Category: World News

Anything that happened in the world that we would like to highlight

Feb 04

“El Chapo’s” Many Escapes

Written by David Smith-Tomassoni, Katie Love, and Jillian Myers   Joaquin Guzman, otherwise known as “El Chapo” has escaped imprisonment twice, according to CBS News. The Mexican drug-lord made his first escape in 2001 through a laundry cart, and his second escape has encouraged increased security measures. El Chapo’s last escape was through a tunnel …

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Mar 10

Rising Danger of ISIS

ISIS or ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) has become a household name in a short amount of time. In just a few months, they have shown the world their brutal intentions. The terrorist organization has posted many videos online that show gory executions angering many nations, including the U.S. ISIS first started out …

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Mar 05

The OpenWorm

One roundworm is helping to move science to a whole new level. This roundworm or scientifically known as “Caenorhabditis elegans” is controlling a Lego robot and had his brain uploaded to a computer. This is called the OpenWorm Project and it was first started on March 12, 2012. The project head director, Stephen Larson, is …

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Feb 12

Charlie Hebdo: Three Days Of Terror

According to the BBC, on January 7, 2015 at 11:30 CET in Paris, France on 10 Rue Nicolas-Appert, two gunman broke into the Charlie Hebdo Office building. They killed 12 people who included: Stéphane Charbonnier the editor of the paper, two police officers, and seven employees. Eleven others injured by the attack. The police believe the motive of the two …

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Dec 05

Different People Different Religions

Different people have different religions. Many people are Christian, Jewish, and Muslim. The followers of Judaism don’t worship statues. They dance and sing in the Hebrew language and say prayers to God. They have the holy text called the Torah. They are taught to love their neighbor as yourself. The Jews have a good reputation …

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Nov 21

ISIS – How Big of a Threat are They?

  “Am I worried? No, why would I need to be worried?” said Axel Manica, an 8th grade student, at the question of whether or not he is worried about the threat of ISIS or ISIL, (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria). ISIS is an Islamic extremist group in the Iraq/Syria area. ISIS is known …

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Oct 15

Enterovirus 68 Outbreak 2014

Map shows the states with reported cases of Enterovirus 68 as of September 9, 2014. Photo courtesy of WFAA8   Enterovirus 68 has recently made a comeback in the United States. This is also not the first time that the virus has been around in the United States. There was an outbreak back in 2010. …

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Sep 19

The Future Today – 9/13/2014 – Star Citizen, Ebola Outbreaks, and More

Technology Star Citizen We all love good Sci-Fi. What’s not to love about flying spaceships, shooting laser weapons, and using futuristic gadgets that may or may not comply with the laws of physics? On the surface, the upcoming game Star Citizen is just like its predecessors Starlancer and Freelancer, in that you go around flying …

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May 22

Teens Video Game Violence

Have you ever wondered if video games cause teens to go violent and start hurting people? According to howstuffworks, the perpetrator of Sandy Hook Elementary’s massacre played violent video games. Ninety seven percent of teenagers are playing video games, most of them are violent. By 2008, they’re playing them for 13.2 hours per week. The …

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May 22

MERS Makings Its Way To The U.S.A.

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a very deadly virus. This Virus first case happened in 2012 in Saudi Arabia. About 30% of people have caught MERS died from the virus. MERS gives you respiratory illness, fever, and shortness of breath. May 2, 2014, the first case of MERS appeared in the U.S.A by …

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