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Local Tragedy Leaves Plymouth Asking Questions

Bryn Donovan '19, Associate Editor

September 30, 2018

Filed under Outside the Bubble, Showcase

19-year-old high school graduate Michael Buskey committed suicide in the woods outside his home in Plymouth, New Hampshire, on May 8th, 2018. On further investigation, the police questioned Buskey’s roommate, Parker Hogan, who admitted...

Know the Candidates: New Hampshire Midterm Elections

Kitt Urdang '19, Senior Editor

September 30, 2018

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The highly-awaited 2018 midterm elections are less than two months away, and with it comes a referendum of sorts on President Trump’s policies from the last year and a half. New Hampshire, a battleground state, tends to receive a lot o...

Outbreak of Palestinian Protests

Thalia Anastos '19, Editor

April 26, 2018

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Enraged Palestinians protest along the fence lining the border of Gaza and Israel on Friday, April 13th, in hopes of returning to the lands that they believe to have been taken from them. On the other side of that fence stands...

Trade War: When Elephants Fight, It Is The Grass That Suffers

Linh Nguyen '19, Reporter

April 26, 2018

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The Trump administration drafted a 25% tariff on over a thousand Chinese products earlier this month. This action seeks to sanction China for its trade practices that, according to the White House, have placed an unfair burden on...

Americans Lack Empathy to Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Troubles

Kitt Urdang '19, Editor

April 26, 2018

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Hurricane Maria, a category five storm with wind speeds up to 175 miles per hour, hit Puerto Rico in September 2017. Sixty-four people died in Puerto Rico alone, with 112 in total across the region. When the power grid was knocked...

The Tide Pod Challenge: Rumors and Consequences

Bridgit Potter, Editor

February 8, 2018

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In 2012, the Tide Pod was released to make the chore of doing laundry more efficient. The Procter & Gamble product increased the number of calls to poison control, as children began to mistake colorful pod for candy that it ...

Subjective Sympathy: Why We Selectively Mourn

Lolo Zabaleta, Foreign Correspondent

January 17, 2018

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Despite the fact that on many levels humanity is in a better place than it has been in all history, sometimes it does not feel that way. Perhaps it's because of mass media, but sometimes it feels as though we are drowning in tr...

Keeping up with Climate Change

Kai Parlett, Reporter

January 17, 2018

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As Donald Trump makes headlines, the more pressing and less comical world problem of climate change has fallen under the radar. Climate change (also referred to as global warming) is becoming a bigger problem that many people...

Una Cataluña Independiente (Sí o No)

Lolo Zabaleta, Foreign Correspondent

November 16, 2017

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On October 1st, Catalonia held a referendum asking its’ citizens whether or not they desired independence. My previous article was about this event and its controversy, and, as I mentioned, the situation has indeed progressed.   While an overwhelmi...