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Young boy invited his entire kindergarten class to his adoption

Young boy invited his entire kindergarten class to his adoption

Ahmed Aljamal, Staff Reporter

January 13, 2020

As kindergartners expeditiously wave signs of hearts with a passion, a fellow adopted classmate after he slams hammer, indicating he is finally officially a part of a family.  “I love my daddy, I love my daddy so much.” There were no dry eyes in the courtroom. Michael Clark Jr. was one of 37 ...

Donzella Washington, 80, earns degree

Donzella Washington, 80, earns degree

Shravani Daptardar, Staff Reporter

January 13, 2020

Eighty-year-old, Donzella Washington, who graduated from Alabama University, wants to inspire and tell everyone that age has nothing to do with anything even if it means graduating school or being the University’s oldest graduate.  Washington dedicated her graduation to her late husband who she ...

New American Girl doll has hearing loss

New American Girl doll has hearing loss

Lauren Rupsis, Staff Reporter

January 13, 2020

American Girl introduces a new doll of the year, Joss, who is finding a special place in customers’ hearts with her story of being an athlete with hearing loss. Joss has brown hair with brown eyes and a removable hearing aid. Her narrative tells that she is a competitive surfer and cheerleader d...

A father and three children died in a fire on Christmas

A father and three children died in a fire on Christmas

Britney Amankwah, Staff Reporter

January 13, 2020

A father and three of his children died in a fire when their Christmas tree went up in flames. The mother and two other children survived.  The fire displaced dozens of other residents in the 25-unit building.  At the very beginning of a very unfortunate Christmas, Juan Moreno, 41 and his wife...

Cute puppy has an extra tail — on his forehead!

Cute puppy has an extra tail — on his forehead!

Hailey Almonte, Staff Reporter

January 13, 2020

A few months old puppy, also known as the ‘unicorn’ puppy, is the internet’s latest sensation, and it’s all due to him being different from other puppies, but in the best way possible.  Narwhal is a rescued pup who has a second tail that sprouts from his forehead. The extra tail does not ...

Knife attack stopped by two citizens

Knife attack stopped by two citizens

Nailah Lewis, Staff Reporter

December 16, 2019

In the face of danger would you run or face the enemy?  After attending the 5th anniversary of Learning Together, a prison reformation program, on November 25th, attendees were faced with this exact dilemma after knifeman, Usman Khan, attacked several individuals. Refusing to go down without a figh...

Spain gets consent wrong

Spain gets consent wrong

Faith Arcuri, Senior Editor

November 19, 2019

On November 4, hundreds of protesters gathered in Madrid after Barcelona court cleared five men of sexual assault charges, because they ruled that the crime did not fit the legal definition of rape because the victim was unconscious.  Under Spanish law, an attack can only be classified as an assaul...

ISIS leader killed in Syria

ISIS leader killed in Syria

Ryan Maguire, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

Last Sunday, October 27th, President Donald Trump announced that ISIS leader and one of the world’s most wanted men, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed during a U.S military raid in Syria.  “Something very big has just happened,” teased President Trump via Twitter prior to the formal announcement of...

Milford renames park to honor memory of young man

Milford renames park to honor memory of young man

Faith Williams, Managing Editor

October 30, 2019

“We want to make every effort to get rid of the STIGMA that masks the depression and suicide crisis we are facing in our towns and cities. We cannot accomplish this dream without the support of each person, business and community.” On Saturday, October 12th, the skate park located on 30 Washingt...

Florida passes law to arm teachers

Florida passes law to arm teachers

Samantha Ottowell, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2019

On October 1st 2019 a bill was passed that allows Florida teachers to have the option to carry guns on school grounds.  The bill was introduced and passed in response to the 17 students and staff that were killed in a school shooting last year that had taken place in Florida. With this bill being passed...

Sixteen year old takes his own life

Sixteen year old takes his own life

Hailey Almonte, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2019

On September 23, 2019, Channing Smith, a 16-year-old student at Coffee County Central High School in Manchester, Tennessee, took his own life due to his classmates posting his private text messages and calling him out on social media for being bisexual. He took his life the same day that he was outed by hi...

New studies reveal surprises about Venus

New studies reveal surprises about Venus

Ian Kulesza, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2019

Two weeks ago, Dr. Michael Way, study author at the Goddard Institute of Space Science, presented a study at the European Planetary Science Congress, which suggests that the planet Venus could have supported liquid water on its surface for at least 3 billion years of its existence, a majority of its ex...

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