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  • Syrian Refugee Crisis

    Syrian Refugee Crisis

    Taylor Scott, Staff Writer

    June 9, 2016

    Currently Syrians are the most substantial refugee population worldwide. Due to the violence, corruption, and civil war throughout Syria, these individuals were forced to neglect their homes and neighborhoods, as they were being bombed and are now nearly completely lamented. Massive  amounts o... READ MORE »»

    Used w/ permission from Freedom House: https://www.flickr.com/photos/syriafreedom/21264429015

  • Heartbreak in Paris

    Heartbreak in Paris

    Caitlin Donnelly, Staff Writer

    June 8, 2016

    On Friday 13 November, there were terrorist attacks made on the city of Paris and unfortunately  a recorded 130 people lost their lives that day. These series of attacks included suicide bombings, mass shootings, and hostage-shootings. According to this article, “Beginning at 21:20 CET, there were three ... READ MORE »»

    Used w/ permission: By Olivier Ortelpa from Paris, France - #jesuischarlie, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37820325

  • Raise the Minimum Wage?

    Raise the Minimum Wage?

    Caitlin Donnelly, Staff Writer

    June 8, 2016

    There has been a huge debate recently on whether the United States minimum wage should be raised from about $8 to $15 dollars an hour. While some researchers are in favor of this, many are not. According to this source, “Fewer people will make more money when we increase the minimum wage, especially by such a stark amount” If we increase ... READ MORE »»

    Used w/ permission: The All-Nite Images, https://www.flickr.com/photos/otto-yamamoto/10470892823

  • The Hidden Racial Suspicions behind Star Wars

    The Hidden Racial Suspicions behind Star Wars

    Taylor Scott, Staff Writer

    June 7, 2016

    The collaboration between George Lucas, the original director and producer of the globally popular Star Wars saga, and the Disney corporation have extended the series to Episode VII: The Force Awakens premiering December 18th, 2015. This worldwide phenomenon was never sought to be continued, as L... READ MORE »»

    Used w/ permission from Bago Games, https://www.flickr.com/photos/bagogames/24751307426

  • Students Attend Author Lecture at SU

    Students Attend Author Lecture at SU

    Jackie Antonacci and Quinn Etoll

    June 6, 2016

    Seventeen students of Westhill, hailing from both the middle and high school, attended a lecture given by the esteemed author of Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson, on April 5th. Students ranging from fifth through tenth grade, most from their school’s respective book clubs, attended the event at Syracuse Universit... READ MORE »»

Features

Should We Be Blaming Mental Illness for Gun Violence?

Caitlin Donnelly, Staff Writer

Hadiya Pendleton, 15-year-old girl from Chicago, was killed by two shooters on January 29, 2013 while hanging out with friends at a park near President Obama's Chicago residence. Shooters claim they were aiming for rival gang...  Read More »

June 8, 2016 • 0 comments

Heartbreak in Paris

Caitlin Donnelly, Staff Writer

On Friday 13 November, there were terrorist attacks made on the city of Paris and unfortunately  a recorded 130 people lost their lives that day. These series of attacks included suicide bombings, mass shootings, and hostage-...  Read More »

June 8, 2016 • 0 comments

Happy Reunions on Both Ends of the Leash

Alexis Lamb, Staff Writer

Ikar, a five year old Czech Shepherd and, his handler Vance McFarland are given the reunion they never thought possible. The day McFarland returned home for good, Ikar was with him, but he would not stay with him for long. ...  Read More »

June 8, 2016 • 0 comments

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Student Life

Syrian Refugee Crisis

Taylor Scott, Staff Writer

Currently Syrians are the most substantial refugee population worldwide. Due to the violence, corruption, and civil war throughout Syria, these individuals were forced to neglect their homes and neighborhoods, as they were bei...  Read More »

June 9, 2016 • 0 comments

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