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President Obama nominates a Supreme Court Judge

Nicholas Morea

March 16, 2016

Filed under National, Politics, Worldview

President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill the Supreme Court vacancy after Justice Scalia's death. Garland, chief judge of the United State Court of Appeal for the District of Columbia, said being nominated was...

Clinton and Trump win in Louisiana primaries

Nick Reimann

March 6, 2016

Filed under National, Politics, State, Worldview

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both cruised to victory in the Louisiana primary. On the Democratic side, Clinton claimed victory winning 71 percent of the vote and carrying 63 of the state’s 64 parishes. Tr...

Louisiana gears up for 2016 presidential primary election

Nicholas Morea

March 4, 2016

Filed under National, Politics, State, Worldview

With the presidential race heating up, Louisiana is next on the campaign trail for both Republicans and Democrats. On March 5, Louisiana voters registered for a specific party will be able to cast their vote in the Louisiana...

The weight of textbook prices are forcing college students to get creative

Sidney Holmes

February 27, 2016

Filed under Academic, National, Worldview

With the price of textbooks rising significantly over the past 10 years, college students are taking the hit in their wallet. According to a report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Research Group, the cost of textbooks...

President Obama proposes to close Guantanamo Bay prison

Nicholas Morea

February 26, 2016

Filed under National, Worldview

Preceding his visit to Cuba in March, President Barack Obama annouced his plan to shut down the prison in Guantanamo Bay on Feb. 23.Currently a financial argument is being made to to close the detention center. According to U.S. o...

Justice Antonin Scalia’s death shocks the political system

Nicholas Morea

February 17, 2016

Filed under National, Worldview

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death has sparked debate in the 2016 presidential race and the political system in regards to who will choose Scalia's successor.Scalia was nominated by President Ronald Reagan in 1986 a...

Colossal diamond found in Angola

Nicholas Morea

February 17, 2016

Filed under Features, National

A diamond weighing 404 carats was found by a mining company in Angola. Tested by a New York diamond relator, the diamond was deemed "virtually flawless" and entirely colorless, which is the rarest form of the diamond. Ranked th...

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