Trafficking and Slavery Awareness

Canyon ISD’s debate team will launch a trafficking awareness campaign on Wednesday, March 27 at Canyon High School. They will be working with a non-profit organization called Traffic 911 in order to raise awareness for trafficking and slavery awareness.  Traffic 911 works through Abolition International, a larger organization, which specializes in training first responders, awareness,…

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Spending cuts frustrating US citizens

A series of automatic government spending cuts, called the sequester, began March 1. According to CNN News, this plan of action is part of an attempt to get a handle on the growth of the U.S. national debt.  This outstanding debt is valued at more than $16 trillion and exploded upward when the 2007 recession…

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Spending cuts frustrating US citizens

A series of automatic government spending cuts, called the sequester, began March 1. According to CNN News, this plan of action is part of an attempt to get a handle on the growth of the U.S. national debt. This outstanding debt is valued at more than $16 trillion and exploded upward when the 2007 recession…

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Pope’s final days

Pope Benedict XVI ended his eight-year papacy on Feb. 28, according to the New York Times. Only 17 days prior, Pope Benedict shocked the world with his sudden announcement of resignation. According to CNN News, Benedict’s “advanced age” is the primary reason for his surprise decision. The last resignation occurred six centuries ago in 1415…

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College Campuses Deal With Title IX

On April 4, 2011 the U.S. Department of Education and the Office of Civil Rights decided that all universities have to comply with Title IX regulations which states that “no person in the United States shall on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to…

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Scientists discover potential black hole

Scientists at NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory believe they might have found the youngest black hole in our galaxy after observing the remnant of a relatively recent supernova for two and a half days and releasing their results. Supernovas are a cataclysmic event at the end of a star’s life cycle when it can no longer…

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Students weigh-in on the college accreditation system

In his State of the Union Address, President Obama shared his goals of state policymakers, colleges and universities to take action against rising college tuition and costs. Congress has been called to use measures of the existing accreditation system; or by establishing an alternative system based on performance and results of higher education institutions. These…

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WT reacts to nuclear testing in North Korea

North Korea conducted a third nuclear explosion deep in its northeast hillsides on Feb. 12. According to the political newspaper The Economist, the nuclear test was directed under the rule of Kim Jong-un and was only hours before President Obama’s State of the Union Address. In his address, President Obama announced America’s mission to strengthen…

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Hardship falls on post-grads

While most college students think it is hard to put themselves through college, some find out it doesn’t get any easier after college. Jordan Weissmann of The Atlantic said that more than half of the bachelor’s degree holders are either unemployed or underemployed. “About 1.5 million, or 53.6 percent, of bachelor’s degree-holders under the age…

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