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Rick Astley in the music video for hit song Never Gonna Give You Up

The History of Rickrolling

Muirelle P, Reporter May 27, 2022

Rick Astley’s 21st-century revival of the forgotten 80s hit, “Never Gonna Give You Up,” manifested itself into one of the most popular internet memes. The infamous beginning drum beats and 80s synths...

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Scientists Are Using Gene-Editing Technology To Create Hypoallergenic Cats

Michelle S., Editor May 27, 2022

Cats have been our trusted friends throughout human history, from the homes of Ancient Egypt to the homes of modern-day millennials. However, for the 20% of people who are allergic to feline pets, that...

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Teen Asks Elon Musk For 50k to Delete Twitter Bot

Donald D., Reporter May 27, 2022

Back in June of 2020, Jack Sweeney, a nineteen-year-old freshman studying at the University of Central Florida, wrote a program that tracked the flights of billionaire Elon Musk. Shortly after, he also...

Virtual kidnapping is where scammers call loved ones demanding money for someone they kidnapped, when the kidnapped person may be perfectly safe.

What is Virtual Kidnapping?

Melody S., Reporter May 24, 2022

Almost everyone has heard of the saying “stranger danger,” especially when it pertains to kidnapping. Though the word “kidnapping” may allude to the mental image of a dark-dressed masked individual...

As the competition to become doctors becomes fiercer than ever, some have resorted to cheating to pass these exams.

An Indian Medical Student Was Caught With An Implanted Device In His Ear

Jonah V., Reporter May 24, 2022

On February 21, 2022, a shocking scandal occurred at a college in Indore, India. This particular Monday, an anonymous Indian medical student was caught before an exam with a Bluetooth device surgically...

The finding of the 8000-year-old mummies led scientists to believe people who lived in Portugal mummified people before the Egyptians did.

The 8000-Year-Old Human Remains

Jesse K., Editor May 24, 2022

About 60 years ago, an archaeologist took photos of numerous skeletons buried in 8000-year-old graves in Sado Valley, Portugal. A new analysis of these skeletons led to the discovery that led to the conclusion...

Escort carriers such as USS Casablanca, pictured here, are named after sounds, bays, islands, and famous American battles.

USS Los Angeles, California, and Narwhal: How U.S. Navy Ships are Named During World War II

The Kiet H., Editor May 24, 2022

By the end of the Second World War, the United States had 6,768 commissioned ships, making its navy the largest in the world. Its entire fleet comprised 70% of the world's naval tonnage and was twice the...

Due to soaring gas prices, illegal gas scandals are on the rise.

Four Florida men arrested after hacking gas pumps

Jason C., Editor May 24, 2022

Even though the war between Russia and Ukraine is raging halfway across the world in Europe, the effects are still influencing Americans. The war has unintentionally increased gas prices in America to...

An image of a basilosaurus, whose species originally walked on land.

36 Million Year Old Fossil Found

Ronnie C., Editor May 24, 2022

A 36 million-year-old fossil was recently discovered in the Peruvian desert by a group of paleontologists. The remains of a prehistoric whale were found in Peru’s Ocucaje Desert, once being a predator...

Classic fairy tales such as Little Red Riding Hood were much darker before being revised by the Brothers Grimm.

The Dark Origins of the Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Emma W., Editor May 9, 2022

Fairy tales are all very well-known children’s stories. Tales such as Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty are some of the first stories that children hear, filled with magic, wicked stepmothers,...

The Black and White Sneaker Bandit is one of many bank robbers, so everyone must be careful in these types of environments.

FBI Looking For ‘Black and White Sneaker Bandit’

Isaac Y., Reporter May 9, 2022

Bank robberies are more common than one might think. When someone robs a bank, they are usually in disguise, but a recent robber known as the ‘Black and White Sneaker Bandit’ did not have any sort...

The logo of the CIA, who is responsible for creating the heart attack gun.

A Heart Attack Gun Created by the CIA

Nisha A., Editor May 9, 2022

In 1975, a great deal of unregulated CIA activity came to an enormous halt after almost thirty years. After what happened during the Watergate Scandal, public interest in intelligence agencies suddenly...

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