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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...

Discovery of Libyan Slave Trade Sparks Outrage

Discovery of Libyan Slave Trade Sparks Outrage

Kamille Galloway, Reporter

December 21, 2017


Filed under News, World News

Recent footage derived from undercover CNN reporters in Libya shows an event very similar to that of an auction. But in this kind of auction, the people are being sold. In the video, the “auctioneers” describe the people they are auctioning off based on their physical abilities, such as having the q...

Investigative Journalist’s Killers Avoid Justice

Investigative Journalist’s Killers Avoid Justice

Sara Momin, Reporter

December 20, 2017


Filed under News, World News

Daphne Caruana Galizia, one of the top investigative journalists in Malta, was murdered by a planted car bomb in October, which blasted only mere moments after she left the following post on her blog: “There are crooks everywhere you look. The situation is desperate.” According to former Home A...

Bali Volcano Threatens Thousands

Bali Volcano Threatens Thousands

Connor Cowman, Reporter

December 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, World News

Bali: an idyllic tropical island in the archipelago of Indonesia that attracts millions of tourists each year. Despite the island’s paradisiacal feeling and appearance, Bali holds a hidden and volatile danger on its tranquil surface: volcanoes. Bratan (dormant), Batur (active), and Agung (active) sc...

Matt Lauer Fired From Today Show for Inappropriate Behavior

Matt Lauer Fired From Today Show for Inappropriate Behavior

Sanika Nayak, World News Editor

December 3, 2017


Filed under World News

In the wake of the slew of powerful men accused of sexual misconduct, Matt Lauer was fired from the Today Show on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 28. NBC News Chairman Andy Lack released a statement claiming that they had received a detailed complaint regarding inappropriate behavior in the workplace, and “ha...

Mass Shooting at Sutherland Springs Kills 26

Mass Shooting at Sutherland Springs Kills 26

Alex Reece, Reporter

November 10, 2017


Filed under News, World News

In a small town outside of San Antonio, the hymns and prayers of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs were suddenly silenced when shooter Devin Kelley gunned down 26 people and wounded 20 on Sunday morning, Nov. 6. In the largest mass shooting Texas has ever seen, both adults and children, t...

Catalonia Struggles to Achieve Independence

Catalonia Struggles to Achieve Independence

Kamille Galloway, Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under News, World News

Over recent years, Spain’s region of Catalonia has persistently expressed its desire of becoming a separate nation apart from Spain. Catalonia, one of the wealthiest, most prosperous regions of Spain, has been a part of the nation for over 1,000 years. Throughout this time, Catalonia has essen...

Wildfires Devastate California

Wildfires Devastate California

Connor Cowman, Reporter

October 19, 2017


Filed under News, World News

“Just ash and bone.” Four haunting words spoken by Sonoma County Sheriff Robert Giordano regarding the state in which civilians have been recovered from the aftermath of the horrific blazes ravaging Northern California. Cropping up in the span of just four days -- Oct. 8 to Oct. 11 -- seventeen fi...

New Cyberbullying Law Enforces Consequences

New Cyberbullying Law Enforces Consequences

Kamille Galloway, Reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under World News

With advancing technology and more ways to communicate flooding into our society, situational problems are bound to arise. Of these problems, one of the most concerning is the quickly rising issue of cyberbullying, which, over recent years, has caused an influx of suicides and complications within school...

High Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Mexico City

High Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Mexico City

Kamille Galloway, Reporter

September 25, 2017


Filed under News, World News

It was a seemingly normal morning in the fall of 1985 when a sudden, massive 8.0 magnitude earthquake completely shook up the lives of Mexico City residents, killing almost 10,000, injuring over 30,000, and leaving over a quarter of a million people without homes. On the anniversary of the devastating ...