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Recent Rise in Tensions with North Korea

Recent Rise in Tensions with North Korea

Yezzen Alrawi, Staff Writer

May 11, 2019

North Korea has had its place in news over the past few years outlining what seems like an endless rise in tensions between the Hermit Kingdom and the U.S. Recently there has yet another addition to the list of grievances. On May 4 of this year, the North Korean military tested two more short-range ...

Recent Rise in Tensions with North Korea

Recent Rise in Tensions with North Korea

Yezzen Alrawi, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019

North Korea has had its place in news over the past few years outlining what seems like an endless rise in tensions between the Hermit Kingdom and the U.S. Recently there has yet another addition to the list of grievances. On May 4 of this year, the North Korean military tested two more short-range ...

New Anti-LGBT Laws Passed in Brunei

New Anti-LGBT Laws Passed in Brunei

Mary Kate Machi, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019

A few weeks ago, Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah passed a number of anti-LGBT laws that make members of the LGBT community in Brunei liable to both physical and legal punishment. Before these laws, homosexuality was illegal, and the punishment was up to 10 years in prison. Now, some of the even...

School Implements Dress Code for Parents

School Implements Dress Code for Parents

Mary Kate Machi, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019

A few days ago, principal Carlotta Otley Brown of James Madison High School in Houston, Texas implemented a dress code required for all parents coming into the school. Among the articles of clothing not allowed is pajamas, hair bonnets, shower caps, hair rollers, low-cut tops, leggings, ripped jean...

Asbury United Methodist Supports LGBT

Asbury United Methodist Supports LGBT

Casey Chang, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019

In early April the Asbury United Methodist Church proudly hung up the gay flag showing support for the LGBT community. Even with the current debate of the the United Methodist Church allowing gay members, clergy, and rights was taken to vote back in February. Around two months ago in February the Church...

Time to Take Concussions Seriously

Time to Take Concussions Seriously

Savana Sadler, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

Concussions are a very major injury that many don't take seriously. It is an injury that could have long lasting effects on your brain and life if not properly treated. A concussion is a mild form of traumatic brain injury that affects how your brain functions. Concussions occur as the result of a blow...

Donversity Week –Junior & Senior Perspective

Nidhi Patel, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

Undoubtedly, the most exciting week of the school year is Donversity. Donversity week takes place in March, where students and teachers celebrate the diversity at Amador. Everyone is unique and we all come from different backgrounds. Donversity week helps highlight those differences and bring about acceptance. ...

March Recap

March Recap

Casey Chang and Mary Kate Machi

March 29, 2019

March is a wonderful time of year that, with the end of winter, leads to many interesting things, such as Lent season, Saint Patrick's Day, and International Women’s Day, among many others. From the beginning of March to the end there are many celebrations, one of them being Lent. Lent is a Chr...

New Zealand Bans Assault Rifles After Tragedy

Sara Sanguinetti, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

Hours after a gunman shot and killed 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand’s prime minister promised to tighten gun control and possibly ban semi-automatic weapons. It has only been a week and the country is already in the process of reforming their gun laws. Prime minister Jacinda...

Student Sues School After It Bans Unvaccinated Students

Student Sues School After It Bans Unvaccinated Students

Sara Sanguinetti, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

Jerome Kunkel, a high school senior from Walton, Kentucky, is suing his local health department after it banned unvaccinated students from going to school and participating in school related activities. In mid March, the Northern Kentucky Health Department put out a statement banning children who di...

NASA Announces Meteor Explosion

Sara Sanguinetti, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

Unbeknownst to the whole world, an extreme cosmic event took place months ago. A new report from NASA announced that a meteor exploded over Russia last December with the force of ten atomic bombs. Although the blast occurred months ago, the knowledge that it happened wasn’t released until late March...

Jennette McCurdy– Her Story & Struggle With Anorexia Impacts Girls Everywhere

Jennette McCurdy– Her Story & Struggle With Anorexia Impacts Girls Everywhere

Elizabeth Kostalnick, Page Editor

March 26, 2019

Earlier this March, a surprising essay written by Jennette McCurdy surfaced on the Huffington Post. Jennette McCurdy, widely known for her role as “Sam” in “iCarly”, wrote an impactful essay regarding her struggle with multiple eating disorders growing up. “My disordered eating started when I was 1...

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