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Trump’s Supreme Court nomination, Brett Kavanaugh, causes riots across the nation

Jankhna Sura, Features Editor

October 9, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh, a U.S. Supreme Court nominee appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee Sept. 4 and began his four day Supreme Court confirmation hearing. During the hearing Kavanaugh was questioned about abortion, gun laws, presi...

Nike and Colin Kaepernick team up in a new advert that raises controversy

Dagmawi Tilahun, Editorial cartoonist

October 2, 2018

Athletic clothing and shoe brand Nike re-sparked a heated debate across the country when they put former NFL quarterback and current free agent Colin Kaepernick in their 30th anniversary “Just do it.” campaign. The form...

New York Times Op-ed causes controversy within Trump Administration

Ava Darden, News Assistant Editor

September 28, 2018

The New York Times recently published an Op-ed article written by anonymous source who claimed to be a White House official with insider knowledge on the Trump Administration. The Author of the Op-ed, which is an opinionated ...

U.S. inmates form prison strike for better correctional facility environments

Ava Riach, Business Manager

September 27, 2018

The national prison strike began August 21, 2018, with prisons in at least 17 states participating. The purpose of the strike was to bring attention to the condition of prisons and the labor practices in American prisons. This prote...

Shooting in Jacksonville leaves three dead including gunman

Ava Riach, Business Manager

September 27, 2018

Three people are dead and 11 injured after a mass shooting occurred on August 26, 2018 at a Madden NFL '19 video gaming tournament. The event was held at the Good Luck Have Fun (GLHF) Game Bar in Jacksonville, Fla. About 130 to 1...

The ‘Queen of Soul’, Aretha Franklin, has died at age 76

Abby Pikett, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018

One of the most influential soul singers of all time, Aretha Franklin, recently passed away. The proclaimed “Queen of Soul” lost her battle with pancreatic cancer at her home in Detroit at 9:50 a.m. August 16 surrounded by...

U.S. Senator John McCain passes away at the age of 81

Hunter Gill, Editor-in-Cheif

September 26, 2018

Arizona Senator and former Presidential candidate John McCain passed away at his home in Arizona Aug. 25. The 81-year-old had been undergoing treatment for glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer, since 2017. McCain, the son...

Southwest Airlines flight 1380 engine failure leaves one dead, seven injured

May 14, 2018

A Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Philadelphia due to engine failure April 17. Flight 1380 was on path for Dallas, Texas after departing from La Guardia airport in New York. Out of the 144 passengers and...

Surfing and Athens Drive

Carlos Banegas, Editorial cartoonist, Staff writer

May 9, 2018

With summer arriving soon, ideal summer sports are beginning to become more relevant. One of these sports is surfing. Surfing is the sport or pastime of riding a wave toward the shore while standing or lying on a surfboard. Surfing ...