Obama’s Pick for the Supreme Court Justice

Obama’s Pick for the Supreme Court Justice

Jafira Johnson

April 1, 2016


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When Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away at age 79, on Saturday April 9th, politicians questioned the morals of Obama possibly nominating another Supreme Court justice. Many politicians believe that it would be unethical for President Obama to nominate and appoint judges, with the consent...

Trump and Clinton Tuesday

Jafira Johnson

March 17, 2016


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The 2016 presidential election has been characterized by name calling and anti-immigrant rhetoric.  Amidst all this chaos, on March 1st, twelve states casted their votes and selected who they felt deserved to represent their political party in November’s general election. The results from the March ...

How Leanna Wen is Saving Baltimore

How Leanna Wen is Saving Baltimore

Lauren Spielman

March 10, 2016


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In January of 2015, Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake appointed acclaimed author and Ted Talk speaker Leanna Wen as Baltimore City Health Commissioner. In her first year in office, Wen has made more of an impact than others have in years in her position. See below for a list of her accompl...

A Step Towards Gun Control

A Step Towards Gun Control

Jafira Johnson

February 12, 2016


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In 2015, the United States experienced 372 mass shootings. This is more shootings than days in a year. The massacre of innocent lives due to gun violence has been prevalent in American society for many years. This recent surge in gun violence has not gone unnoticed by both supporters and opponents...

Lessons We Can Learn From the Paris Attacks

Lessons We Can Learn From the Paris Attacks

Lauren Spielman

December 23, 2015


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The world was in a state of shock on November 13, the night of the seven coordinated attacks that resulted in the deaths of at least 130 people in Paris. Countries around the world have expressed solidarity with the victims of the attacks by adorning their most famous landmarks with France’s national...

What Makes COP21 So Important?

What Makes COP21 So Important?

Jafira Johnson

December 23, 2015


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Here in Towson, the temperature inconsistency has not gone unnoticed. Sadly, this weather phenomena isn’t specific to Maryland- it’s happening on a global level. A global issue like climate change requires input from various countries and leaders. In an effort to tackle the budding climate change...

Cloning Endangered and Extinct Animals: A Mammoth of an Issue

Cloning Endangered and Extinct Animals: A Mammoth of an Issue

Patrick Hutson

December 21, 2015


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Imagine that sometime in the near future you’ll be able to take your children to see a wooly mammoth on a jaunt to the local zoo. Fantastic? Sure. Unlikely? Well, possibly. Impossible? Not at all. Planet Earth is now trapped in the middle of a mass extinction; roughly 10,000 to 20,000 species of...

Who’s Got the Power?

Who’s Got the Power?

Patrick Hutson

December 21, 2015


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We Americans are always worried about our place in the world. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the United States has held its position as the only world superpower, the most powerful nation on the planet, but we’re always fearing that we’ll be usurped. We commonly refer to China as...

Ahmed’s Clock

Ahmed’s Clock

Jafira Johnson

October 13, 2015


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Have you ever worked really hard and something and you want your teacher’s feedback on it? Did your teacher praise you for your work, or did they give you some constructive criticism on how you could improve? When fourteen year old Ahmed Mohammed went to his teacher for some advice on his clock, he...

The Price of Sacrifice Day

The Price of Sacrifice Day

Emily Turner

October 10, 2015


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On the eve of September 23rd to the early morning of the 24th, all Muslim families celebrate Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice. Celebrators are required to wear their finest clothes and perform a special prayer. The ceremony is ended by multiple affluent citizens sacrificing their best domestic animals,...

News Reporter and Cameraman Shot Dead

News Reporter and Cameraman Shot Dead

Zaniah Robinson

October 9, 2015


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Virginia TV news reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were shot dead during a live interview August 29th, Wednesday morning. This incident has made headlines and shocked media across the nation. The man who killed the two journalists during the live broadcast was no stranger to WDBJ-TV....

I for One Welcome Our Reptilian Overlords

I for One Welcome Our Reptilian Overlords

Patrick Hutson

September 25, 2015


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We’ve all heard a conspiracy theory or two. Aliens are contained in Area 51, the moon landing was a hoax, etc. You’ve heard them a million times and they’re beginning to wear thin. “Where can I find amusing fresh conspiracy theories?” you cry. Well, you’re in luck. I’ve searched the...

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