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A photo of part of the Little Saint James Island that features abandoned buildings.

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Epstein Island Situation

Jocelyn Hughes, Staff Writer February 28, 2024

Epstein Island, also known as Little Saint James Island, was owned by billionaire Jeffery Epstein who was accused of sex trafficking on this island. Who was Jeffery Epstein and what did he do? To get...

King Charles on his 75th birthday in Nov. 2023.


King Charles diagnosed with cancer

Cooper Hicks, News Editor February 12, 2024

King Charles III began his rule of England after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth, who ruled as queen for just under 70 years, making her the longest reigning monarch in British history. Additionally,...

Former President Donald Trump holds campaign rally In Rochester, New Hampshire.
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Trump wins the 2024 New Hampshire primary

Cooper Hicks, News Editor February 8, 2024

Former President Donald Trump easily took the win on Jan. 23 at the New Hampshire primary, which makes the certainty of an election rematch with President Joe Biden increasingly likely. Trump’s victory...

An Oakmont student likes Gypsy Rose Blanchard’s Instagram post from the week she was released.

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Viktoriya Rotaru, Social Media Director January 25, 2024

Summary of Blanchard’s incarceration and release  Gypsy Rose Blanchard was a lifetime victim of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a rare form of abuse she received from her mother, Cluaddine “Dee Dee”...

Front entrance of the National Hurricane Center building, taken in 2017.

Hurricane Idalia approaches

Canan Babcock, Staff Writer September 28, 2023

On Aug. 27, Hurricane Idalia was discovered by the National Hurricane Center, making landfall in the early hours of the morning and devastating the areas that it reached. Hurricane Idalia has devastated...

Tribute to Jimmy Buffett when he passed.

The death of Jimmy Buffett

Canan Babcock, Staff Writer September 28, 2023

On Friday, Sept. 1, James William Buffett was pronounced dead.  Born on Dec. 25, 1946, Buffett was exposed to sailing by his grandfather and grew to fall in love with it, referring to himself as a...

Introducing the iOS 17 update and its exciting new features!

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Another Update?

Peyton Anderson, Photo Editor August 31, 2023

Apple announced another update for the iPhone XS generation. iOS 17 is coming this fall! The preview has shown us updates such as live voicemail, catch-up and swipe arrows, video call voicemails, and many...

Well known actors such as Bryan Cranston, Brendan Fraser, Michael Shannon, and Steve Buscemi were all in attendance during the SAG-AFTRA protest in New York. Cranston took a moment to deliver a powerful speech where he calls out Bob Eiger, and demonstrates that “we [writers and actors] will not be having our jobs taken away and given to robots.” 

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Day 100: The strike continues!

Sasha Hulsey, Arts and Entertainment Editor August 30, 2023

On July 14, 73 days after the Writers Guild of America (WGA) went on strike, 160,000 SAG-AFTRA members joined them. This is the first time in 63 years both are joint on the picket lines, and are fighting...

Lahaina Town, Maui architecture. Captured in Feb. 2014.
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Hawaii’s second largest island turned to ash

Cooper Hicks, News Editor August 30, 2023

The island of Maui has been hit with a series of wildfires that have covered the island in smoke, ash, and debris of crumbled housing and businesses. According to the Hawaii Wildfire Management, about...

The area of Plum, Pennsylvania highlighted on map.
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Plum, Pennsylvania home explosion

Goji Diehl, Features Editor August 25, 2023

On the morning of Aug. 12, a home in Plum, Pennsylvania exploded. The explosion resulted in two other houses being leveled and several others in the area damaged. Since the incident, many houses within...

Taylor Swift at the Eras Tour at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on July 28.

Taylor Swift’s “Eras” tour & the US economy

Viktoriya Rotaru, Social Media Editor August 24, 2023

Taylor Swift’s “Eras'' tour stretches across 17 states and five continents with Swift performing at an impressive 131 concerts in total. Despite being in the public sphere since 2006, this tour really...

Following the strike, tons of creative signs have been posted and praised online. Some examples are, “A.I. this sign wrote” poking fun at A.I.’s spotty and flawed writing abilities, “Pay your writers or we’ll spoil ‘Succession’,” and “Hey Amazon, free delivery is your job, not ours!”

Writers strike for equal pay

Sasha Hulsey, Staff Writer June 11, 2023

On May 2, 11,500 members of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) went on strike in Los Angeles, advocating for fair pay. The last time this happened was in November of 2007, where writers stood their ground...

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