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Bree’s Beat

Bree’s Beat

Velasquez inspires farmersBree Bailey | Contributor Baldemar Velasquez grew up in a family of immigrant farmworkers in Southern Texas. At the young age of five, he spent his days in the fields alongside his parents working long days in the hot sun. Outside of their control, his family was transferred […]

by · October 12, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News, World/National
Bree’s Beat

Bree’s Beat

Persecuted Christians kept from AmericaBree Bailey | Contributor Young Anmar left for school one morning just as she had every other day. To her horror, when she arrived, the building where she had spent every weekday for her education was reduced to rubble. Her family quickly fled for their lives […]

by · October 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News, World/National
The people voted

The people voted

Tuesday’s Indiana primary sets tone for November electionBy Joseph Johns | Echo This round of primary elections in Indiana has heralded many unexpected “outsider wins” for candidates such as Bernie Sanders, who won the presidential primary election by a margin of 5.4 percent, or 34,000 votes, according to the New York […]

by · May 6, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · World/National
Campus carry controversy

Campus carry controversy

Universities take different stances on handgunsBy Kaitie Christenberry |Echo On Monday, Tennessee passed a law allowing faculty on college campuses to carry concealed handguns. SB 2376 only applies to full-time employees and protects higher education institutions against any monetary liability for handgun use. In order to concealed carry, employees must […]

by · May 6, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · World/National
Airstrikes demolish hospital

Airstrikes demolish hospital

Russia denies responsibility for attackBy Kaitie Christenberry | Echo More than 60 people died in less than 24 hours in a wave of airstrikes Wednesday night across Aleppo, Syria. The attackers targeted a group of buildings, which included a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders and the International Committee for […]

by · April 29, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · World/National
Bathroom bill

Bathroom bill

Transgender restroom law proposedJoseph Johns | Echo The General Assembly of North Carolina passed House Bill 2 on Wednesday, which will, according to the bill, “prohibit public agencies from providing accommodations for a sex other than the person’s biological sex.” This applies to single occupancy or multiple occupancy changing rooms, […]

by · April 29, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · World/National
Jerusalem bus bombing

Jerusalem bus bombing

No terrorists groups have claimed the attackBy Joseph Johns | Echo On Monday night, for the first time since 2011, a bus bombing occurred in Jerusalem. The attack took place in an isolated area in the south of the city, according to The Daily Mail. Bus bombings often occurred during […]

by · April 22, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · World/National
Earthquake disrupts Ecuador

Earthquake disrupts Ecuador

Taylor students share in distress for their countryBy Julia Camara | Contributor A massive earthquake shook the shores and cities of Ecuador on Saturday, tearing up motorways, destroying homes and leaving the entire country in a debilitated state. The New York Times said the 7.8-magnitude earthquake is the worst Ecuador […]

by · April 22, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · World/National
Zika is worse than imagined

Zika is worse than imagined

Scientists seek funding for researchBy Julia Camara | Contributor Health officials are anxious about the rising threat of the Zika virus in the U.S., reporting that mosquitoes capable of carrying the virus are now found in 30 states. This affects Puerto Rico, particularly, in that it could face thousands of […]

by · April 15, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · World/National
UN seeks new Secretary-General

UN seeks new Secretary-General

First time voting process made publicBy Seth Brandle | Contributor The United Nations (U.N.) will hold elections for the position of Secretary-General in a historic campaign between eight candidates. The Secretary-General is regarded as the face of the United Nations, setting the direction of the international body’s proposals. This makes […]

by · April 15, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · World/National