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Democratic Primary Update

Tristyn Smith, Web Editor

March 2, 2020

The Democratic primaries are hotly contested. Many candidates are working hard for the nomination, but only one will receive the nomination at the Democratic National Convention to go on and face the incumbent: President Donald...

No-go in the Congo

Ash Stickann, Entertainment Editor

March 2, 2020

Since August of 2018, the Congo has been terrorized by an Ebola outbreak that has taken the lives of over 3,000 people. Ebola is a virus spread purely through bodily fluids, and the probability of contracting it after coming ...

Carnival catastrophe

Alex Kitchell, Marketing Coordinator

March 2, 2020

On Monday, February 24, 2020, a carnival procession was underway in Volkmarsen, Germany to celebrate Mardi Gras. Families were out in the town of around 7,000 people, which is just 175 miles southwest of Berlin.  This is one of ...

Ring of fire

Hannah Thomas, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2020

The lost continent of Zealandia hides clues to the Ring of Fire's birth. The hidden undersea continent of Zealandia underwent an upheaval at the time of the birth of the Pacific Ring of Fire.  Zealandia is a chunk of continental crust ne...

Coronavirus crisis

Hannah Thomas, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2020

In recent global news, the spread of a new virus has caused everybody to be on high alert. The CDC is closely monitoring a respiratory disease caused by a new Coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, ...

Bankrupt Boy Scouts

Tristyn Smith, Web Editor

March 2, 2020

Following many sexual abuse allegations and more than 50 years of cover-ups, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Chapter 11 bankruptcy is the act of liquidating one’s assets and debts to es...

Award-winning debate team

Hannah Thomas, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2020

The mission statement of the debate team states, “The Jay Debate Team is a group of ethical professionals focused on pursuing excellence through helping themselves and others in all their personal, academic, and debate endeavors....

Jays playing at new heights

Noah Holt, Art Editor

February 4, 2020

In the state of Missouri, there is a conference known as the Missouri Music Educators Association or the MMEA. The MMEA is a massive conference with 3,000 educators from band, choir, orchestra, Kindergarten and all the way up...

Taal volcanic eruption

Hannah Thomas, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2020

On January 12, at 2:30 pm, Taal - an island around 60 kilometers south of the capital Manila - started ejecting lava and blew a giant plume of rock fragments, known as tephra, up to 15 kilometers high. Ash traveled as far as 70...

Tragedy strikes Puerto Rico again

Michelle Grant, Opinion Editor

February 4, 2020

Right before 9 a.m. on January 11, an earthquake of magnitude 5.9 rocked Puerto Rico’s southwestern coast. This wasn’t the first earthquake that has devastated the island in recent months. Unfortunately, it most likely will not be the ...

Australia burns

Blakelee Sutton, Featured News Editor

February 4, 2020

In October of 2019, a bolt of lightning struck the grounds of Gospers Mountain in New South Wales, Australia. The country suffered from several consecutive winters that saw little to no rain, and the result was a dry area of la...

Ukraine plane downed

Alex Kitchell, Marketing Coordinator

February 4, 2020

On January 8, 2020, news broke of the crash of the Boeing 737-800 flight 752 when leaving Tehran headed to Kiev. The flight never made it. The plane fell to the ground early in the morning, leading to the deaths of all 176 p...

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