Monthly Archives: April 2016

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Obama considers Supreme Court nominee

by Katelyn Griffith – Staff Reporter

After Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away on Feb. 13, President Obama has the responsibility to appoint a new Supreme Court Justice. The process of appointing a new justice is first the president must make a nomination, and then the senate must approve of his nomination and hold a hearing. As of now Obama has yet to make a decision, but one of the top candidates is Judge Jane Kelly.

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Boyan Slat leads innovative Ocean clean up

By Nathan Morrisson – Staff Reporter

Plastic has become a serious pollutant in our oceans. At least one million seabirds and 100 thousand marine mammals die every year due to this pollution. The fish that humans eat have begun to ingest these plastics, which causes fish consumers to inherit the poisons in the plastic.

19 year old Boyan Slat was inspired to fix this problem when he saw the amount of plastic gathering in the ocean while vacationing in Greece in 2013. He was diving and “came across more plastic bags than fish.”

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Astronaut Scott Kelly returns from Space Station Mission

by Anna Hartman – Staff Reporter

After 340 consecutive days in space, Astronaut Scott Kelly returned to earth with information that could be crucial in the process to putting a man on Mars by 2030.

His first mission was on the STS-103 Discovery in the year 1999, in which he successfully upgraded the Hubble Space Telescope, along with the rest of his crew. His most recent mission was a year-long trip to space to study the effects of space travel on the human body.

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