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The Endangered Species Act faces extinction

By Nolan DeGarlais, Editor-in-Chief

January 3, 2020

In August the Trump administration announced significant changes to the ways in which the Endangered Species Act is applied. These modifications were derided by environmentalists as a considerable weakening of the nation’s most critical conservation law. Environmental groups also allege that these ch...

December news update

By Theresa Van, Casey Carpenter, Natalie Doty, Nolan DeGarlais, and Nathaniel Reyes

December 20, 2019

International Nationalists triumph in British election The United Kingdom held a general election on Thursday, Dec. 12, two-and-a-half years after the country’s previous election in 2017. Prime Minister Boris Johnson called the vote at the end of October in an attempt to secure a parliamentary major...

NYPD sued for racial discrimination

By Ben Hawkins, Hawkeye Staff

December 18, 2019

A lawsuit against the New York City Police Department has been filed by four black and Hispanic officers for actions taken between 2011 and 2015. Several officers came forward about their experiences within the department and with their commander, Constantin Tsachas. According to the filing, the officers ...

November news update

By Casey Carpenter, Damaris Ibrahim, Nolan DeGarlais, Jonah Paulsene, and Natalie Doty

November 30, 2019

National California pushes back start times California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed a law made to benefit the sleep of students. By 2022, the school day  can begin no earlier than 8 a.m. for middle schools and 8:30 a.m. for high schools. Other states around the country are starting to pick up...

Local election results disrupt status quo

By Theresa Van, Lifestyle Editor

November 29, 2019

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, the Washington State General Election was held. The most important effect for the Edmonds School District was the election of three School Board members. Carin Chase and Gary Noble both won re-election, and Nancy Katims was elected to the position vacated by board president Diana White....

Chileans demand justice, transparency

By Casey Carpenter, Hawkeye Staff

November 28, 2019

The Chilean government’s decision to hike public transportation fares triggered massive protests in the capital city of Santiago on Oct. 14. Protests have continued over the past several weeks due to the rising cost of living, income inequality, privatization of previously government-operated businesses ...

AP deadlines change, educators split

By Nathaniel Reyes, News Editor

November 2, 2019

The deadline to sign up for Advanced Placement exams has been pushed back by the College Board for this school year. The ordering deadline for AP exams to avoid a late fee was previously set in March, but has been pushed forward to November 15. All students nationwide must have their exams ordered b...

October news update

By Theresa Van, Nicole Francois, Fateh Sial, Hunter Michaelson, and Maggie O'Hara

October 12, 2019

International Students stand against climate change In 2018, 15-year-old Greta Thunberg sparked an international climate change movement that began with a protest outside of the Swedish parliament. Now 16, Thunberg has inspired students to participate in school climate strike movements in their own communities. Since her rise to fame, Thunberg has wasted no ...

FDA plans to restrict e-cigarettes

FDA plans to restrict e-cigarettes

By Nathaniel Reyes, News Editor

October 10, 2019

The Trump administration is working to ban flavored e-cigarettes after at least six deaths occurred and hundreds reported a strange lung illness with links to e-cigarette usage. E-cigarette companies have been given 30 days to pull all of their non-tobacco flavored products off of store shelves. The flavo...

House launches impeachment inquiry

House launches impeachment inquiry

By Nolan DeGarlais, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2019

Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi authorized the launch of an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on September 24. These proceedings began in light of revelations that Trump and several of his top officials had sought to pressure the government of Ukraine to receive damaging ...

September news update

By Nolan DeGarlais, Amy Harris, and Nina Otebele

September 8, 2019

International Iran rejects further talks After President Donald Trump expressed hope after the G7 summit that Iran would be willing to meet with the United States to discuss an end to its nuclear program, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that no meeting would take place until America repeals the economic sanctions it has placed on the countr...

As Amazon burns, activists fight back

As Amazon burns, activists fight back

By Theresa Van, Lifestyle Editor

September 8, 2019

The Amazon rainforest, known for being the world’s largest tropical rainforest and located primarily in Brazil, has been burning at an unprecedented rate due to a record number of fires this year according to Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research) and CNN. Over 750 square miles of land h...

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