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E-Cigarettes: facts and fictions

Han Nelson, Reporter

October 15, 2019

Electronic cigarettes, known to most as e-cigarettes, are electronic devices that create aerosols that are inhaled. The aerosols are formed from an “e-liquid” that could contain nicotine and, a usually fruity like, flavor. The Food and Drug Administration classify e-cigarettes as electronic nico...

The Titanic: a supersized shipwreck

The Titanic: a supersized shipwreck

Kailynn Shaw, Editor

August 27, 2019

Ever wondered about the Titanic, it sunk to the bottom of the sea, there is a movie about the ship and that's all people really know about it. Recently the famous ship was investigated after 14 years of it just sitting 4,000 meters below the surface. The ship was found by a group of scientist, ...

2020 Summer Olympics

2020 Summer Olympics

Ellena Aimes

May 23, 2019

The Olympics is a very large and well-known competition of both summer and winter sports. This summer Olympics is highly anticipated as it gets closer. Not only does the Summer Olympics have many sports that vary from Archery to Judo, but this upcoming Olympics has also added five new sports to its roster;...

Cover Conspiracy Crisis: Varsity Blues Admissions Scandal

Cover Conspiracy Crisis: Varsity Blues Admissions Scandal

Max Brabham, Reporter

April 25, 2019

What Happened For high school students, ivy league college seems like a pipe dream. Recently, though, a scandal has been uncovered in which hundreds of wealthy families have bribed their way through admissions and gotten their kids accepted. “It kind of adds a layer of doubt to college admissions and...

Bloody Knuckles: The Story of RaNiya Wright and the U.S’s Bullying Problem

Bloody Knuckles: The Story of RaNiya Wright and the U.S’s Bullying Problem

Elena Horton, Reporter

April 25, 2019

"Ugly," "yo' mama broke," "you like girls." These were statements said to RaNiya Wright by another girl in her class who antagonized her. These were the statements that caused Wright to fight back. These were the statements that killed her. The first thing to know about this situation is that RaNiya...

Deep, Dark, Dastardly: The Dark Web and its Origins

Deep, Dark, Dastardly: The Dark Web and its Origins

Elena Horton, Reporter

March 25, 2019

“It wasn’t going to be a box of flowers,” said two men involved in a bomb plot. Michael James Young Jr., a 31 year old inmate who is currently serving a 50 year prison sentence, attempted to assassinate his ex-wife by ordering a bomb via the dark web on February, 28th, 2019.   &n...

Pants on Fyre; Fyre Festival Disaster

Amara Houck, Reporter

February 22, 2019

In 2017, a big music festival- advertised to be bigger than Coachella- was announced by a businessman, Billy McFarland, and Rapper, Ja Rule. It was to be set in May/April and was to be extremely extravagant with the whole event set in the Bahamas, large and beautiful Villas, five-star meals, and just...

Walled Up: Why The Government Shutdown was Unnecessary

Walled Up: Why The Government Shutdown was Unnecessary

Elena Horton, Reporter

February 20, 2019

800,000. That's how many employees, both critical and non-critical, were directly effected by the shutdown. 50,000. That's how many were called back without pay in the middle of the shutdown. One. That's how many people were directly responsible for the longest government shutdown in U.S History. What Is a Go...

Heart Hemorrhage: American Consumers and Valentine’s Day

Heart Hemorrhage: American Consumers and Valentine’s Day

Elena Horton, Reporter

February 20, 2019

The American economy loves holidays. Valentine's day seems to be one of the more expensive ones though. However, as of recently, there's been a decrease in people who've chosen to participate in the holiday. Compared to a decade ago, at 60%, only 51% of consumers expect to treat their sweethearts or themselves to valentine's day treats, according t...

Clear Bag Policy

Clear Bag Policy

Elena Hortan, Editor in Chief

November 20, 2018

Richland School District Two is implementing a “Clear Bag” entry procedure for to all winter varsity sporting events to take effect at the beginning of the regular season.  This proactive measure is part of the districts efforts to continue to improve and advance safety and security measures. Th...

Donuts not brains- Zombie Coffee & Donuts

Donuts not brains- Zombie Coffee & Donuts

Ellena Aimes, Reporter

November 13, 2018

You may know of Krispy Kreme, Dunkin Donuts or even Duck Donuts, but a new cafe has opened up in the downtown Columbia area called Zombie Coffee and Donuts, A cafe that was founded in Georgia but is relatively new to Columbia. "Zombie is actually hands-on," Malaysia Tyler, shift manager said, "It'...