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Later start times benefit students

October 12, 2018 7:00pm | Jazlyn Early

Schools all around the world are caught in a debate that has been going on for years. To separate the true from the false, school educators and researchers are conducting experiments, collecting data, and asking questions to figure out if later school start times improve […]

Hurricane strays up for adoption

October 10, 2018 7:59pm | Megan Wedhorn

After escaping the wrath of Hurricane Florence, over 100 stray dogs in North Carolina are ready to go to their forever homes. Saving Grace Animal Shelter, located in Wake Forest, North Carolina, took in over 100 dogs from surrounding shelters. The shelters either needed to […]

O’Rourke nabs solo debate time

October 10, 2018 6:48pm | Kayleigh Rhodes

Republican senator Ted Cruz is leading democratic congressman Beto O’Rourke by a handful of percentage points. However, Cruz still has a fight underway. The two competitors have debated, and political analysts say that the election could be a toss up. Cruz’s decision to turn down […]

Kavanaugh wins court seat by narrow margin

October 8, 2018 7:51pm | Colby Menefee

Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the supreme court Saturday with a vote of 50 to 48. This comes amid a scandal surrounding the sexual assault of Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford. He will replace justice Anthony Kennedy, who retired earlier this year. Democrats are already talking about […]

Teen survives shark attack

October 1, 2018 7:07pm | Andrea Garcia

A 13-year-old boy bitten by a shark at a California over the weekend is on his road to recovery. Keane Webre-Hayes was bitten Saturday while diving for lobsters off the coast of a San Diego beach. He is currently in the intensive care unit at […]

Kavanaugh faces sexual assault allegations

September 28, 2018 6:48pm | Tana Cleveland

Recent scandal has been brought up in the Supreme Court regarding the republican pick, Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual assault by Christine Blasey Ford. Ford says this assault took place over 30 years ago at a high school party with Kavanaugh and […]

BSR Surf Park closed for testing

September 26, 2018 7:54pm | Josalyn Taylor

BSR Cable Park Surf Resort is currently being tested for Naegleria fowleri. This is commonly known as a “brain-eating amoeba.” The park closed on September 21 after an out-of-state visitor was infected by the amoeba, said Waco-McLennan County Public Health District spokesperson, Kelly Craine. Fabrizio […]

Talks between North and South Korea bring surprises

September 19, 2018 1:17pm | Colby Menefee

The leaders of North and South Korea announced agreements Wednesday which they said were a major step toward peace on the Korean Peninsula. However, the pledge to denuclearize contained a big condition, with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un saying he would permanently dismantle his […]

Smart’s kidnapper released

September 19, 2018 11:57am | Colby Menefee

The woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart and did not help her escape but instead stood by as the Utah girl was sexually assaulted was released Wednesday. She spent 15 years in prison. Wanda Barzee, 72, was released from the state prison Draper, a Salt […]

Mac Miller dies from overdose

September 13, 2018 6:53pm | Sheri Donaldson

Dead but never forgotten. On September 7, 2018 around noon, rapper Mac Miller, age 26,  was found dead in his San Fernando Valley home due to a drug overdose. Sources say that Miller hosted a party the night before he was found dead. The next […]