In May, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation from her position effective as soon as her predecessor was chosen. Her resignation went into effect in June and she has now been replaced by Boris Johnson, a very controversial British figure. Johnson is a conservative politician who has frequently been compared to a Britain … Continue reading Boris Johnson vs. Trump
Written by Mackenzie Devlin Teenagers may think that cigarettes are worse than juuling, but that is not the case. The level of nicotine in one pod is the same amount of nicotine in an entire pack of cigarettes. The nicotine chemical is very addictive and very toxic as well. Juuling may not cause any immediate … Continue reading Truth about juuling
Written by Lindsey Gietl The Catholic Church has had problems with the LGBTQ community since it has become common in the modern world. Most of the news between the Catholic Church and LGBTQ community has not really affected Springfield, Illinois, but now it is in our backyard. On the night of Aug. 26, Lauren White … Continue reading LGBTQ Discrimination at School
Nov. 4, most people woke up a little more refreshed than usual, due to their extra hour of sleep after our clocks “fell back” at two A.M. This change means instead of waking up to dark and it staying light outside longer, we would wake up to light and it would be dark by six … Continue reading Did George Hudson have the right idea?
When most Springfieldians hear the name Casimir Pulaski, it brings back memories of long, lazy Mondays off, when sleeping in late wasn’t a big deal. But who really is Casimir Pulaski? And why is he so important that kids in Illinois get to take a day off school for him? Most people couldn’t tell you … Continue reading Truth behind Casimir Pulaski Day
On October 17, 1956, Mae Jemison was born in Decatur, Alabama to parents, Charlie Jemison and Dorothy Jemison. Her father worked as a roofer and carpenter while her mother worked as an elementary school teacher. She is the youngest of two older siblings, Ada Jemison and Charles Jemison. At the age of three, the Jemison … Continue reading Black History Month spotlight – Mae Jemison
John Lewis is a democratic U.S. representative of Georgia's 5th district, dean of the Georgia congressional delegation, former chairman of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), former "Big Six" leader (collection of leaders of various groups that organized the 1963 March on Washington), and Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree. In fact, he is still alive today … Continue reading Black History Month spotlight – John Lewis