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Student debt strikers protesting Corinthian colleges

Biden’s Student Loan Debt Cancellation Plan

Vaisnavi Malipeddi, Writer November 20, 2022

On August 24, 2022, Biden’s three-part plan to counter skyrocketing student loan debt was announced. This plan includes targeted debt relief, a student loan system which helps protect borrowers, and...

Russian servicemen near Kherson, Ukraine.

Russian Mobilization Now Underway

Warda Elmi, Writer November 20, 2022

The newest development in the Russia-Ukraine war has just appeared and it’s one that’s sure to have major shockwaves. On September 21, 2022, the Russian president Vladimir Putin announced partial mobilization....

Death of a Queen

Death of a Queen

Yonah Oliver, writer November 11, 2022

Just within the last month, a great historical and public figure has passed away. On September 8, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II, died at the age of 96. She was laid to rest in one of her private properties...

The Monkeypox Epidemic

The Monkeypox Epidemic

Alayna Filipak, writer November 9, 2022

Monkeypox is an infectious disease that originated in small mammals in Central and West Africa. It is a member of the poxvirus family, along with smallpox and cowpox. The first identified human case was...

Soldier helping a civilian from Ukraine

The Conflict Between Russia and Ukraine

Addyson Cockrum, News Editor April 1, 2022

On February 24th, 2022, Russia sent its troops into Ukraine. The Ukrainian government had been warning about their plan to invade since 2014, yet the rest of the world is still in disbelief. Now, a month...

Frederick Holder

Frederick Holder: A Name That Has Not Been Said Enough

Desiree Lawson and Addyson Cockrum March 31, 2022

On June 23, 2021, 28-year-old Los Angeles resident, Frederick Holder, was murdered around 9:50 A.M. Holder was pursued by a LAPD helicopter, in accordance with his reckless driving. Local Norwalk Station...

NASAs telescope

NASA’s New Telescope Release

Mason Hucal, Writer December 14, 2021

On April 24, 1990, NASA released the Hubble Space Telescope into space. The Hubble gave humankind their first glance at things like a suspected black hole in the core of the galaxy, elements from the early...

Women Roll Up Their Sleeves

Women Roll Up Their Sleeves

Desiree Lawson and Addyson Cockrum October 24, 2021

September 25th, a day of prosperity and assistance, will be remembered in Peoria. A total of 9 separate construction projects took place during the “Rebuilding Together Day”. One project, the “She...

What is the Peoria Guild of Black Artists?

What is the Peoria Guild of Black Artists?

Lorelei Tauscher and Addyson Cockrum October 15, 2021

The Peoria Guild of Black Artists, also known as “PGOBA”, is a group of black artists from Peoria that come together as a group to make art. As stated in their pamphlet, “Our mission is to bring...

Devastating Derailment

Devastating Derailment

Jewel Moore and Addyson Cockrum October 15, 2021

Joplin, Montana is a small town with a slight population of just 150.  Until recently, it may not have crossed your geographical radar. An Amtrak train, traveling from Chicago to the Pacific Northwest...

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Jelani Day’s Body is Found

Mason Hucal and Addyson Cockrum October 14, 2021

On August 25, 2021, local graduate student at Illinois State University, Jelani Day, was reported missing. Two days after his disappearance, his car—a white Chrysler 300—was found in a wooded area...

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