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Caucus Season Kicks Off in Iowa Tonight

Caucus Season Kicks Off in Iowa Tonight

Camryn Church, Editor

February 3, 2020

The United States looks to Iowa on Monday, Feb. 3, as the nation’s first caucus kicks off. As the Iowa caucus is the first in the country, it sets an example for other states. A caucus is when voters from all 1,774 Iowa voting precincts meet to elect delegates to the county conventions. Caucus-goer...

On the Brink of War?

On the Brink of War?

Camryn Church, Editor

January 10, 2020

Tensions are high after President Donald Trump gave the orders to assassinate Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani. Iran’s response was sending missiles to two Iraqi military bases, which were hosting United States forces. No one was injured in the attacks against the United States. House of Repr...

Australia Taken Over by Bushfires

Australia Taken Over by Bushfires

Grace Clay, Editor

January 9, 2020

Over the course of the last several months, Australia has been affected by terrible fires. Since last week, the fires have gotten worse. According to BBC, Australia has had “record-breaking heat and months of severe drought.” These fires started burning in September, but they have become worse o...

Beauty Icon James Charles Rises to Fame

Beauty Icon James Charles Rises to Fame

Kayla Mauk and Callie Richter

May 21, 2018

Not only is James Charles 17 years old and not yet graduated from high school, he was also named the world’s first-ever male ambassador for American cosmetic brand CoverGirl in 2016. As a young teen, Charles built a beauty empire with the YouTube videos he created at home, most notably his entertai...

Opioid Epidemic Continues in the US

Opioid Epidemic Continues in the US

Alex Harper and Katie Schmitt

April 27, 2018

Opioids have taken over as a quick way to get high in America. There are several types of opioids, both legal and illegal. Some examples include heroin, codeine, morphine, fentanyl and oxycodone. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “All opioids are chemically related and interact with opioi...

Creston High School Students Disciplined for Offensive Post

Creston High School Students Disciplined for Offensive Post

Shelby Pelzer, Lead Editor

September 8, 2017

Several Creston students are facing national media backlash after a photo of five males wearing white hoods while waving a confederate flag was posted on Twitter. Creston's principal, Bill Messerole, told the associated press that the students involved "have been disciplined" but the specific discipline...

U.S. Strikes Syria

U.S. Strikes Syria

John McConkey

April 7, 2017

On Thursday, April 6, the U.S. president Donald Trump ordered a military strike on the Syrian regime.  This was in response to an attack by Syria on the rebel held town of Khan Sheikhun, that ended up killing 80 people.  People were shocked to see images of the aftermath of Syria’s attack that left c...

Trumping AHS

Trumping AHS

Logan Templeton

March 10, 2017

Anybody who knows me can positively say I don’t know my facts when it comes to politics and presidents. It just so happens that I don’t know which president or policy does/did what. For example, I said that JFK was the one in the wheelchair when in reality it was Ronald Reagan who in reality was New Y...

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