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Peoria City Council Approves Violence Prevention Spending

Peoria City Council Approves Violence Prevention Spending

Alayna Filipak, writer April 24, 2024

Recently, the Peoria City Council unanimously approved a $1.2 million spending plan with funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). This money was delegated for violence prevention. $500,000 of this...

Peoria’s Non-Profits

Peoria’s Non-Profits

Rebecca Kravetz, Writer April 23, 2024

Peoria Rescue Ministries is a gospel-centered ministry focused on serving the poor. This organization has been around and providing these services since 1955. Through their five areas of ministry, they...

Peoria Resident Shares how the March on Washington Impacted her Life of Service

Peoria Resident Shares how the March on Washington Impacted her Life of Service

Anda Wattanakit, Writer April 1, 2024

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963 is regarded as one of the most influential marches in the history of the Civil Rights Movement. On that day, Martin Luther King Jr. gave...

Peoria Riverfront Museum

Peoria Riverfront Museum’s New Addition

Yonah Oliver, News Editor April 1, 2024

The Peoria Riverfront Museum, a privately funded museum, first opened in 2012. Known by many who live in the Peoria area, the Riverfront Museum’s establishment displays a wide range of exhibits from...

OpenAIs Shifting Leadership

OpenAI’s Shifting Leadership

Yonah Oliver, News Editor March 5, 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...

Former Harvard President Claudine Gay at the Congressional Hearing on December 5, 2023.

Harvard President Resigns due to Controversy over Antisemitism and Plagiarism

Anda Wattanakit, Writer February 11, 2024

On January 2, 2023, Harvard President Claudine Gay resigned after being scrutinized over her handling of antisemitism on campus and over her alleged plagiarism. The Harvard board has released a statement...

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...

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