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Democrats Gain Senate Majority After Georgia Runoff

Democrats Gain Senate Majority After Georgia Runoff

Ava Kahn December 15, 2022

The Midterm elections have finally come to an end after Georgia’s Senate runoff election. Democrat Raphael Warnock beat Republican Herschel Walker by around 100,000 votes. This runoff took place because...

Floral tributes are placed in memory of the victims after a mass shooting at the Club Q gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S., November 20, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Mohatt

Colorado Night Club Shooting

Ava Kahn December 15, 2022

On November 19, 2022, a twenty-two-year-old man, Anderson Lee Aldrich, opened fire in an LGBTQ club in Colorado. Aldrich killed five people and injured at least 19 others. A retired army major was at the...

How Did Football Start an Actual War?

How Did Football Start an Actual War?

Vince Kim December 12, 2022

The final whistle signaled the end of regulation at 2-2 between Honduras and El Salvador in Mexico City Azteca Stadium on June 27, 1969. Qualification for the 1970 Mexico World Cup was at stake in this...

NFL Update: Josh Jacobs Walk-Off TD, AFC Title Contenders, Justin Jefferson Breaks Another Record

NFL Update: Josh Jacobs Walk-Off TD, AFC Title Contenders, Justin Jefferson Breaks Another Record

Vince Kim December 12, 2022

Raiders Josh Jacobs Ends 300-yard game with walk-off TD in OT Weaving through the right side of the O-line, Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs burst for a huge 86-yard TD run to end the game in OT against...

Moroccan En-Nesyri jumps a record 9.1 ft(218 cm) to score the only goal in the game against Portugal

World Cup Quarter-Finals Thrill

Vince Kim and Sanjay Palta-Hill December 12, 2022

Morocco’s Legendary World Cup Run Continues Into Semi-Finals An African nation to win the prestigious World Cup? Indeed, Morocco may write this stunning narrative after becoming the first African...

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...

U.S. and Iran Tensions with the World Cup and Protests

U.S. and Iran Tensions with the World Cup and Protests

Jonathan Buscher December 12, 2022

Prior to the U.S. v. Iran soccer match of the World Cup’s Group B on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, the United States Soccer Federation decided to display the Iranian flag on social media without the Islamic...

Nevada Bear Destroys Inflatable Rudolph Decoration

Nevada Bear Destroys Inflatable Rudolph Decoration

Jonathan Buscher December 12, 2022

On Saturday, November 26, one of the last things that Dave Lester expected to see on his Ring security camera was a bear mauling his newly erected holiday decorations. A man from Zephyr Cove, part of the...

Grandmother Shares 7th Thanksgiving Dinner With Randomly Texted Stranger

Grandmother Shares 7th Thanksgiving Dinner With Randomly Texted Stranger

Jonathan Buscher December 12, 2022

In 2016, a unique friendship formed between Wanda Dench, a grandmother, and the then 17-year-old Jamal Hinton after a texting snafu in Mesa, Arizona. The first accidental text was sent to Hinton saying...

Grandma Takes Notes on Marvel Movies to Connect With Grandchildren

Grandma Takes Notes on Marvel Movies to Connect With Grandchildren

Jonathan Buscher December 12, 2022

The Marvel Cinematic Universe: A beloved movie franchise that has grown to enormous proportions since the release of Iron Man in May of 2008, as it now spans 14 years and 30 films with the recent Black...

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