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Under Pandemic

COVID-19 through 2020
Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter January 29, 2021

Since March of last year, the world has been dealing with a lot of stress due to COVID-19, which became the highlight of 2020. This pandemic has kept us all inside and distanced from society for almost...

Jill Biden Visits Columbia on Eve of Missouri Primary

Jill Biden Visits Columbia on Eve of Missouri Primary

The former Second Lady spoke on hot issues and rallied voters to support her husband in the primaries.
Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor March 9, 2020

On the eve of Missouri’s 2020 Democratic primary election, former Second Lady of the United States, doctor Jill Biden visited Columbia’s Recreation center, the ARC, to rally voters and sway support...

A High School Student's Guide to the Democratic Candidates

A High School Student’s Guide to the Democratic Candidates

Missouri's primary elections will take place on March 10, 2020.
Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor March 9, 2020

The 2020 Presidential Primary election is coming  quickly and voters in Missouri have until March 10th to make their decision for who to support in the nomination process. With two candidates for the...

Hosni Mubarak passes away

The former president of the Arab Republic of Egypt has died at the age of 91.
Aaron Melville, Copy Editor February 25, 2020

On the day of Feb. 25 in Cairo, Egypt, the former President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Hosni Mubarak passed away at the age of 91 years old.    Mubarak was born on May 4, 1928 in Kafr El-Musaylhah,...

Sunkha Kimhang watches a WW III TikTok on his phone.

“World War III” TikToks, Explained

Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor February 21, 2020

President Donald Trump rang in the new decade with a surprising military decision that has not only sparked debate among Americans and the larger political community, but has inspired a plethora of new...

A Brief Explanation of the Iowa Caucus

Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor February 21, 2020

As a mainstay of the United States election process, the Iowa Caucus attracts thousands of politicians, reporters, and voters’ attention to the Midwest. But what even is the Iowa Caucus, and why is it...

“Servant of the People” Review

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymir Zelensky started his career with a lackluster sitcom.
Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor February 21, 2020

“Servant of the People” isn’t a good show. It follows Vasyl Petrovich Holoborodko, a plain Ukrainian school teacher that gets thrusted into becoming the president of his country. The production value...

Generation Z Takes on Politics

The youngest generation is beginning to be politically active on the brink of the 2020 election.
Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor February 21, 2020

Generation Z is gaining quite the reputation for getting their news from social media, influencers, and YouTube. This trope goes hand-in-hand with the notion that the latest crop of voters are disconnected,...

Iranians protest in Tehran

Protests erupt in the Iranian capital after military actions lead to the crash of a passenger jet and over 170 deaths.
Aaron Melville, Copy Editor February 18, 2020

In the last month, civil unrest has erupted in Tehran, the capital city of Iran, over the recent actions of the Iranian government and takedown of Ukrainian International Airlines (UIA) flight 752 bound...

Brexit

The United Kingdom has left the European Union
Aaron Melville, Copy Editor February 18, 2020

Four years after the start of the “Brexit” (British Exit) initiative the United Kingdom has finally left the European Union (EU). The United Kingdom has been a part of the EU since 1973, so what does...

Deadline to vote in MO presidential primary election approaches

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor-in-Chief February 9, 2020

With the Iowa Caucus coming to an end, citizens are now looking forward to primary elections. If you haven't registered to vote, the registration deadline for the March 10 presidential primary election...

Iowa Caucus Garners Excitement from Voters, Discontent from Candidates

Iowa Caucus Garners Excitement from Voters, Discontent from Candidates

The 2020 Iowa Caucus culminated months of preparation for candidates and voters in a controversial manner.
Ava Kitzi, Copy Editor February 7, 2020

As a mainstay of the United States election process, the Iowa Caucus attracts thousands of politicians, reporters, and voters’ attention to the Midwest. But what even is the Iowa Caucus, and why is it...

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