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Three girl scouts killed in hit-and-run along rural Wisconsin road

Margot Edinger, Reporter

November 6, 2018

Filed under This week!, World news

A group of girl scouts were struck by a black Ford F-150 in Western Wisconsin. They were picking up litter along a rural stretch on Country Road when the car veered off the road. The two-ton vehicle sped off, leaving two girls an...

Migrant Caravan Proceeds North, Defying Mexico and U.S.

Margot Edinger, Reporter

October 23, 2018

Filed under This week!, World news

In Tapachula, Mexico an estimated 5,000 Central American undocumented migrants have been progressing towards the United States borders for over a week, in open defiance of the Mexican and American governments.  The migra...

Water Crisis


October 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion, This week!, World news

Imagine having to walk miles and miles in the scorching heat just to get water that is probably not even safe to drink. The majority of us are lucky enough to not have to do this, but 748 million people do not have access to an...

Maine Teacher Found Dead in Woods

Margot Edinger, Reporter

October 9, 2018

Filed under This week!, World news

The remains of Kristen Westra, an elementary school teacher, and mother of a 9-year-old daughter and 16-year-old stepson have been found in a wooded area near her home in North Yarmouth, Maine. Westra had been reported...

Yes, Child Marriage Occurs in the US and it’s not as Uncommon as you Think

Raffaella Jarvis, Reporter

October 7, 2018

Filed under This week!, World news

Many are aware of child marriage around the world, particularly in developing countries, but what few people realize is that it’s prevalent in the US as well. Child marriage is legal in half of the 50 states in the US. A no...

Aftermath of Disastrous Earthquake in Indonesia

Margot Edinger, Reporter

October 1, 2018

Filed under This week!, World news

An earthquake with a 7.5 magnitude has struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi at 5 p.m. on September 28. The tremors triggered a devastating tsunami with waves up to 3 meters (10 feet) high that swept the coast, with the ...

Australian Fruit Scare Reaches New Zealand

Jacky Zeng

September 26, 2018

Filed under This week!, World news

The strawberry contamination scare that struck Australia has now spread to all six of the Australian states. The recent fruit crisis, which has caused supermarkets to recall brands, started when a group of images appeared online...

Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Accused of Sexual Assault

Margot Edinger

September 24, 2018

Filed under World news

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual assault by Palo Alto University professor Christine Blasey Ford. Ford stated that in the early 1980s she and Kavanaugh were students at Maryland high schools...

The Iran Nuclear Deal

Claudia Smithie, Reporter

May 22, 2018

Filed under This week!, World news

A couple of weeks ago, Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal. Despite the European diplomats’ efforts to convince him that it could throw the West into a dispute with Tehran again. According to the diplomats, this action w...

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