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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 […]

Pipe Bombs Mailed to Democrats

December 10, 2018 by

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At least fourteen Democrats recently received live pipe bombs, all of similar design and packaging, leading to suspicions of a coordinated attack. High-profile Democrats received live explosive devices in what appears to be a large scale attack on government officials, media corporations, and anyone opposed to President Donald Trump. All of these cases seem to […]

Opinion: Migrant Children Separated from Families In Concentration Camps

December 7, 2018 by

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Under President Trump’s executive order, children are being separated from their parents at the border and are being detained in a “tent city” in Texas. Some opponents to the plan have used the term “concentration camps,” as these camps are prison-like facilities that prevent underage individuals from leaving because of who they are. As the […]

Migrant Caravan Seeking Asylum

December 3, 2018 by

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Thousands of people from Central America are demanding asylum in the United States. The migrants’ journey began on 12 October 2018 in San Pedro Sulas, Honduras. The caravan started with only 160 people, but that did not last for long. As the three caravans were migrating up north, thousands of people joined, bringing their friends […]

Opinion: Kavanaugh Appointment Too Hasty

November 14, 2018 by

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Allegations of sexual assault, no matter the degree, whether or not it was reported right away, or how many years have gone by since the incident, should still be considered relevant. Just because a crime was not reported right after the occurrence does not mean it did not happen. “I don’t think the FBI were […]

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed to U.S. Supreme Court

November 2, 2018 by

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Brett Michael Kavanaugh is an American judge and lawyer who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh graduated from Yale University with a degree in American History. President Donald Trump nominated him to the Supreme Court on 8 July 2018 to fill the position vacated by retiring justice Anthony Kennedy. Before Kavanaugh […]

Is Biased News Overtaking Traditional Journalism?

October 29, 2018 by

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Is biased news invading news media all over? News companies are constantly sharing controversial stories, but their motives behind them may not be geared just by facts. Some major news companies today may be promoting certain articles in a biased way. A biased article is when a journalist writes personal opinions in an article trying […]

Fetal Tissue Illegally Used for Research

October 18, 2018 by

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Fetal tissue is being used to further disease research. There is a law that must be followed to allow such research, and it was passed in 1993. A section of this law has recently been broken by Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR). ABR, an alleged non-profit organization, is being accused of selling fetal tissue to clients […]

Obamas Sign Exclusive Deal with Netflix

June 7, 2018 by

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Netflix has recently attempted to secure big names for exclusive deals with them.  Earlier this year, they announced a deal with actor Seth Rogan and now have announced a production deal with the Obamas. The deal has the Obamas set to produce movies and TV for the streaming service, anything from scripted TVto a documentaries. […]

U.S.-North Korea Summit Postponed

June 1, 2018 by

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A summit meeting between North Korea and the US that was to supposed to take place on 12 June was canceled by US president, Donald Trump. Over the past few days, President Trump has been trying to rekindle the cancelled meeting. The reasons for the original cancellation were due to a lack of response from […]

Honduras Migrants Forced To Wait At Border

May 22, 2018 by

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Over 150 traveling migrants are currently at the Mexico-US border near San Diego. Many of these migrants that are seeking asylum are traveling with children. As of right now, they are being told that the border crossing is already full. Mostly from Honduras, these Central American migrants are “fleeing from danger.” Despite President Trump’s apparent […]

Trump Set to Impose Trade Tariffs

May 17, 2018 by

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President Trump delivered the news of a possible trade war with China on Twitter. An examination by the right-leaning Tax Foundation said that, in 2018, more than a quarter of the gains from the tax law could be lost because of the new tariffs. “A trade war is a back-and-forth dispute where a country imposes […]

Suspected Russian Spies Injured in UK

May 16, 2018 by

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On 3 March 2018, former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia Skripal, were found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury, England. Suspecting passersby saw the pair lying on the bench in a daze-like state. They were transported to a hospital after emergency services were called by a member of the public where police […]

Trump Implements Syrian Retaliation

May 15, 2018 by

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Syria has had an on-going civil war for the past 7 years. On 13 April 2018, President Donald Trump issued military strikes on Syria. The Syrian government’s key supporters are Russia and Iran, while the US, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia back the rebels. A peaceful uprising against the president of Syria seven years ago has […]

Manufacturing Issues Caused by US-China Trade War

May 11, 2018 by

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Everyday, people in the United States use products from China, and people in China use things from the U.S.  However, both countries have been talking about putting tariffs on those products, and that could have a major impact on manufacturing. “Last year, U.S. exports to China totaled $130 billion, an amount that’s grown in recent […]

Zuckerberg under Fire

May 10, 2018 by

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Facebook founder and chairman Mark Zuckerberg has been in some deep water over the past month over the recent Facebook controversy. The controversy stemmed from the political analysis firm Cambridge Analytica acquiring data from millions of Facebook users’ data and using it to build voter profiles for the Trump campaign. Quickly after this came out, […]

Fleetwood Area High School Students Support National School Walkout

May 7, 2018 by

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On 20 April, 2018, the Fleetwood Area High School had an assembly for the National School Walkout, which was organized by the student council. Students who participated were called down at 9:30 a.m. to meet in the auditorium. In the beginning, there was a seventeen-second moment of silence in honor of the Parkland victims. Then, […]

Trump Declares U.S. Trade War With China

May 4, 2018 by

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With President Donald Trump’s continued probes into China’s trade practices, relations between the two countries have become tense. Starting in April 2017, President Trump directed the Department of Commerce to investigate if imports of foreign steel from China and other countries could be a threat to national security. The Chinese Government believes this will poison […]

Timeline of U.S. China Trade War

May 2, 2018 by

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The U.S.-China trade war has been ongoing since January 2017. It first started with threats on imposing tariffs but did not take effect until January 2018. “An annual survey of business conditions by the American Chamber of Commerce, or AmCham, in China found that 4 out of 5 companies feel less welcome in China as […]

Controversy Continues over Russian Meddling in Facebook Ads

May 1, 2018 by

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During the 2016 presidential election, advertisements flooded Facebook. A good portion of these ads however, were widely distributed by Russian media. These ads were in favor of current President Donald Trump and against Hillary Clinton. “We basically have the brightest minds of our tech community here, and Russia was able to weaponize your platforms to […]

“March for our Lives” Takes Washington, DC

April 26, 2018 by

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On Saturday 24 March 2018, people gathered in Washington D.C. to protest in favor of gun control. “The ‘March for Our Lives’ protest in the nation’s capital was organized by students after 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last month,” MPRnews said.   There […]

American Gun Control in a Global Context

April 23, 2018 by

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America, the land of freedom and guns. Guns are a big part of American culture. The Constitution has given Americans the right to bear arms, but did our founding fathers understand the degree of dissent this would imply in the future of their country? There are more public mass shootings in America than any other […]

Trump Lifts Trophy Ban

April 4, 2018 by

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On 1 March, previous rulings in favor of banning the trophies of elephants being brought into the USA were overturned. This change directly differs from President Donald Trump’s previous stance on the issue. This change occurred with an unusual lack of publicity, despite the subject being a hot topic. The reversal of this ban leads […]

Gun Control Gains Traction

March 12, 2018 by

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Gun Control has been a controversial topic of late. However, the fight for stricter gun control has been going on for quite some time. Trends suggest that much of today’s youth is calling for change in light of the recent mass shootings such as the L.A. shooting and Parkland. Many rallies and protests have gained […]