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Why SpinLaunch is the Future of Spaceflight Technology

Seth Thomas, Staff Writer

August 17, 2018

Filed under Features, Opinion

Imagine catapulting a rocket into space rather than launching it with fuel. That’s exactly what SpinLaunch, a spaceflight technology development company based in Sunnyvale, California, is trying to do.   How exactl...

MCCSC reviews racially biased curriculum

Iona Pfingston, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018

Filed under Culture, Features

MCCSC’s K-5 learning materials are now under review after concerned parents brought what they saw as racially biased materials (including worksheets and textbooks) to the attention of district officials. These parents, alon...

Early grads at South

Early grads at South

April 5, 2018

Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month

Jen Crystal, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018

Filed under Features

Oscars preview

Seth Thomas, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018

Filed under Entertainment, Features

March 4 will be interesting. The 90th Academy Awards ceremony is approaching, and 2017 was one of the best years for movies in the 21st century. There have been captivating dramas, surprising thrillers, and often overlooked superhero ...

5 things to know about this year’s Flu

Ethan Baer, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018

Filed under Features, News

  Worst in a decade   This year’s influenza virus is the worst the United States has seen in over a decade. According to the US Centers for Disease and Control, 14,676 people have been hospitalized due to...

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