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People are starting to Question if Sheila Abdus-Salaam’s death was suicide

Tarniesha Floyd, Reporter
May 18, 2017
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Sheila Abdus-Salaam was an Associate Judge of the Court of Appeals and was appointed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. She was state confirmed on May 6, 2013. Judge Abdus-Salaam was the first African American woman to serve on New York State's highest court. Unfortunately, Judge Abdus-Salaam was found floating...

No junk food for this food drive

No junk food for this food drive

Alexandria Brierre, Reporter
April 18, 2017
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The Capital Area Food Bank, who serves more than 500,000 residents in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia,  has noticed an increase in soda, baked sweets, salty chips, and other unhealthy foods this season. The Chief Executive Officer of the food bank, Nancy Roman, notices that people who have a lower income are more likely to have cardiac diseases a...

March for Science

March for Science

Marian Garcia, Reporter
April 18, 2017
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The March for Science is an event that takes place this year on Earth Day, Saturday April 22nd. It is to happen in Washington, D.C. There also around 358 satellite marches happening in the United States, including one in Dallas, Texas. The students at Irma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School are ...

U.S Bombs ISIS Group In Afghanistan

U.S Bombs ISIS Group In Afghanistan

Brittany May, Reporter
April 18, 2017
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On April 13, 2017, the United States' military dropped "its most powerful non-nuclear bomb" in Afghanistan. It was the biggest bomb the United States has ever released upon another country. They did not target Afghan citizens in particular, but they were aiming to bomb a large amount of ISIS members. ...

Man filmed being dragged off United Airlines plane

Man filmed being dragged off United Airlines plane

April 18, 2017
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After a man's refusal to give up his seat on an overbooked United Airlines flight, police forcefully dragged him off the plane. Passengers' recordings of the incident have become viral and caused an outrage in China. United asked for four passengers to give up their seats voluntarily for compen...

St. Petersburg metro bombing

Valeria Rodriguez, Reporter
April 13, 2017
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At around 2:40 pm on April 3, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Russia, 14 people died in a terrorist attack on the St. Petersburg metro, among them many students. The explosion happened between the Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologichesky Institut stations. Later, another larger device was found and disabled at Ploshchad Vosstaniya station. After investigating the DNA found on the second bag, it is believed that A...

Scientists Discover a New Fossil

Scientists Discover a New Fossil

Estelle Stroud, Reporter
March 30, 2017
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Every day, scientists are discovering new things that give us information about Earth from the past. Recently, one of these discoveries has been made by scientists and researchers, one of which is Matthew Dodd, a researcher from University College, London. The scientists discovered a new fossil in Quebec,...

Oak Cliff’s Very Own Bonnie and Clyde

Oak Cliff’s Very Own Bonnie and Clyde

Alexandria Brierre, Reporter
March 30, 2017
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Many people are aware of the infamous couple, Bonnie and Clyde, who would roam the United States robbing banks and whoever else they saw fit, killing a few people in the process. Although they may not compare to the original Bonnie and Clyde, a couple in Dallas proudly claims the nicknames. Hakeem Leprince Griffin-White, 17, and Ashley Ann Coleman, 27, are accused of...

Orchestra prepares to amaze at Pre-UIL

Orchestra prepares to amaze at Pre-UIL

Erica Munoz, Reporter
March 30, 2017
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Irma Rangel has an amazing orchestra program that includes high school and middle school orchestra. The program is run by Lindsey Hernandez. For many of the students it is more than a simple orchestra class, it is an “opportunity to be able to make music with their hands (Jackie Vega)," and having “a...

The anticipated release of Ed Sheeran’s Divide

The anticipated release of Ed Sheeran’s Divide

Valeria Rodriguez, Reporter
March 30, 2017
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English singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran, released his new album, Divide, on March 3, 2017. After being on hiatus for exactly a year, he returned to social media and everyone on the internet was surprised when he announced the debut of two singles on the new album, “Castle on the Hill” and “Shape of ...

Save the Bees please!

Save the Bees please!

Marissa Galicia, Managing Editor
March 30, 2017
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has marked the bumblebee as an endangered species. Due to the abundance of pesticides and the decrease in habitats, bees have been rapidly disappearing from the Eastern and Midwestern United States. According to the Federal Register, bees were found in 31 states...

13-year old records her father being taken by ICE on their way to school

13-year old records her father being taken by ICE on their way to school

Nayeli Velasquez, Reporter
March 21, 2017
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On February 28th, 2017, 13 year old Fatima Avelica recorded her undocumented father being taken by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement while they were on their way to school in Highland, California. Her father, who is 48 years old, had been living in the United States for 20 years and has fo...

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