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What we do to our boys

Victoria Martinez, Section Editor
May 21, 2014

It is common knowledge that the media and pop culture have profound effects on girls from a young age. Society tells them to be dainty and defer to men and look a certain way in order to be accepted and desired. What is not as obvious, however, is what message society sends to boys and what affect... Read more »

Sterling startles public with racist comments

Magdalene Odhiambo, Staff Reporter
May 21, 2014

America is a nation of rich history and diverse cultures and people. The country, however, is still healing from what happened hundreds of years ago. Racism is one of the touchiest subjects in the country with any instance or hint of racism highly frowned upon and discouraged. Donald Sterling. This... Read more »

Clay Aiken For Congress

Marissa Ranney, Staff Reporter
May 21, 2014

The second place winner of the second season of “American Idol” is running for Congress. Clay Aiken won the Democratic primary for North Carolina’s 2nd congressional district seat. Aiken will face Republican opponent Renee Ellmers in the November election after winning by default over his... Read more »

White House Lockdown

Peter Dziewiontkoski, Staff Reporter
May 21, 2014

Over the past few months, the White House security staff issued three separate lockdowns of the grounds and surrounding areas. The most recent threats include items being thrown over the fence surrounding the White House and a car accidentally being allowed onto a restricted section of the property. On... Read more »

Bring back our girls; a campaign to rescue the innocent

Dominique Sajtar, Staff Reporter
May 21, 2014

The night of Apr. 14 was a night of terror for almost 300 girls in Chibok, Nigeria. The girls were attending the Government Girls Secondary School, a government instituted boarding school. They had just gone to bed when the Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, arrived, killing the guards and one soldier.... Read more »

My Big Fat Gypsy Pageants

Peter Dziewiontkoski, Staff Reporter
May 21, 2014

Beauty pageants have often been seen as a strictly aesthetic competition. The norm of these events is that the contestants with the slimmest figure, most pronounced cheek line or cutest smile often wins the crown and bouquet of flowers. However, an organization is not only trying to change that stereotype,... Read more »

Tammy Baldwin – Education Reform

John Bart, Staff Reporter
May 21, 2014

Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin recently revealed her plan for higher education reform across the country. The new legislation that Baldwin is supporting will help give everyone a fair shot at affording a college education. Borrowers who have interest rates of 8-14 percent will be allowed to refinance... Read more »

2014 commencement speakers controversies

Magdalene Odhiambo, Web Copy Editor
May 14, 2014

Graduation is around the corner all over the country. Colleges and universities are doing their last laps with their graduation ceremony plans. One of the main events in a graduation ceremony is the commencement speaker. A lot of colleges and universities are having eminent people speak at their graduation,... Read more »

Osama bin Laden Bar

John Bart, Staff Reporter
May 14, 2014

Brazil: the host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but more notably, the host to over a dozen Osama bin Laden themed bars. With all eyes on Brazil as the World Cup approaches, many news sources have taken notice of local bar owner Ceará Francisco Helder Braga Fernandes, 54, for his unconventional Bar Do... Read more »

News in brief

Katelyn Risch, Staff writer
May 14, 2014

NATION Elderly Georgia Man Murdered, His Wife Missing On Tuesday, May 6, 88-year-old Russell Dermond was found dead—decapitated—in his Georgia home, and his wife Shirley was missing. Authorities do not believe her to be a suspect in her husband’s murder; they are viewing her disappearance as... Read more »

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