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OpenAI’s Shifting Leadership

Yonah Oliver, News Editor February 22, 2024

OpenAI, founded in December 2015, is an American artificial intelligence non-profit organization. The organization was founded by Sam Altman, Elon Musk, Ilya Sutsveker, and Greg Brockman who stated that...

How is the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Affecting American Pockets?

Jaselin Petty, News Writer December 11, 2023

On October 7th, 2023, a surprise attack occurred in Israel by the terrorist group, Hamas. This group is currently in control of the Gaza region in Palestine. In this region, there has been an ongoing war...

Katz vs Panera: The Tragic Death of a 21-Year-Old

Alayna Filipak, News Writer December 6, 2023

On September 10, 2022, an Ivy league student named Sarah Katz collapsed at a friend’s birthday dinner before being rushed to the hospital by medical personnel. Hours later, she went into cardiac arrest...

How is the US reacting to the Israeli and Palestinian conflict?

Rebecca Kravetz, Writer November 28, 2023

The Holy Land, or Israel, is a revered location for many faiths, especially Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Israel is called the Holy Land because it is the site of divine encounters between man and...

Out of this world: NASA appoints the first UAP research director

Anda Wattanakit, Writer November 28, 2023

On September 14, 2023, NASA declared it had appointed a director of research to study “Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena” (UAP) during a news conference at NASA’s Headquarters in Washington D.C. The...

Illinois: the First State to Ban Book Bans

Anda Wattanakit, Writer November 13, 2023

About two months ago, on June 12, 2023, Illinois became the first state in the country to ban book bans. The bill (HB2789), which will come into effect on January 1, 2024, was signed by Governor Pritzker...

The Decline of Amazon Dolphins

Yonah Oliver, News Editor November 13, 2023

Though dolphins are commonly thought of in marine environments, dolphins have existed in freshwater environments of South America’s Amazon for centuries. Amazon river dolphins are more commonly known...

The Aftermath of Hurricane Idalia

Alayna Filipak, writer November 13, 2023

On August 30th, Hurricane Idalia first hit Keaton beach in Florida’s Big Bend region. When it made landfall, it was a Category 3 hurricane, but it increased overnight to a Category 4 with winds up to...

Dobbs and Abortion Access

Saras Guzzardo, Writer October 23, 2023

The morning of June 24th, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision, by a vote of 6-3, to overturn the fifty-year-old Roe v. Wade ruling. This pronouncement dissolved one national...

How did the Maui fires affect American pockets? 

Jaselin Petty, writer October 23, 2023

On August 8th, 2023, fatal fires broke out in Maui killing over 100 people, with thousands of residents having to evacuate the town. Over 2,700 buildings were burned, leaving the people of Maui stranded...

The US Accuses North Korea of selling weapons to Russia

Yonah Oliver, news writer May 24, 2023

On Thursday, February 23rd, the United Nations held a Security Council meeting during which the United States made several accusations. These accusations were made primarily against North Korea. As Russia...

An Ongoing Saga: The Arab-Israeli Conflict

Yonah Oliver, Writer March 1, 2023

In 1947, the Partition Plan, Resolution 181, was adopted by the United Nations. This divided Palestine into two states, on Arab and one Jewish (Israel). Thus, creating many issues such as the instigation...

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