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Items that are selling out during the pandemic

Shelves are becoming empty as both essential and non-essential items are selling out.

Taylor Schmitz, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

As people continue to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic, many feel the need to gather items that they consider essential for their homes such as paper towels and toilet paper. However, recent sales suggest that these products aren’t the only things flying off shelves in stores and online. M...

Sweden’s COVID-19 approach; intelligent or reckless

People gathered together on a beautiful spring day at the Ralambshov park during the COVID-19 pandemic in Stockholm, Sweden on May 8, 2020.

Henry Haft, Staff Writer

May 19, 2020

Stay home, wash your hands and avoid other people. That's the strategy the United States and many other countries are implementing. However, Sweden has a different approach to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Sweden, children 16 and under are still in school. The aim is to limit the spread of the disease by ma...

On the emerging ‘Planet of the Humans’ controversy

In summer of 2019, Jeff Gibbs and filmmaker Michael Moore debuted the premiere of their new climate change documentary “Planet of the Humans,” which argues that many in the renewable energy industry have become just as corrupt as those in the fossil fuel industry by false promises of indefinitely sustainable energy or corporate contributions.

Daniel Bethke, Perspectives Editor

May 19, 2020

In summer of 2019, Jeff Gibbs and filmmaker Michael Moore debuted the premiere of their new climate change documentary “Planet of the Humans,” which argues that many in the renewable energy industry have become just as corrupt as those in the fossil fuel industry due to false promises of indefinite...

College is slowly slipping away

The widespread virus of COVID-19 is altering the future of the 2020-2021 school year nationwide.

Morgan McDonnel, Sports Editor

May 15, 2020

The typical college experience is disappearing in the blink of an eye. As seniors say goodbye to high school, they could be saying hello to the sad reality of what might be to come. As COVID-19 continues to carry on, so do the cancelations and changes that colleges and universities have been maki...

Sioux Falls response to COVID-19

The Sioux Falls city council has continued to meet most Tuesdays at Carnegie Town Hall.

Jazlyn White, News Editor

May 14, 2020

The nearly exponential growth in cases of COVID-19 in Sioux Falls has made the city a hot spot in South Dakota. While at the state level Governor Kristi Noem has done little to enact official guidelines for social distancing, Mayor Paul TenHaken has been the face of the Republican effort to encourage ...

South Dakota’s plan for getting ¨Back to Normal¨

South Dakota currently has the capacity for 3,000 tests per day and will increase to 5,000 for the upcoming weeks.

Chloe Hartje, Staff Writer

May 8, 2020

Although it seems that the pandemic is far from over, South Dakota is preparing to return to normal. To continue with her minimal action policy, SD governor Kristi Noem has announced her plan for the state’s reopening, which emphasizes personal responsibility.  Her ¨Back to Normal Plan¨ lays out measure...

Just what we needed: murder hornets

There have been four murder hornet sightings reported across North America.

Alexis Miller, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

A 2-inch long insect capable of killing a human was spotted in North America for the first time in 2019. Recently, researchers have discovered it has made an appearance in the United States.  The Asian murder hornet has the potential to release its potent sting upon a human, but researchers believe some...

A possible silver lining?

The lock down in China reduced emissions by 250 million tons.

Adyson Sand, Staff writer

April 15, 2020

As the world undergoes a drastic shift from the mundane life we had become so accustomed to, every good thing seems to be drowned out by the chatter of the COVID-19 virus. Although the virus has done its fair share of destruction, recent studies have pitched the idea that our world may be experiencing a...

College Admissions & COVID-19: what is changing

Colleges are sending out waves of informational post cards and letters to college-bound students with hopes of recruiting them.

Sara Croghan, Perspectives Editor

April 9, 2020

It is quite obvious that the world has been turned upside down and back around because of dear COVID-19, and it is no secret there are going to be changes to just about everything, including one of the greatest stressors for high school students: college admissions. At this point in time, a lot of th...

Flatbush Cats saves the lost kittens of NYC

Flatbush Cats is an all volunteer organization dedicated to reducing the outdoor cat population in Brooklyn.

Kyla Clark, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

Through rescue, fostering and adoption Flatbush Cats is working to properly cut the feral cat population. According to the NationalGeographic, the Domestic Cat has been around for 4,000 years. However, the exact number could be 12,000 years as small cat skeletons have been found around the worl...

Tokyo 2020 pushed back to 2021

The Olympics were last postponed in 1940 due to World War II.

Carson Woods, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

   With many sporting events around the world being canceled or postponed, the move of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan to 2021 shouldn’t be a surprise. On Tuesday March 24 the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe and the International Olympic Committee President, Thomas Bach made an agreement to delay th...

News stories you might have missed

Attorney General William Barr formally indicts Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on accounts of drug trafficking and narco-terrorism.

Daniel Bethke, Perspectives Editor

March 30, 2020

For the past month, COVID-19 has dominated media coverage, leaving less for other major events. Here are some recent news stories that you might have missed: 1- On March 26, Attorney General William Barr officially indicted Nicolás Maduro, President of Venezuela, on accounts of drug trafficking, narco...