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Swatting becomes an increasingly popular prank

Daniel McGuire,
Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


Filed under Metro

First death related to phenomenon recorded in December In 2016, popular video game streaming website Twitch had a total of 292 billion minutes of footage watched and over 2.2 million streamers. Some of these streamers have become the victims of a prank referred to as swatting. Swatting is the false...

Babe.net: An alternative outlet for women by women

Babe.net: An alternative outlet for women by women

Joshua Akintomide,
Contributor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Features

“I went on a date with Aziz Ansari. It turned into the worst night of my life,” read the headline of the latest news article written by Katie Way of Babe.net. She is among the growing list of women sharing their experiences of sexual assault and harassment. The nature of this headline may not come as ...

Christina Galanakis

Christina Galanakis

Christina Galanakis,
Contributor

August 25, 2017


Filed under Blogs

The Cuban Mafioso Havana is rich in character from every nook and cranny, so it’s almost impossible to produce images less than perfect. While exploring Havana on this particular day, however, I witnessed a moment in time so picture-perfect that I felt the immediate need to stop and capture it. ...

Camille Sparkman

Camille Sparkman

Camille Sparkman,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Blogs

Patriotism or die After arriving in Cuba, it did not take long to see how the Cubans honor the revolution that occurred over fifty-years ago. I saw many billboards and murals in and around Havana that praise the uprising efforts of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. One can see their faces painted on the s...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

June 22, 2017


Filed under Politics, Showcase

What Happened? On Tuesday CBS News released survey findings that found President Donald Trump’s approval rating declined to a new low over the last few months. The new study found that just 36 percent of the 1,117 adults surveyed approved of the job Trump was doing, a new low during his preside...

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America’s president

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2017


Filed under Politics

What happened? On Tuesday President Donald Trump spoke to a joint congress session in Washington, D.C. The White House also banned several media outlets from a briefing on Friday.   Speech For the first time since taking office more than a month ago, Trump delivered a speech that seemed to try and unify the country. He...

Donald Trump bashes media

Donald Trump bashes media

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2017


Filed under Politics, Showcase

On Feb. 18 the president of the United States of America let the media have it. According to CNN, thousands of supporters attended while hundreds protested outside a rally in Florida on Saturday, at which Trump called the news media in America, “the enemy of the American people.” Trump began S...

Readers beware of fake news

Readers beware of fake news

Ira Lazo,
Contributor

December 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics

It’s getting more difficult to distinguish between real and fake news content online. Like others, I am guilty of re-posting an article based on the title alone, and I have fallen for articles made to look like real news stories with clickbait titles more times than I would ever care to sh...

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