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The Green Ridge Recycling Program

The Green Ridge Recycling Program

Calysta Goodwin, Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2019

The Green Ridge Recycling Program, which launched on March 9th of this year, has seen overwhelming success here at East Ridge. The program was undertaken by the Student Government Association and spearheaded by the student body president, Najee Rodriguez, who had the idea after desiring to act against...

Re-Surging Teacher Strikes

Re-Surging Teacher Strikes

Zavier Jobe, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

In 2018, teachers strikes were just one of many protest movements that swept across the nation. In states such as West Virginia and Oklahoma, teacher unions voted to walk out on strike. They began in February of 2018, when teachers in West Virginia voted to walk out statewide and protest for higher w...

Third Trimester Abortion Bill

Third Trimester Abortion Bill

Tyler Kieft, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

Virginia Delegate, Kathy Tran has recently been brought to the attention of many conservative and liberal activists due to a bill that she brought to the floor of the House of Delegates last month. Concerning third-trimester abortions, the law reignited the debate of whether the loosening of restrictions...

The Crisis in Venezuela Explained

The Crisis in Venezuela Explained

Zavier Jobe, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

Recently, there has been a lot of focus on the crisis in Venezuela from the media and the U.S. government. This comes after the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly, Juan Guaido, declared himself interim president on January 23rd. Tensions further escalated when the U.S. government offici...

Sebring Bank Shooting

Sebring Bank Shooting

Tyler Kieft, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

On the morning of January 23, 2019 at 12:36 p.m. authorities were contacted about a shooting at a SunTrust bank in Sebring, Florida, which left five people dead in the wakes of a killer. The call was made by the man himself, Zephen Xaver, stating “I have shot five people,” before barricading himself...

Measles Outbreak Spreads Through US

Measles Outbreak Spreads Through US

Nayla Delgado, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019

Though many have believed the Measles disease to be eradicated in the United States, the recent resurgence of outbreaks has been a cause for concern nationwide. There are over a hundred cases of the measles across ten states as currently reported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Washing...

Female Directors Excluded from Oscar Nominations

Female Directors Excluded from Oscar Nominations

Nayla Delgado, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

Last Tuesday, upon the announcement of the 2019 Academy Awards nominations, many were quick to notice an ongoing trend in the ‘best director’ category—a lack of female directors. This news was disappointing to many Oscars fans that were hoping to see improvement of representation despite the Oscars...

The Future of Climate Change

The Future of Climate Change

Sophie Davis, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019

With the urgency of climate change on the rise, politicians and scientists alike fear the point of no return. The increasing global temperature has brought along with it concerns about ocean levels, energy production, and carbon emissions. Climate scientists have estimated that the tipping point is withi...

Chinese Geneticist Alters Embryonic Cells

Chinese Geneticist Alters Embryonic Cells

Sophie Davis, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019

Close to the end of 2018, Chinese geneticist, He Jiankui, used gene editing technology to forever alter the world of genetics. While his work proves revolutionary, it has also sparked great controversy throughout the scientific community. Human genome editing is currently a developing science which look...

Amazon’s Dead Baby Incident

Amazon’s Dead Baby Incident

Tyler Kieft, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019

Amazon.com, Inc. is the biggest company on the Internet and the most valuable public company in the world, even topping Apple and Alphabet Inc. (Google). Known best for their focus on technology and the online market, it’s hard to be an Internet user who is unaware of the company’s presence. With...

Actions for Climate Change

Actions for Climate Change

Tyler Kieft, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019

Over the past century, industrialization has progressed tremendously, which is thought by many to be causing much change to the world’s climate and environment. Some changes are caused by the chopping down of forests for industrial gain, the endangerment of animals by poachers and fishermen, and other...

Corruption and Cloning — The Nigerian President

Corruption and Cloning — The Nigerian President

Tyler Kieft, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018

Muhammadu Buhari is the 15th President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, having been sworn into office on May 29, 2015. He’s one of many presidents to have some correlation to the Nigerian Army, as Nigeria is greatly known for being primarily controlled by the military rather than any government...

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