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Legendary Golfer wins Presidential Medal of Freedom

Legendary Golfer wins Presidential Medal of Freedom

May 17, 2019

Tiger Woods was awarded the nation's highest civilian honor by President Donald Trump on April 6 where he was described as a "true legend" who has transformed golf. He is the fourth golfer to earn this award in addition to being the youngest. "This evening, we are in the presence of a true legend, an extraordinary athlete who has transformed golf and achieved new levels of dominance," Trump said...

Georgia and Alabama Enact Abortion Laws

Georgia and Alabama Enact Abortion Laws

May 17, 2019

Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia recently signed the fetal heartbeat into law. Soon after, Alabama followed their lead and did the same. The legality of these laws is controversial, and many lawmakers goals are to have the Supreme Court reevaluate 1973’s Roe v. Wade. The fetal heartbeat law in Georgia states that it is illegal to have an abortion as soon as a fetus’ heartbeat can be detected....

Controversy at the 145th Kentucky Derby

Controversy at the 145th Kentucky Derby

May 5, 2019

After a tense race at a rainy Churchill Downs, Maximum Security jockey Luis Saez thought that he had just won his first Kentucky Derby. But that didn't last long. In a stunning turn of events, the first horse who crossed the finish line of the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby was not declared the winner. After a lengthy inquiry, Maximum Security was disqualified and Country House was named the winn...

The Fire at Notre Dame was a Tragedy for the World

The Fire at Notre Dame was a Tragedy for the World

April 17, 2019

Shocking news struck the people of Paris when a major fire erupted at the Notre Dame Cathedral on April 15. This building was being renovated is still burning. Citizens stood by and watched as the iconic spire at the top of the cathedral collapsed into ashes. “Everything is burning, nothing will remain from the frame,” said a Notre Dame spokesperson. A security perimeter was set up by firefighters who arrived on the scene with four larg...

Teen Climate Activist Sparks Worldwide Movement

Teen Climate Activist Sparks Worldwide Movement

March 30, 2019

If awarded with this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for climate change activism, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg of Sweden will be the youngest recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize. She was nominated for sparking an international movement to fight and end climate change worldwide. As a self-proclaimed “climate activist,” Thunberg organized her first protest on climate change in August of 2018, protesting in fro...

Phones Down, Heads Up

March 17, 2019

In July 2009, 21-year-old Casey Feldman was hit and killed by a distracted driver. Her parents, Dianne Andersen and Joel Feldman, founded the Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation that same year. "End Distracted Driving" is a project from the CFMF in order to save lives from distracted driving by educating drivers, acting upon the issue and advocating against it. According to the United States ...

The Corruption of College Admissions

The Corruption of College Admissions

March 14, 2019

It is no surprise that the admissions process is somewhat biased. However, the corruption of the system has been completely taken advantage of, with people using their money to have power over others. Colleges like U.C. Berkeley, Yale, Wake Forest, and UCLA, have rigorous requirements to be accepted, making the appeal of these schools even higher. This causes families to go to an extreme to help get their child in...

How to Be Involved on International Women’s Day

How to Be Involved on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2019

In 1769, The United States decreed that women could not own property in their name, or keep earned wages. In 1848, The Seneca Falls Convention was held, and the 300 attendees signed The Declaration of Sentiments, which consisted of a list of grievances made by women. In 1920, women were finally allowed to vote by the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. And in 1975, March 8th was decl...

Still Fighting for a Voice

Still Fighting for a Voice

March 1, 2019

School was cancelled on Thursday, February 28, because according to FCPS, 40% of Fayette County teachers had unfilled absences. This “sick out” was in response to the discussion of House Bill 525 and included the two largest school districts in the state, Jefferson and Fayette counties, as well as Boyd, Letcher, Carter, Bath, Madison, and Marion. Kentucky teachers have been fighting...

Migration Theme for 2019 Black History Month

Migration Theme for 2019 Black History Month

February 11, 2019

There are many memorable figures who are honored during Black History Month, including Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington, Louis Armstrong, Malcolm X, Angela Davis, Sammy Davis Jr., Martin Luther King Jr., and President Barack Obama. Also, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, in coordination with Carter G. Woodson, founded Black History Month ...

Pension Special Session Ends in Sine Die

Pension Special Session Ends in Sine Die

December 18, 2018

On Dec. 18, Government teacher Mrs. Sharessa Crovo was in Frankfort watching the session's proceedings. "The Republicans kept going into caucus behind closed doors," she said. "This excluded the Democrats from any information." Gov. Matt Bevin called a special session on Dec. 17 to address the states’ pension crisis only four days after the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled the pension reform bill t...

Students Adjusting to New ID Policy

Students Adjusting to New ID Policy

November 20, 2018

From the Marshall County shooting, Dunbar receiving threats and someone from Fredrick Douglass accidentally shooting himself in the hand, Fayette County Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk has implemented a new 10 point safety plan, one of which is the student IDs. At Fredrick Douglass High School, metal detectors were in place after a student shot himself in the hand. According to WKYT, the student was i...