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Betty White’s Legacy

Kate Porcello February 28, 2022

At the age of ninety-nine, Betty White passed away on December 31st, 2021. Just seventeen days short of what would have been her one hundredth birthday, the actress and comedian died peacefully in...

Cross Country 2021

Cross Country 2021

Kate Porcello December 12, 2021

With the return of normal competitions after a year that was dictated by COVID-19 restrictions, the James Caldwell High School Cross Country team was able to compete in a total of eleven competitions...

Squid Game: Netflix’s Newest Hit Series

Squid Game: Netflix’s Newest Hit Series

Kate Porcello October 30, 2021

One of the newest hit series “Squid Game” has broken records since it was first released on September 17th, 2021. The megahit show has taken the #1 spot on Netflix’s top charts in almost 90...

India’s Covid Crisis

Kate Porcello May 28, 2021

"cnn.com" Although the future seems to be looking more promising for Americans, with the roll out of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines across the...

The Atlanta Shootings and Rising Hate Crimes Against AAPI

The Atlanta Shootings and Rising Hate Crimes Against AAPI

Kate Porcello April 18, 2021

On March 16, suspect Robert Aaron Long shot and killed eight people at three separate spa locations in Atlanta, Georgia. The victims include: Daoyou Feng, Soon Chung Park, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Hyun...

Texas Power Outages

Kate Porcello March 13, 2021

Across the country, news of the weather and power outages in Texas has been spreading rapidly. Throughout the week, many areas in Texas suffered from freezing weather and snow storms. Residents found...

What is Patriotism?

Kate Porcello February 7, 2021

In light of recent events throughout the nation, I think it is appropriate to ask ourselves the question, “What is patriotism?”  Although some of the greatest events in American history have...

News of a Possible Vaccine

News of a Possible Vaccine

Kate Porcello December 6, 2020

On November 9th, the drug production company Pfizer announced that the Coronavirus vaccine they have developed, in partnership with the German company BioNTech, has proved to be over 90% effective...

COVID-19 Seven Months Later

Kate Porcello November 3, 2020

"fda.gov" On March 22nd of 2020, I wrote an article covering the then current news about COVID-19. I never thought I would still be writing about the prevalence of the virus seven months later....

COVID 19 General Overview

Kate Porcello April 16, 2020

What It Is Unless you live under a rock, you have probably heard about the Coronavirus. (Even if you did, it would be hard to miss all of the events that have occurred as a result of the spread of COVID...

Australia Bushfires

Australia Bushfires

Kate Porcello February 1, 2020

Although the fires in Australia are gaining worldwide attention on mainstream media, some of the details are still unclear when it comes to the blazing flames. By the end of the summer of 2019, which...

Trouble in Paradise

Kate Porcello January 5, 2020

On the morning of December 8th, 2018, a deadly fire tore through Paradise, California. Known now as the Camp Fire, the blaze went down in history as the most deadly, destructive, and devastating fire...

Vaping: An Epidemic

Kate Porcello October 21, 2019

What is Happening? As the number of patients who have reported vaping-related illnesses begins to climb, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has increased their warnings regarding the use...

The Fire of Notre Dame

Kate Porcello May 2, 2019

The Notre-Dame Cathedral is over 800 years old. This Catholic Church is located in Paris, France, on the small island of Ile de la Cite in the middle of the River Seine. Construction of the Notre Dame...

What is Really Happening to Our World?

Kate Porcello April 3, 2019

We constantly see posts on Instagram about climate change, but what is really happening to our world? A recent study that was completed by NASA stated, “The planet's average surface temperature has...

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