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Las Vegas Massacre

Molly Taylor, Brief Writer

October 11, 2017

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A little after 10 p.m. on October 1, Stephen Paddock opened fire from the window of his 32nd floor hotel room, shooting at the 22,200 audience members at the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert in the Las Vegas Strip. Paddock ki...

Illinois Governor Breaks with Party in Controversial Action

Ian Shayne, Political Brief Writer

September 29, 2017

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On Thursday, September 28, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner—almost a year before the state’s 2018 gubernatorial election—signed a bill to legalize abortion on the state-level. Should Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court...

Donald Trump vs. The NFL

Lindsay Carlin, Brief Writer

September 29, 2017

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Around 9 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on September 26, President Donald Trump took to Twitter – calling for the NFL to implement a rule which requires its players to stand for the national anthem. “The NFL has all sorts of rules and regula...

The Fair Comes to Parker

Zach Joseph, Brief Writer

September 28, 2017

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As I walked into the New Gym at 10:40am on September 27, about to experience my first Civic Engagement Fair, I couldn’t help but imagine what it would be like. I imagined some booths for organizations I didn’t really know much abo...

Hurricane Maria Strikes Puerto Rico

Lauren Hughes, Brief Writer

September 27, 2017

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On September 19, Hurricane Irma brought tragedy to Puerto Rico. The U.S. territory faced $1 billion in damage by the level 4 storm, causing Puerto Ricans to fall further into bankruptcy. The streets are still covered in debris and...

Saudi Arabia to Allow Female Drivers

Felix Wood, Political Brief Writer

September 27, 2017

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On September 26, Saudi Arabia decided to extend the right to drive to women. This might seem surprising for a couple of reasons.  Why didn't women have the right to drive in the first place, and why is it really so momentous t...

United Nations Hosts 72nd General Debate

Felix Wood, Political Brief Writer

September 27, 2017

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In one of the most important events of the year for foreign policy nerds, from September 19 through September 25 the United Nations General Assembly hosted its 72nd General Debate: “Focusing on People – Striving for Peace a...

Graham-Cassidy Bill Proposed in U.S. Senate

Ian Shayne, Political Brief Writer

September 27, 2017

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Editor’s Note: After this article was penned, several additional Republican Senators have come out against Graham-Cassidy, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has canceled the bill’s vote. As a result of the impending Senat...

iOS 11 Released

Molly Taylor, Brief Writer

September 23, 2017

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“A giant step for iPhone. A monumental leap for iPad.” Apple displays these words on its website to describe the release of its most recent operating system, iOS 11. The software update, which is compatible with models o...

Cleveland Indians Record Win Streak Comes to an End

Zach Joseph, Brief Writer

September 19, 2017

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On September 15, the Cleveland Indians ended their record-breaking 22 game win streak, beating out the 1935 Cubs for the longest win streak in eight decades. 4th Grade teacher Miriam Pickus is very excited about the streak. “Th...

Expanding the Tradition

Molly Taylor, Brief Writer

September 14, 2017

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On Wednesday, the famous Corinthians Morning Exercise--the year-opener since Parker’s founding in 1901--became a little less focused on Corinthians. As tradition dictates, in addition to the sing-alongs and house-constr...

Rauner Signs “Historic” Education Bill

Ian Shayne, Political Brief Writer

September 14, 2017

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On Thursday, August 31, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed a highly-anticipated bill reshaping how Illinois funds public education statewide. Surrounded by prominent local politicians including State Senate President John Cul...

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