Boy Scouts are Allowing Girls to Join, and Many are Against (Poll) 14

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Avalyn Walton

Over the years, Boy Scouts has been a place where little boys get introduced to nature and how to survive in it. It gives rowdy young boys a place to test their courage and strength. However more recently, girls have wanted the opportunity to join too. And believe it or not, everyone is not completely open to allowing girls to join.

Most people are aware that typically, boys join Boy Scouts and girls join Girl Scouts. The boys and girls are separated and stay separate. To some, it might not even make sense as to why a girl would want to be a Boy Scout when Girl Scouts are already available.

But Girls Scouts is completely different from Boy Scouts. Girl Scouts focuses more on crafts and being a good citizen. They do typically girly things, and though many girls find that appealing, some do not.  Whereas Boy Scouts are all about being outdoors and in nature while getting dirty and having rough and tumble fun. Some girls simply think they would prefer the Boy Scout experience. More…

The “No Surgery for Smokers or the Obese” Policy 2

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Brian Lam

A controversy has stirred up in the United Kingdom (UK) about a “no surgery for smokers or the obese” policy. The clinical commissioning group (CCG) in Hertfordshire, England, and National Health Service recently made this controversial claim with the statement, “No surgery will be performed to patients who smoke or are obese until they improve their health. Exceptional clinical circumstances will be taken into account on a case-by-case basis.”

This controversy has been around since 2011, but the topic has recently been brought back up as the percentage of smokers, and the obese has drastically increased. Originally, the argumentative statement stirred up to prevent humans from purposely harming their own health, as smoking and obesity is an intentional act done by humans to damage their health, not a natural cause. In the UK, the government reported that 63% of adults in the country are overweight and 17% are smokers as of 2017. Previous records display that 27% of the United Kingdom population was obese in 2015 and 16% were smokers. More…

What is Veteran’s Day All About? 2

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Gwyndalynn Kent

Veterans Day is approaching, and that means that we have the day off of school to celebrate and say thanks to the people who served in the United States armed forces. Veterans Day takes place on Saturday, November 11th, and because of that, most schools are closed on Friday 10th.

Veterans Day is all about thanking the people that served in the United States armed forces; so in other words, we celebrate Veterans Day to pay tribute to the people who risked and/or lost their lives to keep everyone else safe. More…

What’s Going on Between North Korea and America? 4

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Brian Lam

Since Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States, Kim Jong Un, the Supreme People’s Assembly leader, and Donald J. Trump have been verbally “taking shots” at each other. North Korea and the United States have been threatening each other since the American/Korean war in 1950, but the election of Trump triggered something and brought the threats up another octave.

On August 1, 2017,  Kim Jong Un told reporters that North Korea’s military had constructed a surplus amount of new and destructive nuclear missiles that are able to reach America from North Korea. Kim Jong Un also stated that he would execute an experiment where he would launch three missiles near the shores of Guam, a U.S. military base, by mid-August, 2017. 

President Trump responded to this threat in an interview saying, “They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. He has been very threatening beyond a normal state. They will be met with fire, fury, and frankly power by the likes of which this world has never seen before.” The missile strikes never did occur. More…

Who Will be the Winner? Poll 7

Gwyndalynn Kent

The World Series is the annual championship between the best American League and the best National League baseball teams. The World Series first started in 1903.

This year, the World Series is between the Dodgers and the Astros. The very first game of the series was October 24th and the Dodgers won 3-1. On October 25th, the second game commenced and the Astros won 7-6. The next game was also an Astros victory 5-3. Game four was the Dodgers, 6-2. The Astros battled back with a victory of 15-13 for game five. Game six was another Dodger win at 3-1.

So there you have it. The series is tied at three games apiece. We are looking at a game seven. The winner of the game tonight, Nov. 1, will take the 2017 World Series and be the champions. More…

Mexico’s Been Shaken Up 3

Avalyn Walton and Maddie Fracassa

Disaster struck in central Mexico, an earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.1. People were shaken and tossed around for a good twenty seconds without stop on September 19, 2017. Between the earthquake and the related building damages, there were over 350 fatalities. However, the people of Mexico were not free from destruction yet. There was still much more in store.

Only twelve days later another earthquake struck, just off the coast of Chiapas. Surely giving the residents in Mexico quite a scare. Though, the more damaging of the two was certainly the first. More…

Doomsday for Puerto Rico in 2017 5

Kevin Luu

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Hurricane Irma and Harvey were bad enough, right? Well, Hurricane Maria was a Category 5 hurricane that destroyed the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Montserrat. Who is going to help? 

There was lots of flooding causing incredible damage. According to CNN “Puerto Rico suffering a humanitarian crisis.” The hurricane even destroyed Puerto Rico’s buildings such as their radio tower. The Washington Post states, “Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico’s radar, a critical tool for forecasting.” In CNNMoney, it states, “Hurricane Maria is a nightmare for Puerto Rico’s economy.” More…

Irma Strikes 2

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Madelyn Fracassa and Avalyn Walton

From August 30th until September 16th Irma killed over 120 innocent people with its fatal winds and deadly waves. With winds reaching 185 mph, Irma was no laughing matter. A countless amount of lives were ruined, and many homes were completely obliterated.  

Irma devastated many lives, including Robin Charrasse, who lives on St. Martin, an island in the Carribean. Robin Charrasse was in Irma’s direct path of destruction.

Most people would think that with Irma’s strong forces his house would be ruined. Fortunately, though, it was not. “Our roof was one of two roofs to stay on in the neighborhood. We are so lucky,” stated Robin Charrasse.  All other roofs were damaged heavily, leaving many houses uninhabitable. More…

#OneLoveManchester 1

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Elaine Tong

Ariana Grande is known to many as a “phenomenal” singer, or as quoted from other people, as “this generation’s best”. Or, perhaps, she is just an ordinary singer with a dream to pursue. On a concert date of this singer, an incident took place on May 22 that lost mothers, brothers, sisters, fathers, and loved ones.

On May 22 towards the end of the show, a suicide bombing was initiated that had 119 injured 22 killed. This action happened around the exit of the arena where many people began to exit. On the night of this day, loved ones received calls, alerts, and messages of what happened. Social media platforms were covered with missing people. This day deeply stirred the hearts of many. More…

President Donald Trump Withdraws the US from the Paris Climate Accord 3

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Kenny Tran

Representatives from 196 nations made a historic pact on December 12, 2015, in Paris to adopt green energy sources, cut down on climate change emissions and limit the rise in global temperatures while also cooperating to cope with the impact of unavoidable climate change. The United States was part of the 196 nations. But on June 1, Donald Trump made a very shocking announcement.

“In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord but begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris accord or an entirely new transaction under terms that are fair to the United States. We’re getting out. And we will start to renegotiate and we’ll see if there’s a better deal. If we can, great. If we can’t, that’s fine,” Trump said from the White House Rose Garden. More…