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Local Sex Trafficking Relief Center Finishes Up Construction

Local Sex Trafficking Relief Center Finishes Up Construction

Sara Momin, Reporter

April 9, 2018


Filed under News, World News

Almost six months after breaking ground in Bastrop, The Refuge, a therapeutic center for victims of child sex trafficking announced their progress, with the goal of completing the center in May. With over 313,000 victims of sex trafficking in Texas, The Refuge hopes to alleviate the stress of othe...

Austin Police Identify Bombing Culprit

Austin Police Identify Bombing Culprit

Sarah Wang, Reporter

March 27, 2018


Filed under News, World News

Over the last three weeks, Austin has been terrorized by a series of package bombings throughout the city. 24-year-old white male Mark Anthony Conditt was identified as the bomber, when on Wednesday, March 21, he was killed due to an explosion detonated in his own car after driving his SUV into a ditch just a...

Norway Becomes Champion of Winter Olympics with 39 Medals

Norway Becomes Champion of Winter Olympics with 39 Medals

Connor Cowman, Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under News, World News

Norway, the tiny Scandinavian country with just over 5 million people, took home 39 Olympic medals from the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, with 14 of those medals being gold. While certain powerhouses in the past Winter Olympics such as Canada, Germany, and the U.S. all fell short of their projected medal ...

Beloved Bollywood Actress Dies at 54

Beloved Bollywood Actress Dies at 54

Nisha Desai, Reporter

February 28, 2018


Filed under Events, News, World News

This past weekend was a sad time for the Bollywood community.  On Sunday, Feb. 25, several news sites reported that famous actress Sridevi Kapoor had died from a sudden cardiac arrest. The death shocked many, as just two days before, Kapoor had been pictured with her family at her nephew’s weddin...

Austin’s Graffiti Park to be Demolished

Austin’s Graffiti Park to be Demolished

Donatella Voss, Reporter

February 8, 2018


Filed under News, World News

On Jan. 29, 2018, Austin’s Historic Landmark Commission approved the demolition of the HOPE Outdoor Gallery, informally known as Graffiti Park, in an 8-0 vote without discussion. The gallery, located in the heart of downtown Austin, is filled with concrete slabs where artists, locals, and tourists a...

“Justice for Zainab” Brings Attention to Sexual Assault

“Justice for Zainab” Brings Attention to Sexual Assault

Sara Momin, Reporter

February 8, 2018


Filed under News, World News

On Jan. 5 in Kasur, Pakistan, 7 year-old Zainab Amin went missing while going to a religious tuition center near her home. Four days later, her body was found in a heap of trash, brutally tortured, raped, and murdered. Protests lined the streets of Kasur, questioning why it took so long to discover the...

Chinese Scientists Successfully Clone Primates

Chinese Scientists Successfully Clone Primates

Connor Cowman, Reporter

February 2, 2018


Filed under News, World News

In 1996, Dolly the Sheep went down in history as the first mammal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell. This meant that she was the first creature in the same biological kingdom as humans to become an exact replica of another mammal. Since the time of Dolly, scientists in the field of genetics and em...

Cell Phone Addiction Found to Change Chemistry of the Brain

Cell Phone Addiction Found to Change Chemistry of the Brain

Kamille Galloway, Reporter

January 25, 2018


Filed under News, World News

The apparatus of our new-aged society, the object which keeps us and the rest of the world closely interconnected, yet divides us in the simplest of social situations: the cellphone. Chronic cellphone use, as well as cellphone addiction is at an all time high-- but now, being a victim of cell-phone ad...

California Suffers From Series of Mudslides

California Suffers From Series of Mudslides

Connor Cowman, Reporter

January 25, 2018


Filed under News, World News

California, the victim of grave natural disasters as of late, has recently suffered yet another tragedy: a series of mudslides on January 9, 2018. These devastating mudslides were especially damaging because of the wildfires just months prior, which burned away much of the vegetation that would have ...

13 Captive Children Rescued From California Home

13 Captive Children Rescued From California Home

Sara Momin, Reporter

January 23, 2018


Filed under News, World News

Imagine being shackled in your room. The handcuffs painfully rub into your dirty wrists after years of torment, caked with dust, urine, and other unimaginable substances. You lie there on the floor, nothing to do except for staring at unopened food, torturing your empty stomach. Although you have done...

US Suffers From IV Bag Shortage

US Suffers From IV Bag Shortage

Arthur Wang, Reporter

January 17, 2018


Filed under News, World News

Although commonplace in medical dramas, IV bags in the United States are currently growing rarer and rarer, meaning patients suffering from illness as innocuous as the flu will have to suffer through longer hospital stays, more miserable experiences and, in some situations, even death. Patients with more ...

US Temperatures Drop Dangerously Low

US Temperatures Drop Dangerously Low

Sarah Wang, Reporter

January 17, 2018


Filed under News, World News

For the first time in about ten years,  Austin has experienced longingly awaited snowfall not only once, but twice during this winter season. The snow may come as a shock to Austin, but to the northern portion of the United States, snow is an annual occurrence. Unfortunately, this year, a deadly bomb cyclon...