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January Editors Note: Hello Second Semester!

January Editor’s Note: Hello Second Semester!

Jonathan Buscher and Ava Kahn January 24, 2023

Hello everyone!    We’re Ava and Jonathan, your Sword & Shield News Editors for the 2022-2023 school year! Spartans, we’ve done it. We’re officially halfway through the school year....

Brazils Capital Stormed on January 8th

Brazil’s Capital Stormed on January 8th

Jonathan Buscher January 22, 2023

Following a victory in the October 30th Brazilian run-off election and subsequent claims of election fraud, the inauguration of newly elected Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Lula) occurred...

Elon Musk Calls for 2018 Shareholder Lawsuit Location Change

Elon Musk Calls for 2018 Shareholder Lawsuit Location Change

Jonathan Buscher January 22, 2023

Elon Musk, the Tesla CEO, SpaceX founder, and tech billionaire, is still in the work of sorting out a financial lawsuit from 2018, amidst major losses from his newest acquisition of Twitter.  On Tuesday,...

Local Indigenous Artist Exposed as White

Local Indigenous Artist Exposed as White

Jonathan Buscher January 22, 2023

Kay LeClaire is an individual who goes by they/them pronouns, identifies as “two-spirit,” an Indigenous term for being non-binary, and has claimed heritage from a variety of different groups, including...

One Citys Grade Cut Students Transfer to MMSD

One City’s Grade Cut Students Transfer to MMSD

Jonathan Buscher January 22, 2023

On Thursday, January 5, One City Preparatory Academy, a private Madison charter school, announced that it would be closing its 9th and 10th-grade programs mid-year due to staffing shortages. Although...

Canadian Police Release List of 10 calls that “Missed the Mark” in 2022

Canadian Police Release List of 10 calls that “Missed the Mark” in 2022

Jonathan Buscher January 22, 2023

The (RCMP), based in the West Canadian province of Saskatchewan, provides crucial services to the community regarding public safety. Within the organization, dispatchers also play an important role...

Gary McKee: The Daily Marathon Runner

Gary McKee: The Daily Marathon Runner

Jonathan Buscher January 22, 2023

Although running is a pastime enjoyed by many around the world, very few run marathons, and even fewer run one every single day. Gary McKee is one of those few; in 2022, he ran a full marathon, all 26.2...

Australia Cuts Almost One-Third of Beach Plastic in Six Years

Australia Cuts Almost One-Third of Beach Plastic in Six Years

Jonathan Buscher January 22, 2023

In a study conducted by the Australian National Science Agency in early 2023, it was determined that the amount of plastic on Australian beaches had declined a full 29% since a prior survey in 2013. The...

Biden Visits US-Mexico Border Amid Controversy Over Immigration Policies

Biden Visits US-Mexico Border Amid Controversy Over Immigration Policies

Vince Kim January 22, 2023

President Joe Biden traveled to the US-Mexico border in El Paso for the first time since taking office, ahead of a Mexico City summit. The visit also comes after Biden announced a new immigration policy...

Bob Iger, Disneys returned CEO

Former Disney CEO Bob Iger Returns

Jonathan Buscher December 12, 2022

Disney, one of the most powerful entertainment corporations in the world, has had major leadership changes over the past few years. In February of 2020, Bob Iger, Disney’s then-CEO, announced that he...

Deadly Earthquakes Strike Indonesia

Deadly Earthquakes Strike Indonesia

Jonathan Buscher December 12, 2022

On Monday, November 21, 2022, a magnitude 5.6 earthquake hit Indonesia in the Cianjur region of West Java, causing excessive damage, death, and injury in the area. This tragedy was then followed by a later...

Black Friday: Transitioning Digitally

Black Friday: Transitioning Digitally

Jonathan Buscher December 12, 2022

As one of the busiest shopping days of the entire year in America, it comes as little surprise that record numbers of sales were recorded on this year’s Black Friday. However, given the eagerness by...

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