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Neighbors and adversaries: The history of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine goes back much further than most modern news coverage suggests. Globalicious! by rogiro is marked with CC BY-NC 2.0. To view the terms, visit

The Historical Background Behind the Russia and Ukraine Conflict

Saahithya Gutta, Saanvi Tatipalli, and Tisha Kaur March 7, 2022

On February 24th, Russia invaded Ukraine, shocking Ukrainians and countries around the world. The events that followed included a long list of unprecedented acts and an even longer list of exceptional...

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European Parliament Plenary. On March 1st, President von der Leyen solidifies support for Ukraine and condemns Russia’s aggressions. She announced EU sanctions and the distribution of the budget to provide appropriate aid.

Nations, Alliances Unite to Provide International Support for Beseiged Ukraine

Shivani Murugapiran, Staff Writer March 2, 2022

Fear and uncertainty have spread rapidly throughout the world as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues to escalate. Increasing international support, combined with Ukraine’s requests to join the European...

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Minister of Defence of Ukraine: Russia delivers militants, armament, equipment, munitions through the Ukrainian eastern border by Ministry of Defense of Ukraine is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Live Updates

Last updated Tuesday, March 8th at 11:26 a.m. Up until Wednesday, February 23rd, the Russian-Ukrainian border stood on the precipice of invasion as conflict rose from both sides. Russia moved medical...

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New Supreme Court Nominee, D.C. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Judge Jackson was nominated to take retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyers place. She has served in the U.S. Army and has experience as a public defender.

Biden Nominates D.C. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court

Sayna Kaushik, News Editor February 25, 2022

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announced on January 27, 2022, his retirement from the nation’s highest court, creating the opportunity for President Joe Biden to appoint a replacement.  On February...

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Accessible testing. The Biden administration recently announced that they are allowing every American household to order up to four free at-home COVID-19 testing kits. These kits are available to order at

US Government Distributes Free COVID-19 Tests to All Residents

Shree Delwadia and Tisha Kaur January 24, 2022

Earlier this week, President Joe Biden signed into action a plan in which all households in the country could receive four free COVID-19 tests. The goal of this plan is to reduce the number of COVID-19...

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Coronavirus. This picture portrays a microscopic version of COVID-19. On March 4th, 2020, the CDC created an illustration of the virus severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) as they displayed the spike-like proteins found within the virus.

CDC Changes Isolation Guidelines in Response to Omicron Variant

Carmel Yonas, Opinions Editor & Senior Reporter January 17, 2022

On Monday, December 27th, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced updated COVID-19 guidelines. Based on research surrounding the latest Omicron variant,  CDC health experts...

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Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on December 31. In front of the Security Checkpoint, senior Sreya Durvasula waits patiently as the TSA official checks her passport. The line was indefinitely long, stretching far into the airport.

Omicron’s Airline Catastrophe Creates Winter Travel Woes

Shivani Murugapiran, Staff Writer January 9, 2022

On January 9th, airlines canceled 1,335 flights across the country as holiday travel wound down. The rapid spread of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus increased infections among airline staff and...

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War in Tigray. Tigrayan citizens are leaving the region because of military forces occupying the village. A young girl carried her infant sibling out of the village and fled to Sudan.

The Devastation In Africa: War Between Ethiopia and Tigray Disrupts Millions of Lives

Carmel Yonas, Opinions Editor & Senior Reporter November 1, 2021

Ethiopia is currently in a state of chaos, and its citizens are facing political upheaval, humanitarian issues, sexual violence, and imbalances between the Tigrayan and Ethiopian governments. The factions...

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FD-Yay. The U.S. Food and Drug Administrations approval of the first COVID vaccine helps improve vaccination rates. The approval was the next step following Emergency Use.

FDA Approves first COVID-19 Vaccine

Naisha Roy, Copy Editor August 31, 2021

On Monday, August 23rd, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The shot, previously known as the “Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine,” became FDA-approved for all individuals...

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Staying informed. With all the misinformation about the Coronovirus, Souths Students have many concerns. The CDCs new updates on the virus may be able to shed light on the disease. Image edited by Naisha Roy on Canva.

New updates on the Coronavirus leave South’s students concerned

Dione Geiling and Naisha Roy February 26, 2020

The coronavirus, which started as an unknown pneumonia in Wuhan, China, in December of 2019, has now grown into a global cause of stress and concern. On February 25th, the Center for Disease Control and...

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Dangerous borders. This capture embodies the serene and placid Tigris river by the Eastern side of the Turkey-Syrian border. However, these countries’ borders are highly unsafe and risky to be around since there are constant attacks and activity between Kurdish rebel groups and Turkey.

South’s Voices on the Turkish-Kurdish Conflict

Minakshi Shivananda, News Editor November 1, 2019

An unknown topic has risen in the midst of the already tenuous Middle Eastern problems: the Turkish-Kurdish conflict. This conflict has been significant in the Middle East starting from the 1970s and tensions...

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The Amazon Rainforest has been burning down since August, causing serious deforestation. Government officials have been hard at work, attempting to find an effective solution to bringing an end to these fires. Wildfires occur every year and are quite severe each time- some natural some not.  This year the fires are particularly bad because of the extreme drought plaguing the region, Mrs. Cooper says.

Amazon Rainforest In Jeopardy

Lisa Holiday, Staff Writer September 17, 2019

The Amazon Rainforest was set ablaze August 22nd due to irresponsible farmers using slash and burn techniques. Organizations and the Brazilian government have been investing millions into attempting...

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