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Former ISIS fighters attempt to return to the United States

Mercer Sullivan, Staff Writer

March 23, 2019

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After tensions were decreasing between the United States and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), some of its members are attempting to return home to the US. They chose to flee the US after being influenced by ISIS’s wi...

Nun abuse rocks church

Nun abuse rocks church

March 23, 2019

Venezuela update

Jack Holbrook, Staff Writer

March 23, 2019

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It has been close to one year since the controversial re-election of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro in May of 2018, and the ongoing turmoil has worsened their socioeconomic crisis. Venezuela recently reached a record high inflation rate of 2,690,...

Trump’s Wall: Already Causing Problems

Kimia Ashraf, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

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On August 23, 2018, the US Senate approved an $850 billion spending bill that funded the Department of Defense, Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services. On September 18, $1.6 billion was set aside for Trump’s border w...

Confederate statue causes controversy

George Binkley, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

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On January 13, 2019,  a large group of protesters gathered at the confederate statue on the corner of Fourth street and Liberty street in Winston-Salem to advocate for its removal, claiming it is a symbol of racism, hate and slav...

State of the Union causes mixed reactions

Liam Sherman, News Editor

February 28, 2019

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On Tuesday February 5, President Donald Trump fulfilled his constitutional obligation to update the Congress on the state of our union. But in the weeks leading up to it, the speech seemed to be in jeopardy. The President was ori...

Divisions grow in Venezuela over Presidential Elections

Isaac Cooper, Design Editor

February 28, 2019

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The elections to decide Venezuela’s next president occurred in May 2018.  President Nicolás Maduro was re-elected for another term. However, Maduro’s rival during the election, Juan Guaído, has contested the legitimacy of t...

R. Kelly docuseries brings troubling history to light

Megan Curling, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2019

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On January 3, 2019, Lifetime aired the first of six episodes in the Surviving R. Kelly docuseries, shining a light on the numerous sexual abuse allegations surrounding the hip hop and R&B artist. Spanning the course of th...

Brexit Update

Brexit Update

February 23, 2019

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