merkel, Staff Writer
December 2, 2016
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On their way to a regional tournament, a plane carrying a Brazilian football team, Chapecoense, crashed near Medellin, Columbia. Of the 81 people on board, 76 are confirmed dead, and five are still alive in hospitals. Chapecoense was a division one football team in Brazil, and they were flying to...

Painters produce murals to preserve history

Painters produce murals to preserve history

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-in-Chief
December 1, 2016
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Cincinnati is known for many things: chili, pork production, the Reds, or even ice cream; however, many do not know of Cincinnati’s ties to toy production. A mural, which is part of the Artworks’ Cincinnati Heritage series, is being created to commemorate the city’s deep connection with childhood...

Plane crashes in Colombia

Plane crashes in Colombia

Amy Deng, Managing Editor
December 1, 2016
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Rescuers scanned a Colombian hillside for survivors from a devastating plane crash. On Mon., Nov. 28, an Avro RJ85 was en route from Santa Cruz, Bolivia to Medellin when it crashed near Rionegro, Colombia. According to CNN, 72 passengers and nine crew members were on board, and at least 75 people were...

Facebook faces fake news

Facebook faces fake news

Yvanna Reyes, Staff Editor
November 30, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Lately, social media users have complained about deceptive ads and news stories making their way onto platforms. In particular, Facebook has been criticized for allowing these hoaxes on accounts’ news feeds. The media giant has endured an alarming amount of pressure from its users, some of whom wer...

Three viruses, one mosquito

Three viruses, one mosquito

Harsimran Makkad, Web Editor-in-Chief
November 22, 2016
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The Zika virus may not be the only virus causing strange infections in South America, according to two new studies released on November 14. Now, dengue and chikungunya may also be transmitted alongside Zika. “Mosquitoes can be infected with Zika and chikungunya at the same time and could, in theory, i...

2016 stays hot

2016 stays hot

Sydney Weiss, Social Media Director
November 21, 2016
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Scientists are claiming that 2016 may be the world’s hottest year. As of data thus far, as long as the remaining months are consistent, this will be the hottest year in history. Ironically, President Elect Donald Trump simply does not believe in global warming. “The concept of global warming w...

Ryan steps into renomination by Republicans

Ryan steps into renomination by Republicans

Eshika Kohli, Business Manager
November 21, 2016
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The renomination of House Speaker Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin on November 15 reduced rumors of a feud between Ryan and President-elect Donald J. Trump. Potential conflict could arise due to the fact that Ryan has a rival. Stephen K. Bannon, the former chairman of Breitbart News, does not appeal to Rya...

Giving Thanks for Low Prices

Giving Thanks for Low Prices

Max Torem, News Chief
November 17, 2016
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Earthquake rocks New Zealand

Earthquake rocks New Zealand

Amy Deng, Managing Editor
November 17, 2016
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Natural disasters often come as a surprise to towns, especially earthquakes. On the island of New Zealand, a 6.3-magnitude quake struck after midnight on Mon., Nov. 14. Hundreds of aftershock tremors have followed, spreading around the epicenter. The location of the epicenter is northeast of Chris...

Scientists try to map water flow underneath Yellowstone

Scientists try to map water flow underneath Yellowstone

Eshika Kohli, Business Manager
November 16, 2016
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The hidden plumbing system inside the earth’s crust that compels the famous Old Faithful geyser and other hydro-thermal features at Yellowstone National Park is being studied by various scientists from the United States and Denmark. The crater buried beneath the ground is said to be the largest...

Cincinnati football falls short of playoffs

Cincinnati football falls short of playoffs

Mark Huffer, Staff Writer
November 16, 2016
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The Bengals have a current record of 3-5-1. Yes, they actually tied a game. They ended in OT against the Redskins in London, England with a score of 27-27. The Cincinnati Bengals have not been to a Super Bowl since 1988 and have only had one more appearance in 1981. They lost both of them to the ...

Global markets unsteady after Trump victory

Global markets unsteady after Trump victory

Amy Deng, Managing Editor
November 11, 2016
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The results of the election not only affected the people but the economy as well. Donald Trump’s presidential win prompted markets to spin out of control. Investors quickly pulled their money out of the marketplace in a huge round of selling, leading to significant financial and economic implications....

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