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Absentee by Mail-in voting is Not a Good Sign

Richard Williams, Business Manager

September 25, 2020

The 2020 presidential election is turning out to be unlike what most Americans expected. This year has not been in anyone’s favor, dealing with climate change issues at the beginning of the year to the ongoing Coronavirus pand...

Grading for students during coronavirus pandemic should be altered to suit students’ needs

Abby Pikett, News Assistant Editor

June 2, 2020

One of the biggest questions students had throughout quarantine was in regards to their final grades for the 2019-2020 school year. Students and teachers alike wondered how grades would be counted, if they were counted at all. In...

A Reflection on Senior Year

Ava Darden, Editor in Chief

May 19, 2020

Tasked with the duty of writing my final senior column, I have no choice to both visit the tired issue of our mutual quarantine as students and citizens of the united states, as well as to use first person to do so. It seems despe...

Anti-Asian sentiment increases due to coronavirus

Dagmawi Tilahun, House keeper

March 12, 2020

On Jan. 30, 2020, the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of COVID-19 also known as the “Coronavirus” a “public health emergency of international conc...

Know Your Options: What You Need to Know Before Going to the Polls

Katie Vick, Staff Relations

March 10, 2020

For many high school seniors, Tuesday, Nov. 3 will be their first time being eligible to vote in a major election. However, many do not know about their critical role in the March 3 primaries. If they will be 18 by election day...

The role of HBCUs in the college decision process

Nia Smith, Staff Relations

March 10, 2020

Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have been responsible for providing stable and nurturing environments for students of color interested in pursuing higher education. In order for an institution to classify ...

UN Climate Report signals a need for drastic global change

Madeline Vessey, Editorials Editor

January 13, 2020

In 2016, when the Paris Climate Agreement was signed, it felt like the beginning of a new era. An era in which more and more countries would be placing an emphasis on maintaining and improving the environment around them for future generations. The Paris Agreement incl...