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Four Dead in Shooting in a Chicago Hospital

December 21, 2018 by

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On 19 November 2018, there was a tragic shooting inside and out of Mercy Hospital, which is located south of downtown Chicago. Superintendent Eddie Johnson of the Chicago police stated that four people have been pronounced dead. The three innocent lives that were taken that night included an officer, a doctor, and a pharmacist. The […]

Anti-Semitic Slurs Found in Columbia Professor’s Office

December 20, 2018 by

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A professor and her students were left shocked on the campus of Columbia University. Professor Midlarsky walked into her office only to find swastikas and anti-semitic slurs slathered all over her walls with red spray paint. It was a normal Wednesday around 1:30 p.m. when Midlarsky and her students were heading to her office for […]

National Monument to be Reduced in Size for Mining

December 19, 2018 by

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Grand Staircase Escalante, a protected sacred monument, is being reduced in size to be mined despite national outcry. The Trump administration is cutting the Grand Staircase Escalante nearly in half. This new proposition will open new oil and gas leasing opportunities in protected lands, reduce drilling regulations, and dissolve habitat-protected shelter for endangered species. The […]

November Students of the Month Announced

December 18, 2018 by

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Seniors Brooke Gorman and Armando Torres have been named November’s students of the month at Fleetwood Area High School. Both Brooke and Armando are very involved, intelligent, and well-liked students. They are both very excited to have achieved this recognition. The teachers vote every month for the students of the month. “I’m happy the teachers […]

Fleetwood Secures Fourth State Title

December 17, 2018 by

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On 17 November 2018, it was a chilly Saturday afternoon at Hershey Park Stadium. Fleetwood squared off against Deer Lakes, looking to capture their fourth state title. The team went back and forth with shots, but no one was able to put the ball in the net during regulation. Sam Schappell helped the team throughout […]

Trump Trying to End Birthright Citizenship

December 14, 2018 by

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In a recent interview with Axios on HBO, President Trump revealed that he is preparing an executive order to nullify the long-accepted constitutional right of birthright citizenship in the United States. Legally, he can’t do this, as the 14th Amendment has protected this right for over a century: “All persons born or naturalized in the United […]

Marijuana Is Sometimes Legal, but Still Debilitating

December 13, 2018 by

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Marijuana impacts the brain in many negative ways. The main cannabinoid found in marijuana that affects the brain is THC, which is similar to the brain chemical anandamide. These two chemicals reward the brain, encouraging addiction. Humans have an Endocannabinoid System found in many areas of the brain. Our bodies’ natural cannabinoid, anandamide, acts upon […]