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Back and Forth with Elon Musks Twitter Verification Plan

Back and Forth with Elon Musk’s Twitter Verification Plan

Jonathan Buscher November 22, 2022

  Following legal controversy regarding Elon Musk’s plan to purchase Twitter for around $44 billion dollars, and his resulting backing out from the deal, the billionaire was eventually pressured...

Threats Targeting U.S. Congress Members on the Rise

Threats Targeting U.S. Congress Members on the Rise

Jonathan Buscher November 22, 2022

Across partisan lines, members of the U.S. Congress are receiving an increasing number of confrontations and threats by members of society, especially following the events of January 6th, 2021. Especially...

Math and Reading Test Scores Drop

Math and Reading Test Scores Drop

Ava Kahn November 13, 2022

Math and reading scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress of 2022 have had the steepest decline ever recorded. This test is often referred to as the nation’s report card. It sampled...

New Study Shows Americans are Increasingly Getting News From TikTok

New Study Shows Americans are Increasingly Getting News From TikTok

Jonathan Buscher November 11, 2022

TikTok, the unique children’s dancing app turned social media, has now turned to become a major news source for many Americans, particularly among younger generations.  According to data from a survey...

Trump Organization on Trial for Criminal Tax Fraud

Trump Organization on Trial for Criminal Tax Fraud

Alexandra Saffman November 11, 2022

This past October, the Trump Organization, owned by former President Donald Trump, has been under criminal trial in New York, accused of paying executives off the books through untaxed perks over the past...

Former President Trump Subpoenaed for January 6th Hearings

Former President Trump Subpoenaed for January 6th Hearings

Jonathan Buscher November 11, 2022

As part of the recent investigation into the events of the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last year, former President Donald Trump was issued a subpoena by the House Committee on Friday,...

Herschel Walker, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia, flashes a police badge as he speak to supporters during a campaign rally Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Herschel Walker: Pro-Life or Pro-Convenience?

Alexandra Saffman October 28, 2022

In Georgia, a tight race between incumbent Raphael Warnock (D) and former football player Herschel Walker (R), could swing the Senate into Republican hands. Trump-backed Walker has emerged as an appealing...

Midterm Elections in the United States

Midterm Election Craze

Ava Kahn October 27, 2022

With less than two weeks until the midterm election day, voter interest has reached an all-time high. 57% of voters say that these midterm elections are more important than any other they have voted for...

Controversy by Kanye West

Controversy by Kanye West

Ava Kahn October 27, 2022

Kanye West, now known as Ye, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and fashion designer. He has drawn a lot of criticism due to his political statements in recent years. For example,...

Elon Musk Under Legal Pressure With Twitter Deal

Elon Musk Under Legal Pressure With Twitter Deal

Jonathan Buscher October 27, 2022

Elon Musk, one of the richest individuals on the planet, recently had a lawsuit filed against him by Twitter after a rescinded deal to buy the Social Media giant earlier this year.  The process of...

The Dreaded Hurricane Season

The Dreaded Hurricane Season

Ava Kahn October 9, 2022

October is the height of hurricane season; both Hurricane Fiona and Hurricane Ian have already caused massive amounts of destruction this year. Hurricanes tend to occur in the western Caribbean Sea and...

Classified Documents Found at Trumps Mar-a-Lago Estate

Classified Documents Found at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Estate

Jonathan Buscher October 8, 2022

On August 8, 2022, a group of unarmed FBI agents entered former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort home in Palm Beach, Florida as part of a Justice Department probe. Previously, 15 boxes of records...

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