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Southern California Fire Burns Over 115,000 Acres

Southern California Fire Burns Over 115,000 Acres

Joshua B., Writer

December 8, 2017


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After extremely dry and windy weather, multiple fires have caused catastrophic damage in Southern California. The largest of these fires is the Thomas fire, which has consumed over 115,000 acres and destroyed over 400 buildings in the Ventura county. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff, Bill Brown, said, “We’re t...

North Korean Missile Test Puts All of US in Range

North Korean Missile Test Puts All of US in Range

Joshua B., Writer

December 4, 2017


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In the most recent North Korean missile test, the distance that their new ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile), the Hwasong-15, flew put the entire US in range of North Korea’s missiles. In addition to this, North Korea’s most powerful nuclear bomb has a yield of 120 kilotons. For comparison, the kilotons of power in both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings combined is only 36. "I’m not...

Supermoon Occurs for the First and Only Time in 2017

Supermoon Occurs for the First and Only Time in 2017

Joshua B., Writer

December 4, 2017


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For the first time in 2017, a supermoon occurred on the night of Sunday, December 3rd, 2017. A supermoon is when the moon is closer in orbit to the Earth, making it appear about 7% larger. This also brightens the moon by about 16%. This supermoon is the first of three consecutive full moon supermoons, with the third one also being a lunar eclipse. When explaining about ...

Stephen Curry Gets Advice from Kobe Bryant

Stephen Curry Gets Advice from Kobe Bryant

Jonas D., Writer

December 3, 2017


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When the Golden State Warriors played the Los Angeles Lakers, Stephen Curry, two-time MVP, played with an injured ring finger on his shooting hand. Even with this setback, he still managed to score enough points to put his team in the lead. Of course, he had to adjust his shooting style to fit his c...

Five Dead after Northern California Shooting

Five Dead after Northern California Shooting

Joshua B., Writer

November 17, 2017


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A gunman identified as Kevin Jansen Neal killed five people in Rancho Tehama, a community in Northern California. The shooting began when the gunman shot and killed his wife, which he later hid under his house. Afterwards, the gunman opened fire at an elementary school as well as six other areas, sending tw...

Detained UCLA Players Return to USA from China

Detained UCLA Players Return to USA from China

Joshua B., Writer

November 17, 2017


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LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill, UCLA freshman basketball players, were detained in China under the suspicion of shoplifting. According to President Trump, who helped them arrive home, the players “were headed for 10 years in jail.” UCLA is deeply concerned about the matter and hopes to deal with it...

Amazon Announces The Lord of the Rings TV Show

Amazon Announces The Lord of the Rings TV Show

Joshua B., Writer

November 17, 2017


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Amazon finally secured the TV rights to change The Lord of the Rings into a TV show. Amazon announced that the show would have multiple seasons and will be a prequel to the well-known story. “The Lord of the Rings is a cultural phenomenon that has captured the imagination of generations of fans...

Roy Halladay Dies in a Plane Crash

Roy Halladay Dies in a Plane Crash

Jonas D., Writer

November 14, 2017


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Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award winner died Monday in a tragic plane crash. Halladay played for the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies. In his career, he had 203 wins and 105 losses. Roy Halladay’s two no-hitters are a great accomplishment, of them coming in the postseason and on...

Man Kills Two in Fresno Shooting

Man Kills Two in Fresno Shooting

Joshua B., Writer

November 13, 2017


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Following a divorce, a man shot and killed his ex-wife and her boyfriend outside a church in Fresno. The murderer, Manuel Garcia, fled the scene, taking his own life after his house became surrounded by SWAT officers. Priest Dominic Rajappa said, “So when we went there and other people went there, I s...

Australian Jockey Suspended for Punching Horse

Australian Jockey Suspended for Punching Horse

Joshua B., Writer

November 12, 2017


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A 22-year-old Australian Jockey known as Dylan Caboche punched his horse, She’s Reneldasgirl, in the ribs before a race. Due to this horrific act of animal abuse, the jockey received a two-week suspension from horse racing for misconduct. A TRSA spokesman said, “TRSA does not condone and will ...

Three Dead After Walmart Shooting

Three Dead After Walmart Shooting

Joshua B., Writer

November 12, 2017


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A gunman opened fire at a Walmart in Colorado, killing three individuals, before fleeing. Two men were killed at the scene, while one wounded woman died in the hospital. The murderer is suspected to be 47-year-old Scott Ostrem, who was reportedly haunted by demonic voices. Aaron Stephens, a 44-year-old Walmart customer, was paying for groceries at a self-checkout when the horrific shooting occurred. He said, “The employees started scre...

Saudi Prince Killed From Helicopter Crash

Saudi Prince Killed From Helicopter Crash

Joshua B., Writer

November 6, 2017


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A Saudi Prince known by the name Mansour bin Muqrin was travelling with several officials when their helicopter fatally crashed, killing the prince and seven others. The crash occurred only one day after the crown prince, Mohammed Bin Salman, ordered the arrest of 11 royal cousins as well as almost 40 of...

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