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Hello To My Heritage

Hello To My Heritage

Abigail Smith, Staff Writer

May 14, 2017


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Blonde hair and blue eyes. Three sets of them. That is all you see if you are looking at a photo of my sisters and I, with three faces that mirror each other almost exactly. Oh, and when we’re sleeping...don’t expect to be able to tell who’s who. However, personalities and styles couldn’t...

Fifteen Years Later, 9/11 Victims Still Surviving

Fifteen Years Later, 9/11 Victims Still Surviving

Laine Griffin, Associate Editor

September 11, 2016


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January 2002, he went on his first flight since surviving Sept. 11. Brian and his wife, Cyndi, were scheduled to take a vacation to Puerto Rico. The night before their flight, Brian attempted to back down. “If you don’t get on that plane tomorrow, you’ll never fly again,” Cyndi warned. “Or ...

The Challenges Of Black Hair

The Challenges Of Black Hair

Tatiana Parish, Staff Writter

May 6, 2016


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Black women in America have been brain washed for years into thinking that their natural hair is not beautiful because it is not straight like other race's hair. Feeling that they have bad hair, black women has permed their hair to make it straight. A perm is a hairstyle produced by setting the hair...

Anxiety and Depression Is a Real Issue

Anxiety and Depression Is a Real Issue

Christine Cassolino and Faith Rodriguez

May 5, 2016


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It’s growing deep within the pit of your stomach.  Clawing its way up, constricting around airways, consuming every nerve.  Your chest tightens, leaving no room for your lungs to expand. Your heart slams repeatedly back and forth into the walls of your ribcage.   Your skin is cool one second then uncomforta...

Teen Pregnancy: From Shame to Success

Teen Pregnancy: From Shame to Success

Shantal Marshall and Tanasia Patterson

April 18, 2016


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“You will never amount to anything,” her mother yelled. “How could you be so stupid?” her father asked. “You think you are ready to be a parent, Chrissy? You think it is easy caring for another human being?" her mother’s voice boomed. She continued, " You still live in my house with...

Feds Want a Bite Out of Apple

Feds Want a Bite Out of Apple

Ihsani Jackson and Naomi Osuji

April 17, 2016


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Apple, known for it’s air-tight encryption and making some of the most secure technical devices on the planet. Apple users have been known to store personal information their phones from everything like daily appointments to reminders. The tech giant and the FBI have been in a turbulent debate after...

Black Lives Matter: What College Students Really Think

Black Lives Matter: What College Students Really Think

Naomi Osuji, News Editor

December 17, 2015


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Sandra Bland. Tamir Rice. Freddie Gray. Laquan McDonald. Matthew Ajibade. Natasha McKenna. Tanisha Anderson. Dontre Hamilton. These are some of the names of the African Americans who were killed by police or killed in police custody over the past year. The list of African Americans being killed by police...

Students Share Stories On Why They Tried Pot

Students Share Stories On Why They Tried Pot

Miguel Gonzalez and Jose Serrano

December 16, 2015


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College students make up one of the largest groups of drug abusers nationwide. Young people ages eighteen to twenty-four are already at a heightened risk of addiction. Read More »...

Life After Being Wrongfully Convicted

Life After Being Wrongfully Convicted

Marie Roser, Managing Editor

November 2, 2015


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A 33 year-old Jeffrey Deskovic had gotten a visit from his lawyer that September day in 2006. But the news he had brought with him was something that seemed too good to be true for Deskovic. His lawyer asked for his clothing and shoe size, and had gone back on his way. Deskovic hadn’t told anyone...

Global Warming Poses Abrupt Impact

Global Warming Poses Abrupt Impact

John Principio, Rodney Jones, and Tiffany Cordero

September 6, 2015


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If you are wary of global warming and climate change, then perhaps ignorance is, in fact, bliss.  The horror of what sounds like a familiar movie plot will become a humbling reality.  Though the claims of melting polar caps and heat waves seem like a tedious destiny, consequences are abruptly approaching. Somewhere...

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